Griffith College - Academic Prospectus 2016 Dublin Campus

Griffith College - Academic Prospectus 2016 Dublin Campus

Griffith College - Academic Prospectus 2016 Dublin Campus

Griffith College Academic Prospectus 2016 Dublin Campus

Griffith College - Academic Prospectus 2016 Dublin Campus

3 www.griffith.ie Introduction from the President Professor Diarmuid Hegarty Welcome to Griffith College I am delighted to introduce you to Griffith College. In choosing Griffith College, you are joining a community of over 7,000 students at our campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, and an alumni network of more than 30,000 graduates who over the past four decades have gone on to achieve notable careers both nationally and internationally. As the global economy continues to improve, the employment and career prospects of third level students looks increasingly positive.

At Griffith College, we are committed to ensuring our courses reflect the needs of employers and our lecturers are noted for their industry experience. With small class sizes and mentoring provided by the College’s academic and pastoral care teams, this focus will give you the skills required for success in your chosen field of study. Educational institutions must provide a rounded learning experience, both within and outside the lecture hall. At Griffith College, we take pride in the range of societies, clubs and events that run year round, providing our Irish and international students with opportunities to develop broader life-skills and a network that will stand to them throughout their lives.

It is this commitment to a well- rounded education that has stood to our students and graduates in such good stead over the past 41 years. I look forward to welcoming you on campus. President Professor Diarmuid Hegarty Ó bunaíodh an Coláiste, bhí an tacaíocht bhfoireann teagaisc do na mic léinn le sonrú I gcónaí. Pé athraithe a chuirfear i bhfeidhm sna blianta romhainn, beidh an culture fáilteach céanna i réim chun na mic léinn a spreagadh chun barr feabhais a bhaint amach.

2015 1974 41 YEARS OF HISTORY partnerships global 140 STUDENTS 7,000 Cork, Dublin & Limerick 3 Historic Campuses: 30,000+ alumni

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4 5 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Contents Griffith College Validating Partners 6 Entry Requirements 7 Our Students 8 Application Process 9 Student Liaison Officer 12 International Student Information 13 English Language Courses 16 Griffith Halls of Residence 19 Student Life at Griffith College 20 Student Services 22 Griffith Conference Centre 171 Griffith College Cork 172 Griffith College Limerick 172 Our Courses Faculty of Business 24 BA (Hons) in Business Studies 28 BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) 28 BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) 28 BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance 30 BA in Marketing 32 BA in Business 33 Higher Certificate in Business 34 BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management 35 Diploma in International Hospitality Management 36 Graduate Business School 38 MBA/MSc in International Business 42 MSc in International Business – Global Brand Management 44 MSc in International Business – Tourism & Hospitality Management 45 MSc in International Business – International Business & Law 46 MSc in International Media Management 47 MSc in Accounting & Finance Management 48 MSc in International Procurement & Supply Management 49 Certificate in International Business 50 School of Professional Accountancy 52 ACCA 55 CPA 55 Accounting Technicians (ATI) 55 Law 60 LL.M.

in International Law 64 LL.M. (Blended) in International Commercial Law 64 LL.M. in International Human Rights Law 64 Post Diploma in International Law 66 Post Diploma in International Commercial Law 66 Post Diploma in International Human Rights Law 66 Special Purpose Award in Mediation 68 LL.B. in Law 69 LL.B. in Law Blended / Online 70 Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice 71 Certificate in Legal Studies 72 The Professional Law School 74 Preparatory Course for the Law Society of Ireland ’s Final Examination (FE1) 78 Preparatory Course for The Honorable Society of King’s Inns Entrance Examinations 79 Faculty of Computing Science 80 MSc in Computing Science 84 MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics 85 MSc in Cloud Computing 86 MSc in Network and Information Security 87 Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development 88 Postgraduate Diploma in Networking 88 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing 89 Higher Diploma in Science in IT Infrastructure 90 Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development 90 BSc (Hons) in Computing Science 91 BSc in Computing 93 Higher Certificate in Computing Science 94 Certificate in Computer Games Technology 95 Faculty of Journalism and Media Communications 96 MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Communications 100 MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations 101 MA/Postgraduate Diploma in TV & Radio Journalism 102 MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Digital Media 103 BA (Hons) In Journalism & Visual Media 105 BA in Journalism 106 BA in Film And TV Production 107 BA in Photographic Media 108 Certificate in Photography 111 Media Techniques (Video) 112 Certificate in Music Production for Games 113 BA (Hons) in Music Production 114 Faculty of Design 116 MA in Design (Interior Architecture) 120 BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture 122 BA in Interior Architecture 123 BA (Hons) in Fashion Design 125 BA (Hons) in Design Communications 127 BA in Interior Design 128 Diploma in Interior Design (Griffith College) 129 Faculty of Training and Education 130 MA in Training & Education 132 Post Diploma in Arts in Training & Education 133 Special Purpose Postgraduate Award in Training and Education 134 The Leinster School of Music and Drama 136 Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education 140 Certificate in Drama Education – 40 Credits 141 Certificate in Drama Performance – 20 Credits 141 Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education 142 Certificate in Music Teaching – 40 Credits 143 Certificate in Musicianship – 20 Credits 143 Pharmaceutical Science 144 Special Purpose Certificate in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics 147 BA (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Business Operations 148 MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology 149 BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations 150 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Data Analysis 151 Short Courses 152 Griffith College Short Courses 154 Lifelong Learning 155 Customised Training 155 Diploma in Marketing Management 156 Diploma in Human Resource Management 157 Diploma in Business Management 158 Diploma in Leadership Skills 159 Diploma in Project Management 159 Diploma in Credit Management & Debt Collection 160 Diploma in Capital Markets 160 Certificate in Online Marketing & Digital Strategy 161 Diploma in Online Marketing & Digital Strategy 161 Certificate in Administration & Office Skills 162 Certificate in Desktop Publishing 163 Diploma in Desktop Publishing 163 Certificate in Web Design & Development 164 Diploma in Dynamic Web Applications Development 164 2D AutoCAD 7689-02 Level 2 165 2D AutoCAD 7689-05 Level 3 165 3D AutoCAD 7689-06 Level 3 165 PC Maintenance & Repair 166 CompTIA A+ 166 CompTIA Network+ 167 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 167 Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice 168 BA in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies 169

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6 7 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Our Validating Partners Entry Requirements Griffith College works in partnership with a number of validating bodies in Ireland and the UK. This ensures that all programmes are recognised nationally and internationally. QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established on 6 November 2012 under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. The Authority was created by an amalgamation of existing bodies including the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC). Awards continue to be made by QQI under the HETAC brand as this brand has an international recognition and reputation that is very high.

The international status and value of a HETAC qualification is assured as the demand for graduates continues to grow at home and abroad. City & Guilds City & Guilds is a leading vocational education and training organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. City & Guilds qualifications are valued by employers and delivered through over 10,000 training centres across the world to help individuals develop their talents and abilities for future career progression. City & Guilds has been at the forefront of the national drive to help people to gain the skills they need.

City & Guilds is committed to helping learners into a job, develop into the job and move into the next job. City & Guilds also has awards and international recognition. www.cityandguilds.com The Institute of Commercial Management Established in the 1970s, the Institute of Commercial Management is the leading professional body for Commercial and Business Development staff working in key industry sectors. ICM programmes are designed to address the personal development and training needs of those wishing to enter the commercial sector and to support the continued development and workplace flexibility of those already in employment.

The Institute is also an international examining and awarding body, providing globally recognised awards for business and management students. ICM provides examinations in more than 200 subject areas ranging from accounting and finance to tourism and hospitality and from marketing and advertising to project management, and examines and certifies candidates to an internationally consistent standard. www.icm.education/ These pages highlight key information points about academic requirements set by our validating partners for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate Programmes Please review the Entry Requirements for each postgraduate programme on their relevant course web pages. Please visit www.griffith.ie/find-a-course. Language requirements All undergraduate degree programmes require a pass in either English, Irish or a modern language. Undergraduate programmes Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate A Level/GCSE FETAC Level 8 Honours Degree Min. of 2 HC3s & 4 OD3s (some programmes will require OD3 in Maths). Min. of 2 Grade C A levels & 4 subjects from either A levels (Grades A-E) or GCSE (Grades A, B or C).

Level 5 Full Award with 3 distinctions Level 7 Degree Min.

of 5 OD3s (some programmes will require OD3 in Maths). Min. of 1 Grade E A Level & 4 subjects from either A levels (Grades A-E) or GCSE (Grades A, B or C). Level 5 Full Award Level 6 Higher Certificate Min. of 5 OD3s (some programmes will require OD3 in Maths). Level 5 Full Award

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8 9 Griffith College www.griffith.ie The following pages detail how to apply for courses offered at Griffith College Dublin. They provide guidelines for CAO and Direct Entry applicants. CAO courses These are only available by applying through the CAO system. As such a points level may apply to these courses. Currently Griffith College Dublin offers 28 courses through the CAO system. Direct entry courses Griffith College Dublin also offers a large number of courses in each faculty that may not appear on the CAO system. Applications to these courses must be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via our website: www.griffith.ie/apply.

CAO applications Students under the age of 23, on January 1st of the year of entry, who wish to apply to the first year of any QQI validated undergraduate full-time programme, must make that application through the CAO system. The closing date for applications for EU citizens is February 1st, with late applications being accepted until May 1st. Up to July 1st, students may also fill out a CAO ‘Change of Mind’ form. Application forms and copies of the current handbook are available from the GCD Admissions Office or from the CAO directly. More detailed information regarding CAO deadlines and the CAO application process can be obtained by visiting www.cao.ie.

Application Process Republic of Ireland Applicants Leaving Certificate Points Higher Ordinary A1 100 60 A2 90 50 B1 85 45 B2 80 40 B3 75 35 C1 70 30 C2 65 25 C3 60 20 D1 55 15 D2 50 10 D3 45 5 LCVP Link Modules Distinction = 70 , Merit = 50, Pass = 30 UK and Northern Ireland Applicants A-Level A/S Level A* 150 A 135 A 65 B 120 B 60 C 100 C 50 D 75 D 35 E 40 E 20 - 25 bonus points will be added to the points score for A Level mathematics, pure mathematics and further mathematics. - 25 bonus points will be added to the points score for Leaving Certificate Higher Level mathematics.

