Training in Focus: MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Training in Focus: MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Are you thinking of upskilling? In recent years developments in the coach education area have made it necessary for the development of psychological skills in young athletes and mental training to become a part of the delivery of coach education courses at all levels. If you want to take your career into the next level, […]

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Masters funding – what supports might be available?

Masters funding – what supports might be available?

The first port of call for anyone considering applying for funding for their Master’s programme should be the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). This will give you an estimation as to whether you might be eligible for student funding based on special criteria and personal circumstances. For postgraduate funding you must be pursuing study on […]

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Show me the money: how to fund your PhD

Show me the money: how to fund your PhD

Worried about how to fund your PhD? With the demands that pursuing a PhD entails, funding for students and would-be researchers is a perennial issue. Let’s look at some of the supports that are currently available: PhD programme rates vary, of course, from institution to institution, but an average cost is likely to be somewhere […]

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Dr Who? What You Can Expect From Your PhD Experience

Dr Who? What You Can Expect From Your PhD Experience

Before you embark on your PhD journey, it’s worth considering that you are taking on an objective that is at the very upper end of the scale of achievable qualifications. To use a mountaineering analogy, your challenging undergraduate degree was a walk in the foothills, your postgrad saw you headed for base camp, so a […]

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Thinking of taking a Postgraduate Course in English Literature?

Thinking of taking a Postgraduate Course in English Literature?

Are you a fervent bookworm? Do you often forsake the digital temptress of Netflix in favour of carbon-based classics penned by Proust or Joyce? Have you ever found yourself conversationally quoting Don Quixote or The Odyssey by Homer to the barista in your local Starbucks? Is your home storage filled with so many books that […]

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Postgraduate Courses in Animal Science

Postgraduate Courses in Animal Science

From budgies to bulls, microbes to mares, and absolutely everything in between; are you tempted to take on a postgraduate course in Animal Science? Whether your preferred career is in veterinary medicine, agriculture or beyond, a postgraduate qualification is something that will set you apart from other graduates when the time comes to start sending […]

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Thinking of taking a Distance Learning course?

Thinking of taking a Distance Learning course?

Then make sure to read this first. In its best form, distance learning, or online learning, offers all the benefits of an institution’s course syllabus to a student from a remote location. This means learners can pursue their postgraduate study at their own time and place. However, in order to get the best benefits from […]

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Full Time vs Part Time Postgradute courses

Full Time vs Part Time Postgradute courses

There are many reasons why you might decide to either consider or pursue, postgraduate study. For most, it’s a matter of following a path of academic and professional development. For others it’s an issue of personal development or someone could be returning to study after many years. Whatever your reasons for undergoing postgraduate study, make […]

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Helping to save Lives and Cut Costs: Why Your Business Needs Lean Six Sigma

Helping to save Lives and Cut Costs: Why Your Business Needs Lean Six Sigma

Kaizen is the Japanese word for ‘improvement’; back in the 1950s Toyota implemented a revolutionary approach to Process Improvement which would eventually become Lean Six Sigma. Almost seven decades later, this Programme is used in industries across the globe. Here in Ireland, it’s not only common practice in tech and manufacturing but across organisations big […]

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Learn on the Job: Earn a Postgrad Qualification while you work

Learn on the Job: Earn a Postgrad Qualification while you work

A fresh challenge: How a return to study can benefit your career and your outlook on life. The pressures of developing and sustaining a professional career can be significant, but the benefits of taking a step back and seeing where you could improve your skills, and how that could boost your own career, are equally […]

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Write a killer Postgraduate Application

Write a killer Postgraduate Application

The application for your postgraduate course is not something that should be taken lightly, and must be afforded the proper consideration and time. Academic qualifications are obviously very important but they are not the only factor you need to take into account when applying for that postgraduate course. You are creating a ‘selling document’ and […]

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Keeping Time: the importance of budgeting for time management

Keeping Time: the importance of budgeting for time management

As much as technology and science progress, there are still only 24 hours in any given day, of which you are only effective for 15 or 16 hours maximum. Take into account everything else you have to cram into those few, short hours, now add your postgraduate study schedule into the mix. Seems like a […]

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Conversion Courses – thinking of making the switch?

Conversion Courses – thinking of making the switch?

Whatever stage you are at, in either your academic or working career, it is never too late to change course and find a new direction. Postgraduate conversion courses were designed with that explicitly in mind. This is a course that allows you to change track in your career. Tempted? What next? Some conversion courses will […]

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Gain an Edge – how to keep ahead of the postgraduate study curve

Gain an Edge – how to keep ahead of the postgraduate study curve

The old adage of ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ could easily be applied to further study. Postgraduate students are more likely to be working, or undertaking work experience, in addition to their studies. They are, on average, older, perhaps returning to education after a break, which generally equates to more commitments. There’s also that […]

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Studying? Don’t forget your self-care.

Studying? Don’t forget your self-care.

Studying? Don’t forget your self-care. Balancing the challenges of life, work and study simultaneously should never be a feat that you underestimate. When you take on a postgraduate programme, you’re not simply sitting in on a few classes on your downtime; rather, you’re making a massive commitment that’s likely far outside your comfort zone. Don’t […]

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Considering an internship? Here’s what you need to know

Considering an internship? Here’s what you need to know

Are you considering an internship? Work experience and internships are a fact of life in the employment landscape now. Whether you’re a graduate seeking to break into your chosen career, or a student seeking to gain vital experience as you progress through college, getting the most out of your work experience is vital. So what […]

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Setting your sights – the importance of setting goals in postgraduate study

Setting your sights – the importance of setting goals in postgraduate study

The importance of setting goals: Whether you do it in an informal, personal way or in a structured, networked fashion, goal setting is vital when undertaking a postgraduate programme. If you want to stay on top of your studies, identifying measurable targets and tracking your progress will help you get there. While you will likely […]

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MSc Management: Is it a smart alternative to the MBA?

MSc Management: Is it a smart alternative to the MBA?

If you are considering a business postgrad course, should you do the MSc Management or the ever-popular Master of Business Administration? In some ways the courses are similar, but there are significant differences. Firstly, you don’t need experience in business or management to do the MSc Management. This is because the course is somewhat more […]

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An MSc Finance could lead to an in-demand and rewarding career

An MSc Finance could lead to an in-demand and rewarding career

Looking for a challenging and well-compensated career? An MSc Finance could be your passport to the rewarding world of finance, business and banking. In today’s fast-paced global economy there is an increasing need for financial experts. Ireland is no different. As a developed country, Ireland has experienced increased demand for financial professionals in the last few […]

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Taught vs Research Masters: Which one is right for you?

Taught vs Research Masters: Which one is right for you?

If you are considering a Masters, you’ll know that many disciplines offer taught and research options. Which one you choose depends on a number of factors. These include the discipline; your focus area; your educational background; your career aspirations; and last, but not least, your lifestyle. Taught Masters As you would expect, during a taught […]

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