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Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road, Carlow Town, Carlow, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: R93 V960

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Institute of Technology Carlow has a range of high quality postgraduate programmes that offer suitably qualified primary degree holders (NFQ level 8) exciting opportunities to progress to higher awards (Higher Diploma, Masters and Doctoral degrees). These opportunities may be undertaken by research and thesis, or through taught programmes. Programmes are available in full-time and/or part-time modes across our three main campuses in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow.

Higher Diplomas (NFQ Level 8-60 credits) and Postgraduate Diplomas (NFQ Level 9-60 credits)

Entry requirements for Postgraduate Diplomas are typically the same as for the Masters programme but are completed at NFQ Level 9 and require completion of just 60 credits. Students undertake the same subjects as Masters students in that stream until they complete their diploma. Postgraduate Diplomas are also offered as an exit award, should a student leave their Masters programme prior to completion.

Masters Degree (NFQ Level 9)

Institute of Technology Carlow offers two types of Masters degree programme: taught Masters programmes and research Masters programmes.

The taught Masters degree is awarded following the completion of a programme of one to two years duration (typically 90 ECTS credits). Entry to a taught programme leading to a Masters award is typically for holders of Honours Bachelor degrees. In certain circumstances, entry to such programmes may be considered for holders of Ordinary Bachelor Degrees or equivalent.

Research Masters Degree programmes are typically of two years duration (typically 90 ECTS credits) where learners undertake a substantial piece of research. The project is carried out under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. Learning outcomes at this level relate to the demonstration of knowledge and understanding at the forefront of a field of learning.  Outcomes relate to the application of knowledge, understanding and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar contexts related to the field of study. The outcomes are associated with an ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements.

An Irish Masters Degree is compatible with completion of the Bologna Second Cycle.

PhD or Doctoral Degree (NFQ Level 10)

A PhD (NFQ Level 10) or doctoral programme should take from three to four years (full-time) to complete. ECTS credits are used in doctoral programmes for taught elements only. Learning outcomes at this level relate to the discovery and development of new knowledge and skills and delivering findings at the frontiers of knowledge and application. Further outcomes at this level relate to specialist skills and transferable skills required for managing, such as the ability to critique   and develop organisational structure and initiate change. Postgraduate students may have to pass a series of examinations and/or assessments in order to progress through their course and may be required to attend for interview as part of the application process.

The Irish Doctoral Degree is compatible with completion of the Bologna Third Cycle.

Business Administration

This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a Master in Business Administration, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).

Business Administration

This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a Master in Business Administration, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).

Business & Humanities - Research

The Business and Humanities Research Centre is primarily focused on SME applied research and applied social studies. Research activity in the Faculty of Business & Humanities has developed considerably over the past five years. The School has developed applied research in business, early childhood, youth and social care, teaching and learning and sports marketing and…

Business - Management

This one-year graduate diploma programme is designed for graduates of non-business disciplines in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competences in management and business. It will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment.

Business

This two-year course will provide an opportunity for students to study for a Master in Business, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). Aim 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…

Business

This two-year course will provide an opportunity for students to study for a Master in Business, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). Aim 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…

Early Childhood Education & Care

This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a one-year Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. This programme is being offered as a direct response to the introduction of the free school year in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECCE scheme) by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This programme…

Computing - ICT Skills Conversion

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. It equips successful participants with a range of core IT skills, which open career routes in the vibrant Information Technology (IT) sector. This programme has two streams, namely: Systems and IT Services Software Development for Games and Apps. Year 1 modules…

DesignCORE - Research & Enterprise (CORES)

DesignCORE supports design innovation within the SME sector in the region. The centre has also taken a lead role in building research and collaborative capacity between design educational providers nationally. The designCORE research group is at the forefront of academic design-led thinking nationally and IT Carlows leadership contribution to emerging knowledge and practice within the…

DesignCORE - Research & Enterprise (CORES)

DesignCORE supports design innovation within the SME sector in the region. The centre has also taken a lead role in building research and collaborative capacity between design educational providers nationally. The designCORE research group is at the forefront of academic design-led thinking nationally and IT Carlows leadership contribution to emerging knowledge and practice within the…

GameCORE - Research

GameCORE conducts both pure and applied research that focuses on the areas of Games Based Learning and Gamification. The research centre also conducts research in the areas of Ambient Assisted Living, Big Data, and Cyber security. GameCORE has strong links with industry, and has been involved with numerous collaborations, primarily funded by Enterprise Ireland and…

GameCORE - Research

GameCORE conducts both pure and applied research that focuses on the areas of Games Based Learning and Gamification. The research centre also conducts research in the areas of Ambient Assisted Living, Big Data, and Cyber security. GameCORE has strong links with industry, and has been involved with numerous collaborations, primarily funded by Enterprise Ireland and…

Digital Marketing

The MSc in Digital Marketing at IT Carlow is aimed at graduates and professionals seeking to explore the strategic implications of the digital era and to develop their career path in digital marketing. The MSc combines academic study and industry exposure to deliver a programme that has a strong focus on current and emerging research…

Digital Marketing

The MSc in Digital Marketing at IT Carlow is aimed at graduates and professionals seeking to explore the strategic implications of the digital era and to develop their career path in digital marketing. The MSc combines academic study and industry exposure to deliver a programme that has a strong focus on current and emerging research…

Digital Media Design

Digital media takes its roots from graphic design, where messages are translated into a captivating experience, using an array of communication forms. Students will create projects in graphic design (typography, illustration, branding and advertising), digital media (websites, applications for mobile devices, interactive design and 2D games). Aim The main aims of this programme are to…

