Course Description

Structured PhD / MA in International Development Education and Practice



This Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice will train generalist practitioners and educators by combining a range of teaching and learning approaches developed by a cohort of experts from academia, policy making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The format of the programme will allow those in full-time employment to take the course on a part-time basis.

Key Features

The Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice is a four-year full-time programme. Candidates who wish to opt for study on a  part-time basis may do so over a maximum of six years.

Each element of the ‘taught’ programme will entail face-to-face lectures and workshops as well as web-supported delivery designed to enhance student learning outcomes. The online aspect of the programme will feature online discussion groups, access to all course documents, e-books and relevant journal articles, student formative assessment tasks, synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaborative learning between staff and students. All materials relating to the programme such as the syllabus, course readings, assignments, videos, podcasts and recorded lectures will be uploaded to MIC’s virtual learning environment, Moodle.

After successfully completing two semesters of the programme, participants may complete a dissertation (30 ECTS) in Semester 3 and, if successful, exit the programme with a Master of Arts (MA) in International Development Education or a Master of Arts (MA) in International Development Practice after completing 90 ECTS of study. Those who do not fulfil the requirements of a Masters programme may be able to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Development Education and Practice, subject to satisfying the necessary requirements of the Graduate Diploma component of the programme (60 ECTS).

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick, Ireland
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Course DurationFour year full time PhD
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe minimum requirements for this programme are the following:Applicants should be the holders of a first class honours primary degree or upper second class honours (2.1) primary degree (Level 8, NFQ) in a relevant or cognate discipline that incorporates a substantial education or social science component. orA Master’s degree or equivalent qualification (Level 9, NFQ), at a minimum 2.1 honours level that has been obtained from a university or other institution recognised by the University of Limerick following a period of study similar to that required in the University of Limerick. orA Master’s degree or equivalent qualification (Level 9, NFQ), at a minimum 2.2 honours level, in Development Education, Development Practice, or a related area, that has been obtained from a university or other institution recognised by the University of Limerick following a period of study similar to that required in the University of Limerick. andA minimum of two years’ experience as a development practitioner, or as a teacher of Development Education or related fields, may be considered as a basis for entry on a case-by-case basis. Acceptance under this criteria will be subject to an interview and in accordance with the University of Limerick Policy on Accredited Prior Learning. On application, candidates are required to submit a satisfactory provisional research proposal which is approved at departmental and faculty level in terms of academic merit and suitability of topic. This proposal will then be reviewed by the MIC Post Graduate Research Sub-Committee (PRSC).English Language RequirementsApplicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.
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South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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