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POSTGRADUATE

COURSES GRIFFITH COLLEGE Who Do You Want To Be?


ABOUT GRIFFITH COLLEGE Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution. Situated on a seven-acre campus within a mile of St. Stephen’s Green on Dublin’s South Circular Road, it enjoys a strong national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material and is a designated educational institute of the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC). The College offers both academic and professional programmes, full and part-time, short-term and long-term and from classroom to distance based. All our programmes enjoy external recognition and approval and are taught by highly respected lecturers to give students an inspiring and rewarding education. Location

• South Circular Road, Dublin 8 (beside National Boxing Stadium)

• Easily accessible by public transport.

• On campus parking, free of charge, for registered students.

Facilities

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• Halls of Residence, www.gcd-accommodation.ie

• Student Restaurant

• On campus parking

• Fitness Room

• Students’ Union


CONTENTS Validating Partners

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Application Methods and Student Support

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faculty of computing science

The graduate business school MSc and MBA in International Business Management (HETAC/NTU)

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MSc/Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management (HETAC/NTU)

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Tripartite MSc in International Business

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MSc in Computing Science (HETAC)

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MSc in Applied Digital Media (HETAC)

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Faculty of Journalism and Media Communications MA/Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications (HETAC)

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school of professional accountancy

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The Law School LLM in International Law (NTU) Preparatory Course for the Law Society of Ireland’s Final Examination – Part One (Entrance Examination – FE1)

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Preparatory Course for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Entrance Examinations

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New York Bar Examination

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California Bar Examination

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Certificate and Dip. Courses in Professional Legal Studies

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Griffith Education Training Postgraduate Training and Education Award

(HETAC)

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Leinster School of Music Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education

(HETAC)

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www.gcd.ie

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our validating partners Griffith College works in partnership with a number of validating bodies in Ireland and the UK. This ensures that all programmes are recognised nationally and internationally.

HETAC

Nottingham Trent University

The Higher Education and Training Awards Council

A range of our programmes are validated by Nottingham

(HETAC) was established by the Irish Government on

Trent University in the UK and delivered on campus in

11 June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and

Griffith College. This collaborative arrangement ensures

Training) Act 1999, as the awarding body for third-level

that students benefit from the combined experience of

education and training institutions outside the university

both institutions. On completion of these programmes

sector. It is the successor in this role to the National

you will be conferred with an internationally recognised

Council for Educational Awards (NCEA) which played

academic award of the Nottingham Trent University.

its part in the economic development of the country

Nottingham Trent is one of the largest universities in the

for more than a quarter of a century. The international

UK and currently has in excess of 26,000 students. Of the

status and value of HETAC qualifications is assured as the

11 most recent subject reviews, Nottingham Law School

demand for graduates continues to grow at home and

has been awarded ten ‘excellent’ ratings by the advanced

abroad. www.hetac.ie

management and legal training body for lawyers. Nottingham Business School is noted for its excellence in teaching among UK business schools, having recently achieved a placing in the top ten of the Guardian League Table for Business Management Studies. www.ntu. ac.uk

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APPLICATION METHODS Applicants should make a direct application to Griffith College via the online application system available on the home page of www.gcd.ie/apply. Applicants will be requested to provide supporting documentation in the form of transcripts of results from relevant undergraduate degree programmes completed or equivalent. Candidates applying on the basis of experiential learning will be assessed on an individual basis and will be required to send in a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Such applicants may also be subject to interview.

STUDENT SUPPORT Library

The College Library holds an extensive range of set course texts and background reading material for all college programmes. Library texts are easily accessed via the online Library catalogue available through the College website. As well as the large range of up to date texts we have thousands of online books. Online books are the quickest way to get access to the most up to date computing references. Texts not held on site can be ordered through our inter-library loans service. As a student you will also have access to over 15,000 journals, a growing catalogue of multi-media information resources, including CDs, CD-ROMS, VHS, DVD and music scores, and a comprehensive array of on-line databases including BSP, ABI-Inform, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, Infotrac, the ACM. Digital Library and Safari Tech Books online.

Intranet

The College Intranet offers information and guidelines required by students, staff and lecturers. Students can log on to the system - either from home or from one of the many campus network points - and access lecture notes, examination material, library resources along with a host of additional information to make student life easier.

