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A Master in Ireland is a top choice for many international students. Ireland has a rich history and can offer some of the best universities in the world. Ireland is a country where traditions, religion and history play a big role in everyday life as well as in the nation’s self-perception. Ireland is also a home to some of the finest higher education institutions. It stands on the 8th place in the world for the number of universities in the list of Top 500 universities.

If you choose to spend your time earning a Master in Ireland in the exciting Irish cities, you will be able to choose from a great variety of universities, colleges and business schools. Higher education institutions in Ireland offer a broad selection of Master in Ireland programs, including MBAs and other Business orientated master studies, Humanitarian and Arts master programs, Technology programs and many more.

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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 in Ireland 2017. 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 [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

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. [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - THEATRE DIRECTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. [+]

Masters in Ireland 2017. This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Directing will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the programme and all students will showcase their work in public performances at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Module 5) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) a letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s theatre directing experience to date. b) a ‘statement of purpose’ that refers to the applicants ambitions in terms of theatre directing. c) a résumé (CV) d) a portfolio of your work including a critical assessment of recently directed work e) two references/testimonials from those familiar with your work and/or third level education f) personal statement with a financial plan which indicates clearly how you intend to finance yourself if successful in gaining a place on the course. Modules Contemporary Theatre Practice This compulsory module will introduce students to a range of contemporary theatre practices. It will focus on Irish and international artists and companies, with a particular emphasis on contemporary productions staged in the theatres of Dublin. The principal aim of the course is to enable students to become conversant in the styles, forms, theories and practices that constitute contemporary theatre making in Ireland and across the world. The Contemporary Theatre Practice module is shared by all Master in Fine Art students (directors, designers and playwrights). Directing Workshop In this compulsory module students will investigate various directing processes in a workshop format. Students will work with The Lir’s Head of Directing and visiting directors, as well as professional and student actors. Students will receive both group feedback and individual tuition in the development of their craft. Workshops will cover such areas as: text and a creative world-view; developing an awareness of the professional directing context; developing an explicit, personal aesthetic; working collaboratively with actors and other artists. This module also outlines career development and provides a constructive framework for group and self critique. It introduces research skills and rehearsal etiquette by working in a professional environment. The overall aim of this module is to prepare students to direct a play in the Theatre Production Module. Theatre Production This compulsory module aims to enable students to apply the skills acquired in the other Modules to the development of their individual creative voice and practice, and in the direction of a theatre performance of between 30-60 minutes which will be showcased to the professional industry as part of The Lir’s on-going programme of public performances and events. Each student will be individually supervised in pre-production, rehearsals, tech and public performances throughout Term Three and over the summer months. Two Assistant Director placements working alongside professional theatre directors will form a key component of the preparation for the final production. Dramaturgy for Theatre Directing This elective module is taught by a professional dramaturge. Its aim is to introduce students to a range of dramatic texts for the theatre with an emphasis on the dramaturgical composition of those texts. An understanding of the contexts within which those dramaturgical strategies were produced will also be fostered. This seminar-based module requires students to examine key problems related to the creation and structure of scripts for performance. Students will consider a variety of theories regarding dramatic structure, consider the research requirements of script creation, explore different approaches to script development and learn to apply a dramaturgical vocabulary to a number of case studies. Similar to the Contemporary Theatre Practice module, Dramaturgy is shared with MFA playwriting students (for whom it is a compulsory module) and MFA design students (for whom it is an elective module) and is supported by specific tutorials focusing on each individual strand of the MFA programme. Throughout the training students will be develop skills of the practitioners of theatre other than the theatre director, with a view to them becoming proficient in and conversant with the creativity of others, and to enhance the craft of the student director by broadening their experience of theatre making. Students will explore the crafts of the actor, designer, stage manager, production manager and stage technician through workshops with teachers and professionals in the various disciplines. [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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.... [-]


LLM In Comparative Media Law

Independent College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 [+]

Masters in Ireland 2017. 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 of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems)

National University of Ireland Galway College of Engineering & Informatics
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Galway + 1 more

This award winning programme was designed in partnership with academics and employers to meet the specific requirements of industry. It equips graduates with essential knowledge and skills in the fields of operations, quality, and innovation management. [+]

