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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.

Our Masters has been designed to meet the needs of educators and practitioners who support adults learners. Graduates will gain a specialist qualification which will enable them to support and inform their role and in turn become a more confident, innovative and engaging practitioner. 

Why Study Education, Learning & Development at Griffith College?

Our Masters programme has been designed to meet the needs of practitioners and educators who support adults’ learners in a variety of contexts. This may include Learning and Development specialists, role holders in Human Resources department, instructional designers, self-employed trainers or lecturers in higher education. Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

  • Master the various techniques to motivate and engage your learners, participants or clients, in line with best practice.
  • Build on your existing skills and develop your expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating effective learning programmes, including accredited and non-accredited programmes.
  • Join a diverse group of practitioners coming from a variety of different backgrounds who can learn from and with each other through collaborative group tasks, peer reflection and discussion.
  • Further enhance your research and critical thinking skills and apply your learnings while focusing on completing a major research project (dissertation or dissertation by practice) of direct relevance to your organisation and/or professional career path. This enables you to have a direct impact on your organisation or personal career objectives.
  • Increase your opportunities for career advancement and promotion as a result of having gained the skills above, and having a specialist Level 9 qualification

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 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


  • February 2021 *
  • September 2021 *

*subject to sufficient numbers

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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