GC Recruitment

GC Recruitment, the College recruitment consultancy, was established in 2000 to offer a recruitment service that would match GCD’s current and past students with potential employers in all areas of industry. The calibre of our graduates means that GC Recruitment receives regular requests from many organisations seeking potential employees. GC Recruitment’s primary objective is to provide a Total Quality Recruitment Service and, as a student of Griffith College Dublin, you will benefit from this personal career advice service. In addition to sourcing appropriate vacancies, GC Recruitment can assist in:

• curriculum vitae presentation

• advice on the current employment market

• pre-interview skills

• professional development and post-interview analysis 55


the graduate business school

Further information: www.gcd.ie/gbs Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/apply Course Duration: Full-Time & Part-Time options (classes from 6.30 – 9.30 pm part-time) Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree (2.1) in a cognate area or postgraduate related qualification and/or experiential learning. Non business graduates may be accepted but will be subject to interview. Contact: Admissions Office, admission@gcd.ie

The Graduate Business School provides programmes in International Business Management and Accounting and Finance at MSc and MBA levels in full and part time modes. These programmes prepare graduates for the world of international business by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging - a key stepping stone to a career in international business management.

About the Programmes MSc and MBA in International Business Management – Full time and Part time

MSc/Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management

These programmes are designed to prepare graduates for careers in international business. They provide an innovative route to an internationally recognised MSc and/or MBA qualification.

These programmes are aimed at graduates with or without relevant business experience and prepares them for management careers in accounting and finance by proving an innovative and flexible route to an internationally recognised qualification.

Tripartite MSc in International Business - Full Time Three cities, two masters, one global experience! This unique programmes provides students with two qualifications and is conducted in three different European locations with the final semester undertaken at the student’s own choice of location.

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THE OVERLAPPING DESIGN OF OUR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT

stage 1 Five Taught Modules

Five Taught Modules

Can exit with Postgraduate Certificate

No exit qualification

International Business Policy and Strategy

International Business Policy and Strategy

Information Technology Management

Information Technology Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Management Accounting and Control

Organisational Risk Management

International Marketing Management

Corporate Responsibility

International Financial Standards (Bridging course)

stage 2 Six Taught Modules Can exit with Postgraduate Diploma

Six Taught Modules Can exit with Postgraduate Diploma

International Financial Management

International Financial Management

Globalisation

Globalisation

Business Research Methods

Business Research Methods

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Reporting

Business Development Plan and Entrepreneurship

Choice of electives:

International Operations Management

Advanced Taxation

Performance Management

Tax Planning

Strategic Performance

Audit and Assurance Forensic Accounting

Measurement Systems Corporate Financial Management

stage 3 MSc Research Dissertation

MSc Research Dissertation

Additional Elective Choice of electives: International Operations Management International Marketing Management

Business Planning and Entrepreneurship

stage 4

1. The MBA programme requires the student to have a minimum

2.Those graduates with no such prior experience, who have

of two years management experience. Those who have an

completed their MSc, may subsequently, normally within a two

appropriate set of management competencies, as assessed

year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two major reports,

by the submission of a management competency report,

based on experiential learning experience in the workplace.

may choose to write an MBA dissertation instead of an MSc

The successful completion of these reports, the management

dissertation and thus complete their MBA in approximately 13

competency report and the company report enables them to

months full time/two years part time.

replace their MSc qualification with an MBA.

NOTE: Applicants whose qualification is not business related will be advised to take the one semester Professional Certificate in International Business Management before proceeding to Stage 1. 77


THE TRIPARTITE MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINess THREE CITIES – BERLIN-DUBLIN-PARIS - TWO MASTERS

The Tripartite MSc may be completed in four semesters. Semester One takes place in Berlin, Semester Two in Dublin, Semester Three in Paris and Semester Four at whichever of the three locations the student wishes to complete their Dissertation. On successful completion the student will receive two degrees, normally one from the College through which they were recruited, and secondly from the College whose degree most closely mirrors their career aspirations. The available degrees are:

The modules to be taught in Dublin in semester two will be as follows: International Operations Management Information Technology Management Management and Cost Accounting Business Research Methods 1 International SHRM.

