Aspiring Leadership Programme

“The Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) / Dioplóma Gairmiúil i gCeannaireacht Scoile (DGCS) is designed to prepare current teachers who aspire to lead with the knowledge, skills, confidence and qualifications for senior school leadership positions.”

“As part of my teacher education degree I travelled to Zambia to gain experience of their school system. It was an incredible experience.”

Muireann Stack

Undergraduate Education Student

“Our work with the Ubuntu Network focuses on providing staff and students in teacher education throughout Ireland with the knowledge and skills to address sustainable development issues such as global poverty, climate change and inequality.”

Deirdre Hogan

Ubuntu Network

“My research is predominantly concerned with social justice issues and the impact this has on educational policy and practice in Europe.”

Marie Parker-Jenkins

Professor of Education

PhD Research Projects

The following list is a range of potential PhD areas of study reflecting the current research work of faculty in the School of Education. 

  • Reconceptualising School Placement in Teacher education through the development of School-University partnerships
  • Exploring pre-service teachers experiences of transition to University 
  • Realising STEM education in post-primary schools: exploring opportunities for collaboration between STEM subjects
  • Examining mental well-being amongst post primary students
  • Exploring the experiences of refugee & asylum seeker children in Ireland
  • Policy and practice review of religious diversity in post-primary schools in Ireland

Email Patricia Mannix McNamara, Chair of the research committee, for further information (