MASTER OF ARTS in GUIDANCE COUNSELLING AND LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT. 2014. Dr. Lucy Hearne, Course Director [email protected] MA in Guidance Counselling and Lifespan Development. 2 year part-time initial training qualification at QQI Level 9 Award: 90 ECTS credits
A Degree in Education at 2.2 or above from a concurrent undergraduate programme, or a Higher Diploma/Masters in Education, or an approved equivalent professional teaching qualification
An Honours Degree at 2.2 or above in a cognate discipline such as psychology, social and community work, human resources and health sciences.
Consideration will also be given to candidates in line with UL's Policy for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, they must also satisfy the English Language requirements of UL.
Selection is a competitive process and shortlisting will take place prior to an interview (group and individual in last week of April).
Location: Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
13 modules = 9 class contact modules + 2 placement modules and 2
2 modules in Autumn and Spring semesters for two years (a 12 week semester):
involves 8 weekends out of 12 (Friday evening 6.30 – 9.30pm and Saturday 9.00 – 4.00pm)
1 full weekend residential (off-campus) in Spring semester Year 1,
2 Summer School modules (5 days per module) in Summer
semester Year 1, approx at end of June/early July
Classes begin around second week in September (based on UL
academic calendar, not available yet).
UL application process;
National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE); http://www.ncge.ie
Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC); http://www.igc.ie
Department of Education and Skills (DES); http://www.education.ie