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Further & Postgradute Study and Course Change/Transfer


Course Change/Transfer


Postgraduate Study

Many 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.


Prospects.ac.uk - A searchable database of all Postgraduate Courses in the UK

Qualifax - A comprehensive database of all further and higher education offerings in Ireland. 

GradIreland - Further Study - A searchable database of Further Study programmes in Ireland, also includes information on funding etc.

Springboard Programmes - funded further study programmes in Ireland

Study EU - a searchable database of programmes throughout the EU

Eunicas​ - information on studying in Europe, where you can study through English, fees, courses etc. 


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



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