Course Overview

The Master of Education (Home Economics) Degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which aims to enhance teaching, learning and research in Home Economics / Home Economics education. The M.Ed. (Home Economics) will facilitate participants to understand and critically evaluate contemporary educational policy and practices in Home Economics / Home Economics education and apply relevant knowledge, theory and research findings in order to inform and enhance their professional practice.

The M.Ed. (Home Economics) programme provides the only postgraduate qualification in Home Economics education on the island of Ireland. This interdisciplinary postgraduate programme is designed to meet the personal and professional needs of Home Economics graduates. It will provide participants with an enriched and extended repertoire of discipline knowledge as well as skills for critical reflection. It aims to enhance teaching, learning and research in Home Economics / Home Economics education. 

Applications and Selections

Please complete and submit an M.Ed. Application Form

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor of Education (Home Economics) Degree or an equivalent qualification in Home Economics at a minimum of H2.2.

Additional Requirements


Two years, part-time

Next start date

Autumn 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study


ECTS weighting



Master of Education (Home Economics)


Course code

Course Outline

Year 1* 
•  Module 1:   Professional Inquiry in Home Economics / Home Economics Education (15 ECTs)
•  Module 2:   Participants select one module from the following options:
                        -  Nutrition, Diet & Health (15 ECTs)
                        -  Family, Youth and Child Studies (15 ECTs)
                        -  Applied Studies in Fashion and Textile Craft Education (15 ECTs)
•  Module 3:    Research Methods (15 ECTs)


Year 2
•  Module 1:    Advanced Research and Dissertation (15 ECTs)
•  Module 2:    Dissertation (30ECTS)

(* may be subject to change)

Further Education

PhD opportunities in St. Angela’s College or NUI Galway

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Home Economists who seek continuous personal and professional development, and enrichment of the learning environment / work context. Those involved in Special Education, Post Compulsory Sectors and Community Home Economists. Those aspiring to work with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), State Examinations Commission (SEC), Higher Education, Researchers, Government and Non-Government organisations.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€3,300 p.a 2020/2021

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€6,600 p.a. 2020/2021


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

Find out More

Ms Sonya Coffey,
St. Angela’s College
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill,
Co Sligo, F91 C634, Ireland
T: +353(0) 71 9135663

Ms Niamh Finnegan
Administrator, Home Economics Department
St. Angela’s College
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill
Co Sligo, F91 C634, Ireland
T: +353(0)71 9135650


   What Our Students Say


Conor Fennell |   M.Ed. (Home Economics)

The online Master of Education in Home Economics allowed me to further my personal research goals and enabled me to further my professional career, all while working full-time internationally. I would recommend the program to any Home Economist interested in doing the same.