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The Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies will provide learners with critical thinking tools to enable them to manage and lead services that develop the potential of children, youth and families and visualise new possibilities for better service provision in the sector. Read more

What is the Masters course about?

The Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies will provide learners with critical thinking tools to enable them to manage and lead services that develop the potential of children, youth and families and visualise new possibilities for better service provision in the sector. This programme is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the sector and to provide future leaders of child, youth and family services in Ireland and abroad. The programme will provide learners with critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enabling individuals and groups to realise their potential as human persons and participative communities. The programme aims to educate learners to high levels of contemporary and comparative theoretical awareness in fields central to services provision (transitions across the life span, cultural diversity, youth and families) and to create an atmosphere of rigorous academic enquiry and writing. Learners will develop a deep and integrated knowledge of contemporary Child, Youth and Family theory and practice, and the sector within which Child, Youth and Family services operate.

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates from the Programme will be:
• Knowledgeable
• Analytical & Creative
• Ethical & Responsible Future Leaders
• Research Literate
• Critical Thinkers
• Collaborative

Graduates will be equipped to manage and lead Child, Youth & Family organisations. They will be able to contribute to and develop the strategy of that organisation and will take up positions as the future leaders of such organisations. Potential employers include:
• Community based organisations and projects both at a voluntary and statutory capacity
• National rights focused organisations and advisory groups
• Family support services
• Services catering for the care, education and advocacy of children and families in society.

Graduates may also adopt research and advisory roles in relation to development and planning for such services. Graduates will be in a position to critically evaluate existing services and programmes and to visualise future possibilities for better service provision. The programme will meet the needs of professionals who are already working in the area of social care/work, early education, youth and family work and related areas. It will also serve to provide new graduates with a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge prior to embarking on a career in these fields or in the field of academia.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates of the programme may progress to a PhD programme of study in the discipline areas, in Ireland or abroad. Graduates of the programme may also be eligible to progress to a professional doctorate in the field of Child, Youth and Family Studies in both Irish and international Institutions.

What subjects will I study?
Subjects:
Contemporary Issues in Childhood & Youth
Studies
Applied Psychology
Perspectives on Family & Society
Leadership, Strategy & Governance
Research Methods & Dissertation

Plus Two Electives (subject to availability):
Youth Justice
Child & Family Rights
Addiction Studies
Adult & Community Education

What are the entry requirements?

Level 8 Degree (minimum 2nd class Honours) in:
• Early Childhood Education & Care
• Applied Social Studies
• Social & Community Studies
• Youth & Community Work
• Social Sciences or cognate area

Candidates with significant experience in the social sciences [as determined by IT Carlow’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) policy], in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with IT Carlow’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Eileen Doyle-Walsh
BA, MLitt, PhD
Programme Director
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Allison Kenneally
BCL, BA, LLM, PgCert
Head of Department
E:
T: 059-9175300

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Interaction design focuses on shaping products for people’s use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems and services. Read more

What is the MA in Interaction Design about?

Interaction design focuses on shaping products for people’s use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems and services. Interaction design is the synthesis and imagining of things as they might be, rathere than focusing on satisfying the needs and desires of the end user. This programme is specifically designed for honours graduates in product and industrial design, multimedia and game design, visual communication design, architecture, engineering and other design related fields. This Masters programme has been developed by IT Carlow in consultation with industry and is delivered through combination of the self-directed learning and graduate research within the structutred environment of a taught programme. This dynamic educational environment seeks to provide a framework for interdisciplinary and peer learning and equiry, which facilitates, promotes and leads the interaction between practice and theory. The Masters of Arts in Interaction Design aims to nurture and support a unique interdisciplinary approach to research and learning in this area. The programme is centered around the development and delivery of a major project which can be either practice or theory based.

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
The Master of Arts in Interaction Design will provide graduates with a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge prior to embarking on a career in design or related fields. Graduates may also adopt research and advisory roles in relation to new product development and development of the provision of creative services in practice. It is envisaged that graduates will be in a position to critically evaluate existing creative services and to visualize future possibilities for devising better design methodologies and best practice in managing design practices and studios.

Potential employment for graduates include:
• Interaction Designer
• User Experience Designer/ConsultantEngineer
• User Interface Designer
• Mobile App Designer
• Mobile App Developer
• Web Designer
• Front End Developer
• Digital Media Designer
• Visual Designe
• Communications Designer
• Multidisciplinary Design Studios
• Strategic Design Thinkers
• Design Manage
• Content Develope
• Product Designer
• Industrial Designe
• Service Designer
• Design Thinking
• Design Entrepreneur

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme. Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Interaction Design is an Embedded Exit Award.

What subjects will I study?
Subjects
Framing User Experience
Principles of Interaction Design
Prototyping Interactions
Design Entrepreneurship
Human Interface Design
Communication Design
Design Research Methods
Design Project Dissertation

Special features of the course:
The Masters programme sits within the Department of Humanities at IT Carlow which facilitates the culture of design lead research and learning. Our programme facilities a culture of interdisciplinary learning embedded within the ethos of studio based education environment.

What are the entry requirements?

A Level 8 Honours Degree in Product or Industrial Design, Games Design, Visual Communication Design, or other related design disciplines such as Architecture or Engineering (minimum 2nd class honours).

Candidates with significant experience in the design services sector (as determined by the Institute’s recognition of prior learning policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry on a case by case basis through IT Carlow’s RPL system.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case by- case basis through IT Carlow’s RPL system.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Con Kennedy
MA, PDP, LLM, PgCert
Programme Director
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Allison Kenneally
BCL, BA, LLM, PgCert
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T: 059-9175300

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This postgraduate programme brings theory to life through its exciting work placement element and applied learning focus, enabling participants to apply acquired knowledge and competencies in a real-world workplace environment. Read more

What is the Masters about

This postgraduate programme brings theory to life through its exciting work placement element and applied learning focus, enabling participants to apply acquired knowledge and competencies in a real-world workplace environment.

This programme equips graduates with the attributes required by business, to make an immediate contribution to the organisation through the work placement experience element of the programme.

The Industrial Placement is of four months duration, from May to August, and will afford the student a unique opportunity to implement and reflect on the theories learned on the programme. It will complement the student’s education and broaden the skill set. A range of multi-national companies, together with large and medium indigenous enterprises have agreed to be part of the placement process. Work placement is recognised by prospective employers and students alike as being a very sought after aspect of an academic programme.

The other new aspect of this programme is the module ‘Communication for Professional Life’. As communication skills are generally deemed an integral element of enquiry-based learning, this module will prepare graduates for executive and leadership scenarios which require negotiation and persuasive expertise and ability with the written word.

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
In a job market increasingly featuring primary honours degree holders, this Masters Programme with its work experience element significantly increases the graduates’ chances of recruitment by highly attractive employers. The MB is aimed at producing creative, flexible and dynamic individuals, who can take up or enhance roles as business practitioners in the business environment in Ireland or overseas. A Master of Business is an internationally recognized qualification and opens the door to many careers.

What subjects will I study?
Leadership & Strategy
Corporate Governance, Ethics and Social Responsibility
Research Methods
Financial Analysis & Investment Appraisal
Dissertation
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
Communications for Professionals
Work Placement

Exit Award:
The MB and Postgraduate Diploma (Embedded Exit Award) programmes are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Business Honours Degrees (Level 8) or equivalent. Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the MB programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme.

What are the entry requirements

Graduates of programmes in Engineering, Science, Design and other disciplines are required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the MB programme.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and or the applicant’s performance in GMAT or equivalent. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

For non-native English speakers: IELTS (6.0) or equivalent is required.