Berlin - MA in International Strategic Management

Management Development

Dublin - MSc in International Business Management

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

Paris

- MSc in International Business Strategy

Applicants should have a primary degree at honours 2:1 level or higher, or an appropriate postgraduate qualification in a business related discipline. Each Institution will recruit 12 students for the annual intake in September, and the combined cohort will experience academic life, business life and student life in each of the three major European cities. This programme will be presented over four semesters, with all students being in Berlin for Semester 1, in Dublin for Semester 2 and in Paris for Semester 3. In Semester 4 students will undertake their dissertation project at one of the three institutions. Their master’s dissertation will be jointly supervised by two supervisors. Each student, with appropriate advice, will determine which two awards he or she would most appropriately qualify. The modules to be taught in Berlin in semester one will be as follows: Global Strategy Management

The modules to be taught in Paris in semester three will be as follows: International Finance Leadership/Motivation Lobbying and Business Ethics Intercultural Management International Marketing Emerging Countries International Business Strategy Business Research Methods 2

The MSc Dissertation and Internship in Semester four will be available through all three institutions and will be based on the Paris model. The location will reflect the student’s preference and the location of their main supervisor.

Contract Knowledge Management International Contract and Company Law Project Development Risk Management Company Project 8

The “modules” are: Internship Programme MSc Dissertation


The Law School LLM in International Law (NTU) Further information: www.gcd.ie/apply

Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree (2.2), in

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie

law or a related discipline and/or experiential learning* Contact: Admissions Office, admission@gcd.ie

Framework Level: HETAC Level 9 Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year (evening classes)

About the Programme The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. It is obtained by completing a one-year full-time programme. The three LLMs on offer in Griffith College allow students to focus on an aspect of law that is of particular interest to them; International Law, Human Rights and Commercial Law. However, opportunities for specialisation go beyond just selecting one of these options, as all three are sub-divided, to afford students an even greater range of choices. This is particularly true of the LLM General: a student could take a human rights specialisation, or a commercial specialisation (to take two random examples) within this programme.

LLM in International Law LLM in International Commercial Law

LLM in International Human Rights LAw

LLM in International LAw (general)

7 subjects and dissertation

7 subjects and dissertation

7 subjects and dissertation

Mandatory choice of 4 Commercial Law

Mandatory choice of 4 Human Rights

3 Mandatory modules and 4 other

subjects and 3 electives

Law subjects and 3 electives

modules

MANDATORY

MANDATORY

MANDATORY

Public International Law

Public International Law

Public International Law

International Trade Law

Introduction to International Legal

Introduction to International Legal

Introduction to International Legal

Systems

Systems

Systems

Research Methods

Research Methods

Research Methods

International Human Rights Law

Electives

Electives

Electives

International Commercial Arbitration

Comparitive Freedom of Expression

International Commercial Arbitration

International Tax Law

Social and Economic Rights

International Financial Services Law

International Asylum and

EU Competition and Internal Markets

Refugee Law

International Intellectual Property Law

International Intellectual Property Law

International Criminal Law

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights

International Tax Law International Financial Services Law EU Competition and Internal Markets

Comparative Freedom of Expression Social and Economic Rights International Asylum and Refugee Law International Criminal Law Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights

• Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential backup.

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Preparatory Course for the Law Society of Ireland’s Final Examination Part One (Entrance Examination – FE1) Further information: www.gcd.ie/FE1

Locations: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/FE1

distance learning options

Course Duration: 14 weeks, June – Sept. & Nov. – March

Contact: Professional Law School, proflaw@gcd.ie

Course Delivery: Choice of evening or weekend options

About the Programme Geared to the specific examination papers set by the Law Society of Ireland, the Griffith College Professional Law School’s 14-week FE1 Preparation Course is both intensive and practical. Against a background of unequalled quality in materials, notes and facilities, underpinned by outstanding, supportive lecturers, you’re assured an environment whose pathfinding spirit will direct your focus not simply to succeed, but to excel. Lectures incorporate past question and sample answer sessions,while assignments and class tests remain critical components to building your capability to analyse complex problems and to arrive at rational and informed conclusions. You will receive personalised assessment of your coursework throughout the duration of the course, while classwork and homework is set and corrected weekly. An end-of-course mock examination provides a disciplined mechanism against which to apply and measure your accumulated learning. The FE1 examination reflects eight papers in the following subject areas: • European Union Law • Equity • Constitutional Law • Company Law • Criminal Law • Law of Contract • Law of Tort • Real Property

Preparatory Course for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Entrance Examinations Further information: www.gcd.ie/kingsinns

Locations: Dublin, Cork and distance learning options

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/kingsinns

Contact: Professional Law School, proflaw@gcd.ie

Course Duration: 10 weeks, June – August each year Course Delivery: Choice of evening or weekend options

About the Programme This course was the first entrance exam and client-oriented programme in Ireland. Intensive and practical, its delivery is closely aligned to the specific examination papers set by the examiners of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. With unequalled quality in its materials, notes and facilities, underpinned by outstanding, supportive lecturers, you’ll find a compelling environment that will direct your focus to excel. Highly-intensive tuition is provided for all five entrance examination subjects: • Contract Law • Criminal Law • Law of Evidence • Constitutional Law • Law of Torts

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inations

New York Bar Examination

Griffith College & MicroMash Bar Review Location: Dublin The New York State Bar examination is administered twice a year in February and July. The Bar examination contains two sections, the New York section and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). The Griffith College Professional Law School provides the MicroMash, New York State Bar Association Home-Study Programme. This programme provides you with a degree of flexibility unmatched by any other Bar Review provider. As a self-study course, it allows you to study at your own pace and to your own study timetable.

california Bar Examination

Griffith College Dublin & MicroMash Bar Review Location: Dublin The Griffith College Professional Law School provides the MicroMash, California Bar Association Home-Study Programme. This programme provides you with a degree of flexibility unmatched by any other Bar Review provider. As a self-study course, it allows you to study at your own pace and to your own study timetable.

Certificate and Diploma Courses in Professional Legal Studies

(The Irish Institute of Legal Executives and Griffith College Dublin) Further information: www.gcd.ie/law

Contact: Professional Law School, proflaw@gcd.ie

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/apply Course Duration: Part-time - 2 years (Jan – June), Full-time 1 year and distance learning options.

About the Programme Griffith College Professional Law School offers this course on a part-time basis over two years. A Certificate in Professional Legal Studies will awarded on successful completion of the first year, with a Diploma in Professional Legal Studies being awarded on successful completion of the second year. This course is also offered by the College’s Undergraduate Law School as a one-year, full-time programme. In both cases you’ll be assured of a highly supportive environment throughout your studies. Detailed manuals covering each area of academic study are provided at the commencement of the term. These manuals minimise the need for note-taking and enable a tutorial style approach to be taken in lectures. Diploma graduates are eligible for enrolment as Associate Members of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives, and all participants are eligible to become Student Members of the Institute. In terms of career progression, you should be aware that successful completion of the Diploma also enables entry to year two of the College’s LLB degree programme in Irish law.

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faculty of computing science

MSc/ Post Graduate Diploma in Computing Science (HETAC) Further information: www.gcd.ie/computing

Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree (2.2),

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/apply

or post graduate Higher Diploma in Computing and/or

Framework Level: HETAC Level 9 Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year , Part-Time 1 year

experiential learning* Contact: Admissions Office, admission@gcd.ie

(Classes from 6.30 – 9.30 pm)

About the Programme The MSc degree has been designed to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research. By focusing on today’s hot topics, students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how things work. In so doing you will develop the skills necessary to carry out innovative work within the discipline of computing. Students who complete this Masters degree will gain the ability to research and master technical issues, to analyse and present findings coherently, and to document their work in a professional manner.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMAS Awarded upon successful completion of four taught modules and a Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice Networking

Software Development

Information Management

• Telecommunication and Network Services

• Algorithm Design & Analysis

• Information Retrieval & Web search

• Communication Security

• Concurrent & Parallel Programming

• Collaborative Distributed Systems

• Collaborative Distributed Systems

• Computational Paradigms

• Communication Security

• Research Methods

• Research Methods

• Research Methods

Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice

Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice

Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice

Post Graduate Diploma in Computing Science Awarded upon successful completion of 8 taught modules MSc in Computing Science Awarded upon successful completion of 8 taught modules and a dissertation / dissertation by practice

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* Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential backup.


