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Master of Science in  Educational Technologies

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Duration: 1 year
NFQ Level: 9
Study Type: Full-time

What is Educational Technologies

The aim of the MSc in Educational Technologies is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge, practice and research skills to enable their professional development in the field of educational technologies.

These graduates will be capable of pursuing worthwhile careers in the educational technologies field and of leading and sustaining its development to their own advantage and that of the region and the nation.

Why study Educational Technologies at IT, Tralee?

  • Our students and graduates work with companies in Kerry Technology Park through work experience projects, research projects at postgraduate and undergraduate level, graduate placement, etc;
  • E- learning and online content development and delivery has been identified by industry experts as an area expected to further develop over the next fewyears;
  • Excellent career opportunities for graduates.

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What are my career opportunities

On completion of the programme, students will be regarded by their peers as subject area specialists in the modules covered in the MSc in Educational Technologies, and leaders in the field covered by their research project, with an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in these areas and an appreciation of how this equips them to offer leadership in the subject area.

They will be able to develop and design educational content for effective instructional use. Roles include professional educators, e-content developers, managers of IT projects in educational environments, technical writers, researchers and entrepreneurs.

How is the course delivered?

This course may be delivered on either a full-time or part-time basis and consists of a combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials, projects, seminars presentations and speakers from industry. The modules on this course are delivered via a combination of online learning and face-to-face classes. The delivery methods used in the course provides an opportunity for hands-on experience of the use of e-learning technologies as a student and a potential developer/deliverer.

What facilities are available?

Students have access to state-of-the-art computer laboratories including specialist labs for multimedia, network administration, computer architecture and software development. The Institute has a purpose-built digital editing suite which allows students to edit video and sound files they have created in their project work. All computing students have access to e-learning systems (WebCT). The computing department at the Institute is amongst the leaders in the higher education sector in Ireland in the use of e-learning in its courses.

Entry Requirments - More Information

  • Information technology or cognate field of study.
  • Other field of study and significant experience of information technology in an education setting.

The department offers a graduate conversion course which can offer a direct route to the MSc in Educational Technologies for graduates with neither IT nor education in their qualification or experience.

Non Standard Applicants
The Institutes policy in relation to non standard applicants will apply.


Download the following: Application Form 2014/15

Closing date: This application form, fully completed, must be returned to the,

Admissions Office,
Institute of Technology Tralee,
Co. Kerry

on or before 13th of June 2014

Progression Level 10

PhD Through Research