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Mary Immaculate College has two academic faculties, the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education.

Each Faculty consists of a range of academic departments and this section of the website contains detailed information about the academic focus of these departments, their contributions to academic programmes offered by the College and staff details.  

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For general enquiries, please call:

Arts Faculty Office: + 353 61 204972

Education Faculty Office: + 353 61 204906


Faculties & Departments – At a Glance


Faculty of Arts


Dean: Professor Michael Breen






Drama & Theatre Studies


Dr Michael Finneran, Head


English Language & Literature


Dr Eugene O’Brien, Head


French Studies


Dr Loïc Guyon, Head




Máire Ní Neachtain, Ceann Roinne




Prof. Des McCafferty, Head


German Studies


Dr Christiane Schönfeld, Head




Dr Liam Chambers, Head


Mathematics & Computer Studies

Diarmuid O'Driscoll, Head


Media & Communication Studies


Dr Rosemary Day, Head




Dr Gareth Cox, Head




Dr Niall Keane, Head




Dr John Perry, Head


Theology & Religious Studies


Prof. Eamonn Conway, Head







Faculty of Education


Dean: Professor Teresa O’Doherty





Learning, Society & Religious Education

Dr Carol O'Sullivan, Head


Department of Language and Literacy Education


Uas. Seán de Brún, Head


Arts Education & Physical Education


Dr Déirdre Ní Chróinín, Head


Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies


Dr Emer Ring, Head


Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive & Special Education


Dr Patricia Daly, Head


Department of STEM Education


Dr Aisling Leavy, Head


School of Post-Primary Education, MIC St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles


Dr Finn Ó Murchú, Head






Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26