Course Details

Course Code(s):
MPPPRPTPAD
/
MPPPRPTPBD
Available:
Part-Time
Intake:
Spring
Autumn/Fall
Course Start Date:
September/January
Duration:
1 Year
Award:
Masters
Qualification:
NFQ Level 9 Major Award
Course Type: Taught, Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: UL@Work Team
Email: ulatwork@ul.ie

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Brief Description

UL@Work is delighted to launch our NEW innovative and one-of-a-kind Master of Professional Practice, which combines three Professional Diplomas stacked over 5 years. A graduate from University of Limerick or elsewhere with two existing Professional Diplomas (or awards equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits at Level 9) can use these to achieve a Master of Professional Practice. Our master's degree is fully flexible, allowing you to stack programmes across disciplines of interest and value, from AI, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity to Strategic Leadership and Human Resource Management to Communications and Law and Technology.

Being highly adaptable and multi-skilled is essential for executives and leaders in today's fast-paced and constantly evolving business world. 'T-shaped professionals' possess a deep expertise in a particular field and a broad understanding of other disciplines. A diverse skillset validated with a master's will increase your career growth opportunities and contribute to your organisation's success.

If you would like to gain a masters and experience cutting-edge, industry-responsive learning, then this is for you.

For more information on where to begin and how to stack awards to this master's degree, visit THIS LINK.

Missed our recent webinar on MPP? Check out the video recording from this session.

Download the programme flyer here.

To be eligible for this programme applicants must possess two Professional Diplomas (or awards equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits at Level 9) from University of Limerick or elsewhere achieved in the last 5 years. You will be given 60 exempted credits upon entry and earn the remaining 30 credits by completing a third Professional Diploma, coupled with a self-reflection assignment. You will critically evaluate your skills and competencies in relation to your professional development. On successful completion, you will be awarded a Master of Professional Practice. 

The following Professional Diplomas are eligible pathways to gain the remaining 30 ECTS Credits required to achieve a Master of Professional Practice.

**PLEASE NOTE** By clicking on each programme link, you can explore more about the programme itself. However, if you intend to enrol in a programme to pursue the Master of Professional Practice, please follow the application steps outlined in the 'How Do I Make An Application' in FAQs section below this list.

Interim List of Programmes to complete the MPP in Spring 2024 Faculty

Airworthiness 

Science and Engineering

Data Analytics

Science and Engineering

Health and Safety 

Science and Engineering

Quality Management - Lean Systems

Science and Engineering

Regulatory Affairs In (Bio)Pharmaceuticals

Science and Engineering

Supply Chain Management

Kemmy Business School / Science and Engineering

Transferable Skills

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Programmes to complete the MPP in Autumn 2024* Faculty

Artificial Intelligence for Computer Vision - Professional Diploma

Science and Engineering

Aviation Leasing & Finance - Professional Diploma

Kemmy Business School

Communications and Digital PR

Science and Engineering

Community Engagement - Professional Diploma

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Digital Content Development

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Healthcare Product and Service Development - Professional Diploma

Science and Engineering

Intermediary Studies - Professional Diploma

Education and Health Sciences

Marketing Management - Professional Diploma

Kemmy Business School

Management Practice - Professional Diploma

Kemmy Business School

Natural Language Processing - Professional Diploma

Science and Engineering

Operational Technology Security

Science and Engineering

Project Management - Professional Diploma

Kemmy Business School

Quality Management, Lean Systems - Professional Diploma

Science and Engineering

Quality Management, Six Sigma - Professional Diploma

Science and Engineering

Strategic Leadership - Professional Diploma

Kemmy Business School

Sustainable Work

Kemmy Business School

 

*Subject to change

Frequently asked Questions please visit THIS LINK.

When does this programme start?

The spring iteration of this programme starts in January. The autumn iteration of this programme starts in September. This is a part-time programme with many of our pathways are delivered online.

How many hours per week?
The weekly time commitment will be subject to the Professional Diploma that is chosen and can range from 8 to 15 hours per week.

How are learners assessed on this programme?
Assessment is subject to the Professional Diploma that is chosen. Our Professional Diplomas are assessed through a mix of approaches such as terminal exams, continuous assessment projects and assignments. 

I've completed Professional Diplomas elsewhere outside of University of Limerick. Can I use these to stack into the MPP? 
Yes. You can stack two Professional Diplomas (equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits at Level 9) from UL or elsewhere into the MPP. These must have been awarded in the last five years.

What part-time Professional Diplomas are available in UL to stack into the MPP?
For more information on part-time Professional Diplomas in UL that can stack into the MPP go to THIS PAGE.

How will this programme benefit you the working professional?
There are many benefits to signing up for this programme, including increased job opportunities, higher earning potential, specialised knowledge, networking opportunities, as well as a personal achievement.

How will this programme benefit your employer?
An employee with a masters degree can bring many benefits to your organisation, such as a heightened level of expertise and specialisation, deeper analytical skills, advanced skills and techniques, and the ability to analyse complex problems and develop creative solutions. In addition to the specialist skills gained, your employee will develop their communication and leadership skills, allowing them to work more effectively with colleagues and manage projects. These qualities contribute to overall operations, increasing efficiencies and achieving business goals. Investing in your employee's professional education is a valuable investment in the long term, leading to increased skills, innovation, productivity, and organisational success.

How do I make an application?
Thank you for your interest in our new part-time stackable Master of Professional Practice. We're delighted that you're considering joining our programme to take your career to new heights. To make an application, you will need to follow these steps:

How to make an application

  1. Review all eligible programmes for the current iteration of the MPP: In the Programme Overview section on this page, you'll find all the necessary information about each eligible programme. Take the time to explore each and select a programme that is of interest and value to you.
  2. Download and complete the Application Checklist form: Once you have familiarised yourself with your programme of choice, it's time to make your application. Download and complete this APPLICATION CHECKLIST. This form will gather essential details to help us with your application. We appreciate your attention to detail, as it will help us better understand your qualifications and aspirations. 
  3. Apply online and submit supporting documents: Go to the top right-hand corner of this page and click APPLY NOW, ensuring you attach all supporting documents requested to evaluate your candidacy thoroughly. 
  4. Once your application has been successfully submitted, our team will review it and be in touch to help you to the next step towards your career goals. 

Who is leading this programme? 
Professor Martin J. Hayes, BE, ME, PhD, MIEEE, MIEI, joined the University of Limerick (UL) in 1997. He has served in senior leadership roles for the last seven years, first as Head of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, ECE. He is now a full Professor of Digital Technologies and Academic lead on the UL@Work Human Capital Initiative (HCI-Pillar3) programme. He leads this €16M project, resulting in approximately 30 new staff (20 academic and 10 professional services) being dispersed across Science, Engineering, Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Martin has worked with the VP of Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies to leverage the relationships cultivated to advance UL’s strategic objectives over 20 years.

Through collaboration with ICT Skillnet, he has helped to build the Masters in AI and the SFI FUSE Centre for Research Training. This partnership has been identified repeatedly by SFI as exemplary. He has established a successful track record of HEA and Digital Europe-funded research in teaching innovation that will encourage the establishment of dual track, expanded placement and immersive programmes that are capable of sustaining a stable faculty growth strategy. Martin has developed strong internal networks and strategic alliances and is recognised nationally and internationally for his creative leadership and expertise. He is UL academic lead on the REBOOT-SKILLS and EAGLE Digital Europe projects in collaboration with a range of European universities (Oulu, Burgos, KU Leuven, Malta, Thessaloniki, Zagreb) and Digital Innovation Hubs, (Flandersmake, MADE, DIMECC and i~HD). Previously, Martin was head and director of the dynamic power management group that spanned both the Wireless Access and the Circuits and Systems Research Centres in ECE. Martin holds a BE in Electronic Engineering and an ME in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, while his PhD in Automatic Control and Machine Learning is from Dublin City University. His research interests lie in the general area of Systems Theory, focusing on the intelligent use of system resources in cognitive manufacturing systems subjected to channel, sensor or operator-induced performance uncertainties.

He is a member (and previous chair) of the Signals and Systems subcommittee of the Royal Irish Academy. Martin’s research has been sponsored by Digital Europe, Science Foundation Ireland, The Higher Education Authority of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IRCSET (The Irish Research Council for Science and Technology), and Failte Ireland. As a funded investigator with the Confirm Smart Manufacturing centre, he has successfully attracted significant cash support from various companies, including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson (as part of the Confirm Open Call), and SMEs in the form of Accucode AI, IQTech and Mobanode. In the Summer of 2022, Martin was selected by the Digital Economy, Recovery and Skills Unit at the European Commission (DG CONNECT) to lead a response by European Universities to the structured dialogue requested by European Commission President Von der Leyen on how best to respond to Europe’s ICT upskilling challenge.

Applicants are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree (minimum H2.2), and hold 60 ECTS credits (eg. 2 x Professional Diplomas or a Graduate Diploma) that have been awarded within the last 5 years.

What to include with your application:

  • Application Checklist
  • All qualification transcripts
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • A copy of your CV
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate.
For more information Click Here

How to make an application for Master of Professional Practice:

  1. Review all eligible programmes for the current iteration of the MPP: In the Programme Overview section on this page, you'll find all the necessary information about each eligible programme. Take the time to explore each and select a programme that is of interest and value to you.
  2. Download and complete the Application Checklist form: Once you have familiarised yourself with your programme of choice, it's time to make your application. Download and complete this APPLICATION CHECKLIST. This form will gather essential details to help us with your application. We appreciate your attention to detail, as it will help us better understand your qualifications and aspirations.  
  3. Apply online and submit supporting documents: Go to the top right-hand corner of this page and click APPLY NOW, ensuring you attach all supporting documents requested to evaluate your candidacy thoroughly. 
  4. Once your application has been successfully submitted, our team will review it and be in touch to help you to the next step towards your career goals. 

EU - €3,500

Non- EU - €4,750

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

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