Further & Postgradute Study and Course Change/Transfer
- Considering Leaving or Changing your Course? Feeling unsure about your course choice or that education is even for you? Help is available within LIT to ensure that you make the right decisions from here. You may simply have made the wrong course choice, or have changed your mind, and switching to another course might be easier than you think.
- How to apply to change courses/transfer to other institutions
- Find a new course in Ireland : Qualifax - A comprehensive listing of all 3rd level courses in Ireland
- Find a new course in the UK:UK Course Finder - A comprehensive listing of UK 3rd level courses
In 2009 over 12% of Limerick Institute of Technology graduates went on to some form of further study.
What are the options?
There are three types of postgraduate qualification:
Postgradutes Certificate or Diploma: These are usually one-year taught programmes which either lead to a professional qualification or allow graduates acquire skills in other areas. Typical examples are the Graduate Diploma in Education or Graduate Diploma in Computing. There is currently a vast range of courses available in Universities, Institutes of Technology, or private colleges. In the cases of some of the 'conversion' courses in special skill areas, course fees are subsidised.
- Masters Degree: Masters degrees can be taught or by research. Taught courses typically take one year for full-time study and two years for part-time study. Research degrees can take anything from one year to about five years, depending on how long it takes to complete the research.
- Doctorate: A Doctorate or PhD programme usually takes a minimum of three to five years to complete. It may be possible to follow a structured programme for part of the time but in many cases the research is self-driven with supervision from a faculty member.
For more information and advice visit
Prospects.ac.uk - A searchable database of all Postgraduate Courses in the UK
Funding Postgraduate Study 2012
Presentations from the successful seminar on Planning for Postgraduate Study, held by the Postgradute Office and Careers Office.
Presentation - Taught Postgraduate Study
Presentation - Research Postgraduate Study