MEd (Modular)


NFQ Level 9, Major Award

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) 120 credit route. See here for the MEd (Modular) 60 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 Diploma in Education Studies (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)

Candidates on the 120 credit route who pass at least 60 credits of taught modules may elect to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies.

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