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MA in Education, Learning and Development

MA in Education, Learning and Development


Become an expert in designing engaging learning experiences with our Masters.

Are you a practitioner who support adults learners? Do you want to advance your skills and competencies at postgraduate level? With our Masters, you will gain a specialist qualification which will enable you to support and inform your role and become an innovative and engaging practitioner.

Why Study Education, Learning & Development at Griffith College?

Are you an educator or practitioner who supports adults’ learners in your workplace? This can be within an organisational or higher education setting e.g. a Learning and Development specialist, a role holder in Human Resources, a trainer etc. or a lecturer in higher education. Do you currently have a level 8 degree but want to revitalise your practice with new insights from research? Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

  • Join a diverse, collaborative, reflective community of educational practitioners who learn from and with each other.
  • You will engage in the underpinning concepts, theories and best practices associated with the design and implementation of effective and engaging learning for all adult learners, and apply these to your own practice.
  • You will engage in critical reflection of your own practice and other enquiry and research techniques to improve your practice and share learning.
  • On completion you will have a specialist postgraduate qualification to support and inform your role, and prepare you for a leadership role within your field.
  • On completion, you will be qualified to teach as a lecturer in higher education.

Course Highlights

  • Flexible, part-time blended schedule
  • Delivered via face-to-face workshops on campus, taking place approximately 3 days a month (Fridays and Saturdays), weekly recorded webinars, online mentoring sessions and online drop-in sessions.
  • Elective specialism allows you to choose modules which align with your individual educational and training needs or career development.
  • Practical and applied learning approach
  • Programme team of practitioners from a wide range of education, learning and development roles.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow practitioners in education, learning and development

Intake Dates

  • Dublin: September 2020

What our students say

I manage a busy department in an area which is heavily regulated and requires constant upskilling. I am also an associate lecturer in TUD. I decided it was time to work towards a recognised postgraduate qualification in Training and Education. I found this programme very useful in the design and assessment of educational programmes as well as preparing me for my dissertation. I really enjoyed my time at Griffith and although the programme was challenging at times the support from the lecturers was a big contributor to my successful completion of the programme. I would highly recommend studying at Griffith College Dublin, I made some great lifelong friends and I am a much more competent and capable Lecturer and I have grown as a person both professionally and personally.


Michelle Kelly
MA in Training and Education 2019 graduate

My background is in staff training. I originally applied to do the Level 9 Certificate in Training and Education and enjoyed it so much that I decided to work towards the Masters. I found the course content to be an appealing mix of theory and practical application and I have been able to apply what I learned in each module to my job. I would recommend the Masters to anyone working in the area of learning and development, especially as the flexible delivery and the support provided makes it easier to fit study in with family and work commitments.

Caroline McTeigue
MA in Training and Education 2019 graduate

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