MEd (Modular)


The MEd is a modular programme which can be studied in a flexible timescale within a five year period. Students can design their own programme from the available modules to suit their own professional specialisation, research areas and personal interests.

A total of 120 credits (or 60 credits in the case of a holder of one of the approved postgraduate diplomas) must be accumulated before a candidate is eligible for the award of the degree of MEd.

This page is for the MEd (Modular) 60 credit route. See here for the MEd (Modular) 120 credit route

  • Applicants are limited to studying a maximum of 30 credits in any one Semester (i.e. a maximum of 60 credits in any one year);
  • In the Semester that the student is registered for the compulsory Dissertation module (ED6035 ) no other taught modules can be selected;
  • All taught modules are normally completed in advance of completing the Dissertation module (ED6035 ). The topic of the dissertation must be related to an area of specialisation and/or a module area previously studied;
  • If a student takes a break from studies (having completed at least one module) and wishes to re-enter the course, he/she will be required to contact the School of Education in writing by 1 April prior to returning to study. Any student who registers and withdraws from the programme (without paying fees or completing at least one module) must re-apply for the programme.

The School of Education reserves the right to change modules and to limit the number of modules on offer. 

Exit Award: Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)

Candidates who pass at least 30 credits of taught modules may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements