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Post Graduate Studies
IT Carlow offers a range of high quality programmes that enable suitably qualified primary degree holders (NFQ level 8) exciting opportunities to progress to higher awards, at NFQ Level 9 (Masters) and NFQ Level 10 (Doctorates). Level 9 awards can be undertaken by research and thesis, or through taught programmes. Many programmes are available in full time or part time modes.
- Taught Masters
- Full-time Opportunities
- Part-time Opportunities
Postgraduate students on taught programmes normally have to pass a series of examinations and/ or assessments in order to progress through their course. Taught courses are available at four levels – Higher Diploma (NFQ level 8), Postgraduate Certificate (NFQ level 9), Postgraduate Diploma (NFQ level 9), and Masters Degree (NFQ level 9).
Entry to a higher diploma is typically for holders of an Honours Bachelor’s degree in a different field of learning than the initial award, e.g. the Higher Diploma in Business is a one-year graduate diploma programme designed for graduates of non-business disciplines.
To view our full-time and part-time Taught Masters click on the tabs above.
Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies CW709 | Full & Part Time
Master of Business CW909
Master of Science Strength & Conditioning CW109 | Full & Part Time
Master of Science in Digital Marketing CW819 | Full & Part Time
Master of Science in Sports Performance Analysis CW829 | Full & Part Time
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing - Systems & IT Services CW219 (Post Graduate - L8)
Higher Diploma in Business in Supply Chain Management CW919(Post Graduate - L8)
Higher Diploma in Business In International Business CW939 (Post Graduate - L8)
Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design CW089 (Post Graduate - L8)
- Research Masters
- Degree of Master (Research)
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Policies & Procedures
At IT Carlow we offer you the chance to achieve two types of Research Postgraduate Qualifications.
• Degree of Master (Research)
• Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Degree of Master (Research)
Candidates for the Degree of Master (Research) will be expected to meet the standard for the relevant broad field of learning (Science, Computing, Engineering, Business, Art and Design defined for awards at Level 9 on the NFQ.
Learning outcomes at this level relate to the demonstration of knowledge and understanding which is the forefront of a field of learning. The outcomes relate to the application of knowledge, understanding and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar contexts related to the field of study. The outcomes are associated with an ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements. Outcomes associated with Level 9 would link with employment as a senior professional or manager with responsibility for the work outputs of teams.
Normally, the minimum duration of studies leading to the Degree of Master (Research) is 21 months (two academic years) from the date of admission to the Master's Register.
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy will be expected to meet the standard for the relevant broad field of learning defined for awards at level 10 on the NFQ.
Learning outcomes at this level relate to the discovery and development of new knowledge and skills and delivering findings at the frontiers of knowledge and application. Further outcomes at this level relate to specialist skills and transferable skills required for managing, such as the abilities to critique and develop organisaltional structure and initiate change.
Normally, the minimum duration of studies leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is 3 academic years from the date of admission to the register.
Policies & ProceduresTo view our policies and procedures for postgraduate research students click here »
Dr Brian Jackson,
Head of Postgraduate Studies