Master of Arts in Ireland

Best Masters of Arts in Ireland 2018/2019

Master

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

Ireland lately implemented a law, which mandates all students attending university education to apply for government loans to allow them achieve their higher academic dreams. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. The national capital is Dublin. Ireland is famous for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) all over the world.

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Master Special and Additional Learning Needs

Institute of Child Education and Psychology
Online Part time 2 - 6  September 2019 Ireland Kildare

This exciting new course, which is delivered online, is a collaboration between the University of East London and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEP). [+]

Course summary

This exciting course, which is delivered online, is a collaboration between the University of East London and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEP Europe). Underpinned by the latest research in special education, the course builds on participants’ existing skills and competencies. The aim is to enhance the quality of education for children and young people with special and additional learning needs in settings worldwide. The course has an international flavor, drawing students from countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, UAE, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. It does not just focus on the UK but also looks at how policy is implemented around the world. One of the most exciting aspects of this course is that knowledge is co-constructed through the online discussion boards. As a student you will share your experiences and knowledge about policy and practice in your own context, leading to a richer understanding of global issues in special and additional learning needs for all participants. Successful completion of this Masters programme, leads to the award MA Special and Additional Learning Needs from the University of East London.... [-]


Master in Media Studies (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an innovative programme offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. The programme takes... [+]

Master of Arts in Media Studies

The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an innovative programme offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. The programme takes place on both two campuses, mainly in the evenings to facilitate people who are working in the media or elsewhere. Classes are taught on both campuses and students can avail of the fine study and recreational facilities on the South Circular Road and in Passey.The programme meets a demand for postgraduate courses in the specialised area of Media Studies outside the greater Dublin area and extends Mary Immaculate College’s Media and Communication Studies provision beyond undergraduate level. Members of the Department also supervise a large number of research masters and PhDs. We have a generous assistantship and scholarship scheme and we are more than happy to explore options with potential students from a variety of backgrounds.... [-]


Master, PhD or Graduate Diploma in Education by Research & Thesis

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time September 2019 Ireland Limerick

Since the establishment of a link between the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, the Education Department of the College has been in a... [+]

Postgraduate Studies in Education by Research and Thesis

Since the establishment of a link between the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, the Education Department of the College has been in a position to offer a range of postgraduate research options. To date, these programmes have attracted exceptional interest, and the number of registered postgraduate research students continues to grow from year to year. In keeping with the mission of the College with respect to teaching and research, postgraduate studies rate as a central priority in the context of strategic planning in the Education Department.

Staff & Contact Personnel

Indicative specialist areas for postgraduate students by research and thesis in the field of Education include: ... [-]


Master in Modern English Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree. [+]

M.A. in Modern English Literature

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree programme in Modern English Literature since September 2002. It is designed for full-time students and we normally accept ten students each year. and the cap on numbers ensures close personal tuition. Part-time students may also be admitted but in their case completion of the programme will take two years.

AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

To widen and deepen student's knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies To enhance students' career opportunities ... [-]

Master of Arts or Graduate Diploma in International Development Practice

Mary Immaculate College
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental... [+]

Masters/Grad Dip in International Development Practice via blended learning

The Graduate Diploma/Masters in International Development Practice (MIDP) via blended learning programme is offered on a full-time basis over 18 months, with part-time options also available for participants over an extended period. This programme is intended to help to maximise career opportunities for busy professionals and postgraduate researchers. The course is delivered on a blended learning basis, through a combination of residential summer and winter schools, online lectures and tutorials, an international placement programme that offers course participants the opportunity to obtain real-life experience of integrated approaches to international development practice, plus a 20,000-word dissertation. Additionally, the programme will provide participants with a strong inter-disciplinary foundation and continuing professional development expertise in the area of international development practice.This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropic institutions, and consultancy firms engaged in international development practice. The programme will create a cohort of international practitioners with the capacity to analyse and scrutinise some of the most chronic developmental problems of the twenty-first century and to provide participants with the practical skills to provide resolution along a wide spectrum of critical policy areas.A range of modules, emphasising the practice and theory of development, will be offered in year one of the programmes. Students who successfully complete this phase of the programme will be awarded a Graduate Diploma after Year One. The third semester of the programme will consist primarily of research... [-]


Master in Philosophy and Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for... [+]

MA in Philosophy and Literature

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year and part-time students will require two years.The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

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Master, PhD or Graduate Diploma in Education or Arts by Research & Thesis

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time September 2019 Ireland Limerick

Mary Immaculate College faculty offer academic leadership and postgraduate supervision within the traditional range of Arts research fields. While indicative... [+]

Postgraduate Studies in Education by Research and Thesis

In keeping with the mission of the College and its core area of expertise in teaching and research, postgraduate studies are a central priority in the Education Department. Prospective postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for research proposals with the respective heads of department or other faculty members.

