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Contents Why Independent College Dublin? Accreditation Life in Dublin The Admissions Office School Liaison Office The Independent College Dublin Debating Society 2010-2011 International Applicants Student Life and Services Library Resources

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Diploma in Financial Trading Diploma in Economics with David McWilliams Diploma in PR for the Digital Era Diploma in Project Management Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Preparation Course Certificate in Business Research and Enterprise Development Diploma in Event Management Advanced Diploma in Event Management

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The Faculty of Law School of Professional Accountancy Why study ACCA at Independent Colleges? ACCA Dublin (full-time) ACCA Dublin (part-time) ACCA Cork (part-time) ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business Why study CPA at Independent Colleges? CPA Dublin & Cork (part-time)

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The School of Arts & Psychotherapy MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy H. Dip Psychotherapy Studies BA (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Studies Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma in Social Care Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma in Addiction Studies Diploma in Criminal & Forensic Psychology Diploma in Popular Psychology Diploma in Sports Psychology Diploma in History of Art Diploma in Family History – Genealogy Diploma in Fashion Design Diploma in Creative Writing

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The Faculty of Business MSc in Accounting with Finance 56 58 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies Diploma in Digital Marketing in partnership with Digital Marketing Institute 60 Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing in partnership with Digital Marketing Institute 61 Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Studies 62

MA in Dispute Resolution Postgraduate Certificate Comparative Media Law Postgraduate Diploma Comparative Media Law LL.M Comparative Media Law LL.B (Hons) in Irish Law Law Society of Ireland Entrance Examination Preparatory Course FE1 Intensive Revision Course Honorable Society of King’s Inns Entrance Examination Preparatory Course Diploma in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) full-time Certificate in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) part-time Diploma in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) part-time New York Bar Programme (Attorneys) Diploma in Mediation and Conciliation Diploma in Negotiation Conflict Manager - Dispute Resolution Skills Training for Managers & Business Owners Diploma in Entertainment Media and the Law Diploma in Employment Law

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The Faculty of Media & Journalism MA in Journalism BA (Hons) in Journalism Communications Masterclass with Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody Diploma in Music Journalism in conjunction with Hot Press Diploma in Journalism for the Web Diploma in Food, Fashion & Travel Journalism Diploma in Sports Journalism Diploma in Journalism Diploma in Video Production

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Why Independent College Dublin? Before you decide where to go to complete your undergraduate, postgraduate or professional qualification, here are some of the reasons why you should choose Independent College Dublin: Because we are committed to academic excellence We are determined to provide all of our students with a rewarding, professional, and career-focused education of the very highest quality. Our faculty members are committed to maintaining academic excellence not just through great teaching but through personal individual support. Because our tuition is second-to-none Our lecturers and tutors are amongst the most-respected in their fields. We provide placement experience for our journalism and psychotherapy students in leading organisations and our lecturers are people with real experience and industry insight. Class sizes are small so that everyone can contribute to debate and discussion and nobody gets left behind. Because our results are some of the best in the country Students at Independent College Dublin have achieved some outstanding results. For example, our Law Society FE1 Prep course has become the largest and most successful in Ireland, producing 11 individual first placed prizes and winners of the Overend Scholar for highest marks for 3 years in row (2008, 2009 and 2010). Our School of Professional Accountancy have achieved over 33 placings in Ireland, in the last four examination sittings, including two first in the world prize winners. Because we are in the heart of a vibrant city centre Independent College Dublin has the perfect location for student life in Dublin: We are right in the very centre of the city, surrounded with cultural, academic and leisure attractions. The college campus has 22 lecture rooms across 28,000 sq feet of teaching space.

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Because this is an ideal learning environment Our lecture theatres are purpose-built to offer the best in comfort, style and technology. They are all air conditioned and have wireless high speed internet and networking access together with the latest presentation and video conferencing equipment. Because we are a part of an international media group Independent College Dublin is a part of Independent News & Media PLC (INM), the leading international newspaper and media group. This gives the college access to extensive resources, particularly when it comes to job placement for our media and journalism students. Because your qualification will be internationally recognised Independent College Dublin programmes are validated to the highest standards both nationally and internationally. Your new qualification stands for academic achievement but also a deeper understanding of your subject in practical terms. Because you will enjoy your time here Whatever subject and qualification you choose, we promise you will have an interesting and thought-provoking learning experience and look forward to every class. Your student life will be enriched not just by the college and the course, but by new friends, colleagues and a wonderful city. 3


Accreditation The Higher Education and Training Awards Council – The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) was established under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999. It is the successor to the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA). HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for third-level education and training institutions outside the university sector. The University of the West of England – The University of the West of England (UWE) is a modern, growing university in the thriving city of Bristol. UWE is one of Britain’s most popular universities, with more than 30,000 students and 3,000 staff and is the largest provider of higher education in the south west of England. Students come to Bristol UWE from all parts of the UK, as well as a significant and growing number of international students from over 50 countries worldwide. The University offers more than 600 programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course levels. University of Chester – Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country. The university has over 15,000 students drawn from the United Kingdom, Europe and Overseas and offers a range of flexible undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programmes. For more information visit www.chester.ac.uk The Honorable Society of King’s Inns – The oldest institution of legal education in Ireland. It was founded in 1541 during the reign of Henry VIII. When the Four Courts were built in the 1790s, King’s Inns moved to Constitution Hill and the benchers commissioned James Gandon to design their present property. ACCA – (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants and aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. ACCA’s prime focus is on professional values, ethics, and governance. They deliver value-added services through 50 global accountancy partnerships, working closely with multinational and small entities to promote global standards and support. ACCA’s reputation is grounded in over 100 years of providing world-class accounting and finance qualifications. The Institute of Legal Executives – The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) is the professional body which represents 24,000 trainee and practicing Legal Executives. Its function is to enhance the role and standing of Legal Executives in the legal profession. The Institute has offered unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland – The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with in excess of 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition. Its membership operate in public practice, industry, financial services and the public sector and cpa’s work in over 28 countries around the world. The Institute of Commercial Management – The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) is the leading professional body for commercial and business development managers and an internationally recognised examining and awarding body for business and management students. The Digital Marketing Institute – The Digital marketing Institute provides practitioner-led, industry driven training and certification programmes in digital marketing. They are bridging the digital skills gap among marketers with courses and certification in digital marketing delivered by industry professionals. These programmes are delivered by a panel of over 60 digital marketing professionals from Ireland and the UK.

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Life in Dublin It is fitting that you are considering furthering your education in a city famous for it’s literary and academic achievement. Today Dublin is a thriving, effervescent capital with a young, easy-going population and all the cultural, sporting and entertainment venues you need. Living Independent College Dublin is located in the middle of the city centre and is accessible from any part of the city and its suburbs by bus, rail or Luas. Student-friendly accommodation is widely available in Dublin city. The Arts The city has a rich cultural heritage, complemented by a buzzing, eclectic contemporary arts scene. Dublin has a world famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, Bernard Shaw and Samuel Becket. World premieres of new plays at the Abbey Theatre are a feature of the Dublin arts scene, but so too are the diverse offerings of the Dublin Fringe Festival. Masterpieces of Irish art are displayed in the National Gallery whilst the work of new and upcoming artists can be found in a variety of settings such as converted warehouses and pop-up studios throughout the city. Dublin is a UNESCO-designated City of Literature and the city is home to several new and second-hand bookstores. Entertainment Dublin is host to over 1000 pubs, plus a wide array of student-friendly restaurants and cafés. The city’s smallest bar, the Dawson Lounge, is adjacent to the College campus, and the neighbourhood has everything from historic pubs to fashionable late-night clubs. A thriving live music scene is an important aspect of nightlife in Dublin. Venues range from intimate spaces such as indie haven Whelan’s of Wexford Street or JJ Smyth’s jazz bar to the O2 Arena in the Docklands. The city also offers comedy clubs, arthouse and multiplex cinemas, weekend flea markets and a range of festivals throughout the year. Sports Local, national and international sporting events are a feature of life in Dublin and there’s plenty to keep both the active sportsperson and the armchair enthusiast entertained. Join the crowds at the stunning Aviva Stadium for international rugby and football matches, or cheer the runners along the streets of the Dublin City Marathon.

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The Admissions Office The Independent College Dublin admissions office deals with applications for the College’s academic undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is our aim to ensure that students applying to the College are dealt with in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. The Admissions Office is happy to offer advice to students who: • Are sitting their Leaving Certificate and hope to continue their studies to third level; • Wish to transfer to one of the courses at Independent College Dublin from another institution; • Are returning to education as a mature student; • Have queries on any programme offered by the College; • Would like advice on the admissions process. Application Procedures The method of application to Independent College Dublin is dependent on a number of factors including what course you are applying to and whether or not you are a mature applicant.

Niamh Doolan, Admissions Officer Tel: +353 1 635 1184 Mob: +353 (0)86 0436250 Email: admissions@independentcolleges.ie

Applications for all courses with the exception of the Day Time BA (Hons) in Journalism (IC001) and the Day Time BA (Hons) in Business Studies (IC004) can be made directly to the College. Applications can be made online at www.independentcolleges.ie/apply Alternatively you can send your application by email to admissions@independentcolleges.ie or by post to: The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 Fax: +353 1 635 1120

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Master’s Programmes The entry requirements for Master’s degrees as specified by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council stipulate that applicants must have obtained a Level 8 primary degree. Students who have completed a Higher Diploma or an equivalent postgraduate qualification are also eligible to apply for entry onto the Master’s degrees. Additional entry requirements specific to certain courses can be found on the relevant programme page. Higher Diploma The Higher Education and Training Awards Council stipulates that applicants for Higher Diplomas must have obtained a primary degree (or the equivalent amount of work experience in the subject area). Entry requirements specific to certain courses can be found on the relevant programme page in the prospectus. Undergraduate Honours Degree Programmes

Mature Applicants

Leaving Certificate – Students applying for any HETAC level 8 degree programme at Independent College Dublin must have obtained a minimum of grade C3 in at least two higher level papers, together with a minimum of four D3s in ordinary level subjects to include a language. In addition, students applying for the BA (Hons) in Journalism must have achieved a minimum of a C3 in higher level English or History.

A mature applicant is one who, when applying for a HETAC undergraduate programme, is 23 years of age by January 1st of the year of entry or, when applying for a programme validated by the University of the West of England (UWE), is 21 years of age by January 1st of the year of entry to the College.

A Level/GCSE – Students applying for any HETAC level 8 degree programme at Independent College Dublin must have obtained a minimum of grade C or higher in at least two A Level papers, together with a minimum of four GCSEs to include Maths and a language. University of the West of England (UWE) LL.B (Hons) in Irish Law Students applying for the LL.B (Hons) in Irish Law must have obtained a minimum of 300 points in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). However mature applicants who are 21 years of age by the 1st of January of the year of entry may be admitted although they do not meet these minimum entrance requirements.

Applicants should attach a brief summary of their past educational and work experience with a copy of relevant documentation to their application form. Transfer Applications The College welcomes applications from students holding qualifications from other accredited institutions and universities. In addition, the College welcomes applications from students who are currently studying a relevant programme in another institution and wish to transfer with subject exemptions. Depending on the nature and duration of their studies, such students may join the second or third year of the College’s Level 8 degree programmes.

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Students who wish to transfer to Independent College Dublin should return a completed direct entry application form to the College with a copy of their academic transcripts and a full course syllabus. The Admissions Office will endeavour to issue a decision regarding transfer within 10 working days of the receipt of the application.

tuition fees is available on the college website www.independentcolleges.ie or directly from the Admissions Office. Scholarships Limited Scholarships are available each year. For further details please contact the Admissions Office.

EU Applications and Non-EU Applications A European Union (EU) Application is one made by a person who is either permanently resident in one of the member-states of the European Union and/or who will have received full-time second-level education for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission in a member-state of the European Union or in a combination of member-states. All other applications are considered to be NonEuropean Union (Non-EU) Applications (see international application section). Students with Disabilities Independent College Dublin is committed to providing equal access educational opportunities to learners with disabilities. Learners with disabilities are encouraged to disclose information on their disability or learning difficulty as part of the application process, or at any time subsequently. Such disclosure is encouraged so that the Learning Support Officer can work with the student to ensure that any reasonable accommodation required is identified and facilitated in conjunction with their individual needs. Tax Relief Most courses of two or more years duration have been approved for tax relief. Applicants should note that the qualifying conditions for relief may differ for full and part time students. Relief is granted at the standard rate of tax. www.revenue.ie Fees Independent College Dublin is an independent, fee paying third level educational institution. A full list of

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The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Tel: + 353 1 635 1184 Fax: +353 1 635 1120

Accelerator Programme Flexible Learning from Diploma to Degree... • Do you like the idea of doing a degree but worry about your time commitment? Build your qualification in a way that suits you – from Diploma to Degree. • Take our new Accelerator programme and fast-track yourself to a great education without jumping in at the deep end or feeling the pinch. • Join up for any of our 12 or 20 week Diploma Courses in February or October to break the ice. Orient yourself to your chosen subject area; find out what suits you and how you can develop your career with further study. • AND, if you decide to progress to one of our Degree programmes we will refund the full cost of your Diploma from your Degree fees. * You must meet the entry requirements for your chosen course. For more information on degree/ postgraduate courses or to request a brochure, contact our Admissions Office on +353 1 635 1184 or admissions@independentcolleges.ie


Calculation of Points Leaving Certificate Points: Higher A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3

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A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3

LCVP Link Modules Distinction 70 Merit 50 Pass 30

A-Level AVCE (Double Award) A 170 AA 340 B 140 AB 310 C 100 BB 280 D 70 BC 240 E 40 CC 200 CD 170 DD 140 DE 110 EE 80 GNVQ Distinction 340 Merit 280 Pass 200

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A/S Level A 85 B 70 C 50 D 35 E 20

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Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) The College does not recognise LCA subjects as meeting its minimum entry requirements. If combined with a FETAC Level 5 applicants may apply for any undergraduate course in the College. FETAC Level 5 Independent College Dublin will accept applications onto relevant Level 8 Honours Degree programmes from any student holding a FETAC level 5 qualification where a minimum of 3 distinctions have been obtained as part of their FETAC award. For the purposes of minimum entry requirements, a Pass in the LCVP is equivalent to one Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate subject.

Examinations Please note that examinations for both day and evening programmes will take place during the day. Deferrals Independent College Dublin will only grant deferrals on direct entry programmes under exceptional circumstances. If you fall into this category and wish to defer your place, you must make an application in writing to the College’s Admissions Office.

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School Liaison Office Students are welcome to visit Independent College Dublin at anytime and we are more than happy to facilitate any enquiries you may have during your visit. Visits to Schools The Schools Liaison Officer is available to visit your school to speak to students on a number of different areas including college courses, study techniques, completing application forms and the application process. If you would like to speak with us regarding a specific course area, our faculty are happy to oblige. To book your school visit, please contact the School Liaison Officer at 01 635 5819 or at .admissions@indepenentcolleges.ie

‘Taster’ Sessions These sessions are designed to give students the opportunity to experience a college lecture in their course or area of interest. These unique sessions can be organised with a current class to allow prospective students to experience the classroom and may be available to both individuals and groups. For further information on organising a taster session, please contact the College’s School Liaison Officer at 01 635 5819.

College Tours Students are welcome to visit Independent College Dublin at anytime by appointment and we are happy to facilitate any enquiries you may have during your visit. For groups, it is necessary to book your tour in advance. To book your college tour, please contact the School Liaison Officer at +353 1 635 5819, or at admissions@independentcolleges.ie

Open Days/Evenings The College holds a number of Open Days and Evenings throughout the year. Please visit www. independentcolleges.ie/news/open-days or www.qualifax.ie for a list of dates and times.

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The Independent College Dublin Debating Society 2010-2011 Commission of Northern Ireland” in UCD L+H where the first of Independent College Dublin Debating Society’s 18 speakers across 9 teams launched our campaign 2011!! Debating Soc team members travelled across the country to debate on behalf of the college from Galway to Maynooth, from UCD to the less arduous jaunt to the Trinity College’s TCD Hist. This year has been a very active and successful year for the Debating Soc at the College. We entered the two most prestigious National and European 3rd Level Debating Competitions, The Irish Times Debating Competition and the International Mace Debating Competition. Independent College Dublin Debating Society members this year crossed verbal swords with the best from Trinity College, Dublin, UCD, UCC, University Of Limerick, The Kings’ Inns, UCG, Queens University Belfast, Griffith College, NUI Maynooth, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and DCU.

In the Mace Debating Competition again we entered a strong field of 18 speakers also across 9 teams and pushed through to the quarter finals in addition this year to hosting two rounds of ‘The Mace’ in January where Independent College Dublin Debating Society played host to teams from UCD L+H; TCD Phil; University of Limerick; TCD Hist and The Kings Inns.

We held a series of in house college debates culminating in the Annual Best Speaker ICDS Plate Debate 2011 where over plates of delicious nibbles and plentiful libations Damian McKeon emerged victorious after a pugnacious evening of heated debate and picked up the gleaming silverware. The competitive debating year began in earnest on Bonfire Night, November 5th with a fairly incendiary topic “This House Would Abolish the Parades

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International Applicants The College welcomes applications from international students who would like to study in Ireland. An international applicant is one who: • is not permanently resident in one of the member-states of the European Union, and • has not received full-time second-level education for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission in a member-state of the European Union or in a combination of member-states. In order to apply for your desired programme, please complete an International Application Form and return it, with the appropriate supporting documentation to: The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie www.independentcolleges.ie Required Supporting Documentation • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or passport. • Original or certified copy of residence permit* (*only if you are resident in an EU state). • Original or certified copy of school leaving examination certificate OR high school transcripts – including forecast results if final results are not available. • Original or certified copy of full academic transcript(s) of any third level studies and the proof of the final degree. • Original or certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL score for applicants whose first language is not English. • Original or certified copy of the official translation to English.

If you are unable to provide any of the documentation listed at the time of application, please attach a note advising us when you expect to be in a position to forward it. Outstanding documentation should be forwarded to the Admissions Office immediately. Please note: provisional offers will be sent to successful applicants who have not yet completed their studies. This is not an official offer and as such is not acceptable for visa purposes. English Language Requirements All applicants whose first language is not English may be required to sit either an IELTS or TOEFL test. Special Requirements Journalism: Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio. Psychotherapy: Applicants may be required to undergo an interview. Closing Dates The normal closing date for receipt of applications is one month prior to the beginning of term. Please note: late applications may be accepted if the programme is still open and there is adequate time to organise a student visa.

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International House Dublin partnering with Independent College Dublin to provide programme and service excellence for our international students. Programmes will cater for all ages and levels, groups or individual students from all over the world, including: • English courses for adults • Examination preparation programmes including IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examinations • English and Work programmes • Junior Summer Programmes – home-stay and residential • High School Programme International House Dublin is a member of the International House World Organisation founded in 1953. It is accredited by the Irish Department of Education and Science as a school for the teaching of English as a foreign language, and is accredited by both ACELS (the Advisory Council for English Language Schools) and International House World. International House Dublin has over 15 years experience looking after the academic and personal needs of students from around the world and they are now working with Independent College Dublin and our 2nd Level Independent Academy on a range of important academic and social development programmes from IELTS preparation and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to cultural and social integration courses for our international visitors.

