MEd Early Invention

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview

The Master’s Degree in Early Intervention is guided by developmental, ecological, family and transactional systems theories and philosophies that emphasize the interactive nature of child development.

The programme will address the need for additional training and supervision for professionals to adequately support children and families. It will draw upon a range of approaches that acknowledge the central role of the family in a child’s life. It will also provide comprehensive knowledge and expertise in Early Intervention reflecting contemporary evidence based practice. It is designed to be academically and personally challenging. Students will be exposed to critical theoretical and practical frameworks as well as opportunities to reflect on existing practice.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 12,476

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • The programme is innovative in its interdisciplinary approach to Early Intervention.
  • Students will be taught by lecturers representing a range of disciplines; reflecting contemporary developments in the area.
  • The programme will benefit students who work directly with children and their families. The programme will promote evidence based practice relating to supporting the young child in the context of the family as well as within a variety of early education and intervention settings.
  • One of the only European countries to provide a 2 year graduate work visa.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honors degree (2:1) and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education (or similar). In order to complete the application, the applicant will require electronic copies of their undergraduate degree transcripts, the email addresses of two academic referees, and an up-to-date CV.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements


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