This course is designed to meet the needs
of learning and teaching professionals
in adult and workplace education, and
further and higher education contexts.
It will provide an understanding of the
theories, research and practical strategies
for learning throughout life.
focuses on facilitating your ability to
develop the learning of others in different
contexts by, for example, the application
of new technologies to instruction, the
use of strategies to support learning, and
the creation of valuable and effective
Throughout this course you will be
encouraged to enquire, question and
critique modern conceptions of how
we learn and how we can bring about
learning in others. The course will
include guest lecturers and a variety of
participative instructional approaches.
You will be expected to complete practical
assignments and to build your skills as an
educator. In the second year you will be
expected to complete a research-based
This course is for leaders in learning who
wish to become proficient and professional
educators capable of operating in a
range of learning environments. It will
prove particularly useful if you are a
college teacher, a professional educator
in workplace education, community
education or if you are interested in your
own lifelong learning.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
Applicants holding an honours degree
2.2 (level 8) in any discipline ideally with
professional involvement in the delivery
of learning in education or in training
will be considered for the course. The
college operates a Recognition of Prior
Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme, which
means that applicants who do not meet
the normal academic requirements may
be considered based on relevant work or
other relevant experience. All applicants
will be interviewed by the Programme
Director or member of the programme
team. Depending on where applicants are
working, there may also be a requirement
for Garda vetting.
The Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching
is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National
Framework of Qualifications. This award will
allow transfer to level 9 research degrees
and in some cases progression to doctoral
study at level 10 on the NFQ.
This course runs over 2 calendar years.
Tuesday and Thursday
18.30 - 21.30 and some
Saturdays 09.30 - 13.30.
Some classes may be
Year 1: €4,750
Year 2: €3,250
Total fee: €8,000
(Fees revised annually)
You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.
The fee for this course for international students is €14,000.
Find out more about studying here as an international student.
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