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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

St Mary’s M-level programme offers you an excellent opportunity to develop your professional practice as part of a vibrant community of teacher professional learning. The programme aims to build on your strengths, promoting personal excellence and leadership.

Programme Aims

St Mary’s provides teachers and education-related professionals with a stimulating, welcoming and supportive environment in which to work alongside a strong community of like-minded professionals. The programme aims to:

  • Embed a culture of self-evaluation by providing opportunity for critical reflection.
  • Ensure that teachers receive the targeted and supportive professional development, needed to strengthen leadership capacity and raise achievement in school.
  • Facilitate school improvement by encouraging and promoting professional collaboration and sharing best practice.
  • Inspire creativity, passion and optimism in the teaching profession.
  • Make educational excellence and success accessible to all.
  • Nurture the talent and ambition of teachers who are committed to their own professional development.
  • Promote personal excellence, teamwork and leadership among educational professionals.
  • Support career-long professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses are on a part-time basis, flexibly structured, and taught in a range of modes of delivery including summer school, distance learning, evening classes and Saturday courses.

Postgraduate awards include Master of Education (MEd), Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies (PgDipEd), and Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies (PgCertEd).

Master of Education

The MEd is awarded to those students who have accumulated 180 M-level credit points which include a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation. The dissertation is equivalent to 60 M-level credit points. Students may build up the required number of taught modules and complete the dissertation over a period of up to five years. In order to obtain a Masters degree in a specialist option, students must take a minimum of two modules within the option, an Educational Research Methods module, and one other module of their choice, as well as complete an M-level dissertation worth 60 M-level credit points.

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University information

St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University College, Belfast, 191 Falls Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT12 6FE, Northern Ireland

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