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Postgrad / Course Change

Postgrad 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.

Planning for Postgraduate Study Seminar 2019 

Presentation - Taught Postgraduate Study 
Presentation - Research Postgraduate Study 

Find out what courses are available for Postgrads within LIT

Course Change / Transfer 

Feeling unsure about your course choice.
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Useful Links 

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.