Postgraduate Study

Members of the Centre for Shared Education have acquired considerable expertise in teaching and supervising students within the fields of education policy, education in divided societies, research methods and adult education.

MEd Collaborative Education

(subject to final approval; first entry 2015-16)

The MEd Collaborative Education is intended to appeal to both classroom teachers and those with leadership responsibility within educational contexts. The programme encourages participants to critically reflect on the conceptual and political rationale for educational/inter-agency collaboration as well as its implications for school leadership and pedagogical practice.

The MEd is awarded to students who have successfully completed 180 CATS points: 120 CATS points from taught modules plus a research dissertation in the broad area of educational collaboration worth 60 CATS points.

Exit qualifications are available:  Postgraduate Certificate (60 CATS points of which 40 CATS points should be from compulsory modules and must include Theory and Practice in Educational Collaboration) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 CATS points from the compulsory taught modules).

Students may take modules from this programme or another Master's programme in the School of Education (where they meet the entrance requirements and receive approval).

We've made it easy to study for a Masters module as a short course.  If you would like to study for one of the modules in the MSc in Collaborative Education as a short course, please contact the Education Secretary (tel: 028 9097 5923/ 5032, for advice.


Flexibility and Short Courses

Students can exit the programme at various points: those exiting after 60 credit points will receive an Advanced Certificate of Education.  Those exiting after 120 credit points will gain a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Education. Those who wish to complete with a Masters will complete a 15-20,000 word dissertation within the field of intercultural education. This is a supervised piece of work undertaken with a specialist in the field.

Whilst students enrolled on the MEd will be required to take four 30 point modules and a dissertation in order to complete the programme successfully, there are also opportunities for students to enrol on any of the modules in isolation as a standalone 'short course'.  Those students who meet entrance criteria for the MEd may thus enrol on a short course and accumulate credit points which may eventually lead to a Diploma or Masters.