MSc in Applied Digital Media (HETAC) Further information: www.gcd.ie/computing

Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree in a

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/apply

related discipline: Design, Journalism or Computing or

Framework Level: HETAC Level 9 Course Duration: Full-Time 1 - 1.5 years,

experiential learning* Contact: Admissions Office, admission@gcd.ie

Part-Time 1.5 - 2 years (Classes from 6.30 – 9.30 pm)

About the Programme Our Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Applied Digital Media is designed to provide a direct progression route from an undergraduate Bachelors degree to Master Level in digital media technologies for recent graduates, as well as enabling those currently working in industry to continue their professional development. If you are thinking of a career in a multi media or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills within such an environment then this is the programme for you.

STRUCTURE OF FULL TIME PROGRAMME stage 1

stage 2

Research Methods (M)

Business of Digital Media (M)

Digital Media and Society (M)

Interaction Design (M)

Visual Communication (M)

Multimedia Programming (M)

Internet Authoring (M)

Students must choose two of the following electives (Four most popular will run)

Students must choose one of the following electives (Three most popular will run)

Internet Programming & Databases (E)

Audio Production (E)

Digital Storytelling (E)

E-Learning (E)

Video Production (E)

Theories and Principles of Animation (E)

3-D Modelling & Animation (E)

Technical Writing (E)

Desktop Publishing (E)

stage 3 M.Sc. Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice (M) (M) Mandatory (E) Elective (Course layout and electives vary for part time study) * Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential backup.

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faculty of journalism and media communications

MA/Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications (HETAC) Further information: www.gcd.ie/media

Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree (2.2),

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/apply

or post graduate Higher Diploma in Journalism*

Framework Level: HETAC Level 9

Contact: Admissions Office, admission@gcd.ie

Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year (three Semesters) Part-Time 1.5-2 years (Classes from 6.30 – 9.30 pm)

About the Programme This postgraduate programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills. It is designed to equip students with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today along with the critical academic depth of a post graduate qualification. Students on the MA will produce an independent piece of written research by dissertation or by professional practice through film, radio or photography.

MA Course Content Awarded upon successful completion of 8 taught modules (6 ETCS credits each)

Mandatory Taught Modules

Elective Taught Modules (choose two)

• • • • • • •

• • • • • • •

Broadcast Journalism 1 (Radio) Cultural Perspectives Features, News Reports & Sub-Editing Investigative Reporting Media Law & Ethics Newspaper and Magazine Production Research Methods

Broadcast Journalism 2 (TV) Conflict Reporting Online Media Photojournalism Public Relations Sports Journalism (plus Shorthand, non credit)

• Sociology of the Media

Mandatory MA Research Module (30 ETCS credits)

Dissertation by writing or by professional practice

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and

school of professional accountancy

www.gcd.ie/accountancy Further information: www.gcd.ie/accountancy Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/accountancy Contact: School of Professional Accountancy Email: profaccountancy@gcd.ie Phone: +353 1 415 0461

About the Programmes Griffith College provides high quality professional training that prepares students to appreciate fully the roles of managerial and financial accounting in business. Graduates of these programmes will have a clear grasp of the role and context of the accounting function within business. Subjects studied reflect the wider accounting environment in Ireland and internationally.

ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants CPA - Institute of Certified Public Accountants ACA - Institute of Chartered Accountants IATI - Institute of Accounting Technicians CPD/CPE - Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Professional Education

Course Title

Full-time

part-time

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

3 years

3 years

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

N/A

4 years

The Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland (IATI)

N/A

2 years

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GRIFFITH COLLEGE EDUCATION TRAINING

Postgraduate Training and Education Award (HETAC)

