Master Program in Ireland

Best Master's Programs in Ireland 2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

Ireland lately implemented a law, which mandates all students attending university education to apply for government loans to allow them achieve their higher academic dreams. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. The national capital is Dublin. Ireland is famous for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) all over the world.

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Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education

Hibernia College
Online & Campus Combined April 2017 Ireland Dublin

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

Best Masters Programs in Ireland 2017. Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. Due to the structure of the programme and the funding eligibility criteria we can only accept applications from Ireland. Blended online professional master of education The programme, which blends online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face delivery, is designed to develop professionals and experts who are positioned to be leaders in the field of post-primary education. The programme is ideal for anyone who does not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers or who doesn’t have time to spend commuting to and from lectures daily. Online study with Hibernia Hibernia College has a proven track record in delivering a dynamic online study experience that offer learners maximum support. Our online model is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We provide you with a personal academic advisor, who will guide you through the programme to ensure your success. Accredited Post Primary Masters The programme results in a HETAC Level 9 award. Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education - Subjects The Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education is accredited for the following 15 teaching subjects: Gaeilge, English, Modern Languages, History, Geography, CSPE, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, Business, Economics, Agricultural Science and Music. Educational background in one of the above subjects is required.   [-]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules... [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Modules Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue ®®: Meaning and Practice Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World Nature, Grace and the Triune God Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology Engaging Religious Fundamentalism Christian Seeds in Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology Hindu God, Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace Religions and International Relations Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August. Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - THEATRE DIRECTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  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. [+]

Best Masters Programs 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 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  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 [+]

Best Masters Programs 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. [-]

Master of Accounting

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 12  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.... [-]


Master's Programme in Food Innovation and Product Design

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Erasmus Mundus Master's in Food Innovation and Product Design (EMM-FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. [+]

Programme overview

The European joint Master’s in Food Innovation and Product Design (FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by Université Paris Saclay and AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. The FIPDes Master's aims to provide a European dimension in the knowledge-intensive area of food research and development and is highly relevant for both EU and third-country students who wish to be employed in the agri-food and drink sector. The programme was approved by the EU Commission in 2010 and started in 2011.

Programme modules/courses

Semester 1: Food Science and Technology, Sustainability, R&D Project Management. Semester 2: Culinary Innovation, Business Creation, Marketing. Specialisations: Semesters 3 & 4: Food Design and Engineering, Healthy Food Design, Food Packaging Design and Logistics, Master’s degree project.... [-]

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering

National University of Ireland Galway College of Engineering & Informatics
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Galway

This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to water security issues. Core modules will address technical aspects of water [+]

Big Challenges being addressed by this programme - Water security is a major concern facing humanity, engineers are the primary professionals tackling this issue. - Annually, more than 3.4 million people die from water related diseases - 1 in 9 people world-wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water - 1 in 3 people world-wide are affected by water scarcity - Population growth and climate change will place significant stresses on global water resources - Flooding of both urban and rural areas is being exacerbated by climate change Programme objectives & purpose This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to water security issues. Core modules will address technical aspects of water provision, water resource management and flood mitigation. A primary objective of the programme is to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of modern hydrological modelling tools. The programme has a strong emphasis on the design of hydrological systems, with students working in groups to solve real world problems. Graduates of this programme will be in a position to make significant contributions to solving water resource problems in both industry and academia worldwide. What’s special about CoEI/National University Ireland Galway in this area: - Water engineering has been taught at graduate level at NUIG for over 40 years. During this period students from over 50 countries have graduated from NUIG. - This MSc in Water Resources Engineering is a re-launch of NUI Galway’s International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme established by the late Prof Eamonn Nash. Many of the staff who lectured on the Hydrology Programme contribute to the current programme; so the recognised tradition of world-class teaching in water engineering at NUIG continues. - Currently NUIG staff are involved in large-scale funded research projects in water resources, facilitated by the world-class research facilities at NUIG. Programme Structure This is a 90ECTS programme It is a one full year programme, starting in September and finishing August The programme comprises of the following elements: - taught (core and elective) modules (55 ECTS) - integrated group design project (15 ECTS) - individual research project and thesis (30 ECTS). Programme Content Sample Core Modules: - Hydrology & Water Resources - Hydraulic Modelling - Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems Water Quality Modelling - Water Resources in Developing Countries Applied Field Hydrogeology - Advanced Fluid Mechanics Sample Elective Modules: - Computational Methods in Civil Engineering - Turbomachines & Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Environmental Economics - Engineering Finance - Project Management - Applied Statistics for Engineers - Environmental Impact Assessment - Global Climate Change Opportunity for number of Industrial & Research internships. Students enrolled on this programme will have an opportunity to apply for a one-year post-graduation internship in either a related industry or research group in Ireland. Scholarships A number of scholarships are being made available by the College of Engineering and Informatics to non-EU students registered on these MSc programmes. Each scholarship will be valued at €2,500 and will be awarded to successful candidates based on the submission of a personal statement and CV to the College.    A number of industry sponsored Scholarships will also be available, each to the value of €2,500. The College of Engineering and Informatics will also award the Nash Scholarship in Water Resource Engineering. This is in memory of our deceased colleague, Eamonn Nash who was our Professor of Engineering Hydrology for many years, and was a well-known in the international engineering community. The “Nash cascade” and “NashSutcliffe coefficient” were named after him, and these still feature in scholarly publications. Over four hundred senior hydrologists throughout the world received their post-graduate hydrological education at this University. Entry Requirements: Minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in Civil / Environmental Engineering or equivalent. Applications from candidates from cognate disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. How to apply Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). The PAC code for this program is GYE23. [-]

