Mary Immaculate College

Introduction

Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is a Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. The College offers a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and over 3,000 students are engaged in studies here.

Foundation & Enduring Vision

When the foundation stone for Mary Immaculate College was laid in 1899, the intention was to provide an institution dedicated to the professional training of female teachers for the Catholic national school system. Today, with over 3,000 young men and women enrolled at the College and participating in a multitude of academic programmes, MIC continues the embrace the founding vision of Catherine McAuley, who established the Catholic Sisters of Mercy as champions for the most marginalised in society with the conviction that education was essential to the quality of life to which all individuals should be entitled. These enduring values remain enshrined in the College Mission Statement as Mary Immaculate steers a new course in the Twenty First Century.

Mission Statement

The College community promotes excellence in teaching, learning and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It seeks to foster the intellectual, spiritual, personal and professional development of students within a supportive and challenging environment that guarantees the intellectual freedom of staff and students.

In particular, the College seeks to foster in its students a spirit of justice and compassion in the service of others, together with an openness to the religious tradition and values of each individual.

The College promotes a sense of identity enriched by an awareness of its Catholic tradition, the cultures, languages and traditions of Ireland, and its special commitment to the Irish language.

Mary Immaculate College respects cultural diversity. It strives to promote equity in society and to provide an environment where all have freedom and opportunity to achieve their full potential.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

MA/Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. [+]

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. Its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English. The MA/Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. Typically, the course will run over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year using the summer period for the dissertation module (September – August). Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each semester is structured into 12 weeks or units in which three modules are taken. Each module will involve ongoing assessment. This may involve a mixture of tasks such as quizzes, discussions, essays, oral presentations, etc. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion. To summarise, the programme begins in September. There are options regarding programme delivery... [-]

MA

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

Campus Full time September 2017 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)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

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

MA in History

 

This programme 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:... [-]


Master in Modern English Literature (MA)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 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 in Philosophy and Literature (MA)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 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 in Theological Studies (MA)

Campus Part time September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words)... [+]

Master of Arts in Theological StudiesThe Department of Theology & Religious Studies is pleased to advise that the College is now accepting applications for the above programme.  The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words).The programme will run over two years, two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, with two modules in each of the four semesters. The programme may also include a number of SaturdaysThe taught modules will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment, essays  and end-of-semester examinations.The normal requirement for entry to the MA in Theological Studies programme is a First or Second Class Honours primary degree in Theology OR Theology and Religious Studies OR a cognate academic discipline. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial relevant experience may also be considered. Final selection may require attendance for interview.Applicants without a First or Second Class Honours primary degree may, with the approval of the Course Co-ordinator, pursue a qualifying programme and be examined on completion of that programme. The examination may be taken once only.The following is a list of course modules, these are subject to revision and will depend on the number of students registered.... [-]


Master of Arts or Graduate Diploma in International Development Practice

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18  September 2017 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 programme. 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... [-]


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Contact

Mary Immaculate College

Address South Circular Road
Limerick Ireland
Website http://www.mic.ul.ie/intlexchange/Pages/MeetTheTeam.aspx
Phone +353 61 204 300