Further information: www.gcd.ie/pgte

Programme Requirements: Level 8 Honours degree

Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/apply

or equivalent and/or postgraduate award in area of

Framework Level: HETAC Level 9 Course Duration: 4 modules, 75 hours per module

speciality Contact: Admissions Office, admission@gcd.ie

About the Programme The course target audience will be qualified discipline experts interested in training and teaching within their own area of expertise. The participants at entry level to this course will already have a very high degree of expertise in their own specialist field; in general this will be a Level 9 or higher qualification. They will have a depth of understanding of the paradigms in their own disciplines and consequently they will bring authoritative levels of academic and professional engagement to the process; they will expect to be challenged and to engage at a similar level in the educational field. Bearing this in mind, the participants will be expected to apply an advanced academic and intellectual approach to this course from the outset. They will be expected to understand the value of underpinning good practice with sound theoretical foundations. They will be referred to the apposite research and literature and required to read extensively; and to demonstrate an ability to evaluate, relate and apply this theoretical basis in practice The course aims to develop the ability of the participants to identify, select and apply dynamic and engaging pedagogy appropriate to the needs of their audience, and to justify their choice in the light of current theoretical and research literature. The course presents an environment where participants gain a systematic understanding of teaching and training knowledge at the forefront of the teaching and learning field, and insight into the context of learning as it relates to programme design and delivery. Participants will be expected to develop excellent training practices, which should be part of a continuous reflective development plan to be continued long after the course has been completed. It is envisaged that this course will introduce participants to a ‘change of life’ experience within their professional life that will sustain ongoing reflective practice and development. The course is designed to be delivered on a part-time basis by means of four linked modules. These broadly reflect the different stages involved from course design, through delivery and assessment to reflection. The component modules are sequenced and scheduled to support participants as they address the related stages of their own training delivery to learners. Each module has a distinct theme, and also links and supports the other three modules:

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• Module 1 Programme Design

• Module 3 Assessment Strategy

• Module 2 Pedagogical Practice

• Module 4 Reflection and Evaluation


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the leinster school of music & drama

Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education (HETAC)

Further information: www.gcd.ie/lsmd Apply: Directly to GCD online www.gcd.ie/lsmd Framework Level: HETAC Level 9 Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year, Part-Time 1.5 years

Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree in

Music. Primary degree in a non-cognate discipline + Grade 8 practical music + Grade 6 in music theory. Applicants with relevant experiential learning will also be considered.

Contact: Leinster School of Music and Drama,

Email: leinster.school@gcd.ie, Phone: +353 1 415 0466

About the Programme This programme is designed for the contemporary practitioner in instrumental music education, whether teaching in a school or running a practice or studio. In today’s society, a career in music education requires a broad range of disparate skills: a high level of mastery in performance; a thorough knowledge of music theory; an understanding of the theory of music teaching and learning and a practical working knowledge of music technology. Furthermore, music teachers require skills in management, business and arts organisation, as their work often takes them outside of the classroom through organising concerts, competitions and stage shows. The programme recognises that music education has to be relevant to young and mature learners, and to their ethnic culture, life experience and the popular culture to which they are exposed. To this end the programme will facilitate and encourage performance in several genres – classical, traditional, non- Western, jazz and popular music.

Core Subjects: • Instrumental Pedagogy • Theory of Teaching and Learning • Psychology of Music Education • Professional Practice • Practical Musicianship • Music Technology • Conducting and Composition • Teaching Practice 17


POSTGRADUATE

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Extended Application Closing Dates: Applicants to all postgraduate programmes may apply directly to Griffith College until August 31st each year. For some programmes, applications may even be accepted after this date.

Flexible Modes of Delivery: Griffith College offers a range of postgraduate programmes in full and part time(evening) modes. For most programmes, there are embedded or exit stage awards which give students the flexibility to break and return to the programme at certain junctures. There is also the possibility of gaining certification after each semester and/ or individual module certification in some programmes.

Programme Development: Griffith College is committed to providing postgraduate opportunities to graduates and has recently added an MA in Journalism, LL.M in International Law and Tripartite MSc. in International Business to its suite of programmes.

Lecturer Profiles: All postgraduate lecturing staff have outstanding industry experience.

Programmatic Reviews: Griffith College courses undergo rigorous programmatic reviews to ensure pragmatic and relevant tuition.

Pricing: Griffith’s postgraduate pricing structure is very competitive. Tax Relief: Griffith College students are entitled to 20% tax relief on all HETAC and HETAC/NTU jointly validated programmes

Small Class Sizes: Excellent Student/Lecturer ratio – intimate class sizes ensure individual attention.

Location & Facilities: Postgraduate students of Griffith College can benefit from the facilities that the College has to offer including free onsite parking, restaurant facilities, fitness room, library and information service, student Intranet and a full time Students’ Union. Griffith College is home to GC Recruitment, established to match Griffith College graduates with potential employers in all industries.

Intranet: Postgraduate students can log on to the intranet’s system either from home or from one of the many campus network points - and access lecture notes, examination material, library resources along with a host of additional information to make student life easier.


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