Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs


The Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs is a full-time programme running for 9 months from the date of first registration for the programme designed for primary and post-primary teachers. Teachers will be released from their schools for 8 weeks during the academic year to attend lectures and seminars in the University. In addition, teachers will be supervised in their schools during the portion of the academic year when they return to their teaching duties. Teachers will also be required to undertake action research and case study work in their schools, all of which will form an integral part of the programme.

Entry to the MEd (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)

For candidates who satisfactorily meet the entry requirements of the MEd, and have achieved an honours grade in the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs, an exemption of 60 credits of the taught element of the MEd programme will be granted. The remaining 60 credits of the MEd programme must include the compulsory dissertation of 30 credits.

Programme Requirements

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