• Mini-stay programme for groups • High School Integration programme for groups • Teacher Training Programmes including CELTA and DELTA From September 2012 International House Dublin & Independent Colleges have created A Level programme to provide a valuable new stepping stone for students to university entrance across the UK, US, Ireland and many other countries. Our A-level programme has been approved by the University of Cambridge Examinations Board and has been designed by experts to maximise the learning experience and to focus individual students with result orientated, exam specific teaching methodology. A levels are recognised worldwide as a top quality route to University entry in Ireland, the UK, United States and Europe. There is a demanding syllabus and an external, objective examination with every University admissions body knows it’s value.

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Career Advice Independent College Dublin is aware of the ever increasing challenges facing students. A good C.V is vital when applying for jobs. It is also very important to prepare for interviews. Our Careers Officer will assist final year students in writing your C.V. and offer guidance and advice in preparing for your interview. Please contact jackie.doheny@independentcolleges.ie for further details.

Computing Services Access to services such as Moodle, online resources and journals, wireless internet access, and online storage are provided on a complimentary basis to all registered students.

Academic Induction Attending college for the first time can be an exciting prospect. However many also find the prospect of moving from second level to a third level institution to be a daunting experience. At Independent College Dublin we want to ensure that this transition is as easy as possible. For this reason, we organise student inductions before the commencement of each undergraduate programme. This allows all students the opportunity to meet staff and their fellow students.

Academic Support Each academic programme has a dedicated staff member who deals with any academic issues which students may encounter. The faculty administrative staff have an open office policy from 09.:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday.

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International Student Services Specific services are available for international students before they travel to Ireland and after arrival.

Student Welfare Our student services section offers advice and support to all students in the College. Whether it is concerns about examinations, assignments, accommodation or finances, the college staff are available to help with your concerns. If you require additional assistance and wish to speak to the someone, you will be provided with a referral.

Student & Campus Life Whether you are looking for sports and fitness, student organisations, local night life or student activities, Independent College Dublin offers you great resources and access to the finest facilities. If a quiet place to study


or read a book is more your style, the Joshua Dawson Library is the perfect place to do it. Independent College Dublin’s city centre location has a wealth of amenities on our doorstep. In addition, the college has organised discounts with a number of fitness centres close to the College.

Student Discounts Use your Independent College Dublin student card to avail of these exclusive discounts: • SPORTSCO, Ringsend (Soccer pitch, sports hall, pool, etc) • Jackie Skelly, Clarendon Street • Tower Records – 10% • Hughes & Hughes – 10% • The Farm, Dawson Street – 15% Monday to Thursday • KC Peaches, Nassau Street – 10% and loyalty card scheme • Cafe Sol, Dawson Street – 15% and loyalty card scheme • Hickey’s Pharmacy – 15% off prescriptions and 10% everything else • Doctor, Suffolk Street - €10 off consultation fee

Transportation The College is only minutes from the LUAS and DART networks and a multitude of Dublin and regional buses stop on our doorstep.

Car Parking in Dublin Independent College Dublin has negotiated a special rate with Setanta Car Parks. You can purchase Smart Cards at a 50% discount at the Customer Service Desk in Setanta Place Car Park with your student card. Setanta Place, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Phone: (01) 6779768.

Dining As well as on our campus cafe there is a wealth of local eateries within minutes of the college. Most offer discounts of 10%-30% to students.

Events, Activities and Culture Agnieszka Drgas and Jonathan Smith, Jonathan’s Cafe

Students Union: The Students’ Union is the representative body of the students at Independent Colleges. All students are members and are encouraged to participate in Union activities. Every year we hold students events, including: • College Ball • End of Term Parties • Christmas Parties • Pool Tournaments • Film Festivals

“As a musician, Jonathan’s cafe has been a melodic haven. Afternoons of Spin 1038 are nicely counter-balanced by evenings of Bob Marley and David Bowie. Jonathan himself recently allowed me to set up an end of term gig – the first I have played in five years. Classmate and honorary roadie Abigail Haydon missed her yoga to design promotional flyers and cart the equipment to the party, but we pulled it off in the end.” Cormac Cronin Martin, currently studying journalism

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Library Resources Providing vital resources for academic life, the Joshua Dawson Library greatly extends its textbook and journal collection with full text and abstract online provision. Online resources can be accessed from outside as well as on campus, and training is given in the various databases. Inter-Library loans are available, and professional law students have the facility of re-watching their lectures on DVD. The Joshua Dawson Library Research provision extends far beyond the College walls. As a modern research centre, the Joshua Dawson Library has invested heavily in online resources, carefully chosen to support learning and research. The suite of subscribed online resources includes: Westlaw.IE., Firstlaw.IE., Westlaw.UK., LexisNexis, Nexis, PEPS, and Dawson books for access to textbooks online. These resources provide access within the subject areas of law, journalism and psychotherapy. Training in the use of these databases is provided by library staff at the beginning of each academic year and more informally, on request, throughout the year.

and Apple Macs. Printing and photocopying facilities are also provided. The Joshua Dawson Library is furnished in a modern style, with comfortable furniture and a quiet atmosphere conducive to study is maintained. A large study room is connected to the library for the busy times surrounding examinations.

Library Hours Monday – Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 12-6pm Sundays extended opening hours during examination weeks

Library staff at the Joshua Dawson are always on hand to provide on-the-spot support in using online resources, sourcing material and general computer and research problems. The research student at Independent College Dublin has access to the resources of Trinity College Dublin and the British Library via the Inter Library Loan service. The Joshua Dawson Library provides generous computing facilities, with brand new and hi-spec PCs

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The Joshua Dawson Library is an integral element of the academic experience at Independent College Dublin and is furnished with a comprehensive collection of texts, journals and reports supporting the main academic subjects and related disciplines.


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Dave O’Donoghue Joint Head School of Professional Accountancy

Liam Doran Joint Head School of Professional Accountancy

Welcome to the School of Professional Accountancy The School of Professional Accountancy is led by Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc, DipIFR and Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS Finance. The School offers intensive programmes leading to qualifications in professional accountancy exams for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Public Accountants (CPA). The School has been awarded ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner which is the highest academic teaching status awarded by the professional body. The School also prepares students to sit for the exams of the Diploma in Accounting and Business awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and also a Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR). Our innovative programmes are offered on a part-time or full-time basis and are designed to help you distinguish yourself from other accounting, finance and

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marketing professionals – by providing not only a professional qualification, but also the practical skills for which employers search. You will be able to take advantage of a wide range of high quality study support and resources, all geared to rapidly accelerate your professional career. Our recent Prizewinners include numerous Irish placings on individual papers and • First in the World in ACCA Paper P2 Corporate Reporting December 2009 • First in the World in ACCA Paper P1Governance, Risk and Ethics June 2009 • First in Ireland CPA Exams (Strategic Performance Management) 2010 We look forward to welcoming you to our School of Professional Accountancy and to helping you on your early steps towards a successful career.

Contact Details School of Professional Accountancy Independent Colleges, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 635 5813 Fax: +353 1 635 1120 acca@independentcolleges.ie cpa@independentcolleges.ie


School of Professional Accountancy Pictured from left to right: Dave O’Donoghue, Joint Head School of Professional Accountancy, Liam Doran, Joint Head School of Professional Accountancy, Sandra Gleeson, Senior Lecturer School of Professional Accountancy, Shane O’Grady, Senior Lecturer School of Professional Accountancy and Michael Bristow Senior Lecturer School of Professional Accountancy.

ACCA Dublin (full-time) ACCA Dublin (part-time) ACCA Cork (part-time) ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business CPA Dublin & Cork (part-time)

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Why study ACCA at Independent Colleges? ACCA reputation and influence are respected worldwide. ACCA qualifications are based on international accounting standards but they offer adapted papers in financial accounting and auditing, and papers that test local law and tax. So you can feel confident that you have a globally recognised qualification that is relevant locally too.

3Platinum Approved Tuition Provider 3State of the art lecturing facilities 3ACCA Platinum Approved Materials 3 City centre locations with easy access to all modes of transportation 3Qualified and experienced lecturers 3Extensive lectures/contact hours 3 Structured delivery of the course helps maximise probability of passing each examinations 3Thorough coverage of topics covered on ACCA syllabus 3Ongoing Question Based Assessments*

3Licensed CBE Centre 3Extensive use of practice questions including past exam questions 3Easy access to lecturers 3Exam focused lecture notes 3Modern library and study facilities 3Revision 3Mock exams 3Canteen facilities 3Subsidised car park facility

* Question Based Assessments Students are given questions/assignments at the end of each session for self assessments. These questions/assignments are corrected and given back to students with constructive feedback. This learning style will improve understanding of each topic and give an opportunity to practice the topics regularly.

Meet the Lecturers from the School of Professional Accountancy

Pictured from left to right: Michael Bristow, Gary Fitzgerald, Sandra Gleeson, Mel Kilkenny, Dave O’Donoghue, Liam Doran, Shane O’Grady, Colm Foley and Ripu Bevins.

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Why ACCA? ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. ACCA qualification is designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values which will deliver finance professionals who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors. In order to qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete: • 14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption) • Relevant practical experience, with a minimum of three years • A Professional Ethics module.

Entry requirements ACCA offers various entry points on to the qualification, depending on your previous academic qualifications. • Minimum entry requirements Two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. • If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements to start the ACCA Qualification, then you will need to apply for Foundations in Accountancy and take some or all of these awards before continuing with the ACCA Qualification. If you complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business you will be able to transfer over to the ACCA Qualification, claim exemption from F1, F2 and F3 and continue your studies from F4 onwards.

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Please note: • The early exam entry period only applies to students entering for exams online or submitting a fully online initial application • Discounted exam fees will be available in the early exam entry period • The new dates only apply to entries for paper-based exams held in June and December and not CBEs • ACCA will no longer have registration closing dates of 31st December and 15th August going forwards (or earlier in some countries) • A student who expects to receive a posted paper exam entry form from ACCA must be registered with us by the time exam results are published (currently mid February or Mid August) • A student submitting a paper exam entry form by post will pay the standard exam entry fee.

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ACCA Dublin (full-time) The ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: February & August Course duration: 14 weeks Awarding body: ACCA

Independent Colleges’ ACCA full time programme is exam and career focused. It will assist students in achieving a rewarding career in the field of Accounting and Finance. This programme is designed to provide students with a personalised study programme and is tailor-made to ensure students are professionally prepared to sit the ACCA exams.

Fundamentals Nine papers in total Knowledge • F1 Accountant in Business • F2 Management Accounting • F3 Financial Accounting

Applications Apply directly to the College. acca@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Please visit www.accaglobal.com

The course will run over 14 weeks with 15 hours of lectures/tutorials per week. The ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. The course is delivered from our executive lecture suites in Dublin city centre. Career opportunities for Qualified ACCA

“Independent Colleges is central and very easy to get to after work. The lecturers are fantastic and are great at breaking the subject down to an understandable level which is easy to remember in the exam! The revision courses are held at the right time and I liked how they focused on answering the exam questions which made a huge difference when it actually came to the doing the exam.” Aisling Kavanagh Paper P1 1st Worldwide Prizewinner June 2009 ACCA Examinations

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The flexibility of the ACCA qualification means that it will not limit you to one particular sector. As an ACCA member, you will have the opportunity to work in almost any sector you choose, be it private practice, the public sector, the financial services or corporate sector, giving you access to a broad range of complex and interesting roles. With networks in over 170 countries, the ACCA qualification opens doors all over the world.

Skills • F4 Corporate and Business Law • F5 Performance Management • F6 Taxation • F7 Financial Reporting • F8 Audit and Assurance • F9 Financial Management Professional Five papers in total Essentials • P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics • P2 Corporate Reporting • P3 Business Analysis Options (two to be completed) • P4 Advanced Financial Management • P5 Advanced Performance Management • P6 Advanced Taxation • P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance


ACCA Dublin (part-time) Independent Colleges ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: February & August Course duration: 14 weeks Awarding body: ACCA

Our highly experienced lecturing team are exceptional communicators who will provide students with the examination focus necessary to help them to successfully negotiate the ACCA examinations. ACCA courses will be delivered over a fourteen week period in Dublin commencing in February and August of each year. Students are provided with extensive complimentary study materials and notes throughout the course.

Fundamentals Nine papers in total Knowledge • F1 Accountant in Business • F2 Management Accounting • F3 Financial Accounting

Applications Apply directly to the College. acca@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Please visit www.accaglobal.com

The ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. The course is delivered from our executive lecture suites in Dublin city centre. Career opportunities for Qualified ACCA

Mel Kilkenny is part of Independent Colleges’ lecturing team, specialising in the area of ACCA Taxation subjects in Dublin & Cork.

The flexibility of the ACCA qualification means that it will not limit you to one particular sector. As an ACCA member, you will have the opportunity to work in almost any sector you choose, be it private practice, the public sector, financial services or the corporate sector, giving you access to a broad range of complex and interesting roles.

Mel has lectured ACCA taxation subjects since 1992 and is the author of textbooks and revision kits for P6 and F6.

With networks in over 170 countries, the ACCA qualification opens doors all over the world.

Lecturer Profile

Skills • F4 Corporate and Business Law • F5 Performance Management • F6 Taxation • F7 Financial Reporting • F8 Audit and Assurance • F9 Financial Management Professional Five papers in total Essentials • P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics • P2 Corporate Reporting • P3 Business Analysis Options (two to be completed) • P4 Advanced Financial Management • P5 Advanced Performance Management • P6 Advanced Taxation • P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance

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Lecturer Profile

Lecturer Profile

Lecturer Profile

Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) Liam is the Joint Head of the School of Professional Accountancy at Independent Colleges. He was previously a senior lecturer with Griffith College specialising in the areas of Financial Accounting and Financial Management for ACCA, CPA, CIMA and ACA. He is an immensely confident and popular lecturer.

Shane O’Grady BSc Shane is a full-time Senior Lecturer with Independent Colleges in the areas of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Strategy. Shane has lectured on ACA, ACCA, CPA and IATI courses for the past number of years and he has developed an outstanding reputation due in no small part to his approachability and focus on examinations.

Michael Bristow BSc (Mgmt), Grad Dip, ACCA Michael is a Senior Lecturer in the area of Management Accounting and Performance Management. He has extensive experience in the area of Management Accounting. He has lectured on both ACCA and CPA courses and worked in both senior Management Accounting and Analyst roles. Michael is an ACCA qualified lecturer and received a number of placings during the course of his own examinations including a remarkable 1st in the world placing on paper 3.3, Performance Management.

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ACCA Cork (part-time) The ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: February & August Course duration: 14 weeks Awarding body: ACCA

Our highly experienced lecturing team are exceptional communicators who will provide students with the examination focus necessary to help them to successfully negotiate the ACCA examinations. ACCA courses will be delivered over a fourteen week period in Cork commencing in February and August of each year. Students are provided with extensive complimentary study materials and notes throughout the course.

• F6: Taxation • F7: Financial Reporting • F8: Auditing and Assurance • F9: Financial Management • P1: Governance, Risk and Ethics • P2: Corporate Reporting • P3: Business Analysis • P4: Advanced Financial Management • P5: Advanced Performance Management • P6: Advanced Taxation • P7: Advanced Audit and Assurancee

Applications Apply directly to the College. acca@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Please visit www.accaglobal.com

The ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. The course is delivered from the Metropole Gresham Hotel, Cork. Career opportunities for Qualified ACCA

Lecturer Profile Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc, DipIFR Dave is the Joint Head of the School of Professional Accountancy at Independent Colleges. He was previously the Course Director of Professional Accountancy at Griffith College. He has lectured on ACCA Auditing and Financial accounting subjects since 1997.

The flexibility of the ACCA qualification means that it will not limit you to one particular sector. As an ACCA member, you will have the opportunity to work in almost any sector you choose, be it private practice, the public sector, financial services or the corporate sector, giving you access to a broad range of complex and interesting roles.

“A college that’s never boring with entertaining lecturers and easily accessible facilities to aid students in every possible way - a very positive learning environment.” Tom Willow Paper F7 2nd in Ireland December 2010 ACCA Examinations

With networks in over 170 countries, the ACCA qualification opens doors all over the world.

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ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) The Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) is designed to develop your knowledge of IFRS. It provides an understanding of the concepts and principles which underpin them and their application in the international marketplace. Course Details

Who is this course for?

Course start date: September Course duration: 1 year Awarding body: ACCA

Apply directly to the College. acca@independentcolleges.ie

Professional accountants and auditors, working in practice and industry, who are qualified in accordance with national accounting standards, are eligible to take the qualification. Practitioners who may not yet be qualified, but who can verify that they have three-years’ relevant accounting experience through submitting an employer’s letter, are also eligible.

Entry Requirements

Course Outline

Please visit www.accaglobal.com

Session 1 • Course Introduction • IAS 1 Presentation of financial statements • IAS 2 Inventories • IAS 8 Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates & errors • IAS 10 Events after the balance sheet date • IAS 16 Property, plant and equipment Session 2 • IAS 18 Revenue • IAS 20 Accounting for government grant and disclosure of government assistance • IAS 23 Borrowing costs • IAS 40 Investment property • IAS 11 Construction contracts Session 3 • IFRS 3 Business combinations • IAS 27 Consolidated and separate financial statements Session 4 • IAS 28 Investments in associates

Applications

Course Description The International Financial Reporting Standards have been introduced into UK and Irish GAAP since January 2005. This is in line with the requirement of the EU directive that all listed companies are to prepare their accounts in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. This qualification is intended for professional accountants and auditors, working in practice and industry, who are qualified in accordance with SSAPs and FRSs and who have identified that an understanding of IFRS would enhance their qualifications to date.

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• IAS 31 Interests in joint ventures • IAS 33 Earnings per share Session 5 • IAS 7 Cash flow statements • IAS 36 Impairment of assets • IAS 38 Intangible Assets Session 6 • IAS 37 Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets • IAS 24 Related party disclosures • IFRS 1 First time adoption of international financial reporting standards • IFRS 5 Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operation Session 7 • IFRS 2 Share-based payment • IAS 21 The effects of changes in foreign exchange rates • IAS 29 Financial reporting in hyperinflationary economics • IAS 41 Agriculture Session 8 • IAS 19 Employee benefits • IAS 17 Leases • IAS 12 Income taxes Session 9 • IAS 32/IFRS7 Financial instruments: Disclosure and presentation • IAS 39/IFRS9 Financial instruments: Recognition and measurement Session 10 • Differences between Irish/UK GAAP and International GAAP • IAS 14 Segment reporting • IAS 34 Interim financial reporting Session 11 Revision Session 12 Revision


ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business This Diploma in accountancy will be suitable for students who have an interest acquiring a basic understanding of the language of Accountants. It should also be of interest to students who are unsure if they would like to pursue a full Professional Accountancy qualification but would prefer to have an introduction to the level of study and commitment required. Completion of this Diploma will entitle the graduate to receive exemption from the first three ACCA exams. Course Details

Course Description

Course start date: Option 1 - August 2011 Option 2 - October 2011 Option 3 - February 2012 Course duration: Student dependent Awarding body: ACCA

Independent Colleges’ ACCA programmes are exam and career focused. It will assist students in achieving a rewarding career in the field of Accounting and Finance. This programme is designed to provide students with a personalised study programme and is tailor-made to ensure students are professionally prepared to sit exams.

