Taught course

Local Development and Innovation

Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Electrical Engineering Systems

Entry requirements

Honours bachelor degree in any relevant discipline at 2.2 grade or higher, or equivalent. Eligible candidates may be interviewed where work/career experience is being considered in lieu of academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course, which includes a work placement, provides international state of the art knowledge and specialised analytical skills in the field of local development and innovation. The programme is intended to prepare participants to act as managers, administrators and professional advisers in the public, private and community sectors.

The programme is designed to balance theory and practice and provide students with an understanding of how local communities operate and the skills to play a critical role in developing innovative programmes to facilitate social and economic development at a local level.

The programme explores current debates around local development, innovation and governance. It aims to give students a multi-disciplinary research-based knowledge of key processes and issues at local and regional level arising from social, economic and political change in the global economy and to understand institutional and policy responses to such change.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr. Deiric Ó Broin
01 402 4072