Our current MA students are hitting top gear earlier than usual this year, and have just submitted their research proposals. The MA Programme schedule has been shortened slightly because of our new accreditation with Maynooth University. Over the coming 8 months, there will be over 40 full-time, part-time and online students working on and completing MA dissertations – congratulations to those who have just completed.
Since January 2017, our applications process for new students has also been integrated into the Postgraduate Applications Centre, which is a central clearing-house for applications for postgraduate courses at many Irish universities. We will be welcoming the first students accepted through this new system onto our Flexible and Distance Learning (FDL) modules, which are starting in early March.
Finally, looking to the future, one of our current part-time students, Niamh Blake (HR and Recruitment Coordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland), will be giving a short seminar here on campus on 23rd March, covering the do’s and don’t of applying for careers in the NGO sector. It promises to be a packed house, especially as the participants on our just-completed Understanding Development evening course are also invited.