Calculation of points Our Students Tiberio Ventura, Student Media Awards Double-winner Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden, Irish Rugby Internationals Matthew Foyle, GradIreland National Student Challenge Winner Philip Murray, 1st in the World ACCA F5 Lamis Goumaa, Vodafone Student Design Awards Winner Sinéad Mac Fhionnlaoich and Patricia Barber, Silken Thomas Inter-varsity Moot Competition Winners

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10 11 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Selection of CAO applicants Selection is made on the basis of the total points awarded in a student’s top six subjects, in a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate. The results of two sittings of the Leaving Certificate may be combined for the purposes of meeting the programme requirements for minimum entry. Please note that not all students presenting the minimum entry requirements will be guaranteed a place at the College. Please consult individual course descriptions in this prospectus for the most recent CAO points.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme apply in the normal way through the CAO system.

Points are awarded on the same basis as the Leaving Certificate. The Link Modules are considered as a single unit and are awarded points based on the result per unit. The Link Modules can be used as a sixth subject for points calculations only. Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) The College does not recognise LCA subjects as meeting its minimum entry requirements. If combined with a Grade 5 FETAC Award, applicants may apply for a Higher Certificate or Degree course in the College. FETAC/NCVA Links to Academic Programmes at GCD Griffith College welcomes applications from students who hold a full FETAC Level 5 Award which normally contains eight modules.

A full award may be accumulated over more than one academic year. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the student to apply to FETAC for a full award where the modules are taken over more than one year. Please note that a record of achievement does not meet the minimum entry requirements.

– To be eligible for consideration for an Honours Degree programme, the applicant must hold a FETAC Level 5 certificate with a distinction grade in at least three modules. – To be eligible for consideration for an Ordinary Degree or Higher Certificate programme, students are required to hold a FETAC Level 5 Award. FETAC application process Applications must be made through the CAO for those courses offered through the CAO. For direct entry programmes, applicants must send a completed direct entry application form to the College. For more information on this access route please contact the Admissions Office on +353 1 415 0400 or email admissions@gcd.ie.

Direct entry courses (including full-time, part-time and postgraduate) Applicants for all Griffith College direct entry courses are required to meet the minimum entry requirements as indicated in the individual course descriptions in this prospectus. Mature applicants for any full or part-time undergraduate programme are required to supply photographic identification and evidence of date of birth. Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergradute, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website www.griffith.ie/apply and supporting relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to admissions@griffith.ie or posted to: The Admissions Office, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.

* All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth). All applicants for postgraduate programmes should include an official copy of third level qualifications. Accreditation of prior learning and prior experience (APL/APEL) Griffith College welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience relevant to the programme of their choice. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information on the policies regarding the accreditation of prior learning and experience (APL/APEL).

Transfer applications The College welcomes applications from students holding qualifications from other accredited institutions and universities. Depending on the nature and duration of their studies, such students may be eligible to join the second or third year of the College’s QQI Ordinary and Honours Degree programmes. Mature applications for undergraduate courses Griffith College Dublin welcomes applications from mature applicants. Applicants interested in applying for a course as a mature student should contact the Admissions Office for more details and applicants should apply directly online at www.griffith.ie/apply.

Mature applicants should demonstrate an ongoing interest and commitment to the subject matter of the course for which they are applying through their life and/or work experience. A brief summary of past educational and work experience (with a copy of relevant documentation) should be attached to the direct entry application form.

Transfer to Year 2 of an honours degree programme – Students holding a relevant QQI Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) may qualify for exemption from all or part of the first year of a relevant Honours Degree programme. – Students holding a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) may qualify for exemption from all or part of the first year of a relevant Honours Degree programme. Transfer to Year 3 of an ordinary degree programme – Students holding a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) may qualify for exemption from all or part of the second year of a relevant Ordinary Degree programme.

Transfer to Year 3 of an honours degree programme – Students holding a relevant QQI Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) may qualify for exemption from all or part of the second year of a relevant Honours Degree programme.

Students who wish to transfer to Griffith College should complete an application form online www.griffith.ie/apply, and email a photocopy of their existing subject results and a full course syllabus to admissions@griffith.ie. The Admissions Office will endeavour to have a decision regarding transfer applications within ten working days or by the closing date of August 31st.

Other points to consider when applying: Griffith College Scholarship Scheme Established in 2001, the Griffith College Scholarship Scheme is designed for students who wish to enter a programme of study at the College but are unable to do so due to financial constraints or social circumstances. The scheme is open to students interested in applying for our full-time undergraduate programmes and who are presently attending an approved second level institution. It is envisaged that students who would not otherwise have access to the course of their choice at Griffith College Dublin could do so under this initiative.

Application forms and details can be obtained from your school or from the Admissions Office at Griffith College Dublin. The closing date for applications is April 30th each year and a decision will be made by May 31st regarding successful applications. In 2008, the scholarship scheme was extended to include one scholarship for a FETAC student.

Students with Disabilities and Special Needs Applicants with disabilities and special needs wishing to pursue an academic programme at the College, are recommended to contact the College in writing with details of the nature and extent of your disability. This will allow us to give you the best advice prior to application. Applicants will be given ample opportunity to advise the College of any specific requirements and can be assured that this disclosure will not adversely affect their application or legal rights in any way. Tax relief Most courses of two or more year’s duration have been approved for tax relief.

Applicants should note that the qualifying conditions for relief may differ for full and part-time students. Relief is granted at the standard rate of tax and details can be found at www.revenue.ie.

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12 13 Griffith College www.griffith.ie School Liaison Officer Every year Griffith College receives hundreds of enquiries from teachers, guidance counsellors, school students and their parents in relation to the wide selection of courses we offer. Due to this demand, our dedicated School Liaison Officer, Richard Murphy, will be happy to answer any queries and also advise on admission procedures, CAO information, the numerous school competitions and other school initiatives that we run throughout the year. Just some of these initiatives are listed below: – School Visits/Presentations – IGC accredited, free Guidance Counsellor Training Workshops (CPD hours) – CAO presentation, tips and advice – Griffith College Scholarship Scheme and Grants – Schools Week 2016 – Free Leaving Certificate Revision Courses (Accounting, Business, Maths & Music) – Portfolio Preparation Workshops – Film/TV/Radio Workshops – School Business Enterprise Competition – School Legal Debating Competition – Taster workshops for students to sample School Liaison Officer If you are interested in any of these, you can contact Richard on +353 1 415 0449 or by emailing richard.murphy@griffith.ie.

More information can also be found online at www.griffith.ie/schools. International Student Information Griffith College specialises in successful people! The College provides career- focused education, producing graduates who are highly employable worldwide and who excel in their chosen careers. Living in Ireland Ireland is an exciting place to live and study. Our blend of tradition and contemporary living is unique. We are proud and protective of our ancient culture, yet we have embraced our role as a centre for the digital revolution and international trade. Over 4.5 million people enjoy our mild, oceanic climate and a landscape that stretches across lakes and mountains, and more than 2,000 miles of coastline which attracts over 6 million tourists to our shores yearly.

In recent years, Ireland has become a global centre for the banking, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and software industries. With an impressively high quality of life and a well-educated workforce, many international companies have set up their European headquarters in the country. Ireland has had one of the highest economic growth rates in the EU and much of this success can be attributed to our education system. Our long and impressive academic tradition has been established over many years and, today, the country offers one of the highest standards of education in the world.

The city of Dublin Dublin continues to be one of Europe’s most vibrant and exciting capitals. It is a university city and home to many renowned centres of learning. A large percentage of the city’s population is under 35 and with many cafes, restaurants, cinemas, music venues, pubs and clubs to choose from, there are few better cities in which to enjoy your time as a student. The city’s mix of cultural and economic success, along with the strength of its literary and musical tradition, makes Dublin an ideal location for study. At Griffith College Dublin you’ll be right at the heart of it, just a few minutes away from the city centre itself.

Studying in Griffith College: GCD International Office The International Office is committed to ensuring excellent support services for the integration of international students into the College. The experienced international staff are available to assist students with any academic or welfare issues they may have. Applying for a study visa If you need a visa to study in Ireland you must apply to your local Irish Embassy/Consulate. If there is no Irish Embassy/Consulate in your country, GC’s Visa Officer can apply for the visa on your behalf.

For further information please visit the GC website: www.griffith.ie/international or contact the International Office by email at international@griffith.ie Application guidelines To make an application to the College you need to complete the appropriate application form.

These are available from our website www.griffith.ie/ international or by emailing the International Office at international@griffith.ie Please ensure that you include the following with your application: – Fully completed application form. – CV/Resume detailing your academic/work history year-by-year with no gaps.

– Statement of Purpose/Student Profile indicating the reasons for your choice of course and why you want to study in Ireland and at Griffith College. – Two reference letters (in sealed envelopes), at least one of which should be academic i.e. from a professor, lecturer or teacher. – Copies of second level/high school certificates (including all grades achieved in examinations and/or transcripts of grades achieved). – Copies of university/third level award certificates (where applicable). Provisional certificates must be provided if the award has not yet been issued. – A transcript of results for all subjects taken at third level must be provided.

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14 15 Griffith College www.griffith.ie – Proof that education was conducted in English if applicable (letter from school/college required). – Copy of relevant pages of passport. – Two passport-sized photographs. – TOEFL/IELTS score sheet or other internationally recognised English language test score if applicable. English language entry requirements Students from countries where English is not the native language must show that their language level is of a suitable standard. GC can appraise a student’s English language level as follows: – TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC (or other): If a student has achieved a sufficient score in one of these internationally recognised English language tests they may progress to their chosen programme.

(Please see table below indicating scores required for each GC programme). Test results older than 2 years will not be accepted.

– English Language Test: students who are not in possession of an internationally recognised English language test or who have not achieved the required score will be required to compl ete an English Language Test before a final offer can be given. There is an Irish Government Department of Justice requirement for students from certain non-EU countries to have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.5/6.0 or above (depending on the course they are applying for) in order for them to be considered for a Study Visa for Ireland. Please contact the us for further details. International student information All entry requirements are intended for use as guidelines only.

Applicant acceptance is at the discretion of the relevant GC Programme Director. Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Accommodation Accommodation is available on campus in the Griffith Halls of Residence. This is a safe and secure environment on the grounds of our historic Dublin campus. Further information about the Griffith Halls of Residence and the application procedure is available on page 19 or on the accommodation website: www.ghr.ie Working in Ireland Griffith College Dublin’s non-EU students are entitled to work 20 hours per week during term time and 40 hours per week outside of term time.

The Irish Department of Education and Skills has compiled a register of approved third-level courses and students who are registered on these courses are permitted access to part-time employment.

You can view the listing of approved courses on the Department of Education website www.education.ie. Additional information is available from our International Office on request. It is essential that any part-time work undertaken by students does not interfere with their studies and that their academic performance is not affected by their part-time employment. Erasmus + Griffith College Dublin is an active participant in the EU Erasmus + mobility programme. Agreements are in place with a large number of European institutions and the College is continuing to develop additional linkages. For further details please contact the International Office at international@griffith.ie Dublin, Ireland Europe Phoenix Park Guiness Storehouse Christ Church Cathedral St Patrick ‘S Church Griffith College River Liffey Spire O’Connell St Graon St Merrion Square Trinity College St Stephens Green L U A S L U A S Programmes Minimum CEF Level/IELTS Level Entry With Language Support Postgraduate Programmes Postgraduate Programmes in Journalism and Media CEF C1/ IELTS 7.0 Not Applicable Postgraduate Programmes in Law CEF B2+ / IELTS 6.5 Not Applicable All other Postgraduate Programmes CEF B2+ / IELTS 6.5 CEF B2/IELTS 6.0 Undergraduate Programmes Undergraduate Programmes in Journalism – Stage 1 CEF B2+ / IELTS 6.5 CEF B2/IELTS 6.0 Undergraduate Programmes in Journalism – all other stages CEF B2+ / IELTS 6.5 Not Applicable Undergraduate Programmes in Law CEF B2+ / IELTS 6.5 Not Applicable All other Undergraduate Programmes - Stage 1 CEF B2 / IELTS 6.0 CEF B1+ /IELTS 5.5 All other Undergraduate Programmes – Stages 2/3/4 CEF B2 / IELTS 6.0 Not Applicable Griffith College English Language Entry Requirements

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16 17 Griffith College www.griffith.ie English Language Courses Griffith Institute of Language is one of Ireland’s leading English language schools and offers the very best English language learning programmes within a fun and safe college environment. We offer English language programmes in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. We have a wide variety of programmes, including General English, Business English, English for Academic Purposes and Exam Preparation, not to mention an exciting social programme. So apply today and prepare to experience language learning in an exciting and immersive environment.

Accreditation Griffith Institute of Language is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching (ELT). Griffith Institute of Language is a member of Marketing English in Ireland. Selected programmes For our full selection of programmes please see the Griffith Institute of Language Brochure or visit www.griffith.ie/gil.

Pathway Programmes (English + Degree) For learners who are looking to enrol on Griffith College degree programmes but do not meet the language requirements Griffith Institute of Language offers a range of excellent pre-degree supports. This includes extensive cultural and academic orientation as well as core language skill development. In addition, we offer further supports in English language, such as English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes during degree programmes for those learners that require them.

Semester Abroad and Gap Year (English + Academic Modules) For learners with a higher level of English who need to develop their language skills in specific areas related to their continued study, or professional development.

Learners have an opportunity to choose academic modules carefully selected from Griffith College’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. They can then support these choices with 15 hours of English in our language institute. Modules include: – Introduction to Photography (Journalism Faculty) – Understanding Society (Journalism Faculty) – Event Management (Business Faculty) – E-Business (Business Faculty) Participation in academic modules is subject to availability and dependent on the language level of the students.

Request a brochure Email: gil@griffith.ie Website: www.griffith.ie/gil

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18 19 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Griffith Halls of Residence Griffith Halls of Residence (GHR) is a community of student apartments located on landscaped College grounds overlooking the canal and the Dublin mountains. GHR is open to any student from any third level institution. Just 20 minutes walk from St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin’s city centre, GHR’s enviable central location is ideal for students studying at any of Dublin’s third level institutions. Griffith Halls of Residence have been sensitively designed to complement and reflect the historical significance of the campus as a whole, while offering comfortable, modern living with 24-hour security for residents.

The Halls of Residence are built in two blocks which consist of 165 apartments and provide accommodation for over 600 students during the academic year and over the summer months. Specifications of a typical apartment The majority of apartments typically contain two twin rooms and a shared living space. There are also a number of single rooms available in shared apartments. – Each student is provided with a single bed, bedside locker, wardrobe, study desk, chair and waste paper bin. The rooms are fully carpeted.

– Each two-bedroom apartment typically has two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. – The living area has two couches, a coffee table, dining table and chairs. – The kitchen is equipped with a hob, toaster, microwave, fridge, iron and ironing board, cleaning equipment, cooking pots, storage cupboards and an electric kettle. – Each apartment has an average floor area of 58 square metres, is tastefully decorated and has controllable heating. – Lighting, heating, refuse, cleaning of communal areas and water rates are charged at a flat utility rate (on which a fair usage policy applies).

– Residents have access to FREE uncontended WiFi Internet throughout the complex.

The cost of Internet access is included in the utility charge. – Students are advised to bring bed linen, crockery and cutlery. However, they can be rented for a small additional charge. Additional features – On-site accommodation team – 24-hour security personnel on-site and CCTV system – On-site maintenance team – On-campus restaurant/bar – Four elevators per block – On-site laundry facilities (coin operated, additional charges apply) – Apartment specific post-boxes – Access to free fitness room (limited spaces available) – Access to the building is controlled by unique security key fobs personalised for each student – Underground bicycle park – Over 170 underground car parking spaces Booking information Apartments are available throughout the academic year which runs for 40 weeks from September to June (limited semester only terms are available), or for a calendar year over 52 weeks.

Either the full accommodation fee or 55% of the total fee for the relevant period should be paid in advance to secure the booking.

Students are required to initially pay an Application Fee (by either Bank Transfer or Draft/Cheque/Postal Order/ Credit Card). Students will also have to sign a lease agreement for the period requested. In addition, certain rules and regulations will apply. For further information, details on rates etc, please visit our website: www.ghr.ie or phone +353 1 416 3320 or email live@ghr.ie

20 21 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Student Life at Griffith College As part of a full student experience at Griffith College, there is a large choice of Clubs and Societies to join.

Check out the Students’ Union for more information. Clubs and Societies The range of active clubs and societies on campus continues to grow on an annual basis. In addition to the traditional sporting clubs, the Students’ Union currently assists and funds a wide range of other societies including Beer Pong, Poker, L.G.B.T., the International Society, and Pool. Students are encouraged to approach the Sports and Societies’ Officer with any ideas for new clubs and societies. Schedules for all societies and clubs are available from the Students’ Union office and are posted on College notice boards.

The Sports and Societies Officer is available to provide information and to offer guidance and advice. A comprehensive range of sports is offered to suit the needs and interests of the student body. GCD’s range of sports clubs and societies is constantly expanding. In many cases, the societies are organised by students, thus providing an opportunity to develop organisational, fundraising and social skills. Students are encouraged to start new societies to cater for other interests. There are many sports clubs including basketball, rugby, soccer (men and women’s), self-defence classes and table tennis.

Sporting facilities are provided in several locations. Students may enjoy the use of a games room, including pool tables, table tennis and much more. Past sporting achievements include becoming champions of soccer, tag rugby and rugby leagues. Students may learn about and join the various clubs and societies at the Freshers’ Bazaar, which is held during the first week of term. The College offers some sports scholarships for suitably qualified and experienced students. For more information please contact su.manager@gcd.ie. The Students’ Union currently assists and funds the following societies and clubs: – Soccer – Basketball – Golf – Poker – Pool – Rugby – Table-Tennis – Cricket – Dance – Toastmasters – L.G.B.T.

– Debating – Film Society Entertainment and events GCD’s Students’ Union organises a wide range of student events throughout the academic year providing affordable, quality entertainment in a safe and student-friendly atmosphere. The Students’ Union regularly attracts promotional sponsorship, and all events are advertised well in advance. Events include Freshers’ Week and the Freshers’ Ball, Rag events, DJ Competitions, the Battle of the Bands, and of course the seasonal Halloween, Christmas, Welfare and Refresher events. The highlight is undoubtedly the annual Griffith Ball where students get the chance to party in style and celebrate the end of the academic year.

The SU hosts two discovery trips each semester. These overnight trips have become legendary and sell out quickly. Semester one usually involves a weekend at an adventure centre where students get the opportunity to test themselves at rock-climbing, canoeing, bog walking and lots more, and of course, an obligatory SU night out in the middle of it all! Semester two usually sees the crew setting off for an idyllic part of Ireland to visit some of the great attractions Ireland has to offer as well as another SU arranged night out. For the second trip the SU brings students to the west coast of Ireland for the annual surf trip.

Recent highlights in GCD – GCD Basketball team won the division 2 title in 2015 – GCD Table Tennis team reached the league finals in 2015 – GCD Table-Tennis team retained their shield title for the 2nd year in a row 2013 – GCD SU staff and students ran the Connemara marathon for charity 2013 – GCD Cricket team won the inaugural NCI Cricket Blitz 2013 – GCD Volleyball, Badminton and Cricket all reached the league finals in 2014 – Paintball – Volleyball – Yoga – Beerpong – Skiing – Surfing – Fencing – Drama Society – Running Club – Go-Karting – Photography – DJ Society – Griffiti Magazine

22 23 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Student Services We support our students by providing a range of services and facilities to ensure a smooth experience for the duration of their time here.

Counselling information is available from the Students’ Union free of charge. Student publication The Griffiti society produces a monthly magazine. It provides students with a mix of student news on campus and the opportunity to flex their creative muscles. The magazine is written, edited and put together by students involved in the society. The society is open to all students to join.

Computing, photocopying and printing facilities There are 248 fully networked workstations located across the College’s ten computer laboratories. The College Library also offers network access for students with their own laptops, while a computer-booking scheme allows students to secure the use of a PC for scheduled periods in the dedicated 48-seater lab. WiFi 802.11g access is also available for laptop users. All computing resources are maintained by the College’s IT Services Department. Printing and photocopying facilities are available to students (using an online system) in the Open Lab and the Library.

A variety of other equipment including digital cameras, scanners, plotter, CD recorders, and USB and memory device readers are also available for student project and assignment work. Many of our lecture rooms accommodate the use of television, DVD, video projection and computer-based teaching tools. Library and information service The College Library holds an extensive range of set course texts and background reading material for all college programmes. Library texts are easily accessed via the online library catalogue available through the College website. As well as the large range of up to date texts, we have thousands of online books.

Online books are the quickest way to get access to the most up to date computing references.