Graduate Profile:
Liviu Claudiu Dosoftei | Masters in Business

My name is Liviu, and I have successfully graduated from the Master of Business Programme. If you’re wondering how to wisely spend one year of your life, I strongly recommend that you enrol for the MB (Master of Business) Programme available at Institute of Technology Carlow. It will be the place where all the long hours of study and the tremendous effort you put in during the Bachelor Degree will start to make sense. To me, it did reveal whole new ways and a few different perspectives from which I now analyse a business. Being able to acquire a Master Degree is hugely important for my future as well as for my personal development. Therefore, I have no second thoughts in recommending the MB Programme to all of you interested in expanding your knowledge in the business area.

For further information contact

Martin Meagher
BComm, MBA, FCA, MA
Head of Department
e:
t: 059-9175303

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The capacity of a business to innovate through new or improved products and services is fundamental to its competitive and commercial success. Read more

What is this programme about?

The capacity of a business to innovate through new or improved products and services is fundamental to its competitive and commercial success.

The objective of this programme is to cultivate an integrated professional skillset in graduates (science, engineering, design, computing, and business) for the effective management of the innovation process through the development of strategic, research-led and knowledge transfer capabilities.

You will learn how new products and services are created and how they get to market as well as how innovation is managed in different types of organisation. The programme is designed to connect, integrate and embed research activity within regional small and medium enterprises and to meet an identified skills gap within that sector.

The programme will facilitate learners to explore their own interests in an active and practical way through undertaking research projects with local companies. You will experience what it means to carry out research and how to develop real life scenarios for organisations by working in a projectbased way to apply the knowledge acquired through the modules.

The teaching and learning approach on this programme is structured around the supervision of research projects supported by workshops and seminars. This makes it a uniquely practice focused master’s degree aimed at one of the key drivers of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge based economy.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Analyse the current innovative performance of an organisation;
• Work with a range of innovation management skills;
• Utilise a research and enquiry based approach to business problems;
• Analyse and resolve problems across a range of competing demands and disciplines/industry function perspectives;
• Understand and facilitate project delivery

What are the minimum requirements

The course is designed for students who want to gain employment in the area of research but is equally suited to those who wish to build research skills for application in their current work environments. The course provides a strong foundation for further post-graduate study, particularly for PhD research.

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This new one-year course will provide an opportunity for students to study for an MSc in IT Management, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). Read more

What is this course about?

This new one-year course will provide an opportunity for students to study for an MSc in IT Management, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). The programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to fulfil a role in IT Management. Graduates will also understand how IT Managers are perceived by business, demonstrate an understanding of business and be able to support the setting of the business agenda nationally and internationally.

Progression routes from this Programme:
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).

Postgraduate Diploma:
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award.

What subjects will I study?
Mandatory Subjects
Leadership & Strategy
Innovation Management
Technology Integration & Project Management
Information Security Management
Data & Information Systems Management
Vendor and Service Management
Dissertation
Research Methods

What are the entry requirements?

The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Embedded Exit Award) are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours).
Candidates with significant experience in the computing field (as determined by Recognition of Prior Learning), in addition to an Honours Primary Degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.
Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
Applicants may be called for interview as part of the application process.

Special features of the course:
Students on this programme have exclusive use of the UNUM Software Development Centre. This is a new state-of-the-art centre that provides the students with a real world working environment using the latest technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

Nigel Whyte
BSc, MSc
Head of Department
E:
T:059-9175500

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The digital era has dramatically changed the marketing landscape and the way that business identify, communicate and engage with consumers. Read more

What is the MSc in Digital Marketing about?

The digital era has dramatically changed the marketing landscape and the way that business identify, communicate and engage with consumers. Marketing professionals must navigate and embrace this new and dynamic landscape. The MSc in Digital Marketing at IT Carlow is aimed at graduates and professionals seeking to explore the strategic implications of the digital era and to develop their career path in digital marketing. This innovative and exciting programme will provide potential learners with an opportunity to study for an MSc in Digital Marketing, corresponding to a Level 9 qualification (90 credits). The MSc combines academic study and industry exposure to deliver a programme that has a strong focus on current and emerging research and practice.

