MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Technology

  • Application Deadline:
    30th July 2024
  • Start Date:
    1st September 2024
  • Duration:
    2 years part-time
  • Delivery:
    Blended online and in-person
  • Subsidised Fees:
    €3,150 per year*

This Level 9 Masters Degree has been developed by TU Dublin (Aungier Street Campus) in partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

The programme is highly practical 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 for?

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.


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.


For further information on modules and programme information, please click here to download the MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Technology programme brochure. 


Important Notice: In accordance with QQI Awards Standards, this course is presently undergoing a revalidation process. Revalidation is a mandatory requirement for all QQI-accredited courses every five years. As a result, there may be some revisions and enhancements to the modules listed in the brochure. The updated module content will be made available as soon as possible.


Funding Eligibility

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 €5,000 (per year) if there are available places. Contact us for more information.

There’s a limited number of funded positions available. Priority is given on a first-come, first-served basis to those who complete their payment first. Once these places are filled, individuals who received an invoice but have not yet completed their payment will be passed to TU Dublin directly and pay the full fee.


Academic Eligibility

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.



Course fee per year: €5,000
Skillnet grant per year: €1,850
Student fee per year : €3,150
*Part-funded fees are only available to eligible applicants.


Please click the “Apply Now” button 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:

1.  Transcripts of your Primary Degree OR Industry Certifications.

2.  If you’re 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 about the English Language requirement component.

3.  A letter from your company confirming your current role.