Professional Practice

Being highly adaptable and multi-skilled is essential for executives and leaders in today's fast-paced and constantly evolving business world. 'T-shaped professionals' possess a deep expertise in a particular field and a broad understanding of other disciplines. A diverse skillset validated with a master's will increase your career growth opportunities and contribute to your organisation's success.

UL@Work is delighted to launch our NEW innovative and one-of-a-kind Master of Professional Practice, which combines three Professional Diplomas stacked over five years. Our Master of Professional Practice is fully flexible, allowing you to stack programmes across disciplines of interest and value, from Data Analytics and Strategic Leadership to Data Communications and Law and Technology.

Through our unique singular interfaculty route, a graduate with two existing Professional Diplomas can use these towards earning a Master of Professional Practice. If you would like to gain a masters and experience cutting-edge, industry-responsive learning, then this is for you.

Entry to our new Master of Professional Practice programme is based on applicants having a minimum of two Professional Diplomas, with at least one from the University of Limerick.

You will be given 60 exempted credits upon entry and earn the remaining 30 credits by completing a third Professional Diploma, coupled with a self-reflection assignment. You will critically evaluate your skills and competencies in relation to your professional development. On successful completion, you will be awarded a Master of Professional Practice.

Award: Masters
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Major Award

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree in a cognate (related) discipline, (minimum H2.2), and hold 60 ECTS credits (2 x Professional Diplomas) that have been awarded within the last 5 years.

Alternative Entry Route:

In accordance with the University's policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be considered. These candidates will be required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their technical and/or management experience. An interview with the course admission team is also required to ensure candidates have the experience, motivation, and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application

Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

A copy of your most recent CV.

English Language Requirements:

Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements if your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice.

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts

English language competency certificate

Enrolment dates

Intake: Spring Autumn/Fall

More details
  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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