M.Ed. by Research

Masters in Education by Research


The M.Ed. by Research is a 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time course.

Entry Requirements
Applicants for the M.Ed. (Research) must have

  1. a primary degree and the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (or its equivalent) and has at least Second Class Honours in one (or its equivalent), or
  2. a BEd (Hons) Degree (or its equivalent) with at least Second Class Honours, or
  3. a BSc (Hons) (Education in Physical Sciences) (or its equivalent) with at least a Second Class Honours

A minimum of 5 years full-time teaching will be considered as an Honours equivalent or at least a Second Class Honours grade in one of the following:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration
  • An tArd-Teastas i dTeagasc agus i Litríocht na Gaeilge
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English and the Teaching of English
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of Religious Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (Civic, Social and Political Education)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Spanish/Italian for Post Primary Teachers
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of Science in the Primary School or equivalent.

Programme Requirements and Duration

Completion of a thesis of 40,000 words. The thesis will normally be presented at the end of the second year subsequent to registration for the programme


See http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/postgraduate/Masters/arts/page74.html for further details.

School of Education

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Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland