Students must hold an undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland), (and usually a masters degree) in any discipline and ideally be engaged in PhD level research or above. This is an evidence and practice based programme, so ideally all students should have some teaching for the second semester within a higher education context. All students should also be engaged in research within their own discipline and have specific research related targets to achieve within the year of the programme (either as a graduate student or as a new academic) and each should be prepared to apply up to 50 hours of their own ongoing research activity to analysis and development via this programme. Note: Subject to the discretion of the course directors an interview may form part of this selection process.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.