The MA in Higher Education offers participants the opportunity to engage in an intellectually and personally invigorating programme and to interact with like-minded professionals from a wide variety of Irish institutions and subject disciplines to examine the key issues, practices, research and policies of contemporary Irish and international higher education.
Programme modules are structured around important areas in higher education and each enables participants to deepen their knowledge, develop their research, critical thinking and analytical skills and apply these skills to their educational interests and specialisms. The Annual Graduate Student Conference and the new online Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) offers the opportunity to develop and disseminate participants’ own work on the programme and both are useful outlets for academic publishing pursuits. In the final stage of the programme, through the completion of a thesis, participants learn to develop and carry out rigorous educational research using both traditional and emerging research designs informed by a critical awareness of developments at the forefront of practice and policy in higher education.
Programme highlights include:
A Programme Team whose wide range of experience, expertise and research interests in their field enriches their modules and informs their tutoring and support roles.
Regular peer communication and interaction with enthusiastic colleagues with diverse academic, professional, and life experiences that enliven their conversations in and outside of the Mount Street classrooms. This sense of community ensures that the cohort-based programme creates close ties that extend well beyond the participants’ graduation!
Flexibility, with participants enjoying the convenience and flexibility of selected blended and online sessions.
|Course Title||MA in Higher Education|
Programme Start Date
|Tues 9th September 2014, with a varied and exciting induction day!|
|Modules||There are six modules in Year 1 and a Thesis module in Year 2.|
|Fees||Click here for fees information|
|Location||DIT's Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, 14 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.|
|Timetable / Hours||Participation on this programme involves attendance on a Tuesday morning in Year 1 from 10am-1pm. In Year 2 participants attend a small number of key workshops related to the research process and completing an effective MA thesis on a Tuesday afternoon from 2-5pm; in addition there are negotiated supervisor meetings for the duration of the thesis.|