Sports Performance Analysis

Performance analysis is the newest of the sports science disciplines and investigates actual sports performance or performance in training. This programme was developed in response to the increasing demand for people with performance analysis knowledge, competencies and skills across a range of sporting clubs and organisations. This innovative MSc – Level 9 programme will prepare…

Sports Performance Analysis

Performance analysis is the newest of the sports science disciplines and investigates actual sports performance or performance in training. This programme was developed in response to the increasing demand for people with performance analysis knowledge, competencies and skills across a range of sporting clubs and organisations. This innovative MSc – Level 9 programme will prepare…

Strength & Conditioning

There is a growing demand for strength and conditioning practitioners both within professional sport structures and working with physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators of injury and athletic therapists in the prevention of injury and rehabilitation of athletes. This new two-year programme will provide an opportunity for students to study for an MSc in Strength and Conditioning, corresponding…

Strength & Conditioning

There is a growing demand for strength and conditioning practitioners both within professional sport structures and working with physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators of injury and athletic therapists in the prevention of injury and rehabilitation of athletes. This new two-year programme will provide an opportunity for students to study for an MSc in Strength and Conditioning, corresponding…

Interaction Design

What is the MA in Interaction Design about? Interaction design focuses on shaping things for peoples use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems, and services. Interaction design is the synthesis and imagining of things as they might be, rather than focusing on how things actually are and is focused…

Interaction Design

What is the MA in Interaction Design about? Interaction design focuses on shaping things for peoples use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems, and services. Interaction design is the synthesis and imagining of things as they might be, rather than focusing on how things actually are and is focused…

HealthCORE - Research (CORES)

HealthCORE research is focused on three broad areas within the domain of the health sciences and wellbeing: Mens Health; Rehabilitation and Health; Exercise, Sport and Heath.

HealthCORE - Research (CORES)

HealthCORE research is focused on three broad areas within the domain of the health sciences and wellbeing: Mens Health; Rehabilitation and Health; Exercise, Sport and Heath.

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

This MSc. will develop knowledge of the design, development, analysis and production of medicines, the drug industry and regulatory affairs. It is particularly suitable for those who are keen to enter employment in areas such as pharmaceutical marketing, formulation, sales, production, public relations, regulatory affairs, process development, medical statistics and clinical trial organisations. Students will…

Information Technology Management

IT Management has become one of the most critical management functions within any organisation. IT plays an increasingly central role in all aspects of business delivery, from customer service to product delivery, sales management, security, data management and financial control. This programme enables graduates to gain a deeper understanding of the business and IT management…

Information Technology Management

IT Management has become one of the most critical management functions within any organisation. IT plays an increasingly central role in all aspects of business delivery, from customer service to product delivery, sales management, security, data management and financial control. This programme enables graduates to gain a deeper understanding of the business and IT management…

Data Science

The Master of Science in Data Science provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing graduates for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries. As well as studying a range of taught courses reflecting the state-of-the-art and…

Data Science

The Master of Science in Data Science provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing graduates for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries. As well as studying a range of taught courses reflecting the state-of-the-art and…

Applied Research & Innovation

The capacity of a business to innovate through new or improved products and services is fundamental to its competitive and commercial success. The objective of this programme is to cultivate an integrated professional skillset in graduates (science, engineering, design, computing, and business) for the effective management of the innovation process through the development of strategic,…

EnviroCORE - Research (CORES)

EnviroCORE is focused on the development of biological and chemical environmental technologies that offer innovative solutions to environmental problems that support sustainable economic and social development. CORE Research Themes are: Phyto, vermi, and microbial technologies for waste treatment; Biomass production and biotransformation; Environmental bioindicators, biosensors and biomarkers; Environmental Modelling and risk.

EnviroCORE - Research (CORES)

EnviroCORE is focused on the development of biological and chemical environmental technologies that offer innovative solutions to environmental problems that support sustainable economic and social development. CORE Research Themes are: Phyto, vermi, and microbial technologies for waste treatment; Biomass production and biotransformation; Environmental bioindicators, biosensors and biomarkers; Environmental Modelling and risk.

Child Youth & Family Studies

The Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies will provide learners with critical thinking tools to enable them to manage and lead services that develop the potential of children, youth and families and visualise new possibilities for better service provision in the sector. The programme is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and…

Social Studies - Professional Social Care - Applied

What is this programme about? This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a one-year Higher Diploma in Applied Social Studies. This programme is being offered as a means for people to qualify as Social Care Workers. This programme is designed for graduates of non-Social Care who are working or wish to work…

Supply Chain Management

This course offers a robust understanding of the concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management with academic and practical applications being incorporated into it. Supply chains and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. With operations becoming more complex, companies…

Supply Chain Management

This course offers a robust understanding of the concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management with academic and practical applications being incorporated into it. Supply chains and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. With operations becoming more complex, companies…

EngCORE - Engineering Research

EngCORE is the focal point for the research interests of IT Carlows Faculty of Engineering. EngCORE brings together researchers from a range of knowledge domains to create, advance, and disseminate new technologies through industry focused research. Key research themes are closely aligned to identified areas of national priority including: Smart Materials & Mechanics encompassing mechanical…

EngCORE - Engineering Research

EngCORE is the focal point for the research interests of IT Carlows Faculty of Engineering. EngCORE brings together researchers from a range of knowledge domains to create, advance, and disseminate new technologies through industry focused research. Key research themes are closely aligned to identified areas of national priority including: Smart Materials & Mechanics encompassing mechanical…

Teaching & Learning

This MA in Teaching and Learning programme aims to provide a structured, integrated programme for developing high level, evidence-based competence in teaching, learning and scholarship within third level, further education, post primary and primary sectors. The programme aims to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies to design, teach, assess and evaluate educational programmes…

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