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How to apply

In order to avoid delay in the application process, you are strongly advised to read all the text below before clicking on Apply online. Applications are open all year round and early application is essential. Courses often fill three months before the course start date.

Postgraduate Awards (PGAs)
PGAs are available for some modules. These are 20 credit stand alone academic awards that may be taken on their own and/or used to count towards a larger award. Available PGAs are detailed in the relevant course pages. If you have any further questions about PGAs please contact or call 024 7657 4192. Please note that there is no application fee for PGAs. There will be a fee if you upgrade from a PGA to a higher qualification.

Course start date
You are asked to specify start month and year in the Purpose of Study Statement section.

CEIGHE applicants
All applicants are required to have an informal interview with the Course Director prior to acceptance. This can take place before completing the online application or afterwards. This provides an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the collaborative nature of the course. It also helps us to assess suitability for the programme. Please contact us to arrange suggesting some dates and times for a discussion. In the online application form, the employment section entitled Nature of Work and Position Held must be completed showing current employer, job title, dates employed and details about the role and the nature of any career development or work experience support service provided.

Accreditation of prior accredited or experiential learning (APL)
APL may be available subject to a detailed application process. The prior learning should have taken place within the last 5 years (N.B. special rules apply to PGAs and APL and you are advised to contact the course team to discuss). APL may be accepted for no more than one third of a course (i.e. 20 credits PG Certificate, 40 credits PG Diploma or 60 credits MA). It is the applicant's responsibility to show clearly how the learning outcomes within modules in the receiving programme have been met at postgraduate level. All applications will need to be completed prior to being accepted for admission. Early application is advised as it can take 2 or 3 months or longer to process APL applications. This is in addition to the time needed to apply for the course. Official evidence of award, modules, credits, level, learning outcomes and coursework will be needed. Please contact us for the correct form and more information if needed. For full guidance on applying for APL please see the University webpage here.

Specifying course
Once in the PG Admissions screens, please specify which course you are applying to in the Purpose of Study Statement section (i.e. PG Award, PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MA in CEIGHE, MSWE or CDCS).

Course title and duration
The specific course title and duration will be confirmed to you in your acceptance letter from the Centre for Lifelong Learning once we have received full confirmation from PG Admissions that the conditions of the offer have been met

Please click here for guidance notes to help with the application process.