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
The MSc in Digital Marketing is designed to help you identify the strategic implications of digital era marketing and to create and implement effective digital marketing strategies. Successful completion of the programme will help you grow your career opportunities in this dynamic sector.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

What are the entry requirements?

Although applications are welcome from a broad range of disciplines, ideal candidates will come from a marketing background and/or demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for digital marketing. Candidates should hold a recognised third level Honours Degree (Level 8 – minimum 2nd class honours) in:

• Marketing or a business discipline
• Computer Science
or
• cognate programmes

Applicants applying for entry through progression routes other than those listed above will be considered through IT Carlow’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview.

Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Digital Marketing is an Embedded Exit Award.

What subjects will I study?
Strategic Marketing Management
Digital Marketing Landscape & Strategy
Marketing Communications in a Digital Era
Digital Marketing Technologies
Design, User Experience & Content Writing
Data Analytics & Consumer Insights
Research Methods
Consultancy Project

For Further Information Contact

Una Grant
BBS, MSc
Programme Director
E:
T: 059-9175300

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The Built Environment consists of buildings and all other things that have been constructed by human beings. The programme therefore examines the key contemporary issues in the built envirnonment sector. Read more

What is this course about?

The Built Environment consists of buildings and all other things that have been constructed by human beings. The programme therefore examines the key contemporary issues in the built envirnonment sector. It blends theory and practice to ensure that the learner will be able to provide practical ability underpinned with theoretical foundations. In addition, learners will be able to feed into and drive built environment developments, practice and research in the future.

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
By studying modules in Leadership Strategy & Self-Management, Construction Project Management, BIM Management and Building Economics & Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Research Methods and a Dissertation as well as two electives from the options of Legal Aspects of Management in the Built Environment, Public Procurement of Construction, Energy & Buildings, Retrofitting & Building Fabric and Facilities Management, a graduate will be well placed to take up management positions across the full built environment sector.

Potential employment for graduates:
The course is aimed at improving management competency in the built environment, both on the developer/design team side and contracting side. Graduates of the programme will be ideally qualified to work anywhere across the built environment sector from development, design, procurement, construction and managemet of new buildings or the refurbishment of existing structures.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

What subjects will I study?
Leadership Strategy & Self-Management
Construction Project Management
BIM Management
Building Economics & Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Legal Aspects of Management in Built Environment
Public Procurement of Construction
Retrofitting & Building Fabric
Energy & Buildings
Facilities Management
Research Methods
Dissertation

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum 2nd class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Facilities Management, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Science or equivalent Degree. Chartered members of built environment professional bodies such as: Chartered Institute of Building, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

Candidates with significant experience in the built environment sector (as determined through the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis through IT Carlow’s RPL system.

For further information contact

Anthony Dempsey
MSc, CPM, HDip, GIS, BEng(Hons), CE, CEng, MIEI
Chartered Engineer
Programme Director
E:
T: 059-9175403

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Performance analysis is the newest of the sports science disciplines and investigates actual sports performance or performance in training. Read more

What is Sports Performance Analysis?

Performance analysis is the newest of the sports science disciplines and investigates actual sports performance or performance in training. Analysis can include technical, tactical, KPIs, coaching behaviour and movement analysis within a game. It can also cover pre-match, live and post-match analysis, scouting, talent identification and trend analysis.

What is the MSc in Sports Performance Analysis about?
This programme has been developed in response to the marked growth in the demand for people with performance analysis knowledge, competencies and skills across a range of sporting clubs and organisations and it will be an area of expansion in the future. This innovative MSc (Level 9, 90 credits) programme will prepare graduates for future opportunities in perfomance analysis by offering a blend or theory and practice ensuring practical knowledge underpinned with a theoretical foundation. The programme is aligned with a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport to faciliitate experiential learning. Graduates will be well equipped to serve sport organisations and teams (national & international) but also feed into and drive the sports performance analysis research agenda both in Ireland and internationally.

