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Open Learning at MIE

Thank you for considering Open Learning at Marino Institute of Education. Open Learning means you can fit college around your life. Whether you're looking to progress your career, or you've just finished school and wondering if college is for you, Open Learning fits around your schedule and gives you all the benefits of being a full-time student without the full-time commitment.

Ways of Attending Modules

Attending a module for credit is a way to achieve ECTS credits. However, at this time, neither the Institute nor its accrediting university offers an award on completion of a set of credits. However, taking the modules offers a taster for what it might be like to enrol fulltime on a college course to study aspects of education. The modules currently available for credit are in the areas of Education Studies and Early Childhood Education.

You may prefer not to complete module assessments but to complete modules because you are interested in the topic. This is called taking a module to Audit only.

Fees 2020-21

For Credit: Attend a module either online or on campus and complete the assessment requirements for credit: €500 per module.

Audit Only: Attend a module either online or on campus and do not complete assessments for credit: €350 per module

**All courses will be delivered in line with the relevant Government Covid-19 guidelines.

How to Register

To register please follow the following steps:

  1. Select your chosen module(s)
  2. Decide if you want to take the module(s) for audit or credit
  3. Download and complete the booking form (also available below)
  4. Email the completed booking form to admissions@mie.ie
  5. Once the Admissions Office has confirmed with you that you have been allocated a place on each of your chosen modules, please email studentfees@mie.ie to complete your payment.

Applicants may enrol in up to four modules per semester.

Deadline for registration in Semester 1: TBC

Deadline for registration in Semester 2: TBC

If you need help with your registration or if you have queries about the modules available, please contact us by emailing admissions@mie.ie or phoning 01 805 7742.

General Information

  • MIE modules typically have 10 weeks tuition in Semester 1 (September to December) or Semester 2 (January to May). In addition to this, weeks are set aside for reading, revision and assessment
  • It is important to check your email regularly during the semester for notices about classes or possible cancellation or rescheduling of classes
  • All modules are first year modules and are each worth 5 ECTS credits (if taken for credit)
  • Up to three places are available on each module (depending on capacity)
  • No pre-requisites have been specified for the available modules
  • Although credits are given where applicable, and a transcript will be issued, the courses do not lead to an award from Marino Institute of Education or its accrediting University, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
  • Because some modules are elective, the numbers may be insufficient for them to run in a particular semester. These modules are designated with an asterik (*)
  • Applicants may enrol in up to four modules per semester
  • Open Learning spaces on modules are limited, therefore MIE cannot confirm that you will be able to register for all of your selected modules

Open Learning Modules at MIE

Because some modules are elective, the numbers may be insufficient for them to run in a particular semester. These modules are designated with an asterik (*). On receipt of your booking form, the Admissions Office will confirm with you if your chosen modules are running. You may enrol in up to four modules in each semester.