Master's Program in Dublin Ireland

Top Masters Programs in Dublin Ireland 2016/2017

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Students from all over the world are drawn to a Master in Dublin for their graduate study. The people of Dublin are well known for being friendly, welcoming, witty, and relaxed. Students earning a Master in Dublin can spend their spare time exploring the castles, art galleries, cathedrals, and parks, as well as taking advantage of the many cultural opportunities. The recent economic boom in the last two decades has brought wealth and many international people, so while Dublin is a multicultural city, they have been able to maintain their Irish traditions.

Ireland has a reputation worldwide for high quality education and this is evident in the many top-notch Master in Dublin programs available for international students. Master in Dublin programs are innovative and are recognized internationally. Some of the programs that students can choose from for a Master in Dublin are in the fields of business, economics, law, information technology, education, development studies, sociology, gender, and social work, to name a few.

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Master in Primary Education

Hibernia College
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 24  April 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Master in Primary Education - Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider primary school teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified teacher and it is not a requirement to have prior teaching experience to be eligible to apply for this course. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. The master in Primary Education - Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider primary school teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified teacher and it is not a requirement to have prior teaching experience to be eligible to apply for this course. Due to the structure of the programme and the funding eligibility criteria we can only accept applications from Ireland. Blended Online Master in Primary Education The design of the master in primary education, blending online and face-to-face tuition, is ideal for anyone who does not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers or who doesn’t have time to spend commuting to and from lectures daily. Online study with Hibernia Hibernia College has a proven track record in delivering a dynamic online study experience that offer learners maximum support. Our online model is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We provide you with a personal academic advisor, who will guide you through the programme to ensure your success. Since its first intake of students in 2003, Hibernia College’s primary teacher education has grown to the point where it now provides more primary school teachers each year than any other course in the country. Its graduates now work as teachers and principals in schools nationwide and are highly regarded by the teaching community. Accredited Master of Primary Education The programme results in a HETAC Level 9 award. Masters Degree in Primary Education - Subjects The aim of the degree in primary education is to provide degree holders with the educational tools and applied knowledge to become informed, reflective and pedagogically proficient primary school teachers. The syllabus is divided into eight modules as follows: - Module 1 Foundations of Education 1 - Module 2 Core Teaching Methodologies - Module 3 Teaching Subject Mastery - Module 4 Teaching Methodologies - Module 5 School Experience and Professional Practice 1, School Experience and Professional Practice 2, Behavioural Issues and Special Educational Needs - Module 6 Foundations of Education 2 - Module 7 Advanced School Experience and Professional Practice - Module 8 Research Methods and Research Project [-]

Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education

Hibernia College
Online & Campus Combined April 2017 Ireland Dublin

Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. [+]

Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. Due to the structure of the programme and the funding eligibility criteria we can only accept applications from Ireland. Blended online professional master of education The programme, which blends online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face delivery, is designed to develop professionals and experts who are positioned to be leaders in the field of post-primary education. The programme is ideal for anyone who does not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers or who doesn’t have time to spend commuting to and from lectures daily. Online study with Hibernia Hibernia College has a proven track record in delivering a dynamic online study experience that offer learners maximum support. Our online model is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We provide you with a personal academic advisor, who will guide you through the programme to ensure your success. Accredited Post Primary Masters The programme results in a HETAC Level 9 award. Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education - Subjects The Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education is accredited for the following 15 teaching subjects: Gaeilge, English, Modern Languages, History, Geography, CSPE, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, Business, Economics, Agricultural Science and Music. Educational background in one of the above subjects is required.   [-]

Master Equivalent of Music - Producing, Engineering and Mixing

Recording Connection Audio School
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2016 Ireland Dublin