Texts not held on site can be ordered through our inter- library loans service. As a student, you will also have access to over 15,000 journals, a growing catalogue of multi-media information resources, including CDs, CD-ROMS, VHS, DVD and music scores, and a comprehensive array of on-line databases including BSP, ABIInform, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, Infotrac, the ACM Digital Library and Safari Tech Books online. While we have thousands of volumes on site, the most up to date and comprehensive information available is through our state-of-the-art database collection. The Library has a wireless network throughout with networked PCs available for those without laptops.

Printers, digital photocopiers and scanners are also available. The library consists of the enquiry area; the main bookstock; a reference room with journals; catalogues and photocopiers; a study room with over 8,000 music manuscripts and dissertations; a photocopy lobby which also contains Official Publications; and a secondary study room which also contains our dictionaries.

Library staff are always available to deal with queries and offer research advice. It’s not all hard work, because with such a wide range of subjects taught we have many magazines, novels and other books of general interest for you to take advantage of. We also have an exciting international range of DVDs which are free for our students to borrow and watch at home. This service is very popular and we are adding to our collection all the time. Health/medical services The College has an arrangement with a local medical practice which recognises the European Health Insurance card and will also offer a 10% student discount for students who don’t have the card.

Information about the doctor is supplied by the Students’ Union President.

Student information A SU wall planner is available from the SU. Drop into the SU for more information and help. Faculty guidelines will also be issued to you, providing important contact details and information specific to your course. We also arrange an induction for all our new students. Induction will introduce students to key staff members and student services. Faculty Heads and lecturers will present students with an overview of their chosen course. Students can also sign up for sports and societies run by the Students’ Union during induction. The College intranet offers information and guidelines required by students, staff and lecturers.

Students can log on to the system – either from home or from one of the many campus network points – and access lecture notes, examination material, library resources, along with a host of additional information to make student life easier.

24 25 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business Courses BA (Hons) in Business Studies BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance BA in Marketing BA in Business Higher Certificate in Business BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management Diploma in International Hospitality Management ACCA exemptions: Graduates of the Honours business and finance programmes at Griffith obtain excellent exemptions from the ACCA. Those who complete the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme may qualify for up to 9 exemptions while those from the BA (Hons) in Business programme may qualify for up to 5 exemptions.

Teaching Council recognition: As the BA (Hons) in Business Studies is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, graduates from this programme are eligible to pursue secondary teaching careers. Programmatic reviews: Griffith College business courses undergo rigorous programmatic reviews to ensure pragmatic and relevant business tuition. Work placement: The BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management and the Diploma in International Hospitality Management facilitate work placement during the programmes.

Progression paths: Transfer and progression opportunities are available across all programmes within the faculty, from Level 6 to Level 8.

On successful completion of all of the level 8 programmes students will have the opportunity to progress on to postgraduate level. Personal attention: Personal attention provided along with an excellent student/lecturer ratio. Disability Services: Please contact the faculty for more details. The Best Bits of Griffith Business Business “The personal nature of the faculty made it easy to excel in coursework, I was never left without an answer to a question, no matter how trivial.

I feel like I’m seen as an individual with potential to be reached instead of a cog in a machine. Griffith College has truly helped me grow as a person, an academic and a manager.” Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden, Business students and Irish Rugby Internationals Matthew Foyle BA (Hons) in Business Studies Winner of the 2015 GradIreland National Student Challenge

26 27 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business Part-time Study with Griffith Business The hallmark of a Griffith business education remains the development of innovative, globally orientated business professionals who are able to integrate theory and practice.

The Business Faculty in Griffith College Dublin offers two undergraduate programmes on a part-time basis; the BA (Hons) in Business Studies and the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. Griffith College Dublin has since 1973 provided opportunities for study in the areas of business and accountancy. We recognise that studying part-time and working can be very demanding, and as such Griffith College endeavours to put the needs of its students at the forefront, providing excellent facilities and supports to students.

Opportunities The part-time business and accounting programmes offer students the opportunity to develop new skills, knowledge and gain an honours degree qualification thus allowing for greater career opportunities. This is vital in light of the current business competition. Graduates of these programmes may wish to pursue postgraduate studies in our Graduate Business School. Or alternatively, students can gain substantial examination exemptions from professional accountancy bodies. What time do evening classes commence and end for part-time students? Students should expect to attend college for between two and three nights per week between September- December and January –April, classes are normally held two to three evenings each week from 6.15pm to 9.45pm, Monday to Thursday.

“I was looking for something that would give me an edge in the ever more competitive employment market. I decided to undertake a part-time degree in Accounting and Finance at Griffith College and I am delighted that I did. The lecturers at Griffith College really understood the challenges facing part-time students, juggling careers and life, along with study. The support offered by the staff at Griffith College was second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending a part-time course at Griffith College.” “I have studied for my Business Studies degree for the past three years as a part-time student, and have found the service delivered to be excellent.

The course material is directly industry relevant and of the highest quality. The programme was delivered by great lecturers who have always gone the extra mile to assist and support students in any way possible. The environment that this creates is ideal for students to excel and achieve their goals. I would have no hesitation in recommending Griffith College for anyone considering further education”. Daniel Dempsey BA (Hons) Business Studies Graduand 2015 Stephen Stapleton BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Graduand 2015

28 29 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business Careers The varied and in-depth content of these courses means that graduate prospects and opportunities are virtually endless. Electives/Specialisations in the final year are a platform on which a career in this area can commence. Specialisations could include management, HRM, finance or marketing. Course content Year 1 Semester I: Micro Economics, Quantitative Analysis for Business, Effective Learning and Development, Business Management, Financial Accounting, Semester II: Macro Economics, Legal Aspects of Business, Information Technology Skills, Financial Accounting Year 2 Semester I: Operations Management, Accounting Information for Managers, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing, Professional Development Semester II: Digital Marketing, Enterprise and Innovation, Business Information Systems, Human Resource Management Year 3 Semester I: Strategic Management, Financial Management Semester II: Business Plan, International Business Environment Year 3 Electives* Four electives must be chosen** International Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Sales Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, Brand Management, Taxation 1, Taxation 2, Audit and Assurance, Advanced Financial Management, Strategic Management 2, Project Management, Corporate Governance & Accountability, Supply Chain Management, International HRM, Contemporary Employment Relations, Performance Management & Reward, Human Resource Development * Electives are offered subject to demand.

** Students undertaking the BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) and the BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) will be required to undertake four electives from the Marketing or HRM streams respectively.

About the course BA (Hons) in Business Studies This honours degree programme will help students to appreciate fully the vital business roles played by finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management and information technology. In addition, graduates will be shown how the ever-changing business environment is influenced by political, legal, economic, social and technological factors on both a national and international scale. In first year, students take subjects that are common to the first year of the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. This model gives students the flexibility to adjust their degree choice, if necessary, after year one.

The purpose of the course is to give students the business skills that are in demand by companies today. In a complex and dynamic environment they will be able to identify changes in business requirements, and have the confidence to develop and implement new procedures to satisfy them. Students will be able to recognise the key characteristics governing a particular company and then identify the factors that are critical to its success. The course syllabus, developed by Griffith College and validated by QQI, reflects the multiple requirements of today’s business world. The participation and support of full-time and external lecturing staff, from a wide range of industries, has made a vital contribution to the degree’s content.

BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) The BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) offers students an opportunity to specialise in the area of marketing, while the broad scope of the course means that students also gain a deep understanding of the many aspects of the world of business. Marketing is central to all business activities - whether in a large multinational or in a small local business. The purpose of any business is to meet consumers’ needs and wants while making a profit. A marketing qualification can open doors to a number of exciting and challenging careers. These include, but are not limited to, advertising, PR, sales management, market research, retailing, product design and development, and branding.

BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) The BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) allows the student to focus on the area of Human Resource Management in the final year of their degree. This follows on from gaining a deep understanding of the world of business in the first two years of the programme. Significant developments in the business environment have led to an increased demand for human resource management practitioners. Students undertaking this programme will find opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills which they have gained on the programme within a wide range of business sectors.

Progression Graduates who see an opportunity to make themselves more attractive to employers may want to consider the Masters programme in business. The Griffith College Graduate Business School offers a portfolio of programmes in International Business Management, each of which provides a route to the award of MBA. Such programmes are available on a part-time and full-time basis, allowing graduates the flexibility to work while continuing their studies. Points Level 2014: 230 pts CAO Course Code: GC400 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Part-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI BA (Hons) in Business Studies BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM)

30 31 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business About the course The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance degree is ideal for students interested either in a career in the accounting profession or who wish to develop the expertise to analyse business activities from a financial perspective. If you are interested in the application of numerical techniques and the interpretation and communication of financial information, this course is ideal. It explores the theory and practical application of accounting and finance, and will give you a thorough grounding in the key business disciplines. Once completed you will have all the necessary skills to pursue a dynamic and rewarding career in accounting and finance.

This Accounting and Finance programme provides the learner with the computational, analytical and management skills required for a dynamic career in business. Whether you want to be an accountant, financial analyst or indeed, start your own business, then this is the programme for you. As with the BA (Hons) in Business Studies, the College designed this degree programme with the help and considerable expertise of its full-time and external lecturing staff, as well as a wide range of people in industry. As a result, the programme reflects the multiple requirements of today’s business and finance world.

Progression Graduates of this programme may wish to pursue postgraduate studies in our Graduate Business School. They can also gain substantial examination exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies listed opposite. Such programmes are available on a part-time and full-time basis, allowing graduates the flexibility to work while continuing their studies.

Careers The programme gives you an understanding of the business, legal, and social environments in which accountancy operates and enables you to be conversant in the technical languages and practices of the accounting sector in a market economy. These include measurement and disclosure in financial statements, managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and business law. While typical careers focus on the world of finance and accounting in particular, any aspect of the business arena is open to graduates. A significant advantage is the many exemptions from the professional exams for which graduates of the course are eligible.

Students who do not wish to focus on a career as an accountant will find numerous opportunities in banking, stockbroking, currency trading, management, insurance or positions in the financial sector.

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance Points Level 2014: 255 pts CAO Course Code: GC401 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Part-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI My time in GCD was amazing. The College had a great campus that not too big, yet it has everything you need. Having the library and several computer labs made getting all your work done during college times a lot easier, allowing you to have the evening to de-stress at home or go to the SU events, which were always fun!