Course Overview This award winning programme was designed in partnership with academics and employers to meet the specific requirements of industry. It equips graduates with essential knowledge and skills in the fields of operations, quality, and innovation management. The programme aims to enhance graduates’ technical and management contribution in various enterprises including manufacturing, financial services, health services, government, and many more. It invites participants from many disciplines: it is suitable for Engineering, Science, Commerce, and Arts graduates who wish to pursue a career in a high-tech environment. This conversion aspect is of significant interest to students who may wish to change direction from their course of undergraduate study and pursue a new career path that offers them sound employment prospects in a growth area. The Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) programme is highly regarded by employers and there has always been a strong demand for our graduates. Graduates of this programme have secured roles in engineering, management and IT in companies such as Accenture, Apple, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Valeo, Ingersoll Rand, Pepsi, Kerry Group, IBM, Ericsson, Elan and Hewlett Packard. Key features of the programme include: Infusing a strong ethos of innovation in students Engaging teaching methods (e.g. Lego serious play; company visits; guest lectures) A customised learning programme to suit the needs of individual students Multidisciplinary approach (e.g. Engineering, Technology, Business) Extensive career opportunities Enterprise Systems focus on people, process and technology related issues in an organisation. Our flexible course structure allows you to build your own curriculum by choosing from a number of available modules to make up 50 ECTS (credits) or equivalent over the duration of the programme. A research thesis (30 ECTS) and Research Methods (10 ECTS) are core subjects and ensure students develop their critical thinking, analytical and writing skills. Learning outcomes are achieved by problem-based learning techniques and completion of a number of real world assignments. Written examinations are held each semester. Requirements and Assessment Problem-based learning techniques are used in most of our modules. You must also complete a number of real world assignments. Written examinations take place at the end of each semester. Course Outline The flexible structure allows you to tailor the programme to your specific needs. You can choose from those listed below. Modules are subject to availability and other modules may be made available. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project Management Applied Innovation Decision Systems and Business Analytics Information Systems Strategy and Planning Operations Management Operations Strategy Logistics and Transportation Lean Systems Operations Research Quality Management Human and Systems Reliability Ergonomics Safety and Risk Management Regulatory Affairs. Research Methods You must also prepare a research thesis on a topic to be agreed with an academic leader. We will equip you with all scientific skills you need to do this in our module on Research Methods. Further Education Many of our graduates have been successful in securing scholarships to conduct research at PhD level. Why Choose This Course? Career Opportunities This programme has propelled our graduates to successful careers in some of the most high profile organisations across the globe. They range from careers in research institutes, consulting, multi-national organisations and entrepreneurial ventures throughout the world. What some of our employers say: Alan Phelan | CEO Nucleus VP Group We have engaged and recruited graduates and found them to be great problem solvers and critical thinkers. Their background in lean systems has been very applicable to a number of our companies where they have helped to implement sound systems and processes which have allowed our subsidiaries to scale rapidly. Martin Conroy | Senior Director Medtronic The Enterprise systems programme at NUI Galway focuses on providing the necessary knowledge to be excellent systems thinkers. Graduates have the ability to understand people; process as well as technology related issues in an organisation. The programme encourages candidates to analyse problems using scientific methods and to generate innovative and effective solutions to these problems. Furthermore graduates are given real skills such as the ability to work in a team and communicate well. Such skills are essential to fast moving high tech companies like ours. What some of our graduates say: Paul Gleeson | Accenture The programme is well delivered as there is a nice balance between practical and classroom based learning. I found the lecturers to be some of the most helpful and engaging people I have come across during my studies as they take a hand on approach to getting students involved in class discussions and debates. All in all, the programme is an excellent foundation for finding future employment opportunities due to the high level of personal and professional development you will obtain. It helped open up numerous career opportunities for me so it is a programme that I would highly recommend. Paul McCormack| Allergan I undertook the Masters of Applied Science in NUI Galway with the aim of acquiring new skills and knowledge to aid in my future career progression. The course was challenging and required high standards throughout. While striving to meet these standards I believe I have greatly improved my knowledge of business systems and gained valuable new skills. I believe the lessons learnt during the course will facilitate my personal and professional development into the future. Damien Coleman | Baxter Healthcare I would highly recommend doing the Masters of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) at NUI, Galway. The wide variety of subjects offered allowed me to tailor the course to suit my needs and help me progress in Baxter Healthcare. I found the course to be challenging but extremely enjoyable and it helped me to gain deeper understanding of subjects such as Operations, Quality, Lean Manufacturing and Logistics. The standard of the lectures and guest speakers were second to none. This coupled with the energizing discussions and refreshing workshops has resulted in ensuring my future will be all the better for completing this masters. [-]

Master of Accounting

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin

You will get a thorough education in accounting and learn valuable technical, communication and IT skills. [+]

Well-established reputation Motivated peers seeking professional qualification High success rate for Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland admitting examination Internationally renowned faculty

What is the course about?

A Master of Accounting from the UCD Michael Smurfit Gradate School of Business is a valuable brand that employers recognise and respond to. Our graduates occupy key positions in the accounting profession and commercial life in Ireland, the UK, the US and in other countries.

Course objectives

The goal of the Master of Accounting programme is to produce high-calibre graduates who will progress quickly through their professional training, and then advance rapidly to senior management positions either within professional practice or industry.... [-]


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 [-]

MA in Applied Linguistics

Mary Immaculate College
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. [+]

Masters in Ireland 2017. The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. Its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. Typically, the course will run over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year using the summer period for the dissertation module (September – August). Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each semester is structured into 12 weeks or units in which three modules are taken. Each module will involve ongoing assessment. This may involve a mixture of tasks such as quizzes, discussions, essays, oral presentations, etc. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion. To summarise, the programme begins in September. There are options regarding programme delivery mode and duration to suit individual needs: Delivery options: • On-campus: Traditional delivery format with on-campus, face to face lectures and tutorials • Blended: Combination of online and face to face delivery format • Online: Fully online delivery format using both pre-recorded and live webinars Time options: • Over one year: Full-time basis, from September 2016 to August 2017, using the summer period for the dissertation module • Over one and a half years: Full-time basis, September 2016 to December 2017, using the Autumn Semester for the dissertation module • Flexible part-time programme: Part-time basis, allowing students to undertake the course in a modular manner, accruing the required credits within 3 years Students exiting the programme, having successfully completed 60 ECTS, not including the dissertation (30 credits), can do so with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (level 9 on the NQF). Module outlines Core Features of Language: grammar, vocabulary and phonology This module will explore the interrelationship of grammar, vocabulary (lexis) and phonology in the language system. It will describe the formal systems of English, examining the individual building blocks of lexis (e.g. morphemes, semantic relations), grammar (e.g. word classes, phrases, clauses, tenses, modality) and phonology (phonemes, intonation patterns, features of connected speech), and the ways in which these forms work together and are used to create meanings in context. It will also examine the notion of fixed multi-word units, both integrated and fragmented, which form lexicogrammatical patterns. There will be a strong focus on how grammar, vocabulary and phonology interplay with discourse and pragmatics. Approaches to Language in Context This module will explore the importance of considering language in its cultural, social and interpersonal context of use and examine the factors that influence how we use language. It will consider the phenomenon of context in light of recent developments in spoken and written corpus linguistics. Language in context will be investigated through practical analytic tasks using authentic spoken and written discourse from a variety of different discourse contexts (e.g., family discourse, academic discourse, workplace discourse, etc.). In addition, structural approaches to exploring spoken language (e.g., the work of the Birmingham discourse analysts and conversation analysis) and approaches that can be applied to both spoken and written texts such as genre analysis will also be explored. This will facilitate both a top-down and bottom-up approach to language in context. The ‘new discourses’ of the digital age, such as blogs, wikis, twitter and other electronic texts will also be explored. Issues in Applied Linguistics This module introduces students to the key issues in Applied Linguistics and serves to provide students with a broad understanding of the concerns of Applied Linguistics. Models of language teaching will be critically appraised and dominant paradigms of second language acquisition will be evaluated. Notions of linguistic competence will be examined, including inter-cultural pragmatic competence in the context of cross-cultural and variational pragmatics. The module will also address multilingualism and language in a global context, including contemporary debates about teaching English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Language assessment will also be a key theme, especially in terms of addressing notions of linguistic and discourse competency markers in testing spoken and written language. Within each area of the module, students will be introduced to a range of perspectives, allowing them critically evaluate different approaches and recognise the debates that currently occupy Applied Linguists. Classroom and Learner Discourse The module focuses on the interactional structure of teacher and learner discourse, looking empirically at the interactions between teacher and learners and between learners (peer-topeer). It seeks to develop understandings of the key interactional features and competencies of classroom discourse using analytical paradigms of conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis, underpinned by corpus linguistics methodological tools. The module also focuses on learners’ language in assessment (e.g. oral exams, essays, discussion fora, blogs, wikis) in the context of linguistic and interactional competencies. A key facet of the module will be to enable participants to transcribe, code and analyse empirical classroom and learner data so as to better understand this teaching and learning context and the linguistic and interactional competencies which it demands. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics This module will equip students with essential research skills for analysing language empirically. The module is designed to provide students with the skills to both evaluate the research of others and undertake their own independent research in the area of Applied Linguistics. It will focus on the methodological paradigms and experimental designs typically used in Applied Linguistics, including both qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches so that students can choose an appropriate methodology for a particular research question in a particular context of language use. The course will also cover practical methodological steps and procedures for research in Applied Linguistics, including the identification of a research question, finding sources for a literature review using appropriate databases, the practicalities of questionnaire design, speaker information sheets, recording protocols, transcription and coding procedures. The ethical issues that arise in research within applied Linguistics will also be discussed. The course will also focus on appropriate analytical frameworks for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from recordings, questionnaires or other empirical sources. By the end of this module, students should be able to write a research proposal suitable for a dissertation within the programme and be sufficiently competent to carry out the research project. Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching This module describes the applications of corpus linguistics to language teaching and research. Electronic language corpora, and their attendant computer software, are proving increasingly influential in language teaching as sources of language description and pedagogical material. The module will explore the contribution of corpus linguistics to language learning and teaching and examine the opportunities offered by corpus linguistics to the learner and the teacher. The module will not only focus on how the teacher can use corpus linguistics in the classroom to create materials but also on how students can be encouraged to use corpora themselves. The limitations of using corpora in language teaching and the potential pitfalls arising from their uncritical use will also be discussed. The module will primarily refer to research, teaching materials and procedures relevant to English Language Teaching (ELT); however, it will also address issues related to language teaching in general. Phonetics and Phonology This module will cover the core elements of phonetics and phonology. Students will address the distinction between phonetics and phonology. Specifically, in relation to phonetics, the module will focus on the physiology of speech, including the points and manner of articulation and the transcription of speech sounds, using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). In terms of phonology, it will examine the speech sound patterns, connected speech processes (such as assimilation, coalescence, elision, liaison) and the distinction between the segmental and suprasegmental features of speech. Core to this module is the contextualising of phonology in terms of discourse intonation in relation to lexis, grammar, discourse and pragmatics in spoken language. Discourse and Pragmatics This module aims to extend student understanding of linguistic context through a focus on pragmatics. Core issues of concern in pragmatics such as deixis, implicature, politeness and speech act theory are outlined, discussed and evaluated critically. The module will also explore notions of universality by considering pragmatics from both inter- and cross-cultural viewpoints. Central to this module is the consideration of real and authentic data. Traditional data collection methods in pragmatics, such as discourse completion tests, role plays and interviews will be assessed. However, corpus pragmatics, a relatively recent development within the fields of corpus linguistics and pragmatics, will be the primary methodological framework. Corpus pragmatics allows for the interpretation of spoken or written meaning, with an emphasis on providing empirical evidence for this interpretation. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of the core pragmatic concerns on the basis of empirical investigations which they themselves will conduct. Entry Qualifications A minimum of two years’ experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Foreign Language Teaching, ELT publishing or translation, or related fields, plus a 2.2 honours degree, or higher; Alternatively, relevant prior experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Foreign Language Teaching, ELT publishing or translation, or related fields will be considered as a basis for entry on a case-by-case basis (acceptance under this criteria will be subject to an interview and in accordance with the University of Limerick Policy on Accredited Prior Learning). In the case of non-native speakers of English, an IELTS level 7 or equivalent will be required. [-]