With hundreds of locations across the U.S., Canada, Australia and theU.K., the Recording Connection has helped thousands of students find their way in to rewarding music industry careers by placing them as working apprentices (externs) in actual recording studios. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. With hundreds of locations across the U.S., Canada, Australia and theU.K., the Recording Connection has helped thousands of students find their way in to rewarding music industry careers by placing them as working apprentices (externs) in actual recording studios. Each student is paired with a mentor, a successful working producer/engineer with years of experience and real album credits. We partner with hundreds of music professionals across the globe, many of whom work with Platinum-selling and Grammy-winning artists, to ensure that our students are receiving the best guidance, education and opportunities possible. For students who have graduated from the Recording Connection Bachelor Equivalent Audio Programme (or another audio academy) and aspire to a more advanced level of learning, we are pleased to offer an advanced MASTER’S LEVEL programme to help you get there This Master’s Programme naturally affords more on-one-one instruction with your mentor than our basic programme, and covers the following: Advanced Pro-Tools techniques, including elastic audio, auto-tuning and more In-depth training with plugins, compressors and other effects Bringing a band to the studio for an actual recording session co-produced by you and your mentor Overdubs, mixdown and mastering at the advanced level In-depth instruction on the business side of music production …and more! By the time you have completed this programme, you will have a finished, mastered, professional-quality two track demo in hand, which you will be able to submit proudly to music industry professionals. But here’s a bonus… By maintaining a “B” equivalent average grade during your Master’s Programme, you will qualify to have your DEMO SUBMITTED BY US TO TWO INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ON YOUR BEHALF—one music producer and one record label executive—AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT YOUR music industry CAREER: If you’re going to be successful as a record executive, label owner or band manager, you really need to be smart and deliberate regarding your choice of music school. There are many options out there, but many schools charge far too much money and don’t offer any real connection to the music industry itself. By choosing one of these schools, you run the risk of taking on career-crushing amounts of student debt for little or no return on your investment. And for someone trying to make it in the music business, that can halt your career before it ever starts. Don’t be that guy or girl. Don’t make the mistake of spending $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000 for a music school education that offers no real path to your future, and don’t make the even more serious mistake of taking on that kind of debt. Let’s be clear: your key to breaking into the music business doesn’t lie in a classroom with a bunch of other students, nor does it lie in some sort of online program that offers you no real feedback. Your path to success lies in the music industry itself—with the people who are actually DOING the work, who can show you the ropes and help you make your own connections. The Recording Connection offers this opportunity with our unique music business training program. Instead of placing you in an overpriced classroom, we place you as a working apprentice (extern) with a real music industry professional who is doing the job you want to be doing. As you follow a structured course curriculum, you’ll gain lots of real-world experience as you work alongside your mentor, and you’ll learn how to make the connections you need in order to succeed (and trust us—success in this business is ALL about connections). Best of all, you’ll gain this experience, knowledge and insider access for a FRACTION of what other music schools charge, so you can graduate with little or no debt and get on with your career. The music industry is a highly competitive field, and it’s the smart ones, the ones willing to think outside the box, who are the ones who rise to the top. For you, that begins with making choices about your education that will actually help your career without crushing you with debt. If you’re serious about beating out the competition to become a successful record executive or band manager, the Recording Connection is here to help! [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dublin City University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Masters programme allows students to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to widen their knowledge from their undergraduate studies. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. Introduction This Masters programme allows students to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to widen their knowledge from their undergraduate studies. It enables graduates to apply their knowledge using computer–based technology to solve mechanical and manufacturing engineering problems. This programme introduces the use of advanced Computer Aided Engineering tools and, by experiencing these advanced techniques and software, the graduate will gain a vital edge. It allows the candidate to keep up with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in Sustainable Systems/Energy, or Biomedical Engineering. Who is eligible? To apply for this programme candidates must have an Honours degree in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website. Choice of Majors Sustainable Systems/Energy - There is a growing international market for Engineers in sustainable energy and development, eco– innovation, resource efficiency and clean–tech sectors. There are lots of career opportunities in the growing fields of Energy/Renewable Energy (wind, wave, solar, biomass etc.); a national priority area for Ireland. Biomedical Engineering - This discipline integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects required to engineer medical devices. The world of medicine is evolving and expanding rapidly, with new treatments and new diseases appearing all the time. As Ireland is a major player in Bioengineering, this Major provides graduates with specialisms required by industry. Structure The MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study. It consists of two (full-time) taught semesters, followed by a practical project, completed between May and early September. The next intake for this programme will be September 2017. DCU offers a number of scholarships to international students each year. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship from DCU you must first apply to and receive an offer for a DCU Masters programme. Apply online for September 2017 entry at www.pac.ie/dcu using the PAC code DC814 [-]

