Course Description

MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person

Mary Immaculate College

This MA in Education one year part-time course is run by Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.

Recognising that educational needs differ along the lifespan the  MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person aims to address the largely unmet educational needs of older persons across different settings.

This programme is timely and relevant addressing salient and emerging national issues. Quality of life for older people, the fastest growing population group in Ireland and the western world, is a topical issue in society today. Lifelong learning, another salient area, is a principle underpinning European and national educational policy. It is expected that programme graduates will contribute to social development in Ireland.

College Name Mary Immaculate College
Course Category Education, Education Studies
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Masters Degree
Course Location Ireland
Course Fee Full Time: Total EU € 4,403.00 Total Non EU € 8,781.00
Course Duration One-year programme
Course Times The Masters of Arts in Education and Well-being of the Older Person is a one-year programme. It is envisaged that elements of the programme will be offered using a blended learning approach. Educational principles and methodologies will foster reflective practice, use experiential learning methods, provide learner support and create an environment conducive to intellectual growth, learning, professional and personal development. The full-time programme, which runs from September to August, requires students to attend on Friday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday from 9:30 – 16:30 during semesters (September – May). There may be occassional workshops scheduled for Tuesday evenings.
Awarding Body University of Limerick
Title of Awarding Masters of Arts in Education and Well-being of the Older Person
Entry Requirements Applicants will be considered for entry to the Master’s programme on the basis of possession of a Primary Degree in a relevant discipline (Level 8 NFQ) at a minimum of Honours 2.2 In cases where the applicant does not meet normal entry requirements, the applicant can be assessed on prior learning in line with University policy and procedures on the Recognition of Prior Learning. The admission procedures will include an interview wherein the prior learning and experience of applicants in education will be assessed.
Career Path Who should apply? The Master of Arts in Education and Well-being of the Older Person is open to individuals who work with, or wish to work with, or work on behalf of, or wish to work on behalf of, older persons from an educational and well-being perspective. It is anticipated that candidates would be recruited from a variety of backgrounds including informal carers, formal care workers health and social care practitioners, individuals working in the formal and adult education sector, those in management and leadership positions and older people themselves.
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Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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