MA in Applied Linguistics

Mary Immaculate College
Online Full time Part time 12 - 24  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. [+]

Best Masters Programs 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. [-]

MEng in Electronic Systems

Dublin City University
Campus Full time 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 [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Electronic & Computer Engineering

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

The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Ireland 2017. MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. You will develop an advanced understanding of the theory and technology of modern electronic and computer systems and their business environment. You will build your knowledge through taught modules and project work and you will learn about design, innovation and problem solving at a level significantly beyond that of your primary degree. Delivered by a highly research active School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings, this masters provides intensive training to up-skill students to meet the needs of the growing Irish ICT sector. The balance of the programme between theory and practice will provide you with an excellent basis to work as an engineer in many different types of industry 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 programme is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's (first cycle) degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. Course Description The electronic and computer sectors continue to change the way we live, and drive a significant fraction of the world economy. This comes about through constant innovation, led by creative people with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of their field. This programme will help you to join in this success. Career Opportunities The ICT sector responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland’s total turnover and this sector is a thriving and growing industry with 9 out of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland and the job opportunities in this sector are exemplary. The government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year and at present there are as many as 5,000 job vacancies in Ireland's burgeoning ICT sector and this gap could grow as Ireland hurtles towards becoming the digital capital of Europe. Prospective employers include: Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering (T257) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 nonEU fee per year - € 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 A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme. 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. Testimonial Graduate Profile Sudharsan Rajasekaran I was working as an assistant software engineer in India, having obtained my bachelor degree in electronic engineering. I had a thirst to further my education in technology engineering and as such, I started searching for a Masters level education choosing to do the MEngSc Electronic and Computer engineering at UCD. During my course I was taught with problems that industries are currently facing, making it incredibly relevant. The course was quite brilliantly structured between hardware (Electronics) and software (Computer Science), designed in a way to learn by practice, offering me the confidence to face today’s industrial demands. The course also offered a module on entrepreneurship which I believe to be incredibly important for my future Engineering career. Right now I am working alongside leading researchers for my master’s project which is guiding me on the right career path and I truly believe that I will be one among tomorrow's Industrial leader’s. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

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

European Academy for Education and Social Research
Online & Campus Combined Part time October 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  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  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.... [-]


MA in Art Research Collabouration

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time October 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Ireland 2017. MA in Art Research Collaboration (previously titled Visual Arts Practice) IADT is currently developing this two year taught Master of Arts Programme, titled MA Art Research Collaboration (ARC), for commencement in September 2014. This programme replaces the MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014). Led by Dr. Maeve Connolly and Dr. Sinead Hogan, the new ARC MA is a research-focused taught masters programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, with a planned intake of approximately 10-12 students per year. The programme will incorporate research groups developed in collaboration with project partners such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI). The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. The course intends to support a strongly interdisciplinary enquiry into areas that through research might be related and/or be applied to art, such as philosophy, psychology, media production, film, education, history, literature, archaeology, geography, publishing, design and architecture. Modules will be taught primarily off-campus but students will also have access to art production workshops and the extended facilities on the main IADT campus. Aims and Learning Objectives What modules will I study? In year one, students complete a series of taught modules, participating in tutorials and critiques designed to support the development of their chosen research projects, and also work in small groups toward the realization of public-oriented projects. In year two, they can either work independently, supported by regular meetings, or as part of the research groups developed in collaboration with IMMA and IFI. What are the entry requirements? The MA Art Research Collaboration is open to recent graduates from any discipline area whose current research focus has identified art thinking and practices as a significant component and those with an established track record of art research and/or practice. Applicants must demonstrate an informed engagement with art research, and identify a potential area for further study by submitting either: 1. A Project Proposal consisting of 4 x A4 pages comprising plans and images of a proposed project of practice-based work and explanatory text, if the research is envisaged as being delivered primarily through practice-led enquiry. If the project involves the production of artworks, applicants must also submit documentation of previous artwork (max. 10 images, on DVD or USB flash drive/memory stick). If the practice involves the production of written texts, applicants must also submit samples of previous writing. OR 2. A Project Proposal of 3000 words, if the project research is envisaged as being delivered primarily through theory and written textual enquiry. All Project Proposals should include the following elements: - Outline of the main concerns or questions to be explored in your proposed project (which could result in the production of artworks, publications and/or the organisation of screenings,exhibitions, discussions, research texts and/or events) - Discussion of any aspects of your previous experience of art practice and/or research relevant to your project. - Exploration of the context for your project, including strategies and approaches developed by other practitioners and/or researchers, within and/or beyond the art field. - Potential collaborators on your project, such as art practitioners (artists, writers, curators),researchers and/or organisations and institutions within or beyond the art field. - List of research sources (such as publications) most relevant to your project (max 10). [-]