MEng in Electronic Systems

Dublin City University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one year, full time Masters programme is designed to deepen students’ understanding on electronic systems. If you are ambitious, want to stay abreast of new developments, wish to enhance your qualifications, are prepared to commit time to personal development and yet have limited opportunity for on-campus attendance, then this programme structure is designed for you. You can take courses remotely over the WEB - the distance learning option, attend lectures on-campus, or mix and match combining on-campus and distance learning to suit your particular circumstances. [+]

Introduction This one year, full time Masters programme is designed to deepen students’ understanding on electronic systems. If you are ambitious, want to stay abreast of new developments, wish to enhance your qualifications, are prepared to commit time to personal development and yet have limited opportunity for on-campus attendance, then this programme structure is designed for you. You can take courses remotely over the WEB - the distance learning option, attend lectures on-campus, or mix and match combining on-campus and distance learning to suit your particular circumstances. Who is eligible? To apply for this programme you must have a good honours degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or other Engineering disciplines. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website. Choice of Majors Internet of Things - This innovative Major addresses the emergent significance of the design and networking of Internet-connected embedded devices and technologies. The Major will provide graduates with knowledge, skills and competencies in the areas of real-time signal processing, data analysis and machine learning, connected embedded systems and network programming. At the forefront of current and future electronic and computer engineering developments, this Major offers a unique opportunity in the area of IoT. Nanotechnology - The aim of this Major is to deliver leaders in nanoelectronics, high-level logic synthesis and photonics - strong interdisciplinary sectors with huge growth. This Major focuses on the skills and knowledge required to produce functional electronic and photonic devices and constituent structures of nanometre dimensions. It will also provide graduates with expertise in modern semiconductor manufacturing practices, methodologies and technologies. Image Processing and Analysis - The growth of applications in manufacturing, biomedicine, media, ICT and the life sciences is creating a strong demand for graduates in the Image Processing & Analysis field. This Major will prepare graduates to specialise in the areas of image processing and analysis, computer & machine vision, biomedical imaging and image synthesis techniques. Structure The MEng in Electronic Systems is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study. It consists of two (full-time) taught semesters, followed by a practical project, completed between May and early September. The next intake for this programme will be September 2017. DCU offers a number of scholarships to international students each year. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship from DCU you must first apply to and receive an offer for a DCU Masters programme. Apply online for September 2017 entry at www.pac.ie/dcu using the PAC code DC800 [-]

M.Phil in Popular Literature

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil in Popular Literature offers students a unique opportunity for the advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. Applications for the 2016/17 intake will close in June; applications for the 2017/18 academic year open in October 2016. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. Over the last two decades, the study of popular literature in all of its generic forms has been transformed from a niche area of academic interest into one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing areas of critical inquiry within literary studies. Established in 2005, the M.Phil in Popular Literature was the first (and for many years, only) dedicated postgraduate course in this subject area. The M.Phil offers students a unique opportunity to undertake advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. The School of English at Trinity College Dublin has established itself over the past decade as a major international centre for the academic study of Popular Literature, and the M.Phil attracts applicants from all over the world. The members of the core teaching team on the M.Phil have all published extensively on specific popular genres and between them, have supervised hundreds of M.Phil and undergraduate dissertations on topics related to popular fiction. The M.Phil. provides an invaluable starting point for those who wish to do further graduate study, but will also appeal to those wanting to develop their critical skills and knowledge in relation to an important aspect of contemporary culture. To date, more than 200 students have graduated from the M.Phil, most of whom have gone on to careers that are in some way related to their studies with us. In addition, many of our students have gone on to PhD level study and are conducting academic teaching and research of their own. Course Structure The course lasts one year (beginning in mid-September and ending on August 30th) and is available on a full-time basis only. It comprises two main elements: a core course class meeting twice a week for two hours and, secondly, an option course class once a week for two hours - participants will take one per term. Assessment is comprised of course work completed at the end of each term, and the dissertation undertaken by each student during the summer. For further information, please see our dedicated course pages here: https://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/popular-literature/ and here: https://tcdmphilpoplit.wordpress.com/ [-]

