Master of​ Education Health and Social Care

Master of Education - Health and Social Care

MQF Level: 7

ECTS Value: 90 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 3 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme is targeted towards professionals who wish to enhance their skills and competences in pedagogy. The target audience is graduates wishing to join to the education sector as Health and Social Care educator or persons already within education sector who wish to pursue an initial teacher training programme. It aims to equip participants with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively in the 21st century classroom whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for learning.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of the following:

1. A Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6 with a minimum 180 ECTS) with a minimum of 60 ECTS in Health and Social Care or Home Economics or Physical Education or Psychology or Sociology or Health Care profession or a cognate area deemed relevant by the Institute for Education.*

*Applicants in possession of a degree deemed relevant, though lacking specific modules in Health and Social Care subject content, may be accepted to the programme on the condition that additional modules are followed as part of their studies.

Course Outline

First Year Compulsory

Second Year Compulsory

Electives (6 ECTS should be chosen):

Third Year Compulsory:

Code Description Credits

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.


Applications for the Master of Education programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September​. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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