The objective of this online Masters programme is to provide a rigorous but practical focus on risk, change and system design in operations, manufacturing and services, with an innovative integrated approach to the role of people in such systems. It provides a core framework that has been tested in collaborative industrial research and practice for managing and developing people, the design and integration of new technologies, the management of risk and the implementation of change. World-class international teams who have collaborated through industrial research have been mobilised to provide the highest-calibre, research-led teaching, supervision, and professional expertise.
Students will also become part of a global community of practice, a community of professional learners, across a range of safety critical sectors, where they will benefit not only from the academic and industrial experts delivering the course but also from the extended network of fellow students.
Is This Course For Me?
Current students are working in a diverse range of industries which include; Finance, Healthcare, IT, Defence Forces, Emergency Services, Aviation, Casino and Gambling, Law Enforcement, Process and Software Development and Pharmaceuticals. The course will be an excellent qualification to supplement the further education and career development of personnel who have responsibility for managing risk. It brings the next generation of safety, risk and change management to you, in your work, embedded in your everyday practice with a systemic, proactive and performance focus.
The course advances graduates' career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and postgraduate training, with graduates pursuing careers in risk, change, operations, quality, safety, human resources, planning, and system design.
The Postgraduate Certificate consists of four of the seven modules and runs part-time over one academic year. Students who successfully complete all modules in the Postgraduate Certificate may take an additional year of study and complete a further three modules for the award of Postgraduate Diploma.
The Postgraduate Diploma consists of seven modules and makes up year one of the Masters. The course runs part-time over one academic year from September until May. Students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma may study for an additional year to pursue the award of Masters.
To qualify for the Masters award, students dedicate this additional year to the research dissertation. The dissertation will provide students with an opportunity to pursue a research topic based on key strategic operational issues within their organisations in order to create a research-practitioner capability in managing risk and system change.
This course provides students with a stimulating online learning experience by creating a structured yet flexible learning approach. The place of study is flexible as online delivery allows students to engage in learning activities at home or in the workplace and there is no requirement to attend the Trinity campus for lectures or group work. Students will have access to weekly materials using a virtual learning environment and the opportunity to engage with other students and lecturers using a variety of online discussion boards.
Students take seven core modules: The Role of People & Processes in Organisations; Managing Performance and Risk; Leading Change; Strategic Human Resource Development; Stability & Change; Socio-Technical System Design; and Statistics & Action Research Methods.
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AwardsNFQ Level 9
Number of Places20 Places
Professor Siobhán Corrigan
31st July 2024
Applicants will normally be required to hold an Honours degree (at 2.1 level at minimum) or equivalent and have at least three to four years of appropriate professional experience. In exceptional circumstances, the Course Director shall make appropriate recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Studies for candidates who do not fully meet the above criteria but make a reasonable case for admissions otherwise (typically based on their relevant work experience). An applicant may be asked to provide written samples in support of academic writing ability or be set a piece of academic writing to complete.
Applicants will also require:
- To be in (or have access) to an employment setting that facilitates the applied research aspect of the course.
- A recognised English language qualification in line with the Trinity's English language requirements, for those whose first language is not English.
- To take part in a short interview (in person or via phone / online call) as part of the assessment process.
- The names of two referees on their application form. In the first instance our preference is for one academic and one professional reference. We do however have discretion to accept either two academic or two professional references.
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