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Programme Fees

ProgrammeRegistration FeeTotal Fee
MA in Development Studies (EU residents)€400€6,700
PG Diploma in Development Studies (EU residents)€400€5,400
MA in Development Studies (non-EU residents)€700€12,000
PG Diploma in Development Studies (non-EU residents)€500€10,500
MA in Development Studies by Flexible & Distance Learning€800€8,400
PG Dip. in Development Studies by Flexible & Distance Learning€800€6,900

Please note:

  • Total fees include registration and QQI exam fees.
  • Registration Fee is payable upon registering for the PG Diploma or MA programme.
  • Fees payable to local examination centres will be extra.
  • The full EU resident MA fees rate of 6,700 euro applies to full time MA students only. Students taking modules of the MA on a part time basis pay the same fees as those EU residents taking the MA by Flexible and Distance Learning study mode (€8,400 for the full MA, or fees paid on a module by module basis as detailed below).

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Single Module Fees

Single Modules are ideal for for learners who wish to update professional knowledge, enhance their career, or sample the MA/PG Dip programme. Single Module students can subsequently register for the full MA or PG Dip and will be credited with any modules already successfully completed. Learners taking single modules only do not pay registration, and the single module fee applies.


Introduction to Political Economy of Development€700
Gender and Development€600
Managing Development Organisations€600
Sociology of Development€600
Adult Learning€600
Research Methods 1€600
Research Methods 2€600
Political Economy of Environment and Development€600
Human Rights and Advocacy€600
Anthropology and Globalisation€600
Globalisation and Movements for Change€600
Sustainable Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation€600
Health & Development€600KDSC Only
Financial Management€600KDSC Only
Leadership in Groups€600KDSC Only
Human Development€600KDSC Only
Facilitation for Transformation€600KDSC Only
Human Rights and Development€600KDSC Only
MA Dissertation€1500

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Learners who pay the PG/MA registration fee of €800 at the start of their studies will be charged a discount fee of €500 per module, instead of the regular single module fee of €600. In the case of Political Economy 1, the fee is €600 instead of €700.

You can opt to register for the PG/MA at a later date if you wish, and will be given credit for any single modules already completed and passed. Once you register for the PG/MA fees you will henceforth be charged the discount rate for each subsequent module.


On graduation learners received an official Diploma Supplement (Transcript of Results) from the College. The cost of of issuing any additional transcripts is €25 euro (4 copies provided).



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