The application process can vary depending on the programme for which you are applying. Some may require interviews whereas others might ask for higher qualifications or work experience. Before making an application, we would encourage you to first review our programme Entry Requirements to see if you are eligible for the programme.

Each of our courses states their minimum admissions entry requirements. Meeting these does not guarantee you an offer.  Competition for places on our Masters programmes is intense.  

Application Deadlines:

We welcome applications for the 2019/20 student intake from October 1st 2018. We receive a large volume of applications for our courses and as a result we review applications and offer places on an ongoing rolling basis. Many of our courses fill in advance of September each year so our advice is to apply as early as possible for 2019/20.

Step 1: Collating Documentation

The first step is to collate the required documentation needed to assess your application*.

These can include but are not limited to:

Your full, official transcripts. Please note we require official documentation. If you have not completed your undergraduate degree, please send us the most up-to- date version of all years studied so far.

Please include an updated CV detailing all relevant work experience and extra-curricular activity. It is useful to demonstrate leadership skills.

If English is not your first language, an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our programmes.  The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.  For more information visit our English Language Requirements Page

Two references are generally required, preferably one academic and one professional.

Feel free to send us other information that you believe will help your application.

*Please ensure that you have clearly scanned, titled and collated your documents in numerical order

Step 2: The Application Process

Once you have collated the required documentation and reviewed the entry requirements for your programme of interest, you can now apply online.

You must apply online using our dedicated student information portal.  You will be required to enter contact details, upload your documents and answer two essay questions (each approximately 300 words). We would ask that you seriously consider both essays and answer these in the context of the programme you are applying to. Try to not replicate your CV and demonstrate what makes you different from other applicants. There are no right or wrong ways to complete these essays.

You will then be asked to submit your application and pay the €50 application fee. No application can be assessed until the fee has been paid. You can apply for multiple programmes with the one application fee, but please be sure to mark your preferred course.

Once submitted, it usually takes 2-3 weeks before a decision is made on fully completed applications. This time period can sometimes be longer and can vary at different times in the year and in different regions. We may offer you a conditional place based on the completion of a number of criteria, such as degree, English test, or another qualification. This reserves you a place on the course and once you have fulfilled this criteria we will issue you a full offer.

Acceptance is completed by paying a non-refundable deposit (varies from either €500 or €1000 depending on the programme. Most of our programmes require a €500 deposit). Your offer email will detail the exact deposit amount required.  Once you have accepted you will then be supported by the Programme Office who will contact you with further course and start details.

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