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MA in Learning and Teaching

January 2025
On Campus
2.5 Years

DkIT Course ID


Fees (EU)



2.5 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Teaching & Learning

Course Type


Study Mode


Course Overview

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to offer its professional development programme, Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching. This programme is open to all those involved in teaching, training and/or supporting learning.

The programme aims are as follows:

  • To deepen understanding of learner-centred and technology-enhanced approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
  • To develop and improve the quality of learning and teaching through self-reflection and self-assessment.
  • To support participants in their initial and continuing development as professional teachers, proficient in best practices in learning, teaching and assessment.
  • To build a practitioner-based community of teachers and researchers capable of contributing to learning and teaching scholarship, both nationally and internationally.
  • To create ambassadors for learning and teaching and future leaders in this field.

Please note that this is a professional development programme which does not lead to registration.

Course Delivery and Modules

This course will be delivered in blended mode, using face-to-face and online delivery. There are 6-7 workshops each semester. These sessions are from 1.00-4.00 pm on Friday afternoons in DkIT. However, depending on public health guidelines, some or all of these may be delivered online. Each learner is also assigned a personal tutor.

  • Student-centred Learning and Teaching: Models and Strategies

    This module focuses on the strategies teachers may use to develop student-centred learning and teaching. It also examines student-centred assessment and feedback strategies and appraises the most effective ways to design and write module learning outcomes. In addition, the module provides opportunities for participants to share their experiences through reflection on practice, peer learning and professional collaboration. A collegial approach is adopted throughout. The content of the module draws extensively upon international and national research findings and perspectives. A blended approach, characterized by face-to-face and online delivery methods, will be used.

  • Enhancing Learning through Technology

    At a time when technology is providing increased opportunities for flexible learning, it is imperative that teachers develop their technological competence allowing them to develop their curricula in flexible and creative ways, so as to render learning more accessible and therefore more student-centred.  This module will therefore develop the e-learning expertise of participants while affording opportunities for them to appraise new developments in e-learning practices.  The aim of the module is to provide participants with an understanding of appropriate theory, technologies and tools to enable them create student-centred online resources and activities which can supplement face-to-face delivery or can be delivered in a blended learning environment.  The emphasis will be on linking theory and practice through engagement with and appraisal of a range of teaching tools and technologies.

  • Assessment & Feedback

    Assessing students’ work and giving feedback are central to the teaching role. Both assessment and feedback are complex areas, for which reason alone they merit close study and appraisal at a high level. They are also areas of practice much-disparaged by students because they are perceived to be inadequately / ineffectively addressed in day-to-day teaching. This module therefore seeks to improve and develop a deep understanding of assessment and feedback practices with specific reference to learner-centred, inclusive approaches.

  • Research Methods for Learning and Teaching

    The aim of this module is to prepare learners to conduct primary research in the field of learning and teaching. It includes a comprehensive overview of the principal methodologies and methods used in the field and the ethical issues that arises in this kind of research. Throughout, the focus will be on practical applications of this knowledge to design and communicate high quality research in the field.

  • Research Project

    In this module, learners are supported in implementing, analysing and reporting a high quality research project, as developed in the pre-requisite module Research Methods for Learning and Teaching.

Fees and Funding

Please contact for more information about fees for this course.


EU Fees


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching should hold an Honours degree or equivalent. The programme is practice focused so applicants must be engaged in sufficient teaching to allow them to meet the programme learning outcomes.

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the MA in Learning and Teaching please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Laura McKenna

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, DkIT


Dr. Moira Maguire

Head of Centre of Learning and Teaching


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).