As a Postgraduate Single Module (PGSM) student, you will undertake Master's-level (level 9 on the national framework of qualifications) modules for personal achievement or continual professional development (CPD) without having to commit to study towards an exit award. This means you can study online, on your own schedule, for one semester in a topic of interest, including Information Technology, Management of Operations or Environmental Management.
Whether you are interested in up-skilling, for example, you already have a Masters qualification in business, but wish to learn more about information technology, or are seeking to study for personal achievement, the DCU Postgraduate Programme Single Module (PGSM) (Level 9) programme provides you with the means to achieve your goals. This programme's strength lies in its flexibility, in terms of the time, place and pace of study. The Postgraduate Programme Single Module (PGSM) offers you the opportunity to study, at Masters Level through distance education, without having to commit to a full-time, or part-time, campus-based programme.
Dublin City University has been offering postgraduate level education at a distance since 1990. Our programmes are targeted at working professionals, who wish to achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and to provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. As a graduate from our programmes, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and flexibility for suitable senior managerial positions in your chosen specialist area.
All modules are taught on line in a virtual classroom, Loop, where you can interact with your fellow students and tutors through email, chat, skype, at whatever time suits you.
Assessment is continuous with no examinations.
IT Equipment and Skills required:
You should have regular access to a computer (with Microsoft Office), a broadband Internet connection, a printer and a basic headset and a webcam. Specifically, you will need access to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.You can find detailed information on the IT skills and equipment required for this programme under the section 'Technology Requirements'
This Postgraduate Programme recently participated successfully in the accreditation process conducted with DCU Business School by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world's oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools. AACSB accreditation is widely recognised as the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.