Applications Apply directly to the College. acca@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Please visit www.accaglobal.com

Each course will run over 14 weeks with 3 hours of lectures/tutorials a week per subject. The ACCA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc (Accounting), DipIFR. The course is delivered from our executive lecture suites in Dublin city centre.

(CAT) Qualification and qualify at technician level. Alternatively, you can continue your studies and become a professional-level accountant. Having completed the Diploma, you can transfer to the ACCA Qualification, receive exemptions from F1, F2 and F3 and continue your studies from F4 onwards. With networks in over 170 countries, the ACCA qualification opens doors all over the world. Course Outline • Accountant in Business (FAB) • Management Accounting (FMA) • Financial Accounting (FFA) • Foundations in Professionalism

Career Opportunities Upon completion of the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, you could work in basic bookkeeping, as a trainee accountant in a commercial organisation or accounting practice or as an accounts clerk in the public sector. If you complete the Diploma via the Foundations in Accountancy route, you can continue your studies onto the Certified Accounting Technician

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“I have gone to Independent Colleges for three of my final Professional Level ACCA exams. I have passed each of these first time. I have found each lecturer competent and very approachable. I have not been afraid to raise any questions I may have had either during classes or alternatively after class. I also found that each lecturer uses real life examples when teaching the material. This makes classes both interesting and also makes the material easier to understand. There is a feeling as well that lecturers and the college in general are very flexible and listen to any feedback which students may bring to their attention. I have one paper left and will definitely be going to the college for this. Overall, I am very satisfied with Independent Colleges as an ACCA Education provider.” Michelle Scott • T hird placed trainee professional in Ireland for the December 2010 Examinations • Paper P5 Joint 2nd in Ireland December 2010 ACCA Examinations • Paper P2 1st Worldwide Prizewinner December 2009 ACCA Examinations

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Why study CPA at Independent Colleges? Independent Colleges is a CPA (Certified Public Accountants) Gold Star Approved Educator in preparing students for CPA examinations. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition. Teaching and Learning Support

3Each student is provided with the most up-to-date manuals which cover all of the key concepts 3Our tailored course notes are the ideal companion piece to weekly lectures and present the course material in an easily digestible form

3 Provision of this material in print form allows students to concentrate on the lecturers as a result of being freed from the distraction of excessive note taking

3 Students have an opportunity to attempt questions from past examination papers, and have them corrected by the lecturers who will provide the class with general feedback on performance. Students will also receive a copy of their questions with personalized feedback

3 All courses are designed with one thing in mind: the CPA examinations and ensuring students’ success Exam-Focused Lectures

3Specifically designed for the needs of CPA students 3 Lecturers focus on explaining the key principles and fundamental issues contained in the syllabi of each of the subjects as prescribed by the CPA in a straightforward and uncomplicated way

3 All lectures are examination-orientated. Each class includes consideration of the key concepts and practical advice on how those principles can be applied to the examination papers

3 Lecturers direct students’ minds to those areas which are more likely to appear on the examination papers

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Certified Public Accountants (CPA) The CPA programme is led by Liam Doran FCCA, FCPA, MBS (Finance) and Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, M.Sc. (Accounting), DipIFR. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: September Course duration: 1 year part-time Awarding body: CPA

Independent Colleges’ CPA programme commences in September of each year. Lectures are delivered from The Gresham Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork and our executive lecture suites in Dublin city centre by a team of experienced, uniquely qualified and inspiring lecturers. Students who wish to study for a CPA programme must register with the institute. For further information, log on to www.cpaireland.ie

Professional 1 • Managerial Finance • Corporate Reporting • Corporate Laws and Governance • Auditing

Applications Apply directly to the College. cpa@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Please visit www.cpaireland.ie

Lecturer Profile Sandra Gleeson FCCA, Dip IFRS., IATI Sandra is a Senior Lecturer with Independent Colleges and specialises in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. She has lectured to ACCA, CPA, IATI, CIMA and ACA students since 2002. Sandra has an exam focused approach and an ability to simplify more difficult areas of the subject.

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Professional 2 • Strategy & Leadership • Advanced Corporate Reporting • Audit Practice and Assurance Services • Strategic Corporate Finance • Strategic Performance Management • Advanced Taxation


Lecturer Profile Michael Donnelly FCCA Michael has been lecturing accountancy students since 1998 on ACCA, CPA and various other accounting courses. Michael has lectured for state bodies and other training firms. He has acted in positions of financial controller and director in retail, construction and property development companies since 1996.

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Dr. Eve Watson Head of the School of Psychotherapy

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Psychotherapy The School of Psychotherapy at Independent College Dublin provides a full range of training programmes from certificate level right through to master’s level. Our programmes are both academically and clinically rigorous and are designed for students entering at all levels - for those wishing to gain an excellent introduction to counselling and psychotherapy, for those seeking a degree in psychotherapeutic principles and those who wish to attain the training necessary to practice as a psychotherapist. Our programmes allow the student to reach a standard of knowledge and expertise that will lead to professional accreditation as a psychotherapist. Taught by practitioners from a range of clinical settings, our programmes provide cutting edge clinical knowledge to the psychotherapist-in-training. Our master’s programme, for example, has a number of placements in clinical settings, significantly enlarging the student’s clinical experience. For those not seeking to specifically train as a psychotherapist, an understanding of counselling and psychotherapeutic principles

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is of great benefit in every kind of working environment and employment practice. Whether you have had lifelong interest in psychotherapy and are now looking for a potential new career or you are new to the field and seeking a worthy introduction, try one of the programmes at the School of Psychotherapy. The Lecturing Team The Psychotherapy lecturing team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced clinicians from the fields of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and psychology as well as philosophers in the classical and contemporary continental fields. As well as being widely experienced in teaching, lecturers are working in areas as varied as the HSE, the psychiatric services, teaching hospitals, primary and secondary schools, psychotherapy clinical centres, addiction services, semi-state bodies, the not-for-profit sector and private practice. Eve Watson

Contact Details The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie


Meet a selection of the Psychotherapy Lecturers

From left to right: Dr. Carol Owens, Ms. Pauline O’Callaghan, Dr. Eve Watson, Mr. John McCarron, Ms. Marie Walshe, Ms. Caroline Mellows

Postgraduate Psychotherapy School MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy H. Dip Psychotherapy Studies

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Undergraduate Psychotherapy School BA (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Studies Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Diplomas in Arts & Psychology Diploma in Social Care Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma in Addiction Studies Diploma in Criminal & Forensic Psychology Diploma in Popular Psychology Diploma in Sports Psychology Diploma in History of Art Diploma in Family History – Genealogy Diploma in Fashion Design Diploma in Creative Writing

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The School of Psychotherapy - Activities and Events • As well as running the counselling and psychotherapy programmes at Independent College Dublin, the School of Psychotherapy hosts and supports a number of local and national activities in the promotion of psychotherapy in Ireland. • The School of Psychotherapy hosts clinical seminars, public speaking events, book launches and Annual Conferences on behalf of organisations such as the A.P.P.I. (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy), I.F.P.P. (Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) and the College of Psychoanalysts. • There are monthly reading and supervision groups hosted by the School of Psychotherapy with members who are clinicians, academics, professionals, students and others. Attendance at these meetings is by agreement with the group coordinators. • The third Annual Psychoanalysis and Film Festival is scheduled to take place at Independent College Dublin in February, 2012. The First Film Festival (Theme: Love and Madness) and the second Film Festival (Theme: Obsessions, Passion, Pathos) were hugely successful, drawing large wide-ranging audiences for the film screenings and discussions.

Psychotherapy aims to assist the individual to overcome the psychological difficulties that he or she might encounter in life. In order to do this, the psychotherapist must have a thorough understanding of how the mind works, how we adopt particular stances in relation to the world and other people, and how we develop particular interests. Psychotherapy is a field that is rapidly developing in Ireland. Psychotherapists are employed by the health services and in many caring and professional organisations which address mental health issues. Some psychotherapists work in schools, the prison service and in private practice with clients who are referred by their GPs or psychiatrists, or who self-refer to deal with particular issues in their lives. Pauline O’Callaghan, Lecturer

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H. Dip Psychotherapy Graduates Catherine Canavan, Richard Anderson Murphy and Heather Hodman

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MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Level 9) This programme is designed for those who wish to practice as professional psychotherapists. The course provides an excellent graduate programme of studies in the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and a comprehensive grounding in the philosophy of the self and the mind. Course Details Course start date: September Course duration: 2 years day time 2 years evening time

Applicants must submit (a) an application form along with relevant supporting documentation (b) a personal statement of no more 500 words (c) and attend for an interview. Applicants must be at least 23 years in January of the year of application.

Applications

to listen. The kind of listening involved rests on a particular concept of the way the mind functions, as a complex entity that resonates with both conscious and unconscious thoughts. The ability to listen calmly and without prejudice to another who is speaking requires considerable training.

About the Course Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements In order to gain admission to the MA programme, it is usually necessary to have achieved a 2.1 (honours degree) at undergraduate level in the areas of psychology, psychotherapy, the social or the human sciences. However, there are a number of other factors that may be taken into account. Previous and ongoing experience in the area of counselling/psychotherapy/ psychology or in a related field (e.g. the medical and nursing professions, the caring disciplines, the social services, education and the not-forprofit sectors) is of benefit to an intending applicant.

Contact Details The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie

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This course provides a theoretical and critical understanding of the principles of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the professional training necessary to practice this therapeutic method. It is designed for those who seek to attain the professional position of psychotherapist or who wish to apply psychotherapeutic principles to their working environments and employment practices. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is formulated from psychoanalysis, a discipline that is based on the work of Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalysis has an undisputed place in Western culture and many of its concepts inform diverse fields of intellectual and artistic enquiry such as law, psychology, sociology, literary and cultural criticism, film theory, gender studies and theories of sexuality. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an approach to psychological suffering referred to as the ‘talking cure.’ The ‘talking cure’ involves the act of speaking on the part of an individual to a psychotherapist who is trained

The course is divided into three separate but strongly interconnected strands - psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and philosophy. In addition to psychotherapeutic theory and practice, the course provides a comprehensive philosophy of the self and mind encompassing knowledge, ethics and analytic skills. Students are required to attend lectures each week. Lectures are supported by seminars where students review material discussed in lectures and are encouraged to participate and debate course material and their clinical work. Course Clinical Requirements The clinical component of the course comprises taught elements including in-class expositions and research of clinical case studies and clinical practice. Extra-class requirements involve weekly attendance at weekly clinical supervision and attendance on a weekly basis at personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. Students are expected to have sourced clients and begun their clinical practice


before Christmas in year 1. The responsibility of arranging clinical practice and procuring clients rests with the student although the Course Director will give support and direction in this regard. In addition, clinical placements in various clinical settings are available to students who meet the suitability criteria. Placements are applied for by students in the first year and second year of the programme. In sum, in addition to attendance at lectures, students are expected to have one at least one further day available for work related to the programme including personal analysis, seeing clients, attending external individual supervision, attending placement(s) and preparing and researching all course work. Coursework is evaluated by continuous assessment and end-ofyear examination. Students may opt to take a daytime version of this Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy which takes place over two days a week, or they may opt for the evening version which takes place over three evenings a week. (The running of the daytime programme is subject to having adequate numbers of students). The course is recognised by The Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (A.P.P.I.) www.appi.ie Who is this course for? This programme is designed for those who wish to practice as professional psychotherapists, either within the health services or in

private practice. The course will also be of interest to those who work with people in other fields and who wish to apply psychotherapeutic principles to their working environments and employment practices. Course Outline MA Year one • Schools of Thought I • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy I • Forensic Psychotherapy 1 • Clinical Psychodiagnostics • Elementary Psychoanalysis • The Family and the Oedipus Complex • On Dreams • Philosophy of the Mind • Philosophy of Science • The Practice of Psychotherapy • Clinical Focus: Suicide and Depression MA Year two • Schools of Thought II • C hild and Adolescent Psychotherapy II • Addiction • Forensic Psychotherapy II • Freud and Religion • Language and Narrative • Psychosexual Development

“I had researched a lot of colleges and their offered programs over an extended period of time. When I contacted Independent College Dublin, I was pleasantly surprised by how helpful and informative they were in the Psychotherapy department. Going back to college as a mature student seemed like a huge commitment but it has been worth the effort. I have completed a Higher Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and am now pleased to be on the masters program. The lecturers and staff at Independent College Dublin are extremely supportive. The experience and knowledge that I have gained at the college has been immeasurable.” Heather Hodman, MA In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy current student.

• Philosophy of the Social Sciences • Research Methods • The Practice of Psychotherapy II • Clinical Practice and Supervision • Research Thesis (8,000 - 12,000 words)

“The supportive environment allowed for both personal development and growth plus the programme has enhanced my personal knowledge and work environment since completion. For anyone looking for a new way of thinking I would strongly recommend taking the time to explore this programme.” Robert Byrne, MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Graduate.

Dr. Eve Watson pictured with Mr. John McCarron

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H. Dip in Psychotherapy Studies (Level 8) This programme is designed to allow the student to gain a thorough understanding of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic theory and to cultivate their critical thinking and analytic abilities. Completing this programme will aim to place the student in a strong position to move onto the MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy already offered by the School of Psychotherapy at Independent College Dublin. Course Details Course start date: September Course duration: 1 year Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council) Applications Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements The course is open to applicants from a variety of backgrounds including those with a primary degree or those with practical or clinical experience in the area of psychotherapy but who do not hold an academic qualification. Applicants must a) submit an application form along with relevant supporting documentation (b) submit a personal statement of no more 500 words and (c) attend for an interview. Contact Details The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie

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Applicants must be at least 23 years in January of the year of application. Course Description

psychoanalysis that are applicable in a variety of institutional and employment settings and in any of the branches of human relations.

The Higher Diploma is an intensive one-year programme designed to provide thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic theory and in the practice of psychotherapy. Divided into three discrete yet interconnected strands – psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and philosophy, the course is informed by psychoanalysis which provides the bedrock upon which all modern approaches to psychotherapy and all ‘talking therapies’ ultimately depend. The course cultivates critical thinking and analytic abilities and contextualises them in terms of psychotherapeutic practice and technique.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for those with clinical experience but who do not hold a primary degree.

Similarly, the program will appeal to other health professionals such as nurses, social workers, teachers and others who wish to gain a comprehensive knowledge in the fundamentals of psychotherapy.

The programme aims at placing the student in a strong position to move onto the MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy offered at Independent College Dublin or move to similar programmes at other institutions. As a stand-alone course, the programme provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of psychotherapy and

The Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy will be of particular interest to the large contingent of accredited psychotherapists who have previously undertaken a training programme in any of those institutions that do not offer a formal state-recognised degree and who may now wish to pursue further study in the field of psychotherapy at postgraduate level. The programme will also be of particular interest to hospital doctors and general practitioners who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of the role of psychotherapy in the management of mental health.


Course Outline • Addiction • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy • Culture, Madness and Civilisation • Practice of Psychotherapy • Theoretical Developments 1 - Freud and his Contemporaries • Theoretical Developments 2 - The British Tradition, Object Relations and Ego Psychology • Psychoanalysis: Clinical Structures

“The H. Dip course in Psychotherapy presents an excellent, comprehensive but relatively easy to follow programme, whether as a transition towards more clinical MA studies, or an introduction into the field for anyone interested in the subject.” Ivana Milivojevic H.Dip in Psychotherapy current student

• Freud – His Life and Work • Lacan and Language • Dreams and their Relation to the Unconscious • Psychosexual Development • Philosophy of the Social Sciences • Philosophy of Mind • Philosophical Ethics • Ethics of Psychotherapy • Dissertation

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BA (Hons) in Psychotherapeutic Studies (Level 8) The programme focuses on learning about what motivates people and provides a foundation in the knowledge that underpins psychotherapy. This course provides an excellent foundation in psychotherapeutic theory and a firm grounding in the philosophy of the self and of the mind. Course Details Course start date: September Course duration: 3 years day time Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council) Applications

Students are required to attend lectures each week over a 24 week academic year. These lectures are supported by review material which will be discussed both during the lectures and in smaller tutorial groups.

Apply directly to the College.

Who is this course for?

Entry Requirements

This course will be of particular interest to those who are intrigued by questions about how the mind works. The aim of the course is to provide a foundation in the knowledge and understanding that underpins psychotherapy. The course focuses on learning about what motivates people and how and why people’s interests and motivations sometimes veer away from the norm and can lead them into difficulties. Successful completion of the BA programme will allow the student to progress onto the clinical MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

To be admitted to the BA in Psychotherapeutic Studies programme, students must be over 23. Applicants will be required to submit a personal statement and to attend for interview. Course Description The BA in Psychotherapeutic Studies is a three-year programme that offers an insight into the theory, practice and history of psychotherapy, along with a thorough grounding in the philosophy of the mind. The course is primarily informed by psychoanalysis. Each year of the programme is divided into three main streams – psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and philosophy. This course provides an excellent foundation in psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic theory, an understanding of psychotherapeutic

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practice, and a firm grounding in the philosophy of the self and of the mind.

Contact Details The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie

Course Outline Society, Culture & Mental Health • Addiction • Culture and Mental Health • Lifespan Development • Personality Theory Psychotherapy • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy • Practice of Psychotherapy • Theoretical Developments • Forensic Psychotherapy History of Psychoanalysis • Elementary Psychoanalysis • Conceptual Preludes to • Psychoanalysis • Freud – His Life and Work • Object Relations Psychoanalysis • On Dreams • Language and Semiotics • Psychosexual Development • Civilisation and Religion • The Death Drive Philosophy • Critical Thinking • Consciousness • Philosophy of Science • Philosophy of Mind • Philosophy of Social Science • Ethics • Research Methods Thesis


Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7) Course Details

Course Description

Who is this course for?

Course start date: September 2011 Course duration: 1 year, two evenings per week, plus one Saturday per month Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council)

The Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a response to the continued growth of interest in this area. The course is designed to be an attractive, relevant, accessible and practical introduction to counselling and psychotherapy.

This course will be of particular interest to those who are intrigued by questions about how the mind works, how people interact and relate to each other, and how and why people experience difficulties in their lives. The aim of the course is to provide a basic foundation in the knowledge and understanding of counselling and psychotherapy.

