Applicants should hold a degree qualification or equivalent. Candidates without a degree qualification who have 2 years verifiable experience in a supervisory or managerial role may be considered for the programme. Applicants from non-business disciplines will be required to demonstrate evidence of a strong interest in business in an academic or practical context.
English Language Competency
Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient competency in spoken and written English language in order to take part in the course. Please see the Student Information section of the www.wit.ie/part-time website for more information.
Evidence of Existing Academic Qualifications
All undergraduate and postgraduate applicants are required to provide evidence of their existing academic qualifications in order to demonstrate that they meet the course entry requirements. Undergraduate applicants are required to submit a copy of their leaving certificate results/ transcript of results/ scanned copy of any further or higher education parchments to TLACE@wit.ie along with an up to date copy of their CV for review. Please note this can be a photo or scanned copy of the original document you do not need to post in certificates.
Please include your name, the online application reference number and course title in the email subject field. Students cannot be registered for WIT awards until their qualifying documents are submitted for review.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the term used to describe the system for giving formal recognition to a range of relevant learning that you may have gained prior to entry onto a particular course.
RPL can be used by applicants to:
Gain admission to a course of study by helping candidates to demonstrate that they have met the entry requirements;
Gain exemption(s) from a module(s) within a programme of study where students can formally demonstrate that they have already met the learning outcomes for the module(s) concerned. In order to make a valid application for an exemption applicants must first pay the full fee applicable for the module. If the RPL application is successful applicants will be refunded 50% of the fee.
Prior learning includes both formal and Non-formal learning. Formal learning is gained through completing courses/ modules in further/ higher education or other certified courses. Non-formal learning may be attained through work, voluntary activities or private study but for which no certification may have been obtained.
It is important to remember that any RPL application must focus on learning attained and not simply, for example, on time spent in a particular job. All RPL decisions must be validated by the Academic Department expert in the relevant area.
Please see the Student Information section of the www.wit.ie/parttime website for more information.