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Postgraduate Courses

Overview

Postgraduate Degree

Duration (years)

Format

Assessment

Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.)

2-4 full time
3-6 part time

Through research leading to writing of a thesis.

Assessment is based on making an appreciable, original contribution to knowledge and attendance atviva voce (oral exam). 

Master in Science (M.Sc.)

1-2 full time
2-3 part time

Through research leading to writing of a thesis.

Assessment is based on the results of research.

Master in Letters (M.Litt.)

1-2 full time
2-3 part time

Master in Science (M.Sc.)

Varies, usually 1 or 2 years full time and/or part time

Through taught modules and a dissertation.

Assessment is based on written examinations and dissertation.

Master in Philosophy (M.Phil.)

Varies, usually 1 or 2 years full time and/or part time

Postgraduate Diploma

1/2 full time
1/2 part time

Through taught modules.

Written examinations.

Higher Doctorates

1

Research publications.

Assessment is based on assessment of original research publications.

Professional Diploma in Education

1 full time

Teaching practice under supervision combined with taught modules.

Written examinations and assessment of teaching practice.

Higher Diploma in Education (Primary Teaching)

18 months full time 
(6 months in associated college, 1 year in TCD)

Teaching practice and taught modules. Run jointly with Colaiste Mhuire, Marino or the Froebel College of Education, Blackrock and Trinity College Dublin.

Higher Diploma in Psychology

2 full time

Taught modules combined with research projects.

Written examinations and research project.

Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.)

5 part time

Research leading to examination and thesis.

Award of degree is based on 8 examinations and thesis.

Doctor in Medicine (M.D.)

1 – 5

Research leading to thesis or submission of thesis based solely on published work relating to a single theme.

Submission of thesis and possible viva voceexamination.

Master in Surgery (M.Ch.)

1 – 5

Master in Dental Science (M.Dent.Sc.)

1 - 5

Submission of thesis and viva voce examination.

Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.Ch.Dent.)

3 full time

5 part time

Research leading to thesis.

Submission of thesis and viva voce examination.

Master in Obstetrics (M.A.O.)

1 - 5

Submission of thesis and possible viva voceexamination

Master in Engineering (M.A.I.)

3

Submission of thesis.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.)

3 full time

Taught academic training, research activity and clinical placements.

Written examinations, coursework assessment, written submissions based on oral presentations, a dissertation and viva voceexamination.

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D.Couns.Psych.)

3 full time

Taught academic training, research activity and clinical placements.

Written examinations, coursework assessment, written submissions based on oral presentations, a dissertation and viva voceexamination.

Doctorate in Education (D.Ed.)

5 part time

Taught modules and substantial research leading to thesis.

Written assignments, oral examinations and thesis.

Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.)

1 full time

2 part time

Taught modules.

Written examinations, coursework.

Master in Education (M.Ed.)

2 full time
3 part time (NOTE: year 1 is full time)

First year taught, modules. Following years research and dissertation.

Written assignments, coursework and dissertation.

Master in Management (Mgmt.)

2 part time

Taught modules and research leading to dissertation.

Master in Social Work (M.S.W.)

2 full time

Taught and research components with practice education attendance.

Written assignments, fieldwork and dissertation.

Master in Laws (LL.M.)

1 full time

Taught modules with research leading to dissertation.

Written examinations and dissertation.

Master of Studies (M.St.)

1 part time

Research dissertation.

Master in Theological Studies (M.Th.)

Three Years Mode A, Six years Mode B

Through taught modules and a dissertation

Assessment is based on written examinations, dissertation and attendance at viva voce(oral exam)

This information is for guideline purposes only. Please see Calendar Part II for full details.


Last updated 7 February 2014 by Postgraduate (Email).