Applications Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements Entry to the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy is confined to mature students over the age of 21 years on or before January 1st of the year of admission onto the programme. Some previous experience of Personal Therapy/ Personal Development Programmes/ Group-work is desirable but not essential. Prospective students will be required to complete a brief essay detailing the following: 1. Their reasons for wanting to apply for the course. 2. Their previous experience (if any) of counselling. 3. Other experiences or life events which the students feel may be relevant. Prospective students will be required to attend a short meeting. Students may be offered a place on the programme on the basis of their personal essay and meeting with the Head of the School.

This Level 7 Certificate programme is designed to stand alone as an introduction to the field of counselling and psychotherapy and to provide a foundation that will allow the student to progress to the existing Level 8 programme in Psychotherapeutic Studies in Independent College Dublin or another similar programme. The programme may be viewed as one element in an ongoing training programme in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Independent College Dublin that includes both Level 8 (B.A and H. Dip.) and Level 9 (M.A) components. The course is arranged in three modules. The Psychology Module covers such areas as Lifespan and Human Development and Understanding Abnormal Behaviour. The Counselling Module addresses Personal Evaluation and Change, Counselling Relationship Skills, and Family Structures. The Psychotherapy Module deals with Psychotherapeutic Theories, Understanding Human Experience and Existential Issues.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy will allow the student to begin the journey that may, upon completing further study, eventually lead to qualification as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Students are required to attend lectures from September to May over a 24 week academic year. Each subject area has continuous assessment and there are exams at the end of the year. Course Content • Lifespan and Human Development • Understanding Abnormal Behaviour • Personal Evaluation and Change • Counselling Relationship Skills • Family Structures • Psychotherapeutic Theories • Understanding Human Experience • Existential Issues

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Diploma in Social Care This engaging course provides a practical and relevant introduction to the field of Social Care. Learning is achieved via two modules: Lifespan Psychology and Social Care Services. The Lifespan Psychology module is designed to guide the learner through the psychological theory of human development – from birth to old age – in a social care context. The Social Care Services module introduces students to the primary areas of care work and to the key policies, principles and approaches that underpin professional practice in the social care sector. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course will appeal to those seeking to work in a social care setting or those already in employment and seeking a route to formal qualification. It also acts as an ideal introduction to those wishing to pursue further study in the fields of social care, psychology and human development.

• Introduction to psychology • Cognitive development • Social moral and emotional development • Personality & the development of self • Applications to care practice. • Historical context • Child care • Disability services • Elder care • Other social care services

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy The course is a relevant, accessible and practical introduction to counselling and psychotherapy. The course will be of particular interest to those who are intrigued by questions about how the mind works, how people interact and relate to each other, and how and why people experience difficulties in their lives. The aim of the course is to provide a basic foundation in the knowledge and understanding of counselling and psychotherapy. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one day/evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This programme is aimed at those who would like to acquire a solid understanding of the major approaches in Counselling & Psychotherapy, those who are hoping to work in the growing theraputic arena or those who have recently begun careers in this field.

• Introduction to the area of counselling and psychotherapy • Embodiment and the experiencing self • The unconcsious and the conflicting self • The cognitive and interpretive perspective • Defences and beliefs • Transference and repetition • The therapeutic relationship (key assumptions) • Language, social representation and culture • Agency and choice • Unconscious desire

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Addiction Studies This course provides information on the theory and treatment of addictions, explains the processes through which addictive disorders are assessed and diagnosed and clarifies issues concerning both substance and non-substance addictive behaviours. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This programme is aimed at those who would like to acquire a solid understanding of the major approaches to Addiction Studies, those who are hoping to work in the growing area of addiction intervention or those who have recently begun careers in this field. This course will also provide a powerful learning experience for students who work in the health service, law enforcement, criminal justice or social welfare fields where they encounter people who have problems with substance misuse and associated addictive behaviours.

• Introduction to Addiction • Dual Diagnosis • Non-Substance User Disorders • Methadone treatment in Ireland • Motivational Interviewing • Cocaine use in Ireland • Working with addicts in a group context • Cannabis use in Ireland • Alcohol use in Ireland • Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills • Twelve Step Treatment and the Disease Model • Clinical Issues in Addiction Treatment

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Criminal & Forensic Psychology Forensic psychology involves understanding both the field of psychology and the criminal justice system. Psychology and criminology are interrelated disciplines due to the fact that psychology and psychological practices have entered the legal system in the areas of criminal investigation, insanity defenses, competency hearings, sexual abuse and offender treatment, eyewitness identification, interrogations and confessions. This course examines the interaction of the two disciplines in the legal and clinical settings. We will explore practical applications with ‘real-life’ examples, and learn some of the theories that drive this fascinating area of study. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

The course is designed for a variety of applications, and appeals to a multitude of different students. For law enforcement personnel, court and legal sector aligned occupations, for present and concurrent students in psychology, counselling, police and legal studies, and for those with a keen interest in the nature and function of psychology in the criminal setting, the course fosters further enquiry in the subject fields which students find most interesting.

• Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology • Theories and Approaches to Forensic Psychology and Crime • Mental Disorder and Criminality • Mental Disorder and CriminalityFocus on Psychopathy • Criminal Profiling • Competency: Guilty, Insane...Both? • Sexual Offenders: Treatment and Evaluation • Dangerousness and Risk Assessment • Investigative Psychology; Deception, Malingering, False Witness, Pathological Liar? • Psychometrics: Are YOU the ‘type’? • Psychology in the Corrections Setting • Contemporary Issues in Forensic and Criminal Psychology

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Popular Psychology This course provides a lively, topical and interesting introduction to the world of psychology in general. The programme covers the major themes in contemporary Psychology and introduces participants to the principal subfields and applications of the discipline. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is aimed at those who would like to acquire a comprehensive and stimulating guide to the world of psychology or those who have an ambition to eventually work in this field. The programme will provide a powerful learning experience for participant’s who work in human resource settings or who have ambition to do so. It will improve participant’s understanding of the nature of psychological enquiry and will be very attractive for someone looking for a guide to this most popular academic subject area.

• Introduction to the principal components of psychology • History of Psychology: Theories and Schools of Thought • Scientific v Humanistic theories • Clinical Psychology: ways of describing behaviour, treatment and outcome studies • Occupational Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Social Psychology: the individual and the group - relationships, conformity and attitudes • The Biological Basis of Psychology • The Science of Psychology: Methodology, Research and Statistics • Neuro-Psychology: the anatomy of the brain and its functioning • Freud and his legacy

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Sports Psychology Sports Psychology is a relatively new sub-field of psychology. This course explores the area and provides insight into how psychological factors, such as anxiety, motivation, concentration and confidence can affect performance in sports. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is aimed at professional or voluntary coaches or those with a real interest in coaching. Participants will develop an array of mental training techniques that have been used successfully by both sports men/women and coaches.

• Introduction to the field of Sports Psychology • Personality and Motivation • Stress and Anxiety • Group and Team Dynamics • Competition - Feedback and Reinforcement • Leadership and Effective Communication • Self-Imagery and Self-Confidence • Goal Setting and Concentration • Exercise and Psychological Well-Being

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in History of Art This course is designed to explore the work of the French Impressionists and examine their legacy in terms of Irish art. On the 15 of April 1874 a group of 29 artists held a public exhibition of their work in the photographic studio of Felix Nadar. This course proposes to examine the impact of French Impressionism, Pleinairism and Realism on Irish art and explore how it coloured Irish art practice. The artists included Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Armand Guillaumin, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camile Pisarro, Pierre Auguste Renior and Alfred Sisley. The work of many of these had previously been rejected by the French state-sponsored Salon. One critic, Louis Leroy, was outraged when he saw Monet’s seascape entitled Impression Sunrise. “Impression!” The journalist exclaimed. “Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished!” But the name stuck and within a year this group of artists was known as The Impressionists. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is designed to look at late 19th century Irish art in a new and innovative way and is of particular interest to those currently engaged in this field of study. It also has a broad appeal to art enthusiasts.

Each session will be broken down into two elements: • A series of lectures addressing the work of major French painters • Each lecture will be held in tandem with an exploration of Irish art under the following titles: Image Makers: Decoding Irish Political Cartoons, Continental Art Education: A Latter-Day Grand Tour, The Irish Orientalists, Irish War Artists, Irish Women Painters etc.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

The course will draw on a wide variety of Irish artists including; Nathaniel Hone, John Lavery, Richard Moynan, William Orpen, Roderic O’Conor, Dermot O’Brien, Aloysius O’Kelly, Frank O’Meara, Sarah Purser, Helen Mabel Trevor, John Yeats and others.

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Diploma in Family History - Genealogy Genealogy (or family history research) is a growing leisure activity internationally. Recent years have seen a marked increase in its popularity among Irish people. Television programmes, internet databases and DNA testing have brought increased awareness of this quest for personal and cultural identity. Like all research-based activities, genealogy demands a familiarity with records and the skills to extract relevant details from them. It requires the ability to differentiate between sourced and un-sourced material, and between facts and probabilities. This course will provide an introduction to the records, research skills and record-keeping involved in this fascinating discipline. This course is delivered in conjunction with the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland, which was founded in 1986 and acts as a regulating body to maintain high standards amongst its members and to protect the interests of clients. Its members are drawn from every part of Ireland and represent a wide variety of interests and expertise.

Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one day/evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is suitable for anyone beginning to explore family history research, whether as a hobby or with a view to developing a career in the field. The records and skills would also be applicable to those interested in local or house history.

• Beginning Irish genealogical research – family records and family stories as sources • Understanding the administrative divisions of Ireland • Introduction to the record repositories • Introduction to online research materials • Avoiding the pitfalls • Research skills, with practical application to the various classes of records – vital records, census returns, church records, land records, probate records, etc. • Application of oral history, folklore and local history • Sources for the Irish who went abroad • Record-keeping – including citation, family tree formats and writing family history • Orientation trips to record repositories

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Fashion Design This programme introduces the world of fashion design, provides both a theoretical and practical guide to that world and offers participants an opportunity to gain an informed understanding of the principles of good design in fashion.

Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course aims to explain the central concepts in fashion design in a practical manner and the theoretical approaches covered allow students a good overview of conception through to completion. Students’ expression of design is explored through research into fabrics and trims whilst at all times referring to the business of fashion in terms of cost and make up. The course allows the student to use all the theory and skills gained to develop their final presentation which is a season driven moodboard developed to a brief presented in a manner acceptable to trade buyers.

The topics covered on the course include: • Fashion Illustration • History of Fashion • Textiles and Garment Technology • Garment Construction • The Business of Fashion • Fashion forecasting - Trend Research • Accessories • Stylists

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Creative Writing This creative writing course will introduce students to: • Skills and practices that establish creative flow. • Methods by which creative work takes form and structure. • Fundamentals of good writing.

• Different writing genres and their specific requirements. • Using models: reading as a writer. • The industry that surrounds creative writing – agents, publishers, film producers - and how to negotiate it.

Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

The creative writing course is suitable for aspiring, beginner or emerging writers, who wish to increase their understanding of the writing process, foster their skills and establish their writing.

Each session includes both an information (lecture) and a creative workshop dimension. • Introduction: Cultivating Creativity • Stages of the Process 1: Preparation, Germination, Planning • Genre: Short Fiction – Writing Short Stories • Genre: Long Fiction – Writing A Novel • Stages of the Process 2: Working, Deepening, Shaping • Genre: Drama – Writing Radio & Stage plays • Genre: Screenwriting – Writing for TV & Film • Stages of the Process 3: Ordering, Editing, Completion • Genre: Short Nonfiction – Writing Creative Nonfiction Articles for Newspapers & Magazines • Genre: Long Nonfiction – Writing Creative Nonfiction Books • Language: Getting Poetic • Reaching Your Audience – How to Approach Publishers, Agents & Producers

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

Furthermore, the creative writing course provides an opportunity for students to complete a piece of fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, stage or radio drama, or a small collection of poems.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Business Professor Andrew Deegan, Dean of Business Faculty

The Business Faculty at Independent College Dublin is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality education and training to enable students to meet the challenges of the rapidly-changing and ever more globalised world of business. Students are offered an expanding range of accredited Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Programmes which are designed to meet the current and future academic and career needs of the contemporary business professional. These programmes are designed to provide flexible access to students and to professional business people who wish to establish a firm foundation in business studies areas, or who wish to enhance their career development opportunities and specific business skills through accessing the most up-to-date theory and practice in their chosen areas of business. Our programmes are largely offered at our wellappointed premises in the centre of Dublin, in a vibrant, friendly, progressive and cosmopolitan environment. In addition to high academic standards and relevance, we place great emphasis on student wellbeing, and ensuring at a personal level that all who study with us obtain maximum value from the learning experience.

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www.independentcolleges.ie/faculty-of-business

A number of our programmes are benchmarked against professional accreditation and exemption requirements and our Masters framework of qualifications offers the opportunity to gain staged postgraduate qualifications at a pace suitable for each individual learner. While our learning and teaching emphasises the importance of understanding the theory of Business Studies as a discipline, our programmes underpin this with substantial use of actioncentred experiential learning, “real-life” case studies, team learning projects, and individual “live” research projects tailored to individual career development. The programmes listed in this prospectus are supplemented by a range of additional tailored programmes which are designed to accommodate the needs of particular business and commercial sectors SMEs, and others in the private or the public sector. We are happy to discuss particular areas of special-purpose provision directly with commissioning clients. Thank you for your interest in our programmes, and best wishes in whichever choices you exercise, Andrew Deegan

Contact Details The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie


Postgraduate Business MSc in Accounting with Finance

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Undergraduate Business Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies

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Diplomas in Business Diploma in Digital Marketing Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Studies Diploma in Financial Trading Diploma in Economics with David McWilliams Diploma in PR in the Digital Era Diploma in Project Management Project Management Professional (PMP速) Exam Preparation Course Certificate in Business Research and Enterprise Development Diploma in Event Management Advanced Diploma in Event Management

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MSc in Accounting with Finance* This programme is intended to equip participants with a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills of finance and accounting, and contextualises such specialist knowledge and skills into the broader business frameworks in which they are applied. This will enable graduates of the programme to operate effectively in management roles in finance, accounting and related areas. It will also serve as an ideal springboard for progressing to study and qualification with specialist professional accounting institutions, should that be a career aspiration for participants, and relevant professional exemptions are being pursued in this context. For those applicants with a strong background and achievement in professional accounting examinations, some exemption from taught modules will be available. These exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Course Details

Entry Requirements

Who is this course for?

Course start date: October 2011 Course duration: 1 year full time 2 years part time Awarding body: Subject to confirmation and validation from the University of Chester

This MSc is suitable for graduates of business, finance or related disciplines. The normal minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 honours degree. Applicants who have a minimum of two years professional experience in a related discipline or who wish to develop their knowledge of accounting and finance at master’s level are particularly encouraged to apply.

The programme is aimed at supporting students in their development of strategic, critical and analytical thinking as well as reinforcing the technical and applications skills which are required for the obtaining of professional qualifications. The programme is therefore benchmarked against professional qualifications (such as those awarded by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland) and current thinking in the areas of strategic management development and Leadership. MSc graduates will therefore be equipped with a strong academic grounding, highly developed practical and professional skills, and confidence in their ability to enter the workplace and undertake a leading role in formulating the strategic direction of a successful business enterprise.

Applications Apply online or contact the Admissions Office for further details. The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie

Course Description We have designed our MSc Accounting with Finance programme to provide participants with a comprehensive post graduate education which is relevant to the present and future needs of the ever changing business environment. With this in mind our programme focuses on providing each learner with a firm understanding of the latest developments on the theory and practice of accounting and finance. This will serve as the foundation for a professional management career or for future academic research..

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Course Outline Stage One • Strategic Business Management • Financial Accounting • Management Accounting for Business Decisions • Corporate Finance • Audit and Assurance • Business Research Methods A Postgraduate Certificate in Accounting in Business is awarded on completion of Stage One.

Stage Two • Emerging Topics in Finance, Accounting and Economics, OR Business Law • Advanced Financial Accounting • Strategic Financial Management • International Financial Markets and Institutions OR Taxation • Financial Risk Management, Governance, Ethics • Performance Management A Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting in Business is awarded on completion of Stage Two.

Stage Three • Dissertation The MSc in Accounting with Finance is awarded on the completion of all Stages 1, 2 & 3.

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies - (Level 8) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies specialising in Accounting and Finance Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies specialising in Marketing Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies specialising in Management and HR The BABS suite of programmes equips students with critical thinking skills and contemporary action-centred education on key business functions and the range of core skills which are required in order to succeed in the demanding and ever-changing world of business. Course Details Course start date: September 2011 Course duration: 3 years full-time 3-5 years flexible part-time option by agreement with the college Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council) CAO Code: IC004 Applications Students under the age of 23 on January 1st of the year of entry must apply through the CAO for IC004 Bachelor of Arts (Business Studies). All other applications should be directly to the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Higher C3s and 4 Ordinary Level D3s (to include Maths) or equivalent. Students under the age of 23 on January 1 of the year of entry must apply through the CAO for IC004 Bachelor of Arts (Business Studies).

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All other applications should be directly to the Admissions Office. Mature Students Applicants who are over 23 years of age by January 1st of the year of entry are eligible for entry onto the programme as mature students. Course Description The BA (Hons) Business studies suite of programmes equips students suite of programmes equips students with critical thinking skills, and contemporary action-centred education on key business functions and the range of core skills which are required in order to succeed in the demanding and ever-changing world of business. The BABS programme provides each student with a comprehensive business education, and an appropriate knowledge and understanding of modern business studies subjects. It focuses on providing each student with a firm understanding and knowledge of contemporary business theories, ideas, concepts, problems, practices and functions which will enable them to lay the foundations for their professional career in the business world or for their future academic

career at post graduate level. The programme is structured in a way which provides each student with the opportunity to study for a specialist Honours degree in Business Studies. Three specialist pathway award options are offered for the completion of the Honours Degree. These pathway study options are: • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Studies – (specialising in Marketing) • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Studies – (specialising in Accounting and Finance) • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Studies – (specialising in Management and HR) Who is this course for? The Accounting and Finance study pathway prepares students for a career in Accounting and Finance. The programme provides a comprehensive education in the quantitative and analytical skills required in business and in a range of accounting practices.


