St Mary's University College, Belfast

St Mary's University College, Belfast


The programme provides teachers and education-related professionals with the opportunity to engage in informed debate about major issues in education and training; reflect in depth on the relationship between theory and practice in their professional context; develop further their competences within their specialist areas; keep abreast of research and developments in education; and design, conduct and critically appraise research.

Entry requirements

Qualified teacher status and an Honours degree or equivalent qualification; Honours degree or equivalent plus or least 2 years' professional experience in an education or training context.

Course modules

DASE and MEd awards have named specialist options including Curriculum Development and Primary Education; Early Years Education; Education Management and School Organisation; English and Literacy in the Curriculum; Irish and Irish-Medium Education; Pastoral Issues; Effective Teaching; Special Education; Developing Physical Education, School Sport and Coaching. Each has a specified set of core modules from which students study at least two core modules within a specialist option.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed by coursework; there are no formal written examinations; there is a 15-20,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Self-funding; some sponsorship from student's employer.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Advanced Certificate Part-time £ 3,465 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
DASE Part-time £ 3,465 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
DASE Part-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MEd Part-time £ 3,600 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Mary's University College, Belfast Belfast BT12 6FE Northern Ireland

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
028 9032 7678