Masters in Education in Teaching and Learning

Masters in EducationTeaching and Learning

Cork Road
2-5 years
15 Dec 20

The MEd in Teaching and Learning is a part-time programme aimed at teachers,lecturers,trainers and education professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and repertoire of teaching methodologies. Participants will critique contemporary teaching methods and education systems and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunites facing educators, trainers and students in different educational contexts. This scholar-practitioner approach will inform and enhance participants' practice and their ability to create effective student-centred learning environments.

The MEd will begin in on Saturday 26 September 2020 with a comprehensive Student Induction and Orientation programme.  Classes are held on Saturdays in WIT in 2020/21.  Please see the provisional MEd timetable for 2020/21

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Programme Outline and Delivery : The MEd in Teaching and Learning is a part-time, flexible programme, delivered in blended mode and designed to enable participants to complete the programme at their own pace of study. The programme is delivered in part-time mode using a blended mode of delivery that includes class-based workshops, generally Saturdays, and in blocks throughout the year and on-line work using Moodle.


Unique Aspects of the Programme : Our experienced lecturing team develop participants' professional skills and competence as teachers, lecturers, trainers and education professionals whilst valuing the wealth of knowledge and experience that they, as adult learners, bring to the classroom. Participants can apply their learning directly to enhance their practice and can share their experience in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Progression Opportunities : On successful completion of the MEd in Teaching and Learning, graduates may progress to doctoral studies (NFQ Level 10) at WIT or another Higher Education Institution subject to meeting the specific entry criteria.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

The programme comprises the following mandatory  and elective modules:

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Academic Enquiry 


Curriculum Development and Assessment


Practical Pedagogy 


Education Research Methods OR Action Research in Education


Education Research Project


Elective Modules - Choose 30 credits



Blended Learning 


Language, Power and Societies 


Content and Interaction for Teaching and Learning Online


Independent Learning Project




Research Supervisory Skills 


Teaching Across Cultures in  Higher Education


Adult Learning 


Reflective Practice in Education


Applied Pedagogies


Recognition of Prior Learning


Using Groupwork in Teaching


Education Theory 



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 link_icon WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.


Programme Fees

€700 per 10 credit module, €1,400 per 20 credit module, overall programme fee €6,300.  Programme fee details are available from the Postgraduate Fee Section of our website at


How to Apply

Applications for this programme are made online by going to (Code wd603).  If you have any admissions queries, please contact the School of Lifelong Learning & Education Postgraduate Administrator E: [email protected]   Tel: +353-(0)51-302225.

The collaborative learning environment, emphasis on critical engagement, and reflective practice equipped me in my career as a lecturer in Higher Education.  I experienced a learning environment that was engaging and innovative, with lecturers that were both passionate and rigorous. Doing the Masters in Teaching and Learning at WIT informed my practice, leading me to adopt new approaches to the courses I teach, while also providing me with the space to reflect on the type of lecturer I wished to be.

Rebecca Purcell, PhD, Lecturer in Business, Mary Immaculate College

The academic re-awakening I experienced, through interactions with course lecturers and fellow participants was invigorating and I have a great sense of my study having had a very strong impact on my current practice. Embracing the challenges the Masters programme in WIT provided, empowered me to re-engage with my work on a more informed level of professionalism and facilitated a space where I learned a great deal about myself. This new connectivity, on both a personal and professional level, has brought with it an enriched sense of authenticity and confidence.

Glenn Lynch, Youth and Community Worker, Ballybeg CDP

Participating in the Masters in Teaching and Learning in WIT, provided me with many opportunities to explore different teaching methodologies, reflect and then apply them to my own practice as a lecturer. It also allowed me to network, share ideas, collaborate and interact with like-minded people where open discussion with my class mates added to the fun of learning. Since completing the Masters, it has helped me secure a promotion, enhanced my confidence in my own ability and has added credibility to my teaching practice.

Róisin Shanahan, Senior HR Business Partner, WIT

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