This Level 9 Masters Degree has been developed by the TU Dublin (Aungier Street Campus) in partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.
The programme is highly practice focused and concentrates on the personal and professional development of the participants by honing their analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills; developing personal, consultancy and research competencies; and building a detailed understanding of the tools, methodologies and frameworks to support advanced management capability.
It is delivered part-time over two years through live streamed lectures online with additional face-to-face workshops. Please check the course delivery for the programme schedule.
Who is this programme aimed at
The programme is aimed at existing employees in the ICT sector or employees working in ICT related roles in non-IT companies. (This includes owners and managers of small enterprises.) They are likely to be experienced and either in leadership roles or planning on moving into such positions.
The programme is delivered in two-phases: The first phase includes a suite of six modules (detailed below) that address key development areas for leaders and entrepreneurial professionals in the ICT sector.
The second phase involves working on an applied and structured project. By conducting research in the context of your organisation and specialist area, you build your personal expertise while contributing to important management issues in the organisation.
The research involved will typically focus on research ‘in’ the organisation rather than ‘on’ the organisation. It is more likely to involve cross-disciplinary work, thus contributing to your own practice and development.
This programme is delivered via a blended learning approach with 12 full day workshops.
Applicants must be working in a private or commercial semi-state organisation registered in the Republic of Ireland (Business, Consultant, Freelancer) to avail of the grant-aided fees. As a government-funded training network, we can only support those meeting these criteria.
Applicants who do not meet our funding criteria may in some cases be able to apply and pay the full fee of €3,750 (per annum) if there are available places. Contact us for more information.
Participants must have a Level 8 Honours Degree in a cognate discipline with a minimum of a 2:2.
For candidates who do not meet this minimum entry requirement, the college operates a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme whereby applicants may be considered based on relevant work or other experiences.
For applicants whose first language is not English, please note the English language entry requirements.
The fee structure is due to change for the 2024 intake. Fees for 2023 are listed below for reference.
Course fee per annum: €3,750
Skillnet grant per annum: €800
Student fee per annum : €2,950*
*Part-funded fees are only available to eligible applicants.
The fee structure is due to change for the 2024 intake.
Please click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page and submit a copy of your CV for the first stage of screening.
The following documents will be required at the second stage of the application process:
i) Transcripts of your Primary Degree OR Industry Certifications.
ii) If you are an international student, i.e. did third level education in a different country where English is not the first language then we need your English Language certification.
Click here for details with regard to the English Language requirement component.
iii) A letter from your company confirming your current role.
Phase 1: Months 1-8
The six modules in the first phase allows you to immerse yourself in current management thinking. The work-based assignments will further allow you to test potential ideas for the Applied Research
Project to be completed in the second phase of the programme.
Phase 1 Modules
- Innovation Management and Creativity
- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- Personality and Leadership
- Strategy Tools for Competitive Positioning
- Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
- Team Leadership and Change Management
Phase 2: Months 9-24
The research project requirement will have a structured design with workshop based and webinar based training and sequenced outputs that build towards the delivery of a high quality research project with potential to deliver real impact. In addition to the training each programme participant will be assigned a mentor to advise them through all stages of the research process.
The assessment strategy for each of the six modules in Phase 1 will be exclusively linked to work-based project assignments and reflective learning submissions. There will be no examinations. The final award of the Master’s Degree will be linked to the assessment of the research project undertaken by the participant with the support of the College.
What participants are saying
“Peer discussion has been hugely beneficial and rewarding and the quality of the lecturers is also very high. “
“I am already seeing a difference in my day to day work based on the learnings already received from only two modules, being able to apply thought leadership and methodologies at this early stage in just the first term is also hugely rewarding”
“One of the modules on Team Leadership focused specifically on Global Virtual Teaming and this is one of the most applicable subjects obviously during this covid limited period. As a course overall though it is helping me to focus more on how i can drive my career in innovation and position myself to grow in this area. “]