The role of the accountant is placed within the broader business context that is delivered through a range of business-relevant electives. Exemptions are being pursued  as appropriate with the relevant professional Accountancy bodies. The Marketing study pathway provides the knowledge and skills that provide a solid foundation in Marketing within the broader business function and as a specialist Marketer within the international, regional, and local environments. The skills and thinking required to operate as a successful marketer are integrated within a practice focused programme aimed at developing professional excellence in addition to academic know how. The programme aims to introduce students to the key foundations of Marketing as a professional career as well as providing firm understanding of the economic, psychological and strategic principles of marketing.

by a regular series of Conference Weeks which are included in the teaching year. In the first week of the second semester each year, all students attend a Conference Week which is comprised of a series of teaching presentations which are delivered by nationally and internationally recognised business professionals and lecturers from other institutions. Course Outline Stage 1 Core Subjects: • Accounting • Economics • Business Law • Data Analysis and Statistics • Marketing • Management • HRM • Business Communications and ICT • Corporate Culture

Conference Weeks

Stage 2 Core Subjects: • Strategic HRM • Supply and Value Chain Management • Knowledge Management • Management Accounting • Business Research Methods • Financial Accounting • Corporate Finance • Strategic Marketing Management • Market Research • Organisational Behaviour • Applied Economics • Contemporary issues in Management

The excellence of our academic teaching team and their professional business experience is supported

Stage 3 Core Subjects: • Business Policy

The Management/HRM study pathway provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to operate in both a strategic and operational management and HR environment in the private and public sectors in the Irish and wider international environments. Programme content covers the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of HRM and management within the contexts of business, finance and government.

• Change Management • Business Project Accounting Stream • Advanced Management Accounting • Financial Reporting • Audit & Assurance Marketing Stream • Services Marketing • Brand Management • Direct Marketing Management/HRM Stream • Operations Management • Managing HR & IT • Entrepreneurship * A ll modules in Stage 3 carry a double ECTS weighting All content in this programme is subject to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) standard weighting. This is an essential issue in relation to transferability and recognition of academic qualifications.

“I would like to thank the staff of Independent College Dublin, who were very helpful, prompt, friendly and professional in supporting me in my studies whilst I was expecting and gave me the encouragement to continue with my degree, without which I would not have been able to continue.” Silvia Gabbert, BA Hons Student

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Diploma in Digital Marketing in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute Everyone in business, especially the marketing department, is expected to understand digital marketing. They have to know what is possible, achievable & effective within their budget. This Diploma in Digital Marketing course has been developed by digital marketing professionals for existing and aspiring digital marketing professionals. All of the lecturers are expert practitioners in their field. This course provides attendees with comprehensive introduction to the concepts and application of digital marketing. Real life case studies and a very practical approach provide a cornerstone to this course, ensuring that students understand the theory while being in a position to apply this in a very practical manner in their own business. Course Details

Who is the Course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one day/evening per week Awarding body: Independent College Dublin & Digital Marketing Institute

The course will be highly relevant to anybody with responsibility for developing or implementing an organisation’s online strategy, including senior & junior marketing personnel, marketing managers, communication specialists, business owners, webmasters and IT managers and personnel.

• Digital Marketing Uncovered - Course Introduction • Search Engine Optimisation • Pay Per Click Marketing • Web Analytics • Affiliate Marketing • Email Marketing • Social Media Marketing • Digital Display Advertising • Mobile Marketing • Planning Digital Marketing Campaign

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute

Our Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing is a comprehensive program covering the implementation, integration and management of digital channels within any business. Course Details Course start date: September 2011 Course duration: 1 year to include 3 months work placement Awarding body: Digital Marketing Institute Subject to validation by SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) Applications Apply online or contact the Admissions Office for further details. The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements To apply for the Advanced Diploma in marketing you must meet the minimum admissions requirements: • Qualifying degree in any subject (minimum of a lower second class honours degree) from a recognised Irish or Overseas institution, or • Equivalent industry experience Who is the Course for? Whether coming straight from a university or expanding your skill set

in your current role, you can expect this course to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to move your career forward. The Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing is open to graduates or professionals with backgrounds in any discipline looking to work in, or advance within the digital marketing arena. Course Description: This course will help you create and implement effective digital marketing strategies and will allow you to realise your career or business aspirations and strongly position yourself within the market place or your organisation. Emphasis throughout the program is placed on developing practical and pro-active digital marketing professionals through delivery which encourages self-development, participation and team work. Once qualified, you will have developed the confidence and ability to apply your highly relevant knowledge and skills to meet various digital marketing challenges within the workplace. You will also have interacted and worked alongside people from a diverse range of backgrounds including experienced industry professionals all within a businessoriented environment.

Indicative Course Content • Digital Marketing Fundamentals • Customer as King in Digital Media • Digital Marketing Channels • Digital Marketing Strategy • Digital Marketing Management Work Placement The Digital Marketing Institute is the industry body responsible for advancing the digital economy in Ireland through training, certification, research and championing best practices in online marketing. Through their member network the DMI have partnered with a broad range of organisations who have agreed to evaluate interns for work placement. The work placement portion of this programme will provide students with the opportunity to put their learning into practice in real business environments. The programme will provide students with the tools to implement a digital marketing strategy for their host company. The internship will involve researching a digital marketing approach, putting an implementation and management plan in place and implementing across the various channels for the business. This work based placement will form the basis of the Term 2 assignment.

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Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Studies Covering all the major business studies areas and topics, the ICM Diploma in Business Studies programme has, over a fifteen year period, achieved international recognition and is now undertaken by students in over 100 countries. In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major business functions, the structure of the course ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education options open to them on completion of their studies. Course Details

Course Content:

Course start date: September 2011 Course Duration: 1 year full time for the Diploma in Business Studies and an additional 6 months for the Advanced Diploma in Business Studies Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

The Certificate in Business Studies - Part 1 • International Business Communications • Business Management & Administration • Interpreting & Analysing Information (Numeracy & Statistics) • Marketing Principles (Marketing)

Applications Apply online or contact the Admissions Office for further details. The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements • 5 Ds at ordinary level to include D3 in ordinary level Maths. Who is the course for? The Business Studies programme will serve as an excellent route for students who ultimately seek full professional status and will provide first class underpinning knowledge for the mainstream UK degrees in Business Studies.

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(The ICM Certificate in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects) The Diploma in Business Studies - Part 2 • Accounting Techniques (Accounting) • Economics for Business

• Introduction to Business Law (Business Law) • Analysing and Improving Organsational Behaviour (Organisational Behaviour) (The ICM Diploma in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1 & 2 subjects) The Advanced Diploma in Business Studies - Part 3 • Strategic Management in Theory & Practice (Strategic Management) • Marketing Planning & Decision Making (Marketing Management) • Theory & Practice of Human Resource Management (Human Resources Management) • Customer Service for Manager and Supervisors (Customer Service) (The ICM Advanced Diploma in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1, 2 & 3 subjects)


Diploma in Financial Trading This course has been exclusively designed and developed by professional traders to provide a unique approach and insight into the world of financial trading. The programme is specifically designed for participants both new to the world of financial trading as well as those who want to improve their trading skills. You will learn techniques of how to make money in both up and down markets directly from financial trader professionals with strong attention to risk control. Course Details

Who is the Course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is ideal for individuals who wish to explore the development of an additional income or who might be considering working at day trading on a part/full time basis.

• Introduction to Financial Trading • Develop your own Financial Trading Plan • Trader Psychology • Risk Management • Product Analysis • Macro Fundamentals • Technical Analysis • Performance Analysis • Advanced Trading Strategies

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

The course aims to benefit the individuals who have invested with third parties such as brokers and financial advisors and have suffered poor returns and now want to trade independently. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have some experience trading independently but are looking to develop and increase their knowledge and improve performance.

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Diploma in Economics with David McWilliams Each student should finish this diploma with an excellent grasp of financial economics and an analytical framework that allows them to see our country and the world more clearly. This knowledge will enable our graduates to cut through the constant spin and make their own minds up about what they are being told by the government, the banks and the media. They will be able to make informed decisions that should help them to both protect themselves and their families and to exploit opportunities in the years ahead. Course Details

Who is the Course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: Independent College Dublin

This 10 week course is aimed at the informed student who has a basic grasp of economics but wants to understand how everything fits together. If you regard economics as a jigsaw, this diploma will allow you to see the big picture and understand how everything is linked. So when someone mentions how the Greek debt crisis will impact on house prices in Athlone, you will be able to see the economic and financial threads that bind these apparently unrelated phenomena. The objective is to enable the student to work and thrive in an economic environment such as a bank, financial house, the media, the civil service or a large corporation.

• Economic Basics • Lessons From History • Ireland • International • Markets and Houses • Bubbles. (or why you can’t trust markets) • Money and Banking • Risk • The Big Trends - Looking To The Future

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

“Join me, David McWilliams, at Independent College Dublin to find out what has really happened in the Irish, European and Global economies over the past eighteen months. A sound grasp of economics has never been more important. The aim of this course is to demystify economics and make it accessible and jargon free”

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Diploma in PR for the Digital Era This course will provide participants with real life case studies, practical methodologies that work and give participants a clear understanding of the PR process. The course will be complemented with a number of guest lecturers from the industry who will provide very practical and useful insights into the world of PR, from a variety of angles. There will be extensive and practical use of on-line PR/Social Media tools such as twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and blogging throughout the programme, and how they should be used to complement the traditional processes. Course Details

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

• PR in all its guises, including: • B2B/Corporate PR • Consumer PR • Charity PR • Crisis PR • Internal PR • Event PR/Management • National vs Regional PR • PR Plans & Budgets • Sponsorship Negotiations & Charity Partnerships • Media Database Development & Management • Case Studies • Perfecting your Pitch to Media • Creating a Photo Call that the Photo Desks will Love • Personal PR – How to PR yourself • Media Training • Liaison with other Marketing functions: Creative, Advertising • On-line • Explore the various social media platforms • Developing own profile • Building followers and relationships • Developing online objectives • Communicating online & etiquette • Maximising visual elements

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie Who is the Course for? • Graduates who are looking to complement their degree with a PR qualification • Professionals wishing to make a career move into PR • Professionals who wish to have a clearer understanding of how PR could help their organisation and who wish to perform the role in-house • Professionals who wish to investigate the use of on-line PR and how it can work for their organisation, alongside traditional methods

• Using search facilities • Using social media for clients • Using social media in a crisis • Website/Google • Being found & reputation • Social Media integration • Communications – newsletter • Search Assignments/Course Assessments Participants will focus on a real life project, chosen by the participant, and using the tools learned on the programme to critique/analyse the project – what worked, what didn’t and suggestions on how it could be improved.

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Diploma in Project Management This course is designed to provide students with practical instruction in project management. It presents an integrated view of the concepts, skills, tools and techniques involved in the management of projects. Participants will focus on the phases of project management: Initiating, Planning, Execution, Controlling and Closing. They will also focus on the topics of Project Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Human Resources, Quality, Risk and Procurement. Each lecture will have a section on Project Management theory; a group discussion of the theory and its application in different industries as well as assignment preparation. Course Details Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie Who is the Course for? This course is suitable for anyone who wants to increase their ability to function effectively on a project team or as a project manager. It would ideally suit people coming from a non-technical background with small to moderate size projects to tackle in the workplace. This course will also improve the student’s capacity to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Frequently in this complex world, it is true that neither the best solution nor the best implementation path are clear or available. The role of a project manager is to negotiate these twin perils and so bring home a

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successful outcome for the business. This programme will introduce you to the basic principles of modern project management, the project planning processes and relevant knowledge areas. Indicative Course Content The content will deliver an understanding of the relevance and importance of finding the right solution for a project. The nine knowledge areas, including standard terms and techniques will be covered. The relevance and importance of using the appropriate delivery techniques for any given project will be emphasised. • Introduction and Components • Project Management Baseline Definitions • Solution Quality – Using Innovative Techniques to improve Solution Value • Speed of Implementation Using Theory of Constraints / Critical Chain • PMI And PMBOK • Standard Project Management Language • Nine Areas

Assignments - Strategy and Details The assessment strategy is based on the performance of each participant in three assignments. These will focus on a project chosen by the participant and, therefore, familiar to them. The project can be a current project or one which has been recently concluded in which the participant either lead or took part. Each assignment will build on previous material. Course Description Frequently in this complex world, it is true that neither the best solution nor the best implementation path are clear or available. The role of a project manager is to negotiate these twin perils and to bring home a successful outcome for the business. This programme will introduce you to the basic principles of modern project management, the project planning processes and relevant knowledge areas.


Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Preparation Course The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the most widely recognised certification available to Project Managers worldwide. Professionally Certified Project Managers are a benchmark for excellence in terms of performance and productivity in their profession and also bring a repeatable, consistent quality to the projects they manage. This course combining classroom training and a web-accessible PMP exam simulator is geared towards achieving PMP certification. Course Details

Course Description

Course Content

Course duration: 2 Days from 9am-5pm See website for further details on course dates.

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the most widely recognised certification available to Project Managers worldwide. Professionally Certified Project Managers are a benchmark for excellence in terms of performance and productivity in their profession and also bring a repeatable, consistent quality to the projects they manage. This course combining classroom training and a web-accessible PMP exam simulator is geared towards achieving PMP certification.

• Introduction • PMP Exam Format • Project Integration Management execution • Project Scope Management • Project Time Management • Project Cost Management • Project Quality Management • Assurance & Control • Project Risk Management • Project Communications Management • Project Human Resource Planning • Project Procurement Management • Project Professional Responsibility/ Ethics • Review • Post course follow-up support

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Given that this is a highly-focused course aimed towards final exam preparation; participants must already have experience of managing projects and intend to sit the PMP or CAPM exam. They must also have attended previous Project Management training based on the PMBOK

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course the participant will: • Be prepared to sit the PMP® exam • Use the PMP exam simulator to identify exam weak spots and shorten study time required • Apply approved Project Management principles to their work

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Certificate in Business Research and Enterprise Development - (Minor award Level 8) FREE Springboard Course for Jobseekers Course Details Course start date: September 2011 Course duration: 18 weeks part time Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council) Further Information email: admissions@independentcolleges.ie or call 01 6351184 Applications Apply online via www.bluebrick.ie/springboard Who is the Course for? The Course is suitable for those who wish to enhance their business and entrepreneurial skills within a practically focused learning environment. The Course can also be used to prepare a full business model and Business Enterprise Project. This latter opportunity will depend on participants’ current career development intentions, individual abilities and previous Experiential/Accredited experience and/or learning. The course offers a unique opportunity for an individual or a team to develop their business enterprise proposals within a closely mentored learning environment based on practical experiences in the management of a variety of live business scenarios. The Course

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and the Awards available are also designed to provide Access Routes to further study at Level 8 education and may lead to further level 8 Honours Awards. The Course may be used to facilitate entry to Level 9 Post Graduate Awards or to gaining additional Professional Qualifications. Overview of the Course The Course is designed to enhance the employment, enterprise development, technical, research, and individual and team development skills of participants with: • Individual business enterprise and entrepreneurial development • Individual and team development research • Team working • Scenario planning • Career development and opportunity planning • Roles in business organisations • Roles in enterprise and entrepreneurial project management • Career development and change management • Business enterprise development and delivery abilities across a range of sectors of the economy • Business enterprise planning, development, launch and implementation • Core professional management • Reflection on, and evaluation of, skill sets and training needs

Indicative Course Content • Development of Core professional research skills in business, commerce and management areas • Development of Career Continuation Research and Career Change Research • Research in practice for Professional and Business Success • Research; Marketing; and Critical Thinking for Particular Business Sectors • Research Sources, Information and the International Relevance of Information • Critical Analysis, Barriers to Entrepreneurial Success and Case Studies of Failure • Ethics, Intellectual Property, Brand Integrity and Governance • Scenario Analysis, Planning and Implementation in Enterprise Development • Scenario Planning for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Success • Scenario Situations – Case Study Evaluations • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Techniques and Methods • Business Enterprise Project:- Full Role Play and Full Enterprise Simulation Project


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Welcome to the School of Event Management Diploma in Event Management Students will gain practical experience in running events with a number of classes dedicated to the practicalities of running events. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of event management and provides a foundation in the practical skills and confidence required to professionally organise an event from start to finish. The Public Relations module introduces students to the role of PR within the events industry today.

designing, executing and managing an event. Through the exploration of key topics, case studies and guest lectures, students will gain first-hand expertise and insight into organising successful and profitable events.

The main objectives of this course are to provide students with the necessary skills to work in the event management industry and to foster a clear understanding of the elements that go into planning,

This course aims to give students the necessary skills to advance career progression as well as opening a wealth of other avenues in the diverse event management industry.

All lecturers and guest lecturers have been specially selected for their wealth of experience and proven track record in the event management industry.

Course Details

Who is the Course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 18 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: PRII – Public Relations Institute of Ireland

This course will be of interest to those who want to make a career change to event management, or will also benefit anyone who has event management as part of their job specification. It will also be useful for those in the industry who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of event management.

• Planning • Event Management Marketing • Charity Events and Award Ceremonies • PR in Event Management • Corporate Event Management • Exhibition Management • Sponsorship • Sports Event Manangement • Outdoor Events, Concerts, Logistics, Risk Management • Celebrity Events • Wedding Planning • Conferences

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

“The course is very practical and covers every type of event possible, so you get a great insight into the type of event that suits you best. If you want to be in Event Management, this is the course to do.” Maurice Cosgrave, Diploma in Event Management

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Advanced Diploma in Event Management Students will gain practical experience in running events with a number of classes dedicated to the practicalities of running events. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: October Course duration: 6 months: 4 months lectures 2 months work placement Awarding body: PRII – Public Relations Institute of Ireland

An outstanding full time event management course delivered by experienced lecturers and distinguished industry experts. This in-depth course will educate students in the fundamentals of event management and give them the qualifications, skills and confidence to pursue a career in event management. An exploration of key topics combined with case studies, site visits and guest lectures, will equip students with the expertise and insight into organising successful and profitable events. In addition to the core syllabus this course offers a dedicated Public Relations module plus a quality internship programme designed to get you established on your career path.

Module 1: Planning Module 2: Marketing Event Module 3: Charity Events and Award Ceremonies Module 4: PR in Event Management Module 5: Corporate Event Management Module 6: Exhibition Management Module 7: Sponsorship Module 8: Sports Event Manangement Module 9: Outdoor Events, Concerts, Logistics, Risk Management Module 10: Celebrity events Module 11: Wedding Planning Module 12: Conferences

Applications Apply online or email: admissions@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements Individuals with no prior experience can apply. This course is open to people from any educational background and with various levels of work experience. A sufficient level or oral and written English is required to enable full participation in the course and assessments. If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact Independent College Dublin and a representative will be more than happy to assist you.

Who is this course for? This course will be of interest to those who want to make a career change to event management, or will also benefit anyone who has event management as part of their job specification. It will also be useful for those in the industry who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of event management.

