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Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years / Meantóireacht, Bainistíocht agus Ceannaireacht sna Luathbhlianta

Course Title: Master of Arts in Mentoring, Management and Leadership in the Early Years

Applicants must normally hold a minimum 2.2 result from a relevant Level 8 course (eg, BA (Hons.) in Early Childhood Education). Applicants should have (a) formal management responsibilities as part of their work or have experience that has included dealing with issues and challenges that relate to management of the care environment and (b) should have at least two years' appropriate experience.

The MA in Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years (MML) commenced in January 2017 and is a 90 ECTS credit programme with an exit award of a Post Graduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS credits.

This course is aimed at professionals working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector who are currently in a management or leadership position, or for those who wish to progress their careers.

For details on how the course is set up and what is contained in each module, view or download our programme brochure.

Semester 1

  • Perspectives on Mentoring in Early Childhood Education
  • The Role of Quality in Early Childhood Education

Semester 2

  • Management in Early Childhood Education Services
  • Childhood in Context

Semester 3

  • Leadership & Organisational change
  • Research Methods

Semester 4 (MA)

  • Optional module
  • Dissertation

For details of each module, please see the student handbook on our School website.

Applications for this course are now open. Apply Online Now


TU Code



Level 9


Master of Arts


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2023


City Centre: Grangegorman

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€2,835 per year