Taught course


University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma programme, or equivalent, and achieve 2nd class honours standard (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or equivalent are eligible for consideration to progress to the Masters degree. The selection process will consider the length of teaching experience of applicants and will normally expect that applicants will have 2-3 years teaching experience. Entry to the programme will be based on the result of a written application and interview.

Garda clearance is also a requirement for this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The one-year full time programme aimed at extending the Graduate Diploma in Education (Music) or equivalent programme to Masters level thereby continuing the commitment to excellence in the practical and academic teaching of music at post-primary level. The programme is designed specifically for secondary school music teachers. The Masters in Education (Music) is a joint programme of the Department of Education and Professional Studies, and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

The programme aims to produce research appropriate to a Masters level qualification, which contributes to the field of music education research, both nationally and internationally and to deepen students' knowledge and awareness of the key issues in education.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Jean Downey
353 61-213160