I completed the Event Management Diploma evening course in February 2011. I found the course to be fast paced but with excellent hands-on relative experience provided by all of the course lecturers. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Diploma course to anybody with an interest in events. Charlotte Dixon, Diploma in Event Management

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Welcome to the Faculty of Law Val Corbett Head of Law Faculty

The Faculty of Law at Independent College Dublin represents a vibrant learning environment, supported by staff with a reputation for academic and teaching excellence. Set on a campus in Dublin city centre, the Faculty of Law presents a diverse and innovative range of programmes in law from certificate and diploma level, through to degree, postgraduate and professional levels. The Undergraduate Faculty of Law offers a three year LL.B degree programme in Irish law which is awarded by the University of the West of England in Bristol. This programme is additionally accredited by both regulatory bodies of the solicitors’ and barristers’ professions. The Postgraduate Faculty of Law offers two unique Masters’ programmes. The LL.M is a specialised postgraduate programme in law for those interested in the area of media law. The MA Dispute Resolution is an innovative programme which involves the study of the developing and critically important area of alternative dispute resolution. In 2011, this

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programme was shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year by Postgradireland. The Faculty of Law also comprises a number of professional level programmes. In particular, the Faculty of Law is the largest provider in the State for the delivery of preparation programmes for the entrance examinations to the Law Society of Ireland. For each of the past three years, students of this programme have finished 1st overall in these state-wide entrance examinations. The School’s preparation programmes for the Entrance Examinations to the King’s Inns and the New York Bar Examinations have proven to be highly successful. The Independent College Dublin Faculty of Law has created an atmosphere where the student learning experience is to the fore and where inquisitive, questioning minds are welcomed, encouraged and nurtured. I invite you to visit the College to learn more about us. Val Corbett

Contact Details The Admissions Office Independent College Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 635 1184 admissions@independentcolleges.ie


Postgraduate Faculty of Law MA in Dispute Resolution Postgraduate Certificate Comparative Media Law Postgraduate Diploma Comparative Media Law LL.M Comparative Media Law

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Undergraduate Faculty of Law LL.B (Hons) in Irish Law

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Professional Faculty of Law Law Society of Ireland Entrance Examination Preparatory Course FE1 Intensive Revision Course Honorable Society of King’s Inns Entrance Examination Preparatory Course Diploma in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) full-time Certificate in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) part-time Diploma in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) part-time New York Bar Programme (Attorneys)

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Diplomas in Law Diploma in Mediation and Conciliation Diploma in Negotiation Conflict Manager - Dispute Resolution Skills Training for Managers & Business Owners Diploma in Entertainment Media and the Law Diploma in Employment Law

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What is Dispute Resolution?

The Importance of Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution can be defined as a broad spectrum of structured binding and non-binding processes, including mediation, conciliation and arbitration, but does not include litigation which are used to resolve disputes. The dispute resolution processes involve the assistance of a neutral third party and empowers parties to resolve potential or actual disputes in a way which best meets their needs and interests. Dispute resolution is an interdisciplinary field that attracts people from many professional backgrounds.

Disputes and conflict are an inevitable part of daily life and businesses. Increasingly, dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation and conciliation, are being used to prevent and manage conflict more effectively than traditional methods of resolution such as litigation as they are proven to be more time and cost effective for the parties involved. As a result, ‘alternative dispute resolution’ or ADR as it is known has become integrated into the Irish civil justice system and the corporate environment.

The MA in Dispute Resolution was shortlisted for the 2011 Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards under the business category by Gradireland.

MA in Dispute Resolution (Level 9 ) The MA is a unique programme which provides students with the knowledge and skills to resolve disputes between parties in a non-adversarial manner.

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Course Details

Applications

Holders of other Qualifications

Course start date: September Course duration: 1 year full time Modularised evening programme. Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council)

Apply directly to the College.

Students holding other qualifications are welcome to apply.

Entry Requirements This MA is suitable for graduates of law or related disciplines (2.2 honours degree or higher) or those who have relevant work experience and who wish to develop their knowledge of this increasingly important area.


Course Description

Assessment

Dispute resolution is one of the fastest-growing fields and academic disciplines both in Ireland and internationally, offering professional opportunities in the corporate, legal, educational, political, HR, health, and community settings, as well as many others. With the new Arbitration Act 2010, the Report by the Law Reform Commission on ADR and the draft Mediation & Conciliation Bill 2010, legislative provision and a heightened demand for dispute resolution services is predicted.

The course is assessed by way of coursework and end of semester examinations. Students must also complete a dissertation of between 15,000 to 20,000 words.

The MA in Dispute Resolution focuses on a wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes across a number of different sectors, including family, commercial, construction, and workplace. The mixture of experience-based learning through role plays and formal lectures by professional practitioners will give students a hands-on understanding of a full range of dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and collaborative practice. This MA combines broad interdisciplinary training and skills development. This is an excellent programme for any individual who wants to become a part of this interdisciplinary field and will appeal to professionals, from all backgrounds who seek to up-skill and diversify. It will also appeal to graduates with an LLB or equivalent degree, who wish to gain a detailed understanding of dispute resolution theory and practice.

MA Dispute Resolution Course Outline Semester 1 • Research Methods • Understanding Conflict and Dispute Resolution • Arbitration: Law and Procedure • Mediation: Theory & Practice – Part I

Semester 2 • Mediation: Theory & Practice – Part II • Negotiation: Theory and Practice * Electives (choose one) • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Dispute Resolution in Family Law • Workplace and Industrial Relations Dispute Resolution Semester 3 Dissertation Between 15,000 20,000 words

Val Corbett, Head of Faculty of Law and Nicola White, Course Director and national and international expert in the area of dispute resolution.

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Postgraduate Certificate Comparative Media Law The Postgraduate Certificate will be of interest to those who are not in a position to undertake the entire LL.M programme but still wish to pursue the study of particular aspects of media law at a postgraduate level. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: October Course duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time. Awarding body: University of the West of England, Bristol.

The Postgraduate Certificate allows students to ‘tailor-make’ a programme to suit their own needs or interests.

Module Choice * Semester 1 • Research Methods • Defamation & the Media • Freedom of Expression Constitutional Perspectives Semester 2 • Law of Privacy & Publicity • Defamation: Practice & Procedure • Intellectual Property Law and the Media • Media Regulation • Freedom of Information Law

Applications Apply directly to the College.

This qualification will be of particular interest to those who are graduates, recently qualified lawyers, journalists or other professionals who wish to pursue a course of study as part of their continuous professional development which will enhance their skills and employability.

Entry Requirements 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 Postgraduate Certificate. Holders of other Qualifications Students holding other qualifications are welcome to apply.

The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded to those students who successfully achieve the necessary credit requirements (60 credits). As each taught module on the programme is worth 20 credits, students of this programme will graduate with the Postgraduate Certificate upon the successful completion of three modules chosen from the list below. Assessment Modules are typically assessed by way of a written piece of coursework (approximately 3,000 words) and an unseen two hour examination at the end of each semester (January and May).

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*M  odule choices are offered subject to student numbers. Further Study Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate may wish to continue their study in order to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma or the LL.M. In order to graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma, students are required to successfully complete a further 60 credits (total 120 credits). Thus graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate need only complete three further modules. To obtain the LL.M award such students would also be required to complete a written thesis (60 credits).


Postgraduate Diploma Comparative Media Law The Postgraduate Diploma will be of interest to those who are not in a position to undertake the entire LL.M programme but still wish to pursue the study of particular aspects of media law at a postgraduate level. Course Details Course start date: October Course duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time. Awarding body: University of the West of England, Bristol.

The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to those students who successfully achieve the necessary credit requirements (120 credits). As each taught module on the programme is worth 20 credits, students of this programme will graduate with the Postgraduate Certificate upon the successful completion of six modules chosen from the list below.

Applications Assessment Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements 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 Postgraduate Diploma. Holders of other Qualifications Students holding other qualifications are welcome to apply.

Modules are typically assessed by way of a written piece of coursework (approximately 3,000 words) and an unseen two-hour examination at the end of each semester (January and May).

Course Outline Module Choice * Semester 1 • Research Methods • Defamation & the Media • Freedom of Expression Constitutional Perspectives Semester 2 • Law of Privacy & Publicity • Defamation: Practice & Procedure • Intellectual Property Law and the Media • Media Regulation • Freedom of Information Law *M  odule choices are offered subject to student numbers. Further Study Following completion of this programme, graduates may wish to continue their study in order to be awarded the LL.M. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma need only complete a 15,000 to 20,000 word thesis (60 credits) in order to graduate from the LL.M programme.

Course Description This diploma allows students to ‘tailor-make’ a programme to suit their own needs or interests. This qualification will be of particular interest to those who are graduates, recently qualified lawyers, journalists or other professionals who wish to pursue a course of study as part of their continuous professional development which will enhance their skills and employability. 77


LL.M Comparative Media Law The LL.M Comparative Media Law is a specialised programme which examines the regulation of media in Ireland and internationally. Course Details

Course Description

Course Outline

Course start date: September Course duration: 1 year full time Modularised evening programme. Awarding body: University of the West of England, Bristol.

The LLM in Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its kind to be offered in the Republic of Ireland.

Semester 1 • Research Methods • Constitutional Perspectives on Freedom of Expression • Defamation & the Media

Applications Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements This LLM is suitable for graduates of law or related disciplines (2.2 honours degree or higher) or those who have relevant work experience and who wish to develop their knowledge of this increasingly important area of law. Holders of other Qualifications Students holding other qualifications are welcome to apply.

The course is a specialised programme that 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 courtnand freedom of information are examined in depth. The increasing statutory regulation of the media in Ireland and throughout the European Union is also analysed.

Semester 2 • Media Regulation • Privacy & Publicity * Elective Choice: • Freedom of Information Law • Defamation Law: Practice & Procedure • Intellectual Property Law and the Media Semester 3 Dissertation

This course is ideal for those with an interest in the legal and ethical issues surrounding freedom of expression worldwide. Assessment The course is assessed by way of coursework and end of semester examinations. Students must also complete a dissertation of between 15,000 to 20,000 words.

“The atmosphere in Independent College Dublin is excellent. The lecturers all know you by name so you consider yourself to be more than just a student number on an exam script. This personal approach gives you the confidence to handle whatever challenges might come along, either in exams and assignments or, once you’ve qualified, your professional career.”

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Robert Block LL.B (Hons) Irish Law 3rd year


LL.B (Hons) in Irish Law The LL.B (Hons) programme will be of interest to those who have a strong sense of justice (both legal and social), who possess a questioning mind and enjoy identifying and applying solutions to problems. Course Details

Course Description

Course start date: September Course duration: 3 years day time Awarding body: University of the West of England, Bristol.

Students who have a strong interest in reading, current affairs, history and politics will enjoy the study of law. Much of the workload on the LLB will involve reading case law, legislation, articles and textbooks which enables the student to form their own opinions on particular legal issues and problems. While most people begin their study of law with the idea of becoming a solicitor or barrister, a law degree also offers graduates the opportunity to use the skills acquired during their studies in other occupations throughout the world of commerce, the financial services industry, journalism and the Civil Service.

Applications Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements To be admitted to the LLB programme students must have obtained a minimum of 300 points in the Leaving Certificate. Holders of other Qualifications Students holding other qualifications (e.g. A level, BTEC, GNVQ, HETAC National Certificates and Level 7 Degrees) are welcome to apply. Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) qualifications, etc. will also be considered. Mature Students Applicants of 21 years of age on or before the 1st of January of the year of entry and who have relevant experience to bring to their studies may be admitted.

Key Features of the LLB (Hons) Degree Three year Irish law degree programme at Honours Level (Level 8) validated by the University of the West of England, Bristol. A unique commitment to personalised tuition, varied assessment strategy including research-based written course work, oral presentations of legal argument and traditional closed book examinations. Coverage of all core subjects prescribed by the Law Society of Ireland and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. A wide range of electives including: Media Law, Medical Law, Family Law and Employment Law. Highly qualified and experienced full-time academic staff and practitioners. Links to Ireland’s largest professional Faculty of Law and the professions.

A law degree provides analytical, problem-solving and research-orientated training which is highly-valued by employers. To facilitate student research, each student will be provided with copies of the key legal text in each core module. Students will also obtain written and oral feedback on their performance in continuous assessment so that performance can be improved from stage to stage. Course Outline Year 1 • Introduction to the Irish Legal System • Law of Tort • Criminal Law • Constitutional Law Year 2 • Law of Contract • Law of Equity and Trusts • Land Law Electives (choose one): Human Rights/Administrative Law/ Employment Law/Media Law/ Medical Law/Law of Evidence/ Family Law/ Mediation & Conciliation Year 3 • Jurisprudence • European Union Law • Company Law Electives (choose one): Human Rights/Administrative Law/Employment Law/Media Law/ Medical Law/Law of Evidence/ Family Law/ Mediation & Conciliation

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Law Society of Ireland – (FE1) Entrance Examination Preparatory Course Students enrolled on this programme have the opportunity to study with exceptional lecturers, avail of tailored study materials and up-to-the-minute teaching techniques. The course is examination focused and carefully designed to equip students with the skills for exam success. For each of the past three years, students of this programme have finished 1st in Ireland in these examinations and 14 students have finished 1st in individual subjects. Course Details

Course Description

Exam Focused Lectures

Course start date: June & November Course Locations: Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo, Waterford, online Course duration: 15 weeks Awarding body: The FE1 exams are delivered and assessed externally by the Law Society of Ireland.

The purpose of Independent Colleges’ FE1 Preparatory Course is to provide students with the necessary skills to successfully negotiate the eight entrance examinations of the Law Society of Ireland.

Course lectures and manuals are specifically designed for the needs of students facing the FE1 exams. Our lecturers focus on explaining the key principles and fundamental issues contained in the syllabi of each of the subjects as prescribed by the Law Society of Ireland. Each class includes consideration of key principles and practical advice on how those principles can be applied to the examination papers. Our lecturers are experts in focusing students’ minds on the areas which are most likely to appear on examination papers.

The course provides examination focused tuition in each of the core subjects which form the FE1 Entrance Examinations.

Applications Apply directly to the College.

All lectures are recorded and uploaded to our intranet system. Students may then access the lectures at their own convenience from their own computer.

Assessment These examinations are assessed externally by the Law Society of Ireland. Course Outline

Law Society Entrance Examination first-place prizewinners, including the Overend Prize for best overall student performance 2010. Pictured from left to right Cathal Hester, Constitutional Law, 1st place in Ireland, 2010; Shona Hughes, Criminal Law first place in Ireland, 2010; Eibhlin Kerr, first place Overend Scholar for Best Overall Student Performance, 2010 and James Quaine, Property Law, first place in Ireland, 2010.

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• Contract • Tort • Criminal • Constitutional • Company • Property • Equity • EU


For Law Graduates

This courses benefits law graduates by: • Providing them with an ideal focused environment to prepare for examinations. • Helping them to reach their full potential when attempting the examinations. • Acting as an excellent revision programme of study for students who have covered these subjects at undergraduate level but who possibly have not revisited the material in some time. • Providing tailored course materials which are particularly useful in providing examfocused material and the most recent case law and judicial developments.

For Non Law Graduates

This course benefits non law graduates by: • Providing a thorough grounding in all eight

entrance examination subjects. • Imparting the level of knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in these demanding examinations. • Adopting an exam-focused style which enables students to concentrate their learning in order to have the best opportunity possible to excel in the examinations.

Additional teaching and learning support • E ach student is provided with the most up-to-date manuals that cover all key principles and case law. •M  aterials are geared specifically towards the Law Society of Ireland’s syllabus and designed with the FE1 examinations in mind.

• Our tailored course manuals are the ideal companion piece to the weekly lectures and present the course material in easily digestible form. • Provision of this material in print form allows students to concentrate fully on the lectures as they are freed from the distraction of excessive note taking. • We offer individual tutorials and, by appointment, meetings with individual lecturers who can deal with queries as they rise. • Students have a facility to attempt questions from past examination papers, submit them to the College and have them corrected by the lecturers who will provide the class with general feedback on performance. Students will also receive a copy of their questions with personalised feedback.

FE1 Intensive Revision Course Ireland’s most successful Professional Faculty of Law now offers intensive revision seminars for the Law Society Entrance Examinations. Course Details Course start date: June Course duration: Four hour tutorial per subject Course locations: Dublin, online

complete set of lecture notes for each subject. The lecturers, who are undisputed experts in FE1 exam preparation, will focus on the most examinable (and examined) topics in these most challenging of professional entrance examinations.

Applications Course Outline Apply directly to the College. Course Description These seminars are designed for students who are FE1 re-takers, or for first time candidates who seek a concise and expert tutorial in the key components of each FE1 subject module. Students will receive a

• Tort • Equity Law • Contract Law • Criminal Law • Constitutional Law • Company Law • EU Law • Property Law

What We Offer • Study and exam tips • Sample exam papers and predictions • Sample exam questions and solutions • Review of past papers and examiners’ reports • Analysis of common mistakes and a statistical analysis of recurrent topics

Thanks so much for the courses, all the staff are amazing. Eva Handelman, FE1 Student I passed all 8 in two sittings thanks to Independent College Dublin. Daire Harlin, FE1 Student I would like to thank you (Val) for your advice and for the help that you and the other lecturers gave me to help me pass all 8. Richard Kelly, FE1 Student

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“My experience with Independent College Dublin certainly helped me gain the marks I needed to do well in the FE1 examinations, and without doubt helped me achieve first place in the 2010 FE1 Criminal Law paper. The 15 week course is ideal for all students thinking of pursuing a career in law. The course is definitely exam focused, each lecturer pays specific attention to past exam papers and reports, highlighting common errors, while paying attention to the specific skills needed to pass the exams. The notes are of high standard, the manuals provided are student friendly and equipped with all the information necessary to achieve the highest marks. As a non law graduate, I studied business in college, thus the 15 week course was of a huge benefit to me. The lecturers were always there to help and answer all my questions. The team are all highly skilled in the area of law, and are fully aware of what is required in order to do well in the exams. I found the homework programme to be very useful. Questions are individually marked, which gives students an insight into where they are going wrong. I would advise anyone who is looking for an excellent preparatoryy course for the FE1 exams to consider studying at Independent College Dublin. The course really helped me to achieve the marks I obtained, and ultimately come first, and without the help of law department I would not have been able to achieve those marks.” Shona Hughes, 2011 Prizewinner

Lecturer Profile Mr. Val Corbett, BCL (NUI), LLM (NUI), Pg Cert. Val graduated with BCL and LLM degrees from University College Cork. In 2008, he completed a post graduate certificate in Learning & Teaching at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is the head of the Faculty of Law at Independent College Dublin where he teaches on the College’s LL.B (Law of Torts) and LL.M (Privacy Law) programmes. Val also delivers lectures in the Law of Torts and the Law of Contract on the College’s FE1 and King’s Inns Preparatory courses. Val has (co)authored textbooks in the Law of Torts (Burke & Corbett), Law of Torts (ELT), Round Hall (2003) and Corbett, Tort (2nd ed.) (2009) Round Hall) and in Employment Law (Cox, Corbett & Ryan), Employment Law in Ireland (2009) (Clarus Press).

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Meet the Law Faculty

Pictured from left to right: Gary Fitzgerald, Tomas Clancy, Brendan Foley, Imelda Kelly, Mark Cockerhill, Maura Kelly, Val Corbett, Nicola White, Ciaran Patton and Sarah Nelisan

• Val Corbett teaches on The Law of Torts – LL.B, FE1 and King’s Inns, Employment Law – LL.B, Law of Privacy – LL.M, Law of Contract – FE1 • Maura Kelly holds the position of senior lecturer in Constitutional Law and EU Law at Independent College Dublin on its LL.B programme. • Tomas Clancy lectures in Property Law and Jurisprudence on the LL.B programme. • Ciaran Patton has been teaching the Criminal Law, Equity and the Law of Trusts and the Law of Evidence on Independent College Dublin’s undergraduate and professional-law (FE1 and King’s Inns) programmes.