Who is this programme for?
This programme is highly vocational and practical in nature and is carefully aligned to industry needs, but is underpinned by solid theoretical foundations. The programme will be beneficial to those either wishing to seek future opportunities in Performance Analysis, those currently employed within a club or organisation with a performance analysis role and / or those wishing to move into such a role.

What subjects will I study?
Subjects:
Biomechanics
Performance Analysis
Performance Analysis 2
Coaching Environment
Data Analytics
Experiential Learning
Research Methods
Dissertation

Postgraduate Diploma:
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Sports Performance Analysis is an Embedded Exit Award.

What are the entry requirements?
Level 8 Degree (minimum 2nd class Honours) in:
• BA Sports Management & Coaching
• BSc in Sport Science
or
• cognate qualifications

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with IT Carlow’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Karen Hennessy
BEd, MSc, MBA, PhD
Head of Department
E:
T: 059-9175300

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There has been a growing demand for Strength and Conditioning practitioners outside of professional sport structures, with the increasing professionalisation of amateur sports such as the GAA. Read more

What is this course about?

There has been a growing demand for Strength and Conditioning practitioners outside of professional sport structures, with the increasing professionalisation of amateur sports such as the GAA. The 'fitness trainer' of a decade ago that tended to be assume sole responsibility for the physical conditioning of inter-county Gaelic football and hurling/camogie teams, has now been replaced by 'Strength and Conditioning teams'. There is also a pattern of Strength and Conditioning practitioners working closely with special populations (paediatric & seniors), physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators and athletic therapists in both prevention and rehabilitation of athletes to return them to performance from injury. This new two year part-time programme will provide an opportunity for students to study for a MSc in Strength and Conditioning, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits). The overall aim of the programme is to provide an intellectually challenging applied postgraduate programme of study that will give graduates advanced knowledge, understanding and practical coaching skills in Strength and Conditioning. This will enable them to work with both elite athletes and specialist population groups. Graduates of the programme will be eligible to apply for membership to the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS), United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) based in the United States of America.

Programme Details:
The first part of the programme is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and analytical techniques in the sub-disciplines of Advanced Resistance Training, Explosive Conditioning, Metabolic Conditioning, Sports Nutrition and Periodisation. With the primary emphasis on preparing athletes and players for optimum sports performance, these modules combine more advanced theoretical and practical elements of Strength and Conditioning, providing students with the skillls to operate as a Strength and Conditioning Practitioner in a sports performance environment. The elective options of the programme provide the opportunity for students to develop further specialist skills; ranging from Injury Rehabilitation and Reconditioning and High Performance Testing, to the emerging fields of Strength and Conditioning for paediatric and geriatric population groups. Students who elect to complete the full MSc programme will also undertake a Research Project in a relevant field of study that will hone their research and analytical skills.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme Embedded Exit Award).

What subjects will I study?
Advanced Resistance Training
Explosive Conditioning
Metabolic Conditioning
Periodisation for Strength and Conditioning
Sports Nutrition
Paediatric Strength and Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning for the Older
Adult
High Performance Sports Testing
Injury Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
Research Methods
Strength and Conditioning Research Dissertation
Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Strength & Conditioning is an Embedded Exit Award.

What are the entry requirements?

- This programme is suited to graduates from a range of disciplines including sports science, physical education, physiotherapy, athletic therapy and sports rehabilitation and coaching [minimum requirement relevant Level 8 (Honours Degree) minimum 2nd class honours)].

- Candidates with significant experience in the Rehabilitation/Sport Science field (as determined by Recognition of Prior Learning), in addition to an Honours Primary Degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

- Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications and recognition of prior learning.

- Applicants may be called for interview as part of the application process.

For Further Information Contact

Declan Browne
BSc, MSc, PgDip
Programme Leader
E:

Paula Rankin
BA, MSc, PgDip
Head of Department
E:
T: 059-9175500

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