The thing I liked most about GCD was the friendly atmosphere; the lecturers were extremely helpful, very patient and down to earth.

GCD is a great college with a really nice learning environment, I would recommend it to anybody looking to enjoy getting their degree. Course content Year 1 Semester I: Business Management, Effective Learning and Development, Micro Economics, Quantitative Analysis for Business, Financial Accounting Semester II: Information Technology Skills, Legal Aspects of Business, Macro Economics, Financial Accounting Year 2 Semester I: Accounting Information for Managers, Company Law, Finance and Wealth Management, Professional Development Semester II: International Financial Reporting, Management Accounting Systems and Analysis, Management Practice, Technology in Accounting and Finance Year 3 Semester I: International Corporate Reporting, Performance Management, Professional Development Portfolio, Taxation 1 Year 3 ElectiveS* (One to be chosen) Corporate Governance and Accountability, Derivatives, Project Management, Valuation and Securities Analysis Semester II: Audit and Assurance, Corporate Finance, Strategic Management, Taxation 2 * Elective are offered subject to demand Programme modules and content are subject to ongoing quality assurance reviews and evolve to reflect educational developments.

Professional Exempt from To be attempted Expected Body Duration ACCA Fundamental Level (9 papers) All of Professional Level (5 papers) 1 year CPA Formation 1, Formation 2 Professional 2 1 year and Professional 1 (subject to electives taken) ACA Please contact Faculty for details Professional Body Exemptions Graduand Profile Shauna Tate Shauna has successfully gained a paid internship in an accountancy firm in Dublin. In Griffith College, the education and knowledge I received was, I believe, very beneficial for my future career plus I made a number of great friends.

The College itself provides some excellent facilities for its students, including an underground car park, a restaurant, and student accommodation.

Graduand Profile Marcus Hughes Marcus has successfully gained an accounting position in a professional accountancy firm in Dublin city.

32 33 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business About the course The BA in Business is a three-year full-time programme which is designed to give students a clearly structured business education and provide a solid foundation for further education or career progression. All key business functions are addressed, including, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and information technology. The programme achieves a healthy balance of practical hands-on business practice with academic knowledge offering students a broad understanding of business principles and practices.

The degree also features an embedded award so that students who wish to exit after two years can do so with a Higher Certificate in Business. The BA in Business at Griffith College gives students the opportunity to develop business skills and gain an understanding of business in the safe environment of a college which focuses on excellence in education. This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace.

Progression Students who successfully complete the BA (Ord) in Business are eligible to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies. The BA (Ord) in Business is a QQI award at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications and therefore allows for transfer and progression both nationally and internationally. Careers Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of business areas and will be suitable for employment in the services, and the industrial and public sectors. Due to the broad scope of the programme, students may opt to develop their general management skills or work in a specialist area such as finance, marketing, information technology or human resources.

Students who wish to seek employment immediately after the course may complete further studies on a part-time basis.

Course content Year 1 Learning to Learn, IT Skills for Business, Business Management 1, Fundamentals of Finance, Business Maths, Business Communications, Small Business Development Year 2 Introduction to Business Law, Financial Accounting, Business Management 2, Enterprise, Innovation and Planning, Market Research Practice, Employability Skills, Principles of Economics, Principles of Marketing Year 3 Strategic Marketing Management, Business Finance, Human Resource Management, Digital Marketing, Operations and Project Management, Business Analysis Project, Career Planning BA in Business About the course This three year programme engages students on all key marketing disciplines while also giving them grounding in broader business disciplines.

The BA in Marketing at Griffith College gives students the opportunity to develop marketing skills and gain an understanding of business while also offering a flexible learning model for students to exit or progress to further higher education all in the safe environment of a college which focuses on excellence in education. The degree also features an embedded award so that students who wish to exit after two years can do so with a Higher Certificate in Business. This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace.

Progression Students who successfully complete the BA in Marketing are eligible to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

The BA in Marketing is a QQI award at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications and therefore allows for transfer and progression both nationally and internationally. Careers A marketing qualification can open doors to a number of exciting and challenging careers. These include, but are not limited to, advertising, PR, sales management, market research, retailing, product design and development, and branding.

Course content Year 1 Learning to Learn, IT Skills for Business, Business Management 1, Fundamentals of Finance, Business Maths, Business Communications, Small Business Development Year 2 Introduction to Business Law, Financial Accounting, Business Management 2, Enterprise, Innovation and Planning, Market Research Practice, Employability Skills, Principles of Economics, Principles of Marketing Year 3 Strategic Marketing Management, Digital Marketing, Business Finance, International Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications Project, Career Planning BA in Marketing I am an International Event Rider.

I have just finished my second year studying for a degree in Business in Griffith College Dublin, which I really enjoyed. I love the smaller classes in Griffith, everyone gets to know each other which is great. There is a real sense of community and friendliness in Griffith.

Points Level 2014: 110 pts CAO Course Code: GC410 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI Points Level 2014: 100 pts CAO Course Code: GC411 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI Student Profile Elizabeth Hayden BA in Business

34 35 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business About the course The Higher Certificate in Business is a two-year full- time programme, designed to give students a rich overall perspective of business. marketing, finance, accounting, management, and information technology are all addressed as you are prepared for the world of business and its countless opportunities.

On completion, you will have the confidence and knowledge to select and apply appropriate techniques to business problems and opportunities as they arise.

Progression On successful completion of this certificate students may elect to transfer to year two of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies or the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. Alternatively, students may enter into year 3 of the Level 7 ordinary degree in Marketing or Business. Careers This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace. The broad scope of the course means that students gain an understanding of the many aspects of the world of business, allowing them to choose the area which appeals to them most. Graduates will typically find employment in insurance, banking, retailing and marketing.

Students who choose to seek employment immediately after the course may complete further studies on a part-time basis. Course content Year 1 Learning to Learn, IT Skills for Business, Business Management 1, Fundamentals of Finance, Business Maths, Business Communications, Small Business Development Year 2 Introduction to Business Law, Financial Accounting, Business Management 2, Principles of Marketing, Enterprise, Innovation and Planning, Market Research Practice, Employability Skills, Principles of Economics, Principles of Marketing Higher Certificate in Business My experience in Griffith College has been very enjoyable.

The learning environment provided strong individual support from my lecturers which I found to be very beneficial. The onsite resources are brilliant, especially the library and the free car parking for students. I completed a Higher Certificate in Business before continuing on to study for my Degree in Griffith College. I am certain that the College and my course will provide me with the knowledge and skills required for a career in business management.

Points Level 2014: 135 pts CAO Course Code: GC416 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 2 years Award Level: Level 6 Validated by QQI About the course This programme focuses on introducing and preparing learners for management roles in the international hospitality industry. It takes an international perspective, thus increasing the variety of career opportunities open to graduates. The programme includes an element of practical training skills in the area of food and beverage service skills and food production. This training will equip learners with the necessary hospitality service skills that will assist them in their future careers.

The Hospitality Management learners have the opportunity to gain real life experience through the College’s on-site training restaurant. Learners are required to complete 1,000 hours of work experience prior to graduation. This experience is normally achieved during the summer months and helps students increase their value to potential employers.

Progression Graduates of this programme who wish to pursue a Master’s programme are eligible to apply for further study with our Graduate Business School or with other higher educational institutions. Careers This internationally focused programme offers graduates the opportunity to work in the diverse field of Tourism and Hospitality. Graduates will have a variety of employment prospects in the many sectors which include hotels, restaurants, conferences and events, travel, tourism, and recreational and leisure organisations.

Course content Year 1 Semester I: Hospitality Operations 1, International Hospitality Management, I.T.

Skills, Business Mathematics for Hospitality Managers, Effective Learning and Development Semester II: Hospitality Operations 2, International Hospitality, Management, Principles of Services Marketing, Financial Accounting, Principles of Economics Year 2 Semester I: Food and Beverage Management, Accommodation and Facilities Management, Hospitality Law, Tourism Studies, Personal & Professional Development Semester II Marketing Management and Research, Organisational Behaviour, Management Accounting, Human Resource Management, Room Division Management Industry Placement Stage 1,000 hours in total – 30 ECTS Credits.

Year 3 Semester I Strategic Hospitality Management, International Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Semester II Finance and Revenue Management, Hospitality Industry Project YEAR 3 ELECTIVES* Four electives must be chosen Conference and Events Management, International Leisure Service Management, Supply Chain Management in Hospitality, Contemporary Issues in Hospitality, International Human Resource Management, International Services Marketing. * Electives are offered subject to demand BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management Points Level 2014: 250 pts CAO Course Code: GC405 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI Student Profile Gillian Sheehy, Final Year Student BA (Hons) in Business Studies Higher Certificate in Business (Graduate)

36 37 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Business About the course The Diploma in International Hospitality Management offers learners the prospect of gaining a level seven award and gaining practical work experience in the international hospitality industry. The skills, knowledge and competencies gained while participating on this course are important for prospective graduates in attaining jobs and meeting current industry trends. The learners who register on this programme study hospitality specific modules such as Hospitality Operations, International Hospitality Management, Food and Beverage Management, Accommodation and Facilities Management, Hospitality Law and Tourism Studies along with general business subject areas.

These modules give the learner a detailed insight and understanding of the international hospitality industry, both through their practical skills training sessions and management studies.

This style of programme delivery supports and highlights the diverse range of career opportunities open to successful graduates. Learners who wish to exit with a Diploma in International Hospitality Management may do so at the end of semester one, year two. These learners will take three taught semesters of 90 ECTS credits and must complete the one thousand hour industry placement which is graded and worth 30 ECTS credits, giving a total of 120 ECTS credits. Progression Graduates of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management, who at a later date wish to return to complete the Bachelor of Arts programme, will be required to study semester 2, of year 2, and all of year 3 of the programme.

Careers This internationally focused programme offers graduates the opportunity to work in the diverse field of Tourism and Hospitality. Graduates will have a variety of employment prospects in the many sectors which include hotels, restaurants, conference and events, travel, and tourism organisations. Course content Year 1 Semester I: Hospitality Operations 1, Hospitality Management, I.T. Skills, Business Mathematics for Hospitality Managers, Effective Learning and Development Semester II: Hospitality Operations 2, International Hospitality Management, Principles of Services Marketing, Financial Accounting, Principles of Economics Year 2 Semester I: Food & Beverage Management, Accommodation and Facilities Management, Hospitality Law, Tourism Studies, Personal & Professional Development.