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The Honorable Society of King’s Inns Entrance Examination Preparatory Course This course boasts an exceptional lecturing team and the most up-to-date study manuals and has been designed to maximise excelling in these examinations. Course Details

Course Description

Course start date: June Course duration: 11 weeks Course locations: Dublin, Online

Independent College Dublin’ King’s Inns Entrance Examination preparatory programme is delivered annually in Dublin and online. This course, which boasts an exceptional lecturing team and the most up-to-date study manuals contain the most current and course-specific information available to students.

Applications Apply directly to the College.

Our Honorable Society of King’s Inns manuals contain the most current and course-specific information available to students.

“I would like to thank the Lecturers’ Val Corbett and Ciaran Patton for helping me pass the Entrance Exam. My best mark was 70% in Evidence which I did not have in my degree but relied on Independent College Dublin’s preparatory course. The lecturers on the programme were excellent and I would highly recommend this course.”

friendly style, incorporating an elaborate case index. Our experienced lecturers have a unique insight into how best to prepare students for these examinations. Course Outline • Law of Contract • Criminal Law • Constitutional law • Law of Torts • Law of Evidence

Each manual is laid out in a student

Damien Roche, Kings Inn Preparatory Course

Ciaran Patton, Law lecturer at Independent College Dublin open evening

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Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executives) full-time The programme has been specifically tailored for those students who wish to practice as legal executives in the Republic of Ireland. Course Details Course start date: October Course duration: 1 year full time Awarding body: The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX).

Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) is the professional body which represents 24,000 trainee and practicing Legal Executives worldwide. Its purpose is to enhance the role and standing of Legal Executives in the legal profession.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie Entry Requirements The course is open admission and there are no entry requirements. Course Description

For almost fifty years, ILEX has offered unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. The organisation is recognised in England and Wales as one of the three core regulators of the legal profession alongside barristers and solicitors. ILEX was founded in 1892 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1963.

Assessment This diploma is assessed by a twohour examination in each topic. Course Outline • Introduction to the Irish Legal System & Legal Research • Law of Torts / Contract • Civil Litigation • Land Law & Convyancing Electives: Criminal Law & Procedure Company & Partnership Law Employment Law & Procedure Additional Information * Electives are offered subject to demand

Independent College Dublin’s Professional Legal Studies programme for legal executives is endorsed by the Institute of Legal Executives and leads to the award of a Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executive) after Stage One and a Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executive) at the end of Stage Two. The programme has been specifically tailored for those students who wish to practice as legal executives in the Republic of Ireland. Ilex Graduates 2010

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Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executives) These programmes are designed to establish a national standard for those working as legal executives. They offer a flexible legal career route and are assessed through written examinations. Specially produced course notes are provided. Course Details Course start date: October Course duration: 20 weeks, one evening per week Endorsed by: The Institute of Legal Executives Applications Apply directly to the College. Course Description Independent College Dublin’s Professional Legal Studies programme for legal executives is endorsed by the Institute of Legal Executives and leads to the award of a Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executive) after Stage

One The programme has been specifically tailored for those students who wish to practice as legal executives in the Republic of Ireland.

three core regulators of the legal profession alongside barristers and solicitors. ILEX was founded in 1892 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1963.

Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX)

Assessment

The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) is the professional body which represents 24,000 trainee and practicing Legal Executives worldwide. Its purpose is to enhance the role and standing of Legal Executives in the legal profession. For almost fifty years, ILEX has offered unparalleled access to a flexible career in law.

These programmes are assessed by task based assignments and written examinations. Course Outline Stage One Unit 1 • Introduction to the Irish Legal System • Legal Research, Writing and Communication Unit 2 • The Law of Torts • Law of Contract Unit 3 • Civil Litigation Unit 4 • Land Law • Conveyancing

The organisation is recognised in England and Wales as one of the

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Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executives) These programmes are designed to establish a national standard for those working as legal executives. They offer a flexible legal career route and are assessed through written examinations. Specially produced course notes are provided. Course Details

Course Description

Assessment

Course start date: October Course duration: 20 weeks, one evening per week Endorsed by: The Institute of Legal Executives

Independent College Dublin’s Professional Legal Studies programme for legal executives is endorsed by the Institute of Legal Executives and leads to the award of a Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executive) at the end of Stage Two. The programme has been specifically tailored for those students who wish to practice as legal executives in the Republic of Ireland.

These programmes are assessed by task based assignments and written examinations.

Applications Apply directly to the College.

Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) is the professional body which represents 24,000 trainee and practicing Legal Executives worldwide. Its purpose is to enhance the role and standing of Legal Executives in the legal profession.

Course Outline Stage Two Unit 1 • Law of Wills and Succession • Probate Practice Unit 2 • Family Law and Practice Unit 3 • Employment Law and Practice Unit 4 Electives (Choose one) • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure • Company and Partnership Practice

For almost fifty years, ILEX has offered unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. The organisation is recognised in England and Wales as one of the three core regulators of the legal profession alongside barristers and solicitors. ILEX was founded in 1892 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1963.

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New York Bar Review Programme Independent College Dublin offers a fully taught bar review programme for the New York State Bar Examinations. Students who register for this programme have the benefit of exceptional lecturers and the renowned MicroMash suite of texts and software. This is the only taught programme involving live lectures in the country. Course Details

Course Description

Course start date: April & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The New York Bar examinations are assessed by the New York Bar Board of Examiners.

Independent College Dublin’s Professional Faculty of Law offers a fully taught Bar review programme for the New York State Bar Examination’s. Experienced Attorney’s provide in-class instruction on preparation for the federal and state portions of the New York Bar exam.

session based on a continual assessment of the student’s needs. An at-a-glance summary of the relevant legal principles is provided after each question. The MBE Review Software calculates not only a student’s average score on exam questions but also the average time taken to complete the questions. Course Outline

Applications Apply directly to the College.

Practice examinations and mock examinations questions are set and graded throughout the course with feedback provided directly to each student and mock examinations. Students also receive detailed outlines on all subjects, important ‘Bar Exam Alerts’ which highlight the most popular topics, a list of mandatory reading assignments and practice essay questions with sample answers. All lectures are recorded and uploaded to our intranet system. Students may then access the lectures at their own convenience from their own computer Assessment In addition to live lectures, students have the benefit of the excellent MBE Review software which allows students to practice federal multiple choice questions at home. The MBE software custom-designs each study

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• Introductory Text to the State Bar Review • Introduction to the MBE Review • MBE In Brief • MBE Bar Review on Constitutional law, Criminal law and Procedure and Evidence • MBE Bar Review on Contracts, Real Property & Torts • New York Review Texts, Volumes I, II, III & IV • Multi-State Bar Exam Sample Test & Answers • Multi-State Performance Test Review • Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam Review Text “I am a practising solicitor and I decided that doing the NY Bar exams would broaden my career options both here and abroad. I am very impressed with the standard of teaching and I find the lecturers to be very supportive, approachable and helpful. I like the modern facilities and the location.“ Mary Blake, Dublin, New York Bar


Overview to Mediation What is Mediation? Mediation is a facilitative and confidential structured process in which the parties attempt by themselves, on a voluntary basis, to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to resolve their dispute with the assistance of an independent third party, called a mediator.

What is the Role of the Mediator? The mediator’s role is to facilitate the resolution of the dispute between the parties. The mediator does not act as a judge or give advice. Rather, through skills and techniques such as active listening, reframing, questioning, the mediator acts as the ‘middle person’ in bringing the parties to their own resolution. Mediators come from every professional background and have their own style and experience which assists them in facilitating the resolution of the dispute.

Diploma in Mediation & Conciliation The Diploma in Mediation focuses on the legal aspects associated with mediation and recent developments in the area both at a national, European and international level. The course explores the main principles of mediation including, for example, confidentiality and enforcement of mediated agreements. Students will also learn about mediation in specific sectors such as family mediation and commercial mediation and the relevant legislation associated with each sector. Recent developments, including the European Directive on Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters and the Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Paper on ADR, are also explored. Course Details Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one day/evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie Who is the Course for? This course is designed to introduce participants to the kinds of conflicts that can arise within organisational teams and presents informed psychological strategies for finding resolutions. It is suited to both managers and individuals who

encounter conflict in our increasingly diverse organisations. Delivery Each student is provided with comprehensive course materials to facilitate discussion. Upon the completion of each module, students will engage in group discussion of various case studies. Assessment The programme will be assessed based on attendance and successful completion of a written course assignment.

Indicative Course Content • Introduction to Mediation and ADR • The Mediation Process • Principles of Mediation • Commercial Mediation • Family Mediation • Organisational and Workplace Mediation • Property Disputes and Mediation • Medical Issues and Mediation • European Developments in Relation to Principles of Mediation • Mediation in Other Jurisdictions • The Future of Mediation in Ireland

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Mediation Matters Mediation in Ireland:

Current Trends & Future Opportunities At Independent College Dublin Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ken Cloke Kenneth Cloke – Leading Mediator in the United States, Director for the Center of Dispute Resolution, Santa Monica, California. Kenneth is the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and has served as a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant and trainer. He specializes in resolving complex multi-party conflicts. He served as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board, as Factfinder for the Public Employment Relations Board, and as Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles. He has been an Arbitrator and Mediator for over twentyseven years in labor management disputes, and is a member of a number of arbitration panels.

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Speaking at the “Mediation Matters” Conference hosted by Independent College Dublin in May 2011 were (L-R): Karen Irwin, President, Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII); Andy Grossman, Director of the CEDR Foundation, London; Austin Kenny, Chairman, Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA); John Costello, President of the Law Society of Ireland and Nicola White, Programme Leader for the MA in Dispute Resolution at Independent College Dublin.

Attending the “Mediation Matters” Conference hosted at Independent College Dublin in May 2011 were (LR): Ronan Gallagher, Senior Lecturer; Nicola White, Programme Leader for the MA in Dispute Resolution at Independent College Dublin; Ken Cloke, key note speaker at the conference; and Val Corbett, Head of the Faculty of Law at Independent College Dublin.

John O’Dowd addressing the “Mediation Matters” Conference hosted by Independent College Dublin in May 2011.


LL.B Graduates 2010

Val Corbett, Head of Law, Robert O’Brien, Clarus Press Law Student of the Year 2010, Garret Doyle, CEO

John Rushforth, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University West of England, and LL.B 2010 graduate Alban O’Callaghan

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Diploma in Negotiation The Diploma in Negotiation will cover negotiations in a cross-sector of fields including: legal, business, management and workplace and hr. The Diploma is designed to teach candidates to be able to negotiate to resolve disputes as well as creating solutions providing for mutual gains for both parties. The teachings are derived from the Harvard Negotiation Project. The practical course will be highly interactive, with a joint emphasis on negotiation theory and practical negotiation skills. Students will engage in a series of hands-on simulations, ranging from two-party encounters to complex multiparty scenarios. The ‘7 Elements of Negotiation’ will be taught to provide students with a framework to forensically prepare, conduct and analyse negotiation performance. Course Details

What We Offer

Assessment

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

The Diploma in Negotiation will provide students with all necessary skills to become an accomplished negotiator in any professional sphere. Negotiation is very much a burgeoning area of practice in Ireland, there being a dearth of professional and trained negotiators. The recent EU/IMF Bailout negotiations very acutely brought to the fore the need for formal professional training for negotiators.

The programme will be assessed by the completion of a written project.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

Course Director Ronan Gallagher LL.B; BL; Attorneyat-Law (New York); ADR Group/ Friary Law Accredited Mediator; Harvard Certified Negotiator.

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Indicative Course Content • An Introduction to Negotiation. • The 7 Elements of Negotiation. • Creating Mutual Gains and Value in Negotiation. • Management Styles in Negotiation. • Empathy and Assertiveness in Negotiation. • Active Listening and Constructing • Trust in Negotiation. • The Hard Bargainer & Difficult Tactics in Negotiation. • Gender, Culture and Ethics in Negotiation. • Multi-party and Team Negotiations.


Conflict Manager - Dispute Resolution Skills Training for Managers & Business Owners Conflict Manager is a skills training course which provides participants with a comprehensive practical understanding of effective management of disputes. This innovative course is Ireland and the UK’s first fully integrated hybrid dispute resolution skills course covering negotiation (based on the Harvard Model of Negotiation), mediation and dispute systems design for organisations. The course is a unique marriage of essential HR and management skills with core dispute resolution skills (negotiation and mediation). The aim of the course is to equip managers and those with decision making authority with the essential skills to deal with disputes efficiently and negotiate better outcomes in business transactions. Course Details

Syllabus

Course duration: 2 days CPD points available

Day 1: • Registration • Introduction to Conflict Theory • Introduction to Negotiation and the 7 Elements (Harvard Project on Negotiation). • Management Styles in Negotiation • Active Listening Skills for Effective Negotiation • Commercial Negotiation • Workplace Negotiation

Applications Apply online or email: law@independentcolleges.ie Course Provides • Negotiation skills & techniques based on the Harvard Model of Negotiation • Mediation skills & techniques for resolving commercial and workplace disputes • Training in designing a dispute resolution system which will assist in reducing the cost and time associated with managing conflict Who Should Attend This course is for managers and business owners who want to learn new techniques for preventing and managing conflict in a more cost and time effective manner. It is also an ideal course for those who wish to get a detailed introduction to conflict resolution and the mediation process.

Day 2: • Introduction to Mediation: Overview of Core Principles • The Mediation Process – The 3 Fundamental Steps • Practical Mediation Skills • Business Mediations: Commercial & Workplace Setting • Systems Design: Incorporating Negotiation & Mediation into your Business Trainers: Nicola White LL.B, LL.M (Dub), Attorney at Law (New York), Mediator. Nicola is regarded as a national and international expert in the area of dispute resolution. She is the legal expert for the Law Reform Commission’s project

on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She was the principal legal researcher for the Commission’s Consultation Paper on ADR which was published in 2008 and also completed the Commission’s Final Report on ADR and draft Mediation Bill which was published in November 2010. In 2010, Nicola was selected as a Weinstein International Fellow in Dispute Resolution by JAMS - which is the largest private ADR provider in the world. As part of her fellowship, she spent a number of months working in California in JAMS with some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners in the field of dispute resolution. She also spent time researching at the Gould Center for Negotiation and Mediation at Stanford University Law School. Ronan Gallagher LLB; B.L.; Attorneyat-law (NY); Accredited Mediator. Ronan is a practicing civil and commercial barrister with extensive experience of mediating HR and commercial disputes as well as representing parties in mediations. Ronan was head of Friary Law’s Mediation Case Management team and assistant accredited mediation trainer from 2008 to 2010.

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Diploma in Entertainment Media and the Law This course is designed for anyone with an interest in the entertainment industry and the legal issues surrounding it. It delves into areas of law ranging from defamation, privacy and freedom of expression to copyright and the principles of contract. This diploma will be of interest to anyone seeking a greater understanding of the legal responsibilities, obligations and rights of those involved in the entertainment industry. Course Details

Learning Outcomes

Delivery

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

On completion of the programme students will be able to: • Identify the legal duties and obligations of those involved in the entertainment industry • Debate the policy issues surrounding the right to privacy and the freedom of expression in general • Demonstrate an understanding of copyright law

Each student is provided with the most relevant course materials to facilitate discussion. The diploma uses materials from other jurisdictions, particularly the United States. Upon completion of each module, students will engage in group discussion of various case studies.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

Assessment The programme will be assessed based on attendance and successful completion of a written course assignment. Indicative Course Content • Defamation Law • The Right to Privacy • Copyright Law • Contractual Issues • Censorship of the Media • Other types of Tort Liability

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Diploma in Employment Law This course is designed for anyone with an interest in Irish employment law. The purpose of the programme is to engender debate and discussion on some of the key aspects of an area of law that impacts on the working life of both employers and employees. The course should prove invaluable for those with an interest in learning more about the rights and obligations of employers and employees. Course Details

Learning Outcomes

Delivery

Course start date: February & October Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

On completion of the programme students will be able to: • Identify the essential terms of the employment contract • Distinguish fair dismissals from unfair dismissals • Detail the grounds of illegal discrimination in relation to employment • Identify the obligations owed by employers towards employees regarding health and safety • Demonstrate an understanding of the applicability of employment legislation

Each student will be provided with comprehensive course materials to facilitate discussion. Upon the completion of each module, students will engage in group discussion of various case studies.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

Assessment The programme will be assessed based on attendance and successful completion of a written course assignment. Indicative Course Content • Introduction to Mediation and ADR • The Employment Relationship • Termination of the Employment Relationship • Health and Safety at Work • Equality in the Workplace • Industrial Relations • Protective Legislation

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Janice Gaffey Head of Media & Journalism

Welcome to the Faculty of Media & Journalism The Faculty of Media & Journalism is delighted to present our hands-on, innovative degree programmes. When you study with us, you will find yourself immersed in an exciting mix of practical journalism & media projects alongside engaging and absorbing considerations of the social, political and legal environments in which journalists work. Most importantly, you will be part of a supportive academic community where staff take the time to get to know their students. Whether you are a student on the BA (Hons) in Journalism or a postgraduate on the MA in Journalism, your practical subjects are taught by experienced lecturers who also happen to be industry professionals, bringing real-world experience and insight into the classroom. Journalism comes alive in the hands of our lecturers, whose combined experience ranges across a diverse selection of high-profile media; from RTÉ

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to Newstalk FM; from The Guardian to Food and Wine magazine. Our team’s expertise is outstanding, and our students feel the benefit of that wealth of experience when they undertake production of their own magazines, films and websites. Practical projects are an important part of your time with us but so too is learning to understand the world in which journalism is practiced. Provocative and challenging legal and ethical debates, considerations of the future of the media and journalism, discussions about the influence of celebrity on news – whatever your area of interest, you will find lively and engaging analysis form a cornerstone of your study with us. I look forward to welcoming you to your programme of study, and to seeing your first published work. Janice Gaffey

Contact Details The Admissions Office, Independent Colleges, 60–63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 672 5058 admissions@independentcolleges.ie


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Postgraduate Media & Journalism MA in Journalism

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MA in Journalism (Level 9) The MA in Journalism is an innovative, flexible programme built around highly practical skills training and lively, engaging lectures and seminars complemented by unique internship placements at Independent News and Media. Course Details

Course Description

Course start date: September Course duration: 1 year day time 1 year evening time 2 years part time

The MA in Journalism is an intensely practical and professionally focused programme, preparing graduates for careers in all areas of journalism in Ireland or abroad. Using the most up-to-date software and techniques and concentrating on practical skills development, the programme equips students with a range of hands-on abilities, including newsgathering and reporting, investigative journalism, feature writing, layout and design, video production, sub-editing and web production. Students can choose electives in specialist areas including sports, political, business or arts journalism. Students also develop strong analytical skills in areas such as media law, ethics and contemporary issues in journalism and society and choose from electives in Culture and Criticism, Irish & International Politics and Global & Conflict Journalism.