Master of Landscape Architecture

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. [+]

Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes This is a taught, two-year, full-time, professionally recognised graduate programme that builds on competencies gained at an undergraduate level from the Bachelors in Landscape Architecture or related programmes in Ireland and abroad. This Masters is for students wishing to gain a higher professional qualification. Course Description UCD is at the forefront of Landscape Architecture education in Ireland. Landscape architecture is one of the professions that is becoming crucial in mediating against the effects of climate change and ensuring quality of life in the city Internationally recognised qualification that leads to professional practice in Landscape Architecture Delivered by an Architecture School ranked in the top 100 in Europe by Domus. Career Opportunities Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. A qualification in landscape architecture can lead to employment opportunities in a large variety of fields associated with human settlement. Our graduates frequently work as part of large multidisciplinary teams alongside architects, engineers, planners, artists, ecologists, and surveyors. They work in private practise, local government, academia and many different kinds of non-governmental organisations all over the world. Such is the broad overview gained in UCD Landscape Architecture that graduates are often chosen as the master-planners for large-scale projects. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MLArch Landscape Architecture (X051) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 EU Year 2** - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships. Entry Requirements Applicants need a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or a related programme. Graduates of certain cognate disciplines such as architecture, planning, geography, environmental studies with minimum 2:1 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence will be considered. Portfolio submission is required Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should refer to the MLA Pathway. Testimonial Graduate Dominick Comerford I came from 15 years in the world of mainstream commercial architecture and wanted something more. Landscape Architecture introduced me to many additional subject areas relating to design in our environment - with an emphasis on natural, ecological and cultural values. The MLA at UCD opened my eyes and I now see the world around me in a much more exciting, stimulating and interesting way. I gave myself the opportunity of complete immersion in order to ‘get it ‘ as they say. The learning is ongoing, this is a wide and beautiful subject. I found the tutors very supportive and encouraging, some with infectious enthusiasm, which has stayed with me and is definitely the best way to learn. Having completed the MLA in 2006, my practice in Ireland now specialises in smaller scale Architecture and Landscape Architecture. I also tutor on the undergraduate programme at UCD. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master in Islamic Finance

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 2 years

The goal of Master studies entitled „Islamic Banking + 2“, which is carried out as a collaboration between the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Bolton (UK), is to acquire additional knowledge from the field of Islamic Banking and Finances. Studies are practice-oriented and have been intended for managers of all levels in... [+]

Masters in Ireland 2017. The goal of Master studies entitled „Islamic Banking + 2“, which is carried out as a collaboration between the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Bolton (UK), is to acquire additional knowledge from the field of Islamic Banking and Finances. Studies are practice-oriented and have been intended for managers of all levels in banking sector, banking professionals and graduate BA (the First Bologna cycle) students, who see their business future in the banking sector, particularly in the field of Islamic Banking as the fastest growing segment of banking industry. Studies are to be carried out entirely in English language. We have a full confidence that these studies o School of Economics and Business Sarajevo, being the only one of a kind in the region of Central and Southeast Europe, will enable its students to acquire new, yet ‘different’ competences and skills, and, in this way, create conditions for them to find jobs in a comparatively shorter period of time and to start a successful career in banking industry. Administrational support for the programme will be carried out through the Center of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance at the SEBS. All classes will be held at the campus Sarajevo, SEBS facilities. Curriculum I Semester 1. Research Methodology (RM) 2. Basics of Islamic Law and Economy 3. Islamic Banking and Finance 4. Islamic Business Law 5. Professional Practice – Internship I II Semester 1. Financing Models of Islamic Banks 2. Islamic Insurance-Takaful 3. Comparative Accounting 4. Conventional Banking 5. Professional Practice – Internship II III Semester 1. Advanced Islamic Banking and Finance 2. Islamic Bank Risk Management 3. Islamic Capital Markets 4. Investments Analysis from Islamic Banking Perspective 5. Project – Preparation of the application for Master Thesis IV Semester 1. Master Thesis After completion of this study programme, students will get join award from University of Sarajevo and University of Bolton. Programme is in validation process from Bolton University. The Programme outcomes By the end of study programme students will be able to: Describe and evaluate the application of key concept of Islamic economy, banking and finances, Explain and analyse the impact of Islamic economy, banking and finances on global economic movements worldwide (notably in Muslim countries), Europe (particularly in Great Britain), and the regions of Central and Southeast Europe (specifically Bosnia and Herzegovina), Formulate the strategy of appearance and approach to investors and business entities, which prefer ethical principles in their business dealings, Comment and present tea sic concepts of Islamic economy, banking and finances, the advantages and shortcomings, incentives and impediments to the development of Islamic banking and finances in Europe, and, in particular, in Great Britain and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Report, interpret and analyse the primary and secondary data and information from the field of Islamic banking and finances, Use the competences and skills for their advanced research in the field of Islamic economy, banking and finances, and also for the practical work in any given Islamic institutions at home and abroad. School of Economics and Business Sarajevo University of Sarajevo and School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (SEBS) is the public/ state Faculty with a long and referent academic background and with a lot of experiences in the international cooperation with other and with accredited international academic programs from European Accreditation Agency EFMD . Also, SEBS has several courses offered in the field of Islamic banking and finance. Also, we have one successful master program supported by BBI bank. Last year SEBS enrolled second generation of the master students in the field of IBEF, and until now about 50 students were in this program (all local students). Also, on the undergraduate level, there is one study program in which Islamic banking is core course, and on all programs Islamic banking and finance could be chosen by students as an elective course. Until now, in last several years, more than 500 students chose and passed this course. Now, SEBS has its own full time employed scholars that teach and research in the field of IBEF and also several scholars from other institutions from Bosnia but and from the other countries (UK, USA). SEBS is the only educational institution in B-H that has been a member of European Foundation for Management Development - EFMD and member of The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business – AACSB. SEBS has been granted the accreditation by the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance. At present, SEBS is the only faculty in Bosnia and Herzegovina that holds a European accreditation, which means that this institution and its diplomas will be recognized in the European Education Area. SEBS also introduced quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. In 2009, SEBS gained certification by Bureau Veritas. Introduction and certification of Quality Management System by ISO Standard verifies SEBS as a successful institution in development and implementation of academic programs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd study cycle of higher education and non-academic degree programs, courses and training according to the Life Long Learning concept. University of Bolton The University of Bolton is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organizations to solve practical problems. The University of Bolton is a local institution with international reach. The University traces its educational roots all the way back to 1824 when it opened as one of the first mechanics institutes. Granted university status in 2005, Bolton now has a global student body of around 11,000 - including all campuses and affiliates. The University is based on a modern, compact, town-center campus and the teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government’s quality control agency. Their strong industry links allows them to provide a large number of professionally accredited courses through partnerships that include several institutions. More than 30 of their courses are professionally accredited, reflecting the industryneeds focus of their courses’ content. In 2013 has seen the launch of Bolton Business School| – housing Business, Law and Accountancy, along with the Centre of Islamic Finance| under one roof. The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton is a new initiative to facilitate research and promoting the understanding of Islamic Finance through lectures, conferences and short courses.   The Centre for Islamic Finance was launched in 2012 with an inaugural lecture given by Dr Ahmed Ali, President. [-]

