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Award winners 2018

Postgraduate Course of the Year in Computer Science & IT sponsored by PwC

Winner: University College Cork BIS, Cork University School Business (CUBS) - MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP)

Judge's comments 

"“This course was strong across all categories and effortlessly combines the right mix of business and Information Technology that prepares students for the transition into industry."

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Postgraduate Course of the Year for Design and Innovation

Winner: Trinity College Dublin, The Innovation Academy - Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Judge's comments

"Innovative delivery and methodology - takes contemporary issues and practices such as design thinking and places them in a practical setting which leads to a high level of student achievement."

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Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Health Sciences, sponsored by Abbvie

Winner: Dublin City University, School of Biotechnology – MSc in Bioprocess Engineering

Judge's comments

"An excellent course with strong industry and inter-institutional collaborations."

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Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law

Winner: University of Limerick, School of Law - Master of Laws LLM (General)

Judge's comments

"Excellent course with fantastic stakeholder collaborations and a strong focus on employability."

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Postgraduate Course of the Year in Science sponsored by Boston Scientific

Winner: University College Dublin, School of Mathematics and Statistics - MSc Actuarial Science

Judge's comments

"A strong course with excellent career prospects, stemming not least from the great links with other accreditation bodies and industry."

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Postgraduate Course of the Year in Business, Finance & Management

Winner: Dublin City University, DCU Business School - DCU Executive MBA Programme

Judge's comments

"The transferable skills from this course, built through facilitation & personal development style versus traditional lecture delivery, are particularly impressive."

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Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts & Humanities

Winner: University of Limerick, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Culture and Communication - MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning

Judge's comments

"Great to see the evolution of a programme which offers innovative delivery methods with their active alumni links supporting the programme’s excellent career outcomes."

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Best Postgraduate Prospectus sponsored by VS Direct

Winner: NUI Galway, Student Recruitment & Outreach Office - NUI Galway For Entry 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus(es)

Judge's comments

"The outstanding submission. Innovative in design, presentation, format and covers, the submission also testified to a highly professional, industry-standard production workflow. The page layouts were clearly thought-through to meet the needs of different readers, with aspects such as the "3 good reasons" and links to the social media marketing campaign making this a compelling and clear winner in this category."

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Best New Course

Winner: University of Limerick - MEng Mechatronics

Judge's comments

"The level of collaboration with industry and other universities is impressive. This programme is clearly helping to develop the manufacturing economy!"