Semester 1- 3 = 90 ECTS Credits in Total Industry Placement Stage (1,000 hours in total) – 30 ECTS Credits. The Industry Placement module affords learners an opportunity to develop their practical skills by training in a working environment. Students are placed in a variety of companies, which include international hotels, food and beverage outlets, conference and event venues, and leisure centres.

Diploma in International Hospitality Management Fatih graduated from Griffith College in 2014 with his degree in International Hospitality Management. He was also awarded the graduate of the year award. Fatih has gained extensive work experience working in the hospitality industry. He has worked in the Merrion Hotel and also with Compass Catering. He is currently working as Manager in Training at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Points Level 2014: 110 CAO Course Code: GC406 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 2 years Three taught semesters plus 1,000 hours credited work experience in the international hospitality/tourism industry Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI Graduate Profile Fatih Maytalman

38 39 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business Courses MBA / MSc in International Business MSc in International Business – Global Brand Management MSc in International Business – International Tourism and Hospitality Management MSc in International Business – International Business and Law MSc in International Media Management MSc in Accounting and Finance Management MSc in International Procurement and Supply Chain Management Certificate in International Business International diversity: The multicultural environment promotes a greater understanding of different business settings and contexts and gives students the experience of working in culturally diverse teams.

These team interactions developed in GBS translate to international business networks for the future. Colleagues in college may become global business partners in the future.

Practical: Industry Links: The Graduate Business School lecturing team have outstanding industry experience, which they bring into the classroom. Value: – Competitive Pricing: The cost of the MBA at Griffith College Dublin is very competitive. – Flexible Payment Schemes: Students can pay fees by direct debit by arrangement with the Student Fees Office. Flexibility: – Flexible Study Modes: Full-time, part-time, distance/online, block (weekly or weekend sessions), or any combination of these suitable for a particular group of students. – Student Focused Teaching Groups: Class size, structure and assessment tailored to meet the demands of each individual module.

– Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/ APEL): Griffith College welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience relevant to the GBS programme of their choice.

– Teaching Methods: Including active learning through lectures, tutorials, workshops, peer assessment and industry-led visits and seminars. Accreditation: Continuous Certification: GBS graduates are able to exit with an intermediate qualification – see the Certificate in International Business Best Bits of Griffith Graduate Business School Graduate Business School “Griffith College Graduate Business School has been the best experience from a learning and career driven aspect. I learnt so much during all the lectures, first of all because the lecturers are really engaging and passionate about their specialization.

I enjoyed attending as much as they enjoy teaching. It was a great learning experience.” The Graduate Business School at Griffith College offers graduates and professionals an opportunity to hone their skills for the demanding world of business both nationally and globally.

Graduate Profile Virginie Guerrero Msc in International Business

40 41 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business Graduate Business School Every class is an opportunity to explore, to learn and to question. We believe in an interactive teaching style that encourages students to make significant contributions and presentations in class. This promotes the exchange of ideas as well as building confidence. International case studies form the basis of group discussions in tutorials and individual/group assignments. Bearing in mind the ongoing dynamic nature of the international business environment, we introduce and analyse the latest research and industry developments.

This information is particularly useful for group assignments, presentations and independent research projects. Assessment is based on ongoing coursework and on final examination performance. The Research Dissertation for the MSc is assessed on the content, approach and presentation, as well as the student’s ability to meet the required deadlines and specifications.

For the MBA, you will be assessed on your managerial ability and the application of your skills and knowledge in the workplace, as demonstrated by submission of an MBA dissertation, or by the submission of two Management Reports following the MSc dissertation. All Griffith students who graduate with an MBA degree will have demonstrated their management experience through the completion of individual reports of between 30 and 40 management competencies. This Management Competency Report is a practical reflection of their managerial achievements. What is the teaching schedule?

Full-time students normally attend classes five days a week, Monday- Friday, normally between 9am and 6pm.

The part-time programme is a blend of evening based teaching, taking place three evenings per week between Mondays and Thursdays, and a small number of block weekend based teaching sessions taking place on Saturdays and Sundays. Timetables are available on programme commencement. There are two semesters per year – September to December and February to May. Each semester consists of a 12 week teaching period and a one week mid-semester assignment preparation period. Examinations are held in January and May. Completion of MSc and MBA dissertations will take place throughout the year.

Students of the Graduate Business School typically possess qualities such as: – A proactive approach to learning and development. – The desire to extend their existing knowledge of business and management. – A competency for original, creative and logical thinking. – The capacity to organise, analyse and present arguments clearly and cogently. – An ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. – The desire to succeed in management and leadership roles in global, multicultural businesses. – An ability to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills – A commitment to ongoing, continuous, lifelong learning.

Our programmes are comprehensive and rigorous and will prepare you for a lifetime of employability. In return, we seek quality in your work, commitment, dedication to excellence, and the desire to progress your career to a higher level.

42 43 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business A Tripartite Experience GCD has endorsed and embraced the Bologna spirit of the transfer and progression of students between institutions in different countries and in doing so, a number of close working relationships have been developed. The College’s APL policies provide an opportunity for students with previous academic studies at Masters level in a Business/Management discipline to apply for APL exemption to a maximum 30 ECTS Credits from modules of the GCD MBA/MSc in International Business programme in Dublin. One such opportunity provides students with a Tripartite Experience, allowing the unique prospect of studying in Berlin, Paris and Dublin, whereby modules from SRH Hochschule in Berlin and INSEEC Grand Ecole in Paris provide APL exemption from modules of the Griffith College MBA/ MSc in International Business programme in Dublin.

Based on these normal APL exemption arrangements, the learning objectives and curriculum content of individual modules in these institutions are mapped closely to GCD modules. Students completing the Griffith College degree will have attended modules in Dublin totalling 30 ECTS Credits and will be supervised by a GCD Supervisor for the MBA/MSc dissertation. Those who complete their dissertation under GCD supervision will be awarded the GCD MBA/MSc in International Business. Such students will, within this overall experience, undertake an internship, arranged by SRH Hoschule Berlin and INSEEC Grande Ecole, Paris, which, while formally not part of the GCD programme, nevertheless adds significantly to the breadth and depth of the management experience.

Organisation The students will have the opportunity of experiencing academic life, business life and student life in each of these three major European cities. Based on APL exemptions granted (30 ECTS Credits) from their studies in Berlin and Paris, the students complete the remaining ECTS credits at GCD and will complete their dissertation under the supervision of GCD supervisors in the normal way. The total experience of having studied in three major European cities, having experienced at first hand the cultural diversity, business and social of these three cities will undoubtedly add to their broader educational experience in obtaining their MBA/MSc in International Business.

Over the next few years, other cities may be added to this initial list of locations. About the course Stage 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – Strategic Human Resource Management – eBusiness and eMarketing (*) – International Strategy – International Marketing Management – Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility or Regional Analysis (+) STAGE 2 PG Diploma in International Business Taught modules: – International Financial Management (*) – Technology and Business Innovation (*) – Legal Environment Corporate Governance – Business Planning and Entrepreneurship – Leadership and Management Development – Business Research Methods (+) Elective modules: – Strategic Procurement and Supply Management (**) – Communications and Audience Theories (**) – Marketing Communications for Tourism and Hospitality (**) – Global Marketing Methods and Mindsets (**) – International Convention and Event Management (**) (*) List A electives (**) List B electives (+) over two semesters Choose 3 from list A (*) and none from List B (**) or Choose 2 from List A (*) and 1 from List B (**) Stage 3A AND 3B Students will receive individual supervision and supporting lectures and seminars.

3A - The MBA programme requires the student to have a minimum of two years management experience. Those who have accumulated an appropriate set of management competencies, as assessed by the submission of a Management Competency Report, may choose to write an MBA instead of an MSc dissertation and thus complete their MBA in approximately 12 months full-time or two years part-time. 3B – Students without the required management experience can complete their MSc dissertation exiting with an MSc in International Business. Refer to Stage 4 on how students replace their MSc with an MBA qualification.

Stage 4 MBA Top Up Those graduates with no prior management experience, who have completed their MSc, may subsequently, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA. Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold primary honours degree in a business related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification. Non business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

MBA/MSc in International Business Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by: QQI Course Duration: 3/4 Stages Stage 1 30 Credits Stage 2 Exit with Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Stage 3B MSc in International Business Graduate with MSc in International Business Management Stage 4 MBA Top Up Graduate with MBA in International Business Stage 3A MBA in International Business

44 45 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business About the course The MSc has three stages. The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are: STAGE 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – International Marketing Management – Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility – Global Marketing Methods and Mindsets – Archetypes of Culture – Analysing Story and Myth STAGE 2 PG DIPLOMA IN GLOBAL BRAND MANAGEMENT Taught modules: – Strategic Human Resource Management – International Strategy – eMarketing and Marketing Metrics – Business Research Methods* – Global Marketing Practice: Understanding the Local – Global Marketing Practice: Understanding the Global * over two semesters STAGE 3 – MSc Dissertation in International Business - Global Brand Management – Plus one taught module - Transmedia Storytelling Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold a Primary Honours Degree in a business related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification.

Non business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview. MBA Progression Option On completion of the MSc in Global Brand Management, students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA.

MSc in International Business – Global Brand Management Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 3 Stages About the course The MSc has three stages. The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are: STAGE 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – International Marketing Management – Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (+) – Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning – Revenue Management for International Tourism and Hospitality Managers – One Elective Module (see below) STAGE 2 PG DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Taught modules: – Strategic Human Resource Management – International Strategy – Business Research Methods (+) – Marketing Communications for Tourism and Hospitality – Crisis Management for Tourism and Hospitality – One Elective Module (see elective modules) (+) over two semesters Elective modules: One to be chosen in Stage 1; One to be chosen in Stage 2 – International Tourism Law – International Convention and Event Management – International Sports and Leisure Management – Health and Wellness Tourism STAGE 3 – MSc Dissertation in International Tourism and Hospitality Management Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold a Primary Honours Degree in a business/tourism/ hospitality related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification.

Non business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

MBA Progression Option On completion of the MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management, students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA. MSc in International Business – International Tourism and Hospitality Management Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 3 Stages

46 47 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business About the course The MSc has three stages.

The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are: STAGE 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – International Marketing Management – Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (+) – Media Law and Ethics – Sociology of the Media* – Video Journalism* – Online Media * STAGE 2 PG DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT Taught modules: – Strategic Human Resource Management – International Strategy – Business Research Methods (+) – Business of Digital Media – Communications and Audience Theories – Sports Journalism** – International Political Economy** – Photo Journalism** * Select two elective ** Select one elective (+) over two semesters STAGE 3 – MSc Dissertation in International Media Management Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold a Primary Honours Degree in a business/media related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification.

