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The MEd in Teaching and Learning is aimed at teachers, lecturers, training and education professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and repertoire of teaching methodologies.  As part of this part-time programme, you will learn about and critique contemporary teaching methods and education systems in order to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing educators, trainers and students in different educational and training contexts.

The MEd in Teaching and Learning is not an initial teacher education programme.  It does not confer qualified teaching status. 

Progression and Career Opportunities:

On successful completion of the MEd in Teaching & Learning, graduates may progress to Doctoral studies at SETU Waterford or another Higher Education Institution subject to meeting the specific entry criteria.

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

Further Information:

Programme Leader: Dr Clare Bolger, E: [email protected]

Postgraduate Administrator: Suzanne Ryan, E: [email protected]

This flexible programme is delivered in blended mode using a combination of Saturday workshops and two-day blocks on campus.  In addition, students are required to complete online and self-directed study. 

Programme Structure
The programme offers the following mandatory and elective modules:

Mandatory Modules


Elective Modules*

(choose three) 


Mandatory Research



Academic EnquiryApplied PedagogyEducation Research Methods
Practical Pedagogy   Blended LearningEducation Research Project
Curriculum Development & AssessmentContent and Interaction for Teaching & Learning Online 
 Independent Learning Project 
 Recognition of Prior Learning 

*Other Electives may be available subject to viability.

Please Note: Participants may choose to study the mandatory modules and 3 elective modules to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Learning (60 ECTS).

Entry Requirements

An Honours Degree (level 8) or equivalent

Access to an educational and/or training environment, where research may be carried out

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see SETU's English Language Requirements for details.

Programme Fees: €6,300 i.e., €700 per 10 ECTS module and €1,400 for Education Research Project (20 ECTS).

How to Apply

If you wish to apply to study a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator:

Suzanne Ryan  E: [email protected]  T: +353 (0)51 302225


Course Leader

Dr Clare Bolger

Lecturer -

Email: [email protected]