Staff & Contact Personnel

Indicative specialist areas for postgraduate students by research and thesis in the field of Education include:

Learning, Society & Religious Education Dr. Carol O'Sullivan, Acting Head of Department Language, Literacy & Mathematics Education Uas. Seán de Brún, Head Arts Education & Physical Education Dr. Déirdre Ní Chróinín, Acting Head of Department Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies Dr. Emer Ring, Head Department Special Education Dr. Patricia Daly, Head ... [-]

Master in History (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

Accredited modules include Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science, etc. [+]

MA in History

This program consists of six taught modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory and Practice; Image-based research in History; Popular Protest in Pre-Famine Ireland; The Town in Nineteenth Century Ireland; Research methods in History (Core); The Irish Protestant Tradition 1536-1869; Ireland and the Two World Wars; Visualising Ireland; The Churches, Society and the Irish State after 1922.Only 6 modules will be offered in any one year.The current modules are:... [-]


MFA/MA in Studio Art

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time September 2019 Ireland Galway

The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. [+]

The Aims of the MFA/MA in Studio Art

The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice.

The MA provides a masters-level education in art appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters-level in artistic practice. You will also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice.... [-]


MFA/MA in Art & Ecology

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time September 2019 Ireland Galway

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. [+]

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. As an MFA graduate, you will produce a final exhibition of both personal and collaborative work, which will demonstrate that you have acquired the skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will demonstrate capabilities for critical inquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary art and ecological issues. You will also propose and implement an achievable, interdisciplinary collaborative project that engages with ecological/environmental concerns in the Burren or on a global scale.... [-]


MA in Journalism

Dublin City University
Campus Full time September 2019 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Journalism at DCU provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields. It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse demands being made on entrants to journalism. Upon completion, you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career. [+]

Introduction

The Masters in Journalism at DCU provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields. It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse demands being made on entrants to journalism. Upon completion, you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career.

Who is eligible?

Up to 25 places are offered at each annual intake to the programme. To be considered for admission, applicants must have, at minimum, an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Places also may be made available for candidates who have relevant professional experience.... [-]


MA Degree in Development Studies

Kimmage Development Studies Centre
Campus Full time Ireland Dublin

The MA Degree in Development Studies is designed to prepare participants for work in development in a community, local government, youth/adult education, or NGO setting. It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary theories of social change and development and to analyse development policies and practices. It builds skills, especially in relation to research, leadership and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects. [+]

The MA Degree in Development Studies is designed to prepare participants for work in development in a community, local government, youth/adult education, or NGO setting. It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary theories of social change and development and to analyse development policies and practices. It builds skills, especially in relation to research, leadership and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects.

It is aimed at advanced level participants who hold a primary degree or equivalent qualifications and who have experience of working in a development context. Particularly welcome are leaders, facilitators and managers of community development projects, government and development agency staff, people involved in pastoral ministry, researchers, development educators, volunteers and activists. It should also appeal to academics in the countries of the Global South engaged in teaching and research in development. Some places are also retained for recent graduates who wish to study further before embarking on a career in development work.... [-]


M.A. in Ethics - Corporate Responsibility

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Part time September 2019 Ireland Dublin

The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations. [+]

The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is a specialist pathway within the MA in Ethics offered jointly by Dublin City University and Mater Dei Institute of Education in partnership with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations.

The programme is offered on a part-time basis over two years. It leads to the award by Dublin City University of the MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility). The Corporate Responsibility pathway has been developed as a response to the ongoing demand for knowledge, skills and competence in business ethics and corporate responsibility. Lectures are driven by a creative and active integration between theory and practice, which is facilitated by collaborative group learning, discussions, debate and analysis of various case scenarios. The programme is interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of lecturers from MDI, the DCU Institute of Ethics, DCU Business School, the DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and practitioners in the field of Business Ethics in Financial Services.... [-]


MA in Screenwriting for Film & Television

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This MA gives writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay. [+]

What is Screenwriting?

This MA gives writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay. Screenwriting is not a craft apart, it draws on the crafts and techniques of rhetoric and narrative which writers have been honing and developing since Homer. The programme positions screenwriting within the traditions of dramatic literature and provide you with the means and skill to express your individual and unique cinematic visions. The MA’s primary aim is to nurture and develop talent. Our programme aims to inspire you to develop the art and craft of screenwriting and related ancillary skills to a high level. You will have already demonstrated an aptitude for writing (through your undergraduate studies or your portfolio work), and by the end of the programme, you will have written a full-length feature script or a pilot episode of a television drama. You will also acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the craft of screenwriting and will have gained a clear understanding of the stages of writing from idea to final draft. There are a number of academic modules in film and drama studies, and you will quickly appreciate the opportunities that exist in the film and television industries, as well as matters relating to copyright and contracts. ... [-]


Master in Dispute Resolution

Independent College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The MA is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme which provides students with the academic knowledge and practical skills to resolve disputes between parties in a non-adversarial manner. Upon successful completion of the MA students receive both [+]

The MA is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme which provides students with the academic knowledge and practical skills to resolve disputes between parties in a non-adversarial manner. Upon successful completion of the MA students receive both a QQI Level 9 academic qualification and a certified mediator accreditation for the Mediators Institute of Ireland. Dispute resolution is one of the fastest-growing fields and academic disciplines both in Ireland and internationally, offering professional opportunities in the corporate, legal, educational, political, HR, health, and community settings, as well as many others.

The MA in Dispute Resolution focuses on a wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes including arbitration, mediation, conflict coaching and negotiation across a number of different sectors, including family, commercial, construction, and workplace. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the law, business management, international relations, policy studies, sociology, psychology and organisational development.... [-]