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


Research at the School of Education

The school provies two main research programmes of study Structured Masters by Research and the Structured Phd in Education

Research students have access to a wide range of training and development workshops offered by the Graduate School and through our regional partners. Research seminars are organised at a departmental level for both faculty and research students. Activities include seminars from invited speakers, regular workshops for faculty and research students to share insights/findings from research being undertaken, and information workshops on funding. The postgraduate forum, a forum established by the full-time postgraduate students in the School, meets regularly to share insights and discuss common research issues.