Postgraduate Applications

Applications for our Postgraduate programmes can be made via two different routes:

  1. Application based on Level 8 degree qualification
  2. Application based on prior learning (RPL)–such as experiential learning or work experience


Before proceeding to complete the relevant application form, please review all the information required below as you cannot re-enter the application process once you have started.

Applications based on Level 8 Degree Qualification

You will need to upload the following with the Postgraduate Application Form:

  • Official transcripts for all Level 8 (or above) qualifications held – a full transcript of your results across the various stages of your degree
    • MA/PGDip in Irish Regional History: you must have 80 ECTs of History (if qualifications are not available at the time of submission please email subsequently to directentry@carlowcollege.ie.
  • Official certificates/documentation in relation to education/training completed which is relevant to the programme
    • MA/PGDip in Irish Regional History: CPD is not recognised
    • Higher Diploma in Politics & Society: Include any non-certified learning or CPD in fields directly relevant to Politics and Society 
  • Personal Statement–minimum 300 words outlining your reasons for undertaking the chosen course.
  • Written reference outlining your suitability for the programme applied for Intellectual qualities, including; professional and educational developments; present performance; personal qualities; career aspirations; and, research/study interests.
  • If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency


Please ensure to include your name in the file name of all documents you upload.

 

Applications based on Recognition of Prior Learning

You will need to upload the following with the Postgraduate RPL Application Form:

If you are making a claim for recognition of Prior Accredited Learning as part of your application, it must be supported by:

  • Official transcripts for all Level 8 qualifications held (if any)
  • Accredited Learning: Copy of assessment transcripts for each year of study, a copy of the programme syllabus and course description (which includes whether full-time or part-time study, number of contact hours per week and learning outcomes)
  • Experiential Learning: details of prior experiential learning relevant to the programme
  • Employment details (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement–minimum 300 words outlining your reasons for undertaking the chosen course.
  • Written reference outlining:
    • Your suitability for the programme applied for
    • Intellectual qualities, including; professional and educational developments; present performance; personal qualities; career aspirations; and, research/study interests.
    • If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency

Please ensure to include your name in the file name of all documents you upload.
 
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