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Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are six options, all of which are delivered online.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government

Students complete the relevant modules and undertake a minor dissertation. 

Postgraduate Certificates

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Students attend weekend seminars at the IPA and, under expert guidance, prepare a minor dissertation. They are supported in their studies by a range of resources, including bespoke course material and module textbooks.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.

 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 9 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2022

Application Deadline

September 2022

Fees

The cost of the programme is €5,200 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees, all seminars, textbooks and course material), payable in two instalments.

Note: Fees may increase slightly from year to year. Where this occurs, continuing students will be charged the increased fee.

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The Programme

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are six options, all of which are delivered online.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government

Students complete the relevant modules and undertake a minor dissertation. 

Is This Programme for you?

Students who wish to take a one-year specialist qualification can study the second year of the IPA's MA programme. On completion, they will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in the specialism of their choice. New responsibilities at work or changes in career very often mean that instruction in a new field and an extra qualification are necessary. These one-year certificates are designed to meet such needs. 

 

Assessment

Students are generally assessed by means of assignments, final exams and a minor dissertation. 

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Programme Delivery and Application Form

IPA postgraduate prorgammes are genreally delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend seminars/webinars and are supported in their studies by a range of resources, including bespoke course material.  

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