Please note students must successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Learning & Teaching before continuing their studies to receive the award of Master of Arts in Learning & Teaching.
This course is designed to meet the needs of learning professionals working in adult, workplace, further or higher education contexts. The course is designed to develop understanding of theories and behaviours associated with learning and development, while also enhancing research and practical skills
The course focuses on developing self-awareness as well as the competence to facilitate the development of individuals in a range of 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 assessments.
Throughout this course you will be encouraged to enquire, question and critique modern conceptions of how we learn and how we can bring about change 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 a learning professional. In the second year you will be expected to complete a research-based dissertation.
This course is for learning professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the development of others. It proves particularly useful if you are; facilitating learning at higher or further education levels, a learning professional in a workplace context, involved in 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, applicants may also be required to provide a specified written assignment. 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.
Year 1: Sept – May Tuesday and Thursday 18.30-21.30 and some Saturdays 09.30-13.30. Some classes may be delivered online.
Year 2: Sept - May on Tuesdays or Thursdays 18.30-21.30 and some Saturdays 09.30-13.30
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 €14,500.
Find out more about studying here as an international student.