MPhil in Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

This one-year full time course provides the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. The MPhil in Philosophy is a broad and intellectually challenging postgraduate course for students with a background in philosophy or related disciplines with a strong philosophy component. [+]

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that a Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Masters Studentship will be awarded to an incoming student in the MPhil in Philosophy programme in academic year 2016/17. The value of the studentship is a €5,000 contribution towards MPhil in Philosophy tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) for the 2016/17 academic year. The Faculty’s studentship aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students within the arts, humanities and social sciences. Eligibility This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to the MPhil in Philosophy programme, for admission in September 2016. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place in this programme by 15 June 2016. Selection Criteria Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the grant of the studentship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. It is accepted, however, that very many candidates with exceptional qualifications will apply to the programme. Thus the decision as to the recipient of the studentship is at the exclusive discretion of the MPhil Course Director and MPhil Course Committee. As only one studentship will be available MPhil applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them. MPhil applicants are also expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates. Conditions This studentship is offered subject to the following conditions: • The recipient must engage in full-time study and must register for the MPhil in Philosophy offered by Trinity’s Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, in academic year 2016/17; • The recipient is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the MPhil Course Director; • The recipient must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value). How do I apply? MPhil applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for this studentship and there is no separate application process. The recipient of the award will be contacted during the week of July 4th. For additional information regarding the MPhil in Philosophy please visit www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/postgraduate/MPhil or contact Professor Paul O’Grady at POGRADY@tcd.ie https://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/ https://www.tcd.ie/study https://www.tcd.ie/globalrelations [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. M.Phil. in Chinese Studies at Trinity This interdisciplinary two-year taught Master's degree in Chinese Studies offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with China today, and to provide a solid and rigorous foundation for your career aspirations. Our Master's degree in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. We approach the study of China from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including modern Chinese history and thought, politics and governance, language, society and culture. Flexible Design You can tailor your Master's programme according to your language ability and interests. Students choose between two key strands. Strand 1 offers you intensive Mandarin tuition in addition to the core modules on contemporary China, and aims to you to an intermediate proficiency level in spoken and written Mandarin. Strand 2 provides for students who have prior Chinese language learning experience and is also suitable if you are a native speaker of Mandarin. Strand 1: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin 1 f) Mandarin 2 Strand 1: Elective modules a) Governance and politics of the PRC b) Business and economy of contemporary China c) Religion and thought d) Chinese diaspora and language in a global context e) Mandarin 3 f) Mandarin 4 Strand 2: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin reading and discussion group on contemporary China Strand 2: Elective modules a) Governance and politics of the PRC b) Business and economy of contemporary China c) Religion and thought d) Chinese diaspora and language in a global context e) Mandarin 3 f) Mandarin 4 Study in China The first two semesters of the degree are delivered in Dublin. In the third semester of the degree, you will gain first-hand experience and understanding of Chinese life and society through our Study Abroad programme in one of Trinity's partner universities. You then return to Trinity College to complete the fourth and final semester, and submit a Master's dissertation. Dissertation Students write a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic within one of the three disciplinary areas of the Chinese Studies degree programme. Entry requirements Applicants are normally required to possess a good Honours Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification. The course is designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds. A background in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is helpful but not a requirement. [-]

MA in Development Studies by Flexible & Distance Learning

Kimmage Development Studies Centre
Online Part time Ireland Dublin

The Post Graduate Diploma / MA Degree in Development Studies by flexible and distance learning (FDL)offers learners the opportunity to combine work and study anywhere in the world, while still connecting online with a diverse and vibrant learning community. Learners can undertake the MA completely online or they can combine the best of distance and e-learning with classroom participation – it is tailored to the needs of learners who like to study in their own time and at their own pace, but still want to have the option of drawing on the benefits of face to face, participatory and experience-based interaction with other participants and tutors. [+]