Applications Apply directly to the College. Entry Requirements Applicants must hold an honours primary degree and should be committed to developing their writing and reporting skills to the highest levels. Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio or attend an interview.

“Throughout the course I learned interviewing techniques, research methods, writing styles and structures. My thesis is where it all came together, and made me think like I had never done before. I needed to frame a relevant question and root out an answer, which took weeks of research and definition. I feel the work I put into it is paying dividends now as I have a clarity of purpose as I begin every piece - I’m not sure I had this before I started at Independent College Dublin.” Rory Coen, Graduated MA Journalism November 2010

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Internships The MA in Journalism also offers students the opportunity to undertake unique internship-based learning at Independent News and Media’s high-profile national and regional newspapers including Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Sunday World, Evening Herald, Drogheda Independent, Wexford People, The Kerryman and The Sligo Champion. Alternatively, students

can intern in other areas including radio, TV and communications. After graduation, internship opportunities are available at Independent News and Media’s international media outlets in India, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia. Course Outline • Journalism in Context • Professional Formation: Ethics • Law for Journalists • Contemporary Issues for Journalists • Feature Writing and Magazine Journalism • Video Production • Editing, Layout and Design • On-Line Journalism: Web Design • News Reporting and Investigative Journalism • Thesis • Internship at Independent News and Media Electives I: (students choose one) • Irish and International Politics • Global and Conflict Journalism • Culture and Criticism Electives II: (students choose one) • Sports Reporting • Political Journalism • Financial and Business Journalism • Comment and Opinion Journalism • Arts Journalism


“2010 was a rollercoaster year for me; emotionally, intellectually and personally. Being wholly truthful, I doubted my ability to keep up to speed with the MAJ but the support from the staff and the students was phenomenal. I never fell behind and if you ever needed help it was there.

Who is this course for? A strong interest in current affairs will be beneficial, and the course will also benefit those who hope to develop journalistic careers in specialist areas such as magazine journalism, music, film, arts, sports and travel. Non-standard applications will also be considered. As this is a postgraduate programme, students on the course are expected to be strongly motivated and self-directed.

The staff love what they do and it shows in their teachings. I was lucky enough to have Janice Gaffey as my tutor and I can’t praise her enough. Her guidance was faultless. With lecturers with real experience in the field like Roger Brownlie and Karen McManus you are guaranteed to be given practical and useful lessons. Rob Browne was also a great motivation, stirring up real debate and discussion in class. The course is one of the broadest I have heard of covering the practical side of journalism from film production and news writing to current issues in law and journalism. The facilities in the college are state of the art, the news room was comfortable and always available to Journalism students. The canteen is a friendly place where you will always get a smile from Jonathan and lovely food!” Leah Jordan MA Journalism 2010 Graduate

Assessment The programme is highly practical and is assessed primarily on project and continuous assessment. A combination of article portfolios, short journalistic films, websites, academic papers, seminar presentations, examination and endof-year dissertation test students’ journalistic and academic skills development over the course of the programme.

Vincent (Vinnie) Doyle Perpetual Trophy for Journalism awarded to Steven O’Rourke (editor, The Social magazine) for outstanding achievement in the study and practice of Journalism “I enrolled in the MA in Journalism as I was looking for a course focused on print journalism that allowed me to study part time over two years while working in a full-time job. The MA at Independent Colleges suited my needs ideally. The course syllabus allowed me to develop my own areas of interest while also challenging me to engage with issues and areas of study I was not as familiar with. My writing and interviewing skills greatly developed during the year and a valuable highlight was the end of course internship in the Irish Independent newsroom. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in gaining a formal qualification in journalism while working. The workload is significant but it’s a well-organised and rewarding course.” Meabh Smith, MA Journalism 2010 Graduate & (HETAC) Student of the Year 2010.

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BA (Hons) in Journalism (Level 8) Students are involved in hands-on innovative journalistic projects from the beginning of the programme and gain invaluable practical experience on unique internships with Independent News and Media. Course Details

Mature Students

Internship Opportunities

Course start date: September CAO code: IC001 Course duration: 3 years day or evening Awarding body: HETAC (The Higher Education and Training Awards Council)

Applicants who are over 23 years of age by January 1st of the year of application are eligible for entry onto the programme as mature students.

Unique work placement opportunities are available for qualifying students on the BA (Hons) in Journalism at Independent News and Media’s highprofile national and regional titles, including the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Sunday World, Evening Herald, Drogheda Independent, Wexford People, The Kerryman and The Sligo Champion.

Applications Students under the age of 23 on January 1 of the year of entry must apply through the CAO for IC001 BA (Hons) in Journalism. All other applications should be made directly to Independent College Dublin.

The BA (Hons) in Journalism (both day and evening) is a highly creative and career-focused degree programme, covering a wide range of practical and theoretical subjects ranging from news reporting to celebrity coverage and from sports journalism to video and web production and internet journalism.

Holders of other Qualifications

Students are involved in hands-on innovative journalistic projects from the beginning of the programme and gain invaluable practical experience on unique internships with Independent News and Media. Theoretical considerations of areas such as media law, ethics, media analysis, popular culture and international journalism complement the practical dimensions of the programme.

Students holding other qualifications (e.g. A Levels, BTEC, GNVQ, HETAC National Certificates and Level 7 Degrees) are welcome to apply. Post Leaving Certificate qualifications will also be considered. Advanced entry may be available to holders of certain categories of awards. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Students take field trips to key journalistic events including Leader’s Questions at the Dail, Ministerial press conferences, Criminal, Circuit and High Court trials, product launches and other news events. Over the course of the programme, students produce their own magazine, websites, articles and short films.

Entry Requirements Applicants who are under 23 years of age by January 1st of the year of application must hold a minimum of 2 Higher C3s (at least one of which must be achieved in Higher Level English) and 4 Ordinary Level D3s or equivalent.

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Course Description

Our BA students have published stories under their own names in national newspapers whilst on internship. Graduate internship opportunities at Independent News and Media’s international news outlets are also offered on a competitive basis. Who is this course for? This course will be of interest to anyone with an interest in current affairs, sports, arts, culture and global issues, and is particularly suited to creative and resourceful students who wish to develop strong industry-standard journalistic abilities alongside highly focused analytical skills. Assessment The BA (Hons) in Journalism is primarily examined through continuous assessment including projects, essays, articles, video/web/ magazine production and reporting. Some subjects also have an end of year examination component.


Syllabus Year One • Introduction to News and Journalism • The Irish Political Landscape • Journalists and the Law • Landmark Journalism • The Culture of Journalism & Media • Journalism & Ethics • Irish Media Environment • Introduction to News Reporting • Introduction to Features • Shorthand • Journalism in the Field

Year Two • Magazine Journalism • Financial and Political Journalism • Sports Journalism • Power and Representation in Journalism • European Law and Politics • Political Economy and the Public Sphere • Globalization and Reporting International Issues • Understanding Celebrity and Popular Culture • Sub Editing, Layout and Design • Advanced Shorthand • Internship at Independent News and Media for qualifying students Year Three • Current Issues in Media Law • News, Culture and Discourse • Ethics in Practice • New Issues in Irish and International Media • Journalistic Documentary • Investigative Journalism & News Features • Internet & Opinion Journalism • Web Production • Video Production • Dissertation • Internship at Independent News and Media for qualifying students

“Studying journalism at Independent College Dublin is a great challenge. The classes are fun, evocative and stimulating and everything we learn is directed towards a goal. The internships set up by the college are tremendous. Within a year of beginning the course I had two stories published in the Irish Independent and I also worked on the recent general election for Newstalk. The contacts I have made will, I feel, be invaluable in my future career. But aside from this, Independent college helped me to rediscover my passions in life. Overall, the college has given me experience, confidence and some great friends - I would recommend the BA in Journalism to anyone.”

“Deciding to do the BA in Journalism degree at Independent College Dublin is quite simply the best choice I have ever made. Returning to college is never an easy task, but with experienced lecturers and a programme designed for success, coming back to studying has proven to be highly enjoyable. The course itself gives you the skills and tools needed for the journalism field by balancing practical and theoretical classes. The lecturers go above and beyond – Journalism Course Director, Janice Gaffey has an open door policy, while other lecturers give out home telephone numbers to answer any quires about the course. The college offers internships with Independent Media, which is a major perk for accelerating your career. I am absolutely certain I am on my way to a successful journalism career with the training I have received at Independent College Dublin.” Katie Varvos, BA Journalism current student Editor, The Undo Magazine

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Communications Masterclass with Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody During the Celtic Tiger business was easy and we became a nation of order takers. Now we have to go back to the drawing board and learn about lead generation and winning business. Personal communication is the central plank of good business, whether it is winning a job or promotion, gaining a new client, doing a media interview or making a sale. The Communications Masterclass is for anyone who wants to take their communications skills to a new level. It is delivered in an exciting and entertaining format, which promises to radically change how participants think about communicating in future. Delivered in a lively and engaging series of seminars, the programme takes participants through many facets of personal communication, guaranteeing that they will substantially improve their performance in the board room, on the project team or on the sales field, and increase their standing with their colleagues. The programme is delivered in a series of ten three-hour modules, which include practical exercises, entertaining case studies, and plenty of interactivity.

Course Details

Course Lecturers

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: Independent College Dublin

Gavin Duffy is the acknowledged expert in media coaching. A regular chairperson and speaker at major conferences and seminars, he puts all of his practical experience into good effect when delivering the Communications Masterclass, sharing with participants his secrets for good delivery, presence and style. Best known as one of the investors on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den, his ‘day job’ and real vocation is training - inspiring business people to be the best they can be in the communications sphere.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie Requirements This course is open to all interested applicants. It will appeal to those in current employment wanting to improve their performance and career prospects and also to those currently out of work or involved in running a business. What We Offer The course offers expert tuition in a practical and lively context. The course lecturers have been involved in media consultancy training since 1992 and are both well known and successful participants in the Irish media environment. 104

Orlaith Carmody is a journalist, producer and media consultant. A former RTÉ television reporter and presenter, and a radio presenter and producer, she has developed and delivered communications training programmes to Irish business for almost twenty years, and brings to

the Communications Masterclass a real passion to share her experience and knowledge. Orlaith holds an MA in Film and Television from DCU and sits on the Board of RTÉ. Syllabus Week 1 Working the Room - The secrets to successful networking Week 2 Getting your way at meetings Week 3 Presentation Skills Week 4 Life’s a Pitch - The art of pitching to win business Week 5 Writing for Business Week 6 Media Skills – Successful interviews for broadcast or print media Week 7 Negotiation Skills Week 8 Advanced Presentation Skills Week 9 Presentation Preparation Week 10 Presentation Delivery


Diploma in Music Journalism - in conjunction with Hot Press Hot Press has teamed up with Independent Colleges to offer a comprehensive twelve-week Diploma in Music Journalism. The Diploma in Music Journalism is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of music and celebrity journalism in both an Irish and international cultural context. A strong feature of the programme is its concentration on the practical skills required to work in music journalism and the realities of getting a foot in the door of the industry. The programme is delivered by a select group of music journalists. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

Music enthusiasts who want to learn how to use their passion for music to get a foothold in journalism will benefit from this programme. It will also benefit bloggers and writers who want a wider appreciation of the cultural context in which music has evolved and a stronger set of practical skills such as interviewing, reviewing, feature-writing, freelancing and pitching.

• Music journalism: origins and influences • The evolution of popular music and its social impact • Key movements in music history: from glam to grunge, rave to rap • The Irish context for popular music and journalism • Music journalism in practice: what, why and how • Dealing with the music industry: PR, spin and access • Opinion and critique: reviewing in music journalism • Features and ideas • Fashion, image and style in music journalism • Ethics in music journalism • The industry: how to break in • Blogs, web and mobile journalism

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Journalism for the Web This course provides students with a challenging, hands-on training in journalism for the digital age. It addresses such issues as how quality journalism can be maintained in the age of hyper-media coverage; how a commitment to the truth and the standards of journalism can be protected from the voracious demands of news on the internet; how in-depth, insightful and painstakingly researched investigations can survive in an era of 24/7 news coverage. From the first class, there is an emphasis on the importance of writing clear, crisp, concise copy. The course will highlight how the ability to construct well-written prose distinguishes the authentic journalist from the amateur blogger. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This programme is designed to cater for both new journalists entering the profession and for the more seasoned practitioner who faces new challenges in digital and online journalism. Students should be prepared for a hands-on programme that will see them out on the streets, writing ‘as live’ on issues as diverse as election campaigns to reviews of consumer products on sale in Dublin’s Grafton Street. The course aims to train students to write at top speed but yet make their copy lively, lucid and intelligible.

• Politics blogging • How sporting blogs are revolutionising sports coverage • Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn: the impact on journalism • Robohacks: how journalists have become multi-taskers, writing, podcasting, filming, tweeting and blogging • That’s entertainment: how blogging is making and breaking individuals in the world of celebrity. From internet rumours to 24/7 news gossip about celebrities, and how even the general public is shaping news about celebs from the A to Z lists. • Source checks in the online age • Wikileaks • In defence of the journalist: as we evaluate the net effect of social networking, citizen journalism, the proliferation of cameras on the streets, mobile phones etc, we argue the case for maintaining basic journalistic standards, grounded in training in areas such as libel, news writing and features.

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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Diploma in Food, Fashion & Travel Journalism This course gives an overview of the current lifestyle media marketplace while developing your journalistic skills, with a specific relevance to the freelance features industry. Students learn about the reality of working as a freelance journalist across a variety of titles. Students will become familiar with the workings of the Irish media market and will hone their feature writing skills. Throughout the course, students will produce a portfolio of work and will develop feature ideas that they will be confident to pitch to editors in the marketplace. Students are inspired by guest speakers including leading food, travel and fashion writers who will share their personal expertise in the field. Classes have both lecture and creative-workshop elements. Students will finish the course with a completed writing project.

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Who is the Course for?

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 12 weeks, one day/evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course will appeal to anyone keen to become a freelance lifestyle journalist. Food, fashion and travel are essential elements in all Sunday supplements and this course will enable students to hone their writing skills in all three areas.

Applications

Indicative Course Content

Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

• Back to basics - what is a Lifestyle Feature – we look at tone, structure, mood and study examples focusing on food, travel and fashion. • Get a taste for it. We begin with the genre of food writing. Debate on foodie inspirations from AA Gill to Jamie Oliver and Rachel Allen. What makes a great food writer? • Meet the critic. A leading restaurant critic reveals the tricks of the trade. • Travel writing. Learning to take the reader on a journey with you. How to be both informative and entertaining. • Fashion. Whether you’re blogging or writing for a busy daily we explore the various fashion feature

styles from single page ‘How to Wear It’ pages to image-led montage pages and full-length fashion features. • Writing it Part I. Hone your feature writing skills. We will tackle structure, format and style. • Writing it Part II. Interview skills, polishing your prose and more. • Developing ideas. How to kickstart the creative process, and how to successfully pitch to editors. • What makes a great feature? We ask editors across the Irish media marketplace to tell us what they look for in freelance feature pitches. • Get out there. How to survive as a freelance journalist.


Diploma in Sports Journalism This course is aimed at aspiring sports reporters and general sports fans. The diploma takes students through all aspects of sports journalism, covering feature writing to interviewing to match reporting and working in other media platforms such as TV and radio. This programme will make those in attendance become more than just ‘fans with typewriters’ and give a proven introduction to the first steps in working in the Irish sports media. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is aimed at anyone interested in working in the dynamic world of sports journalism. It is also aimed at those who are just interested in finding out more about what goes on behind the scenes in major newspaper, radio and television offices.

• Introduction to sports journalism • Sports feature writing • Match reporting • Sports interviewing • Working in sports journalism – Print • Working in sports journalism – Radio • Working in sports journalism – TV • Case Study: how the sports media covers a story

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

“I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed the course from start to finish. In terms of gaining practical skills that can be used to begin a career in Sports Journalism, this experience has been first class. I would recommend the course to anyone wishing to gain experience and insight into the world of the sports journalist.” Rupert Heather, Diploma in Sports Journalism 08-09

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Diploma in Journalism This course supplies an inside track on the news trade, equipping you with the practical skills and spiky outlook needed to start making your mark in the media. It will show you how to identify a particular target readership – from a high-brow broadsheet to a red-top tabloid or a glossy magazine - and then inform, educate and entertain that audience with compelling prose. The programme will develop participants’ sceptical and investigative abilities which are essential in both newsgathering and in-depth features. Students will also learn how to map out and write-up columns and reviews for magazines and assorted supplements. The principles of good editing, design and print production will be highlighted. Written assignments will form a core element on the course so that participants can improve their own writing style which is essential for publication. The curriculum also critically explores the role of the media in modern society with the aim of making you reflective as well as effective practitioners. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 20 weeks, one evening per week Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

The course will suit those with no previous experience in journalism and will also appeal to individuals working in journalism, public relations, marketing or communications who wish to gain a broader appreciation of the principles and practice of journalism.

Becoming a Journalist • Introduction to journalism • The varying roles of journalists • The Irish magazine, newspaper and webzine market • Journalism and society • Story styles - news, features, op-ed, the colour piece • How to structure and write news stories • How to structure and write features • Interview skills • Surviving as a freelancer

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

“The diploma course is a great way to pursue an interest in journalism. The classes strike a balance between learning the skills of writing for newspapers and applying those skills during in-class assignments. The diploma course gives you a grounding in the vital journalistic skills of interviewing, assembling a news article and writing a feature.” Kevin Sammon, Diploma in Journalism 08-09

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Writing skills • Feature writing • News writing • Writing for the internet • Comment, leaders, and opinion


Diploma in Video Production The Diploma in Video Production provides students with all of the skills necessary to produce their own documentary videos. From basic shooting and editing to interviewing, script-writing and storytelling, this course is a one-stop shop for any film and/or journalism enthusiast. Taught by a professional documentarian, the course guides students through the process of producing videos in highly practical, hands-on sessions. Course Details

Who is the course for?

Indicative Course Content

Course start date: October & February Course duration: 12 weeks, one evening per week plus select all-day Saturday classes for skills instructions. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course is for people who are interested in documentary production, corporate promotional video production, advertising, viral marketing, multimedia journalism, storytelling on the web, and hands-on instruction in professional interviewing, filming, editing and movie-making.

• Studying multimedia stories and documentary films from a practical perspective • Video basics (how to use the video camera like a pro) • Setting up a good interview shot • Lighting for interviews • Interviewing skills • Good b-roll versus useless footage • Non-linear editing basics (Final Cut Express) • Storytelling • Multimedia production for the web versus TV • Critiques of student work

Applications Apply online or email: diplomas@independentcolleges.ie

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