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

American College Dublin
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 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. [+]

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 [-]

2nd edition Master in Technologies for the Development of EU projects

European Academy for Education and Social Research
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 months November 2017 Ireland Dublin

It provides the tools needed to become an expert in technologies for the development of the European Projects. [+]

The Master course is structured in six individual courses. Each course includes in-class lectures, workshops and interactive projects work on My Europa platform. The successful conclusion of all courses leads to the Professional Improvement Program that gives to the attendants a chance to put in practice the acquired knowledge, methodologies and techniques in order to develop opportunities for the hosting organisations and the entire community of partners. It is possible to apply for the full master programme or for the single courses. After the successful conclusion of all courses and the final online examination on the eAcademy, the students will obtain the diploma in Technologies for the Development of European projects and the European Projects Association Expert membership. The attendance of a single course leads to a certificate of participation.... [-]


Master of Business

Institute of Technology Carlow
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Carlow + 1 more

This postgraduate programme will provide an opportunity for students to study for a Master of Business, Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). [+]

MASTER OF BUSINESS (MB) BUSINESS

What is the Master of Business about?

This postgraduate programme will provide an opportunity for students to study for a Master of Business, Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). You may choose to study this programme on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year—evening) basis.

The aim of this programme is to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competencies in management and enterprise to enable them to make a contribution to the business community in the region, nationally and internationally.

Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the MB programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).... [-]


Master of Business in Marketing & Management Strategy

Limerick Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

This programme will employ a learner-centred instructional philosophy, namely Problem Based Learning (PBL). The aim [+]

This programme will employ a learner-centred instructional philosophy, namely Problem Based Learning (PBL). The aim of PBL is to prepare learners for the demands of real life marketing and management positions in a rapidly changing, knowledge-based economy. In a PBL environment, learners are encouraged to solve problems, which are set in a real world framework. This will involve: - Group work - Complex problem solving - Engagement with ‘real world’ scenarios - Discovering new knowledge Deliverables for PBL problems will vary and may include: reports, presentations, web pages, news items, posters, manuals, research papers, models, etc. Problems and projects will mirror the types of situations learners are likely to encounter when they graduate and many will involve contact with outside companies. The programme offers a number of different learning options, including a 1 year full time option and a 2 year part-time option and is aimed primarily at learners interested in acquiring a highly practical Level 9 qualification in Marketing and Management Strategy. This proposed programme is structured to maximise practice based learning and will involve extensive active student participation.... [-]