The Post Graduate Diploma / MA Degree in Development Studies by flexible and distance learning (FDL) offers learners the opportunity to combine work and study anywhere in the world, while still connecting online with a diverse and vibrant learning community. Learners can undertake the MA completely online or they can combine the best of distance and e-learning with classroom participation – it is tailored to the needs of learners who like to study in their own time and at their own pace, but still want to have the option of drawing on the benefits of face to face, participatory and experience-based interaction with other participants and tutors. It is a less costly option than a face to face programme, especially for learners living outside of Dublin or Ireland, as travel and living expenses are minimised, and because you can continue to work where you are based. Despite geographical distance, by participating in online discussions and other networked activities, learners are still part of a community of learners at Kimmage. Participants successfully completing the programme will be awarded an internationally recognised MA in Development Studies, validated by Qualification and Quality Ireland (formerly HETAC). This programme is aimed at advanced level participants who hold a primary degree or equivalent qualifications and who have experience of working in a development context. Particularly welcome are leaders, facilitators and managers of community development projects, government and development agency staff, people involved in pastoral ministry, researchers, development educators, volunteers and activists. Some places are also retained for recent graduates who wish to study further before embarking on a career in development work. MA learners who combine online and classroom based learning can specialise within the programme by choosing from a number of elective areas that are most suited to their area of interest. These ‘specialist pathways’ include ‘Globalisation and Change’; ‘People Centred Development’ and ‘Development and Management’. Note that this course is also available through the Full-Time Study and Part-Time Learning options. What this Programme is About The programme is designed to prepare participants for work in development in a community, local government, youth/adult education, or NGO setting. It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary theories of social change and development and to analyse development policies and practices. It builds skills, especially in relation to research, leadership and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects. The programme aims to give participants the opportunity to develop: a critical awareness of social, economic and management issues underlying socio economic change conceptual and analytical skills critical to understanding and engaging with contemporary debates relating to development, including contrasting arguments and understandings of development processes the ability to apply such knowledge to policy analysis and practical problem solving a set of operational skills pertinent to working in the public, private, faith-based and NGO domains, especially in relation to leadership, motivation and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects understanding of research processes appropriate to different development contexts and issues, and the ability to undertake effective primary research in the development field new friendships and contacts with a dynamic and diverse group of committed people Note We are accepting applications for the following online modules commencing March 2016: Sociology of Development Research Methods Gender and Development Anthropology and Globalisation Managing Development Organisations Learners can commence with just one, or a number of these modules, continuing with further modules in October 2016 or March 2017, to build credit towards an MA award. [-]

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

American College Dublin
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2016 Ireland Dublin

Based in the childhood home of Oscar Wilde at 1 Merrion Square and delivered in association with the Irish Writers’ Centre, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing offers aspiring or published writers a one-year course of study which examines the process and practice of producing prose fiction. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing Based in the childhood home of Oscar Wilde at 1 Merrion Square and delivered in association with the Irish Writers’ Centre, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing offers aspiring or published writers a one-year course of study which examines the process and practice of producing prose fiction. The work of the last two years’ classes has included pieces that were shortlisted for the Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition, twice longlisted for the Fish Short Story Competition, and two students who were selected as finalists in the IWC Novel Fair. Within a critical workshop and mentoring format students are provided with tuition and advice in completing either a novel or a short story collection. Consideration is given to the intellectual, psychological, economic and cultural influences that underpin and drive the creative writing process. The course also emphasizes the business and professional environment of writing, with seminars presented by agents and publishers and master classes by established writers. The programme provides the student both with expert guidance in producing a substantial written work of publishable standard, and with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical requirements of successful participation in the activity of writing, whether as a professional career or as part of a lifelong personal commitment to creative endeavour. A graduate of the programme will be in a position to consider submission of a complete and polished work to a literary agent or publisher. He or she will also be prepared for participation in a range of complementary fields such as journalism, publishing, editing, online writing, advertising, marketing and teaching. The degree develops a broad spectrum of transferable skills, including advanced and adaptable writing techniques, informed responsiveness to critical and editorial commentary, self-management and organizational competencies, and a high level of expertise in understanding and locating creative work within a historical and critical context. These skills are applicable not only in careers that draw directly on the ability to write creatively, but also in a wide array of related business, cultural and social activities such as keeping a web page, blogging, advocacy and grant writing, criticism and commentary. Finally, the degree highlights the beauty and, amid such suffering as is necessary, the joy of creative expression. Regardless of the particular path a graduate follows, he or she will leave the programme with an enhanced, lifelong appreciation of the manifold intellectual and emotional benefits and consolations to be found in the practice of creative writing. Sean O’Reilly Sean O’Reilly teaches the novel workshop and the module on the craft of creative writing on the MFA in Creative Writing. Sean O’ Reilly grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland. His work includes the short story collection, Curfew, and the novels Love and Sleep and The Swing of Things and the experimental erotic novella, Watermark. He is a contributing editor to the literary magazine, The Stinging Fly. Mike McCormack Mike McCormack teaches the short story workshop on the MFA in Creative Writing. Born in 1965, Mike McCormack comes from the west of Ireland. He is the author of one collection of short stories, Getting it in the Head (1996), and two novels, Crowe’s Requiem (1998) and Notes from a Coma (2005). In 1996 McCormack was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Getting it in the Head was chosen as New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998. In 2006, Notes from a Coma was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award. In 2007 he was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. The Irish Writers’ Centre The MFA in Creative Writing is delivered in association with the Irish Writers’ Centre, based at 19 Parnell Square. The Irish Writers’ Centre has long been a hub of literary activity in Dublin, supporting established and aspiring writers throughout Ireland from its location in what Joyce called 'the heart of the Hibernian metropolis.' It is a non-profit organisation, aimed at promoting literature and writers in Ireland. Since it was founded in 1987, the Irish Writers’ Centre has welcomed many award winning writers through its doors, including Nobel, Costa, Man Booker, IMPAC, and Pulitzer Prize winners. It has also served as an important platform for breakthrough talent, with many young writers giving their first public readings at the Centre. The Irish Writers’ Centre has considerable experience and expertise in teaching and promoting creative writing. These qualities, allied with American College Dublin’s long background in liberal arts higher education, have informed the development of the programme and provide ongoing support for it. The Centre serves as a space for programme events and presentations, facilitates MFA students in establishing contacts with agents, publishers and other key figures in the publishing industry, and provides a context for students to engage and interact with the Dublin and Irish writing community. All MFA students are required to be members of the Irish Writers’ Centre during the year of their registration on the programme and are encouraged to enter into its culture and activities, both during the course and in the years beyond. Additionally, as a general principle, students are encouraged to draw on the observations and other writerly enjoyments and inspirations that attend the experience of travelling the paths, by-ways and spaces that link Merrion and Parnell squares. Course Schedule The MFA in Creative Writing consists of a variety of taught classes, workshops, and a culminating final project, which is a substantial portion of a novel or a collection of short stories. All modules are mandatory, with the exception of one of the writing workshop classes in the first semester; novelists are required only to take the novel writing workshop and short story writers are only required to take the short story workshop, not both (however, though attendance in both is not mandatory, any student is wishes to participate in both is welcome to do so). The creative writing project is developed throughout the course of the programme (indeed, some students may come to the degree with work already in some stage of completion which is developed in the programme) and is completed during the summer, with a submission date in the first week of September) Semester 1 Imagination and storytelling Writing workshop 1: the novel Writing workshop 1: the short story The writer as critic The craft of creative writing Semester 2 The business of writing and publishing Writing workshop 2 Masterclass in fiction writing Creative writing project Course Requirements An honours bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be an advantage but is not a necessity for entry to the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The principal requirements for admission to the programme are demonstration of a sufficient interest in the activity of creative writing and furnishing of evidence of an ability to undertake and benefit from a course of master’s level study and tuition in creative writing. An applicant for the MFA should submit to the Admissions Office a statement of approximately 750 words of his or her interest in undertaking the course and a portfolio of his or her prose writing. The portfolio may consist of a single piece of writing or of a collection of up to four samples; the entire length of the portfolio should be approximately 3000 words. The applicant will also be required to attend an interview (in person or by means of the internet). Career Skills Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer. These skills include: Advanced skills and competencies in written communication Advanced skills and competences in academic research Detail-oriented Creativity Self-management Organisational competencies Critical and editorial commentary Graduates of MFA in Creative Writing will be prepared to participate in a range of complementary fields including: Journalism Publishing Editing Online writing Advertising Marketing Teaching [-]

LLM In Comparative Media Law

Independent College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The LL.M Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its type to be offered in the Republic of Ireland. It is a specialised programme which examines the regulation of media in Ireland and internationally. In particular, Irish and international developments relating to restrictions on the media ranging from the laws on privacy, defamation, contempt of court [+]

The LL.M Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its type to be offered in the Republic of Ireland. It is a specialised programme which examines the regulation of media in Ireland and internationally. In particular, Irish and international developments relating to restrictions on the media ranging from the laws on privacy, defamation, contempt of court and freedom of information are examined in depth. The statutory regulation of the media in Ireland and throughout the European Union is also analysed. This course is ideal for those with an interest in the legal and ethical issues surrounding freedom of expression worldwide. Through its association with Independent News & Media, the College has access to the very best practitioners in this area whether they be legal professionals practicing media law or editors or journalists who grapple with these legal issues on a daily basis. Together with the College’s experienced and enthusiastic teaching team, the LL.M provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the theoretical aspects of law and how it operates in practice. Course Content/Structure (number of years and modules per year). Outline only. The degree is delivered over one year a full time basis and two years on an evening part-time basis. Typically, students will be required to complete three modules over two 12 week teaching semesters. The course is broken down as follows: Semester 1 Research Methods Freedom of Expression: Constitutional Perspectives Defamation & the Media Semester 2 Law of Privacy Media Regulation Elective* Electives Defamation: Practice & Procedure Freedom of Information Law Intellectual Property; Law & the Media Dissertation Students must also complete a dissertation of between 15,000 to 20,000 words. Students will be assigned  supervisor to assist and support students in completing their dissertation. Entry Requirements The LL.M is not confined to those who have studied law at undergraduate level. It is also open to those from other disciplines such as the Arts, Journalism and other related programmes. At least a lower second-class (2.2) degree in law or a related discipline or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience, including having held a position of responsibility relevant to the LL.M. Where the applicant’s first language is not English, the applicant must also demonstrate proficiency in English: the minimum standard is British Council IELTS band 6.5, or TOEFL scores of 575 (paper-based), 232 (computer-based) or 89 (internet-based). We welcome applications from those who do not have the entry requirements outlined here. The University will consider applications on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience which indicate an applicant's ability to meet the demands of a Masters. We like to give such applicants every opportunity to show that they have the motivation and ability to succeed in their chosen programme of study. Fees Day Time: €4250 Non EU Abroad: €8,500 Part Time: €4250 Assessment Modules are typically assessed by way of a written piece of coursework (approximately 3,000 words) and a two hour examination at the end of each semester (January and May). Students will also have to complete a thesis of 15,000 to 20,000 words on a chosen area associated with media law. The thesis would usually be submitted in September. Career Opportunities The purpose of the LLM is to provide students with the expertise, skills and knowledge to deal with the legal issues which arise in media in the modern age. The programme is particular suitable for law graduates/professionals seeking to specialise in this field. It is also relevant to those who work in the sector whether it be as journalists, web designers, publishers and so forth. [-]

