ProfDip Education Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme is aimed at students who have an interest in deepening their knowledge of education matters and professionals working in areas related to education.  The programme encourages students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development.  Students can select from a broad range of interdisciplinary subjects or develop their own strand within the diploma, such as focusing on the area of Mental Health and Wellbeing.  

  • Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • On successful completion of the programme, students will have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world and have engaged with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines
  • Students will critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The Professional Diploma in Education Studies (PDES) is open to graduates with a general interest in Education and to qualified teachers who wish to continue their studies in Education issues such as teaching children with additional support needs, children's rights, curriculum and pedagogy, mentoring as professional development and mental health and wellbeing.

The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme offers development to professionals working in areas related to education.  Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

  • On successful completion of the programme, students will 1) Have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world.
  • 2) Engage with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines.
  • 3) Evidence an enhanced aptitude for continued self-directed learning as well as collaborative learning.
  • 4) Critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.
  • 5) Have the ability to integrate knowledge and to reflect on wider disciplinary constructs in the course of their study.
  • 6) Develop appropriate academic writing and communicative skills.
  • 2) Engage with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines.
  • 3) Evidence an enhanced aptitude for continued self-directed learning as well as collaborative learning.
  • 4) Critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.
  • 5) Have the ability to integrate knowledge and to reflect on wider disciplinary constructs in the course of their study.
  • 6) Develop appropriate academic writing and communicative skills.
  • On successful completion of the programme, students will 1) Have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world.

ProfDip Education Studies (W314) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 3230
nonEU    fee per year - € 6400

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level from a recognized higher education institution. We welcome international applicants and advise that applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6, or equivalent. Only applicants who have met the English language results will be considered.

The following entry routes are available:

Professional Diploma Education Studies PT (W314)
Duration
1 Years
Attendance
Part Time
Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised