Taught course

Technical Communication and E-Learning

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MAPGDipGradCert

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a primary degree in any discipline (2.2 honours or higher at Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants who do not have a primary degree can apply to be considered through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

Applicants must have a high standard of written English, and will be required to submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for applying, as part of the application process. Applicants are expected to be proficient in using standard office applications (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). They must also be proficient in searching the Internet and familiar with using electronic communication tools (including email, chat rooms, and discussion forums). Applicants may be required to attend/ participate in interviews to determine their suitability for the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will be offered both on-campus and in an online/blended mode.

The purpose of this programme is to equip graduates with the skills needed to design and develop multimedia content and technology-enhanced learning solutions. The need for this type of expertise is expanding rapidly as more and more companies and institutions use information and communication technologies (ICTs).

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Design online learning environments.
  • Design and deliver instructional materials.
  • Evaluate instructional tools and programmes.
  • Evaluate design and development software applications.
  • Use multimedia applications.
  • Deploy and use Web 2.0 technologies to collaborate with peers.
  • Manage complex writing and design projects.
  • Communicate effectively in online and face-to-face environments.
  • Write clear, correct, precise content.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education for advice.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

GradCert

distance learning
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Yvonne Cleary
Email
yvonne.cleary@ul.ie
Phone
+353-61-202466