Non business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview. MBA Progression Option On completion of the MSc in International Media Management, students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA.

MSc in International Media Management Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 3 Stages About the course The MSc has three stages. The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are: STAGE 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – International Marketing Management – Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (+) – International Trade Law STAGE 2 PG DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS AND LAW Taught modules: – Strategic Human Resource Management – International Strategy – Business Research Methods (+) – European Union Internal Market and Competition Law * – International Financial Services Law * – International Intellectual Property Law * – International Tax Law * – International Commercial Arbitration * – Corporate Governance * * Choose two electives (+) over two semesters STAGE 3 – MSc Dissertation in International Business - International Business and Law Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold a Primary Honours Degree in a business/law related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification.

Non business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview. MBA Progression Option On completion of the MSc in International Business and Law, students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA.

MSc in International Business – International Business and Law Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 3 Stages

48 49 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business About the course The MSc has three stages. The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are: STAGE 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – International Marketing Management – Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (+) – Economics – Procurement and Supply Management – Sustainable Development STAGE 2 PG DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT Taught modules: – Strategic Human Resource Management – International Strategy – Business Research Methods (+) – Procurement Risk Management – Sustainable Procurement and Supply Management – Strategic Procurement and Supply Management (+) over two semesters STAGE 3 – MSc Dissertation in International Procurement and Supply Management Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold a Primary Honours Degree in a business related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification.

Non business graduates or candidates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview. MBA Progression Option On completion of the MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management, students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA.

MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 3 Stages Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 3 Stages About the course The MSc has three stages. The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are: STAGE 1 Taught modules: – Management Accounting and Control – International Strategy – International Financial Management – International Financial Reporting and Analysis – Audit and Assurance STAGE 2 PG DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT Taught modules: – Legal Environment and Corporate Governance – Strategic Managerial Finance – Taxation (IRL)* – International Tax Law* – Business Research Methods (+) – Business Planning and Entrepreneurship** – Leadership and Management Development** – eBusiness and eMarketing ** – Technology and Business Innovation** * Select one of two electives ** Select one of four electives (+) over two semesters STAGE 3 – MSc Research Dissertation with Individual supervision and supporting lectures and seminars.

Entry Requirements Candidates for this programme should hold a Primary Honours Degree in Accounting and/or Finance or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary/ professional institution.

MBA Progression Option On completion of the MSc. in Accounting and Finance Management students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may, normally within a two year period, submit, with mentor supervision, two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace. The successful completion of these reports enables them to replace their MSc. qualification with an MBA. ACCA Progression Option On successful completion of the programme, students may be eligible to gain exemptions from the examinations of the professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, CPA and others.

Please contact the faculty for further details.

MSc in Accounting and Finance Management

50 51 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Graduate Business 50 51 Griffith College www.griffith.ie About the course The Certificate in International Business is a broad- based, practical introductory programme of one semester duration, specifically designed to prepare graduates whose primary discipline is not business or management related for entry to the postgraduate stages of the MBA/ MSc programmes. Taught modules: – Personal and Professional Development – International Financial Accounting – Organisational Behaviour and Management – Fundamentals of Marketing Management – International Business Environment – International Financial Reporting* – International Leisure Service Marketing* – Introduction to Law and the International Legal System* * Substitute Modules Students wishing to progress to the MSc in Accounting and Finance Management programme may substitute the International Financial Reporting module for the International Financial Accounting module.

Students wishing to progress to the MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management module may substitute International Leisure Service Marketing for one of the other modules on the Certificate programme. Students wishing to progress to the MSc in International Business and Law programme may substitute Introduction to Law and the International Legal System for one of the other modules on the Certificate in International Business programme.

Further substitute modules may be added as required. All substitutions are subject to the advice and approval of the Programme Director. Progression The Certificate, for non-business graduates, is required for entry to the postgraduate programmes. Alternatively, business graduates and non-business graduates may use this programme to update their knowledge prior to entry to the postgraduate programmes, or as a valuable qualification in its own right Certificate in International Business Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration:1 Stage

52 53 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Accountancy ACCA Platinum Status: ACCA has awarded Griffith College Platinum accreditation – the highest recognition they offer.

CPA Goldstar Status: CPA has awarded Griffith College CPA GoldStar accreditation - the highest recognition they offer. Accounting Technicians Ireland: Griffith College is an approved listed tuition provider for Accounting Technicians Ireland. Prize Winners: Our Accountancy Prize Winners took a total of 43 prizes across all accounting body examinations in recent exams. These include: 5 top 10 world ACCA placings; 11 first places in the CPA examination in 2014. This brings the total placings/prize-winners to 484 within the last few years.

Pass Rates: Griffith College success rates consistently exceed the global/national average. Students of Griffith College have come first in the world on 8 occasions in the ACCA Examinations. Flexible Education: Griffith College School of Professional Accountancy offers a number of study options to busy professionals: – Full time classes – Evening classes – Revision classes – E-learning – Computer based exams Video Recordings: Accountancy Classes recorded for our ACCA & CPA tuition to assist students 24/7. Market Leading Study Materials: Study texts and revision notes approved by all our Accountancy bodies.

Locations: Griffith College offers our Professional Accountancy Courses in Dublin, Cork & Limerick. Student Support: A team of 40 tutors committed to student success. Best Bits of Griffith Professional Accountancy Courses Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA The Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland – CPA Accounting Technicians Ireland – ATI The School of Professional Accountancy at Griffith College Dublin was established in 1974 and has over 40 years’ experience in preparing students for their Professional Accountancy examinations. Our reputation speaks for itself, with over 484 prize winners to date, including 8 Firsts in the World.

The calibre and quality of this tuition is unparalleled and this success is reflected in the professionalism of our lecturers, who have a diverse experience of all Accountancy groups.

– ACCA – CPA – Accounting Technicians Professional Accountancy

54 55 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Accountancy ACCA ACCA is the largest and fastest-growing global professional accountancy body in the world, with over 600,000 members and students in 180 countries. The calibre of ACCA tuition provided by Griffith College is unparalleled. ACCA continues to grant their Platinum Status to The School of Professional Accountancy, Griffith College. This Platinum Status, under ACCA’s University & College Registration Scheme, is given to only a small select number of colleges in the world, of which Griffith College is one.

The success of our ACCA Course lecturing team is based on their professionalism and the quality of the lectures, which has resulted in consistently high pass rates that exceed the global average.

Many prizes have been won by Griffith College students. Included in our impressive 265 ACCA Prize Winners are 79 First in Ireland Winners and 8 First in the World Winners. We understand the hectic pace of the lives of our ACCA students and, as such, we go that extra mile to provide flexible learning options including; full-time, part-time, e-learning, video recorded papers and revision and master classes. If you are looking for the best ACCA tuition possible at a time and place suitable to you, then look no further than Griffith College.

CPA The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with in excess of 5,000 members and students.

The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide recognition in Ireland. CPA tuition provided by Griffith College is of the highest standard and CPA continues to grant their Goldstar Status to The School of Professional Accountancy, Griffith College. Griffith College’s high performance standards result in the College always meeting the CPA Goldstar pass rate targets. The success of our CPA course lecturing team is based on their professionalism and the quality of the lectures, which has resulted in consistently high pass rates.

The flexibility of our CPA courses is a great advantage to students and includes part-time courses, eLearning courses, revision courses, and much more. If you need excellent CPA tuition, then Griffith College is the college for you. In 2014, 11 of our students achieved 1st place in the CPA examinations.

Accounting Technicians Ireland Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly IATI) is the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians on the island of Ireland. They educate, support and represent over 10,000 people working in the profession. Established in 1983, they provide a recognised business qualification and promote the highest educational, technical and ethical standards to their members. Griffith College has provided Accounting Technician courses since we started our School of Professional Accountancy and many happy successful students have gone through our doors having passed their exams.

Please visit the School of Professional Accountancy webpages for the latest on timetables, fees, revision dates and how to apply. Visit www.griffith.ie/faculties/ professional-accountancy.

School of Professional Accountancy Apply Direct www.griffith.ie For Further Information Please contact the School of Professional Accountancy +353 1 415 0473 profaccountancy@griffith.ie

56 57 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Accountancy “ I have studied for all my ACCA exams part-time at Griffith College. I would have no hesitation in recommending the College to a friend looking for advice on where to study for ACCA exams. The lecturers and staff accommodate students wherever possible and go the extra mile for students which can make all the difference while studying.” Testimonials “ I am delighted with my exam results.

Griffith College played a major part in me achieving this standard. Their lecturers and study material is second to none.” Jannett Houghton 1st in Ireland for ACCA F8 “I initially chose Griffith College not only because of its CPA Gold Star status but also following the recommendation of a number of work colleagues. From my first contact I have found Griffith College to be very professional and student focused.

The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable on their respective subject matter and highly focused. I would highly recommend Griffith College to anyone thinking of studying for the CPA exams.” Anthony O’Donoghue 1st in Ireland for CPA F2 and 1st in Ireland for CPA P1 Corporate Reporting “I’m delighted to have decided to do all 14 ACCA exams with Griffith College Cork. I found all the lecturers very knowledgeable and approachable. The same can be said of the admin staff who dealt with all my queries without hesitation. I would recommend Griffith College to anyone who is deciding to start a career in accountancy.” Damien Foran 2nd in Ireland for ACCA P4 Philip Murray 1st in the World for ACCA F5 and 2nd in Ireland for ACCA P3 “I am so glad that I chose Griffith College to study for my ACCA exams.

The online lecture material gave me the flexibility I needed to organise my work and study.

The lecturers were always there when I needed them and the material was very clear.” Elisa Gismondi Quinn 1st in Ireland for ACCA F5

58 59 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Accountancy Lecturer Profiles Michael O’Grady FCCA, ACII Michael is a full time member of staff with Griffith College. He previously held senior positions in a number of Financial Institutions and has been involved in two new company start-ups. He has lectured to professional accountancy students over the last 25 years. Michael currently lectures on Financial Management / Financial Strategy to ACCA and CPA students.

Noel Daly BComm, CPA Noel has been a lecturer with Griffith College for 16 years, both in Ireland and overseas. In that time he has acquired a steadfast reputation for achieving excellent results for Griffith College students. A graduate of UCC, Noel worked as a professional accountant in Cork for over 10 years before moving into the field of education. He has lectured extensively at all levels during his time with Griffith College.