Masters in Development Practice

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Part time 2 years September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The two-year Masters in Development Practice encompasses an integrated theoretical and practical approach with multidisciplinary training in four “pillars”- health, natural, social, and management sciences. Eighteen core academic modules (link) provide rigorous training across the core pillars, complemented by masters level training in research design, methodology, and methods including training in leading edge quantitative... [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. Masters in Development Practice Established in 2009 following recommendations from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice, the Global Masters in Development Practice (MDP) is a world-leading and uniquely innovative interdisciplinary graduate degree programme that blends health, natural, social, and management sciences--combined with cross-sectoral field training and professional local and international work-based placements to better understand international development problems and best practices. The Dublin MDP is a member of this global network of Master’s in Development Practice, headquartered at Columbia University, New York, linking with over 30 universities and hundreds of partner organisations worldwide. The two-year Masters in Development Practice encompasses an integrated theoretical and practical approach with multidisciplinary training in four “pillars”- health, natural, social, and management sciences. Eighteen core academic modules (link) provide rigorous training across the core pillars, complemented by masters level training in research design, methodology, and methods including training in leading edge quantitative, qualitative, and digital tools and techniques. The programme includes four work-based placements (link) which provide hands-on practical experience for students, both in International Development NGOs and International Intergovernmental Organisations. This programme aims to create a new generation of development practitioners with the skills to implement and manage comprehensive approaches to sustainable and efficient development. The Dublin MDP is a joint degree led by the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Natural Science and University College Dublin (UCD) School of Politics and International Relations, and delivered by staff from all faculties across the universities, in collaboration with leading scientific researchers, and national and international organisations with specialist skills. Course Modules The Dublin MDP it combines a range of teaching and learning approaches both in the seminar room and in the field. Students engage in a minimum of eighteen class-room based modules and four work-based placements to gain hands-on practical experience during the programme. Specialist skills are formed across a range of areas including research design and methods, development economics, global health, gender, climate change and climate justice, governance and politics and language training. Students engage with leading experts, practitioners, and academics both in the classroom and in the field. Students also produce a dissertation drawing upon research conducted during fieldwork modules. These have attracted attention from policy-makers, such as the Minister of Education in Rwanda. Year 1 Modules: Tropical Agriculture (Natural Sciences Pillar) Climate Justice, Human rights, & Development (Social Sciences) Economic Policy & Analysis I (Social Sciences) Economic Policy & Analysis II (Social Sciences) Irish NGO Placement (Management) Fieldwork 1 (Management) Global Health (Health Sciences) Global Classroom (Cross-Disciplinary) Research Design & Methods (Cross-Disciplinary) Year 2 Modules: Climate Change & Development (Natural Sciences Pillar) Science, Technology & Development (Natural Sciences Pillar) Globalization & African Development (Social Sciences) Governance, Politics & Development (Social Sciences) Post-Conflict Situations (Social Sciences) Gender & Development (Social Sciences) The UN Architecture: The MDGs & Beyond (Social Sciences) Impact Measurement in Development Aid (Cross-Disciplinary) Fieldwork 2 (Management) MDP Dissertation Entry Requirements, Applications and Closing Date Entry to the program will be based on competitive selection. Applications for admission are accepted from holders of first or upper-second class honors degrees (grade point average 3.5 equivalent) awarded by recognised universities and institutions, and recognised degree awarding bodies (e.g. NCEA, CNAA); holders of other degrees from recognised universities or degree granting institutions who have experienced at least three years of appropriate employment; holders of recognised professional qualifications obtained through examinations who have spent at least four years in study and who, in addition, have been employed for at least two years in the work of their profession; Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English in a test administered by an institution independent of their own university (e.g. the British Council). [-]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach... [+]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation There is widespread interest in literary translation as a form of literary study, and as a discipline that extends the reading and writing skills obtained in an Arts degree. Trinity College builds on its large and successful language teaching experience in creating a programme specifically designed for the production and study of literary translations. The course brings together in an interdisciplinary framework, the expertise to create a unique programme for practitioners, future practitioners and students of the art of translation. The target language is English, but the following source languages are also available: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech and Polish. Where requested, we will try to provide support in other languages. The programme is taught by experienced lecturers, several of whom have published translated books, and by guest translators. It features a seminar in which students present and discuss their own work. A graduate of the course will be well equipped to undertake literary, cultural, academic or philosophical translation, and will be qualified for employment in any area demanding intercultural awareness and excellent writing and analytical skills. The aim is to each translation as an art, and to form professionals who will have learned to work in an ethos of mutual intellectual and linguistic exchange. The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach. [-]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various... [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Dublin Ireland. M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes). The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement. The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of the student's choice is prepared over the summer months. [-]