Reg Callanan FCA Reg is a director and one of the founding members of Griffith College. He was also one of Griffith College’s first prize winners having achieved 2nd place in Ireland. Reg is regarded by many students as one of the best and most knowledgeable accounting lecturers in Ireland. He has lectured at all levels in accounting and is dedicated to achieving high pass rates with student groups. Reg has educated many prize winners, however, his focus is on achieving success for all students he teaches. Jim Daly CPA Jim is a full time lecturer with Griffith College and has been lecturing on all Professional Accountancy programs for many years.

Jim has a reputation as being one of Ireland’s leading lecturers in the areas of Management Accounting and Performance Management. Jim has had numerous prizewinners including a first in the world on the Advanced Performance Management paper (ACCA). Jim is based in Cork and is also a director of Griffith College Cork. Reidin Ni Aonghusa BA, BAI, Grad. Dip Reidin joined Griffith College eight years ago with 16 years of management and project management experience in the industrial, insurance and high tech sector. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies and a teaching diploma. Reidin lectures on ACCA and CPA courses at Griffith College.

This includes one student who was placed 1st in the World for ACCA Paper 3 in the December 2005 exams.

Suzanne Burdis MIATI, CPA, PGDip, DipIFRS (ACCA) Suzanne has been lecturing at Griffith College for many years to both the professional accountancy, undergraduate and postgraduate academic students. She has lectured many professional accountancy prize winners but regards the very high pass rate of all her students as the most important objective. She specialises in the areas of Auditing and Financial Reporting. Umesh Rana B.Comm, CPA (USA) Umesh is a senior auditing lecturer with Griffith College and has been with the college for over ten years. He has lectured ACCA and CPA courses at all levels in both our Dublin and Cork campuses.

Additionally, he has lectured for Chartered Accountants Ireland at the FAE level for the past eight years. Prior to joining Griffith College, Umesh accumulated over 11 years of diverse and practical auditing experience with Ernst & Young (U.K.) and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (U.S.).

Tom Colgan FCCA, AITI, DIP IFRS Tom is a senior lecturer with Griffith College and has lectured Corporate Reporting and Financial Accounting for many years.Tom works for a multi-national company and specialises in financial reporting and financial systems and has implemented projects across Europe. Tom is a highly motivating lecturer with many prize winners and his commitment to students has made him a very popular lecturer.

60 61 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law Library Resources: The Griffith College library is a subscriber to Lexis Nexis, Westlaw UK and Westlaw.ie, some of the world’s premier legal research engines.

Judge in Residence: The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland and Judge in Residence, gives an annual lecture to students. Student intranet: Griffith College facilitates web-based learning on Moodle, the student intranet system. Student Societies: We have a vibrant law society and national and international award winning mooting and debating societies. Student members enjoy the benefits of these thriving, dynamic societies and are encouraged to join.

Assignment Feedback: Intensive assignment feedback sessions. Work Experience: We have an in-house careers service that helps students draft their curriculum vitae, and assist with interview skills. We also provide work opportunities. FLAC: There is a monthly free legal advice clinic where students work alongside professionals in providing legal advice to staff and students in the College. Recognition by Professional Bodies: The LL.B. (Hons) in Law is accredited for entry purposes by the Law Society of Ireland and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Practical Pedagogy and Clinical Skills Development: The courses provide a practical, clinical education encompassing debating, court visits and moot courts.

Irish Innocence Project: Selected students conduct post-conviction reviews of criminal cases where wrongful conviction is alleged. This year saw the first posthumous pardon on a case worked on by Griffith College students. The Best Bits Of Griffith Law Courses LL.M. in International Law / Commercial Law / Human Rights Law Postgraduate Diploma in International Law / Commercial Law / Human Rights Law Special Purpose Award in Mediation LL.B. in Law LL.B. in Law Blended / Online Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice Certificate in Legal Studies Griffith College boasts one of the country’s leading Law schools.

Our graduates move steadily through the programmes confident and prepared for their future career.

Law “Griffith College is not only exam-focused but also looks greatly at developing you as a person. Extra-curricular activities are a major part of what Griffith does. Griffith gave me the self-confidence and drive to excel in both my academic studies and professional career” Law Graduate Cian O’Dowd

62 63 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law Student Activities The Irish Innocence Project Law Society Throughout the academic year the Law Society schedules a series of talks for students by prominent members of the legal community. During the past year, illustrious visitors have included the Honourable Mrs Chief Justice Susan Denham, the Honourable Justice Adrian Hardiman and our Judge in Residence, Mr Justice Frank Clarke.

The Law Society’s main aims are educational, but it also organises regular court trips at home and abroad (e.g. to the European Court of Justice and the Old Bailey) as well as numerous social events throughout the year.

Debating Society and Mooting Society The Debating Society gives interested students the opportunity to partake in organised student debates. Internally, the College runs a debating competition for its own students and is also introducing a novice speakers’ competition this year. Externally, students are encouraged to participate in prestigious international and national debates such as the annual Irish Times debate. A Griffith College student won the individual award in this event in 2010. At Griffith College, the Mooting Society encourages legal debate by way of written submission and oral presentation.

The society runs an internal Moot Court for Griffith law students as well as encouraging teams to enter renowned national and international intervarsity moots such as the Thomas Finlay Moot Court, which a Griffith team won in 2014 and 2015. Students active in this society receive expert guidance and coaching from experienced, prize-winning students and practising lawyers.

Brehon Internships Each year a number of our students do a summer internship in Philadelphia. This is organised in conjunction with the Philadelphia Brehon Law society. The students work in judge’s chambers, and get the opportunity to attend events, network and get a taste of a different judicial system. In 2012 some of the judges visited Griffith College and we look forward to having them visit again in the future. This year we have eight students in Philadelphia. Justice Susan Denham visits Griffith College Law Students Griffith College is the home of the Irish Innocence Project and in June 2015 held the first International Innocence Project Conference.

Attendees included former president Mary McAleese, Peter Newfield, Barry Scheck and Gareth Peirce.

Film Director Jim Sheridan with Sarah Conlon and Sinéad Mac Fhionnlaoich Exonerees Eric Volz, Uriah Courtney, Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle Dean of Law David Langwallner with the Justice for Harry Gleeson Group Dermot McDermott, Mary McAleese and Katie O’Leary Peter Newfield and Barry Scheck

64 65 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law About the course The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. It is obtained by completing a one-year full-time programme. There are three LL.M. streams on offer at Griffith College, all of which are international in focus - a key advantage in today’s globalised legal landscape.

Students study core subjects in Semester 1, electives in Semester 2, and also complete a research dissertation over the summer months. Students may tailor their degrees to suit their interests and through their subject choice they will emerge with a Masters in International Commercial Law, International Human Rights Law, or International Law (General). Classes are run in the evening time, typically three nights a week, and assessment is by means of written assignments combined with examinations. LL.M. unique points – Unique International Subject Focus – Specialise in International Commercial or International Human Rights Law – Open the door to greater career opportunities – Lay the foundation for Ph.D.

Study – Placements with Amnesty International and Glass Lewis available exclusively to Griffith students – Option to study by blended learning LL.M. blended programme The LL.M. (Blended) in International Commercial Law permits students to specialise in International Commercial Law.

The blended delivery of this course is tailored towards busy working professionals and the “blended” delivery enables students to interact with lecturers and students both online and in the classroom, through a combination of weekly online video lectures, monthly evening webinars and 3 -4 weekend workshops (Friday evening and Saturday) per semester. This enables students to fit their continued education around their schedules, while developing the tools to excel in a 21st century learning environment. The LL.M. is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree and the international focus is a key advantage in today’s globalised legal landscape.

The blended delivery of this programme ensures that our graduates develop the skills necessary to fully engage in the technology-focused world of international commercial law as they enter the legal profession, or the worlds of academia, business, industry or government. Entry requirements Students should possess a 2.2 degree in law or a degree with a significant law component or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience, including having held a position of responsibility relevant to the LL.M. We welcome applications from those who do not have the entry requirements outlined here. Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential backup.

Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year (Evening Classes) Course Structure LL.M. in International Commercial Law Six subjects and dissertation Three mandatory subjects and three commercial law electives LL.M. in International Human Rights Law Six subjects and dissertation Three mandatory subjects and three human rights electives LL.M. In International Law (General) Six subjects and dissertation Three mandatory subjects and any three electives Semester I - Mandatory Public International Law Advanced Legal Research and Writing International Commercial Law Semester I - Mandatory Public International Law Advanced Legal Research and Writing International Human Rights Law Semester I - Mandatory Public International Law Advanced Legal Research and Writing International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law Semester II – Electives* International Commercial Arbitration International Tax Law International Financial Services Law EU Internal Market and Competition Law International Intellectual Property Law Corporate Governance Semester II – Electives* International Children’s Rights Law International Humanitarian Law Social and Economic Rights International Asylum and Imtmigration Law International Criminal Law Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights Semester II – Electives* International Commercial Arbitration International Tax Law International Financial Services Law EU Internal Market and Competition Law International Intellectual Property Law Corporate Governance International Children’s Rights Law International Humanitarian Law Social and Economic Rights International Asylum and Immigration Law International Criminal Law Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights Please note that all electives are subject to numbers, and if a sufficient number of students do not wish to take an elective it will not run.

“Griffith College helped me prepare to fight for Human Rights.” LL.M. in International Law LL.M. (Blended) in International Commercial Law LL.M. in International Human Rights Law Elizabeth Garrahy, Founder and Managing Director of Arts for Peace Foundation

66 67 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law About the course The Postgraduate Diploma in International Law is obtained by completing three mandatory subjects in Stage 1 of the LL.M. and three other elective modules on the LL.M. programme. Possession of this Diploma indicates that a lawyer has acquired advanced, specialised legal training, and is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.

Benefits of a Postgraduate Diploma The Postgraduate Diploma will be of interest to those who are not in a position to undertake the entire LL.M. programme but still wish to pursue the study of particular aspects of International Law at a postgraduate level. This diploma allows students to tailor-make a programme to suit their own needs or interests.

This qualification will be of particular interest to those who are graduates, recently qualified lawyers or other professionals who wish to pursue a course of study in International Law as part of their continuous professional development which will enhance their skills and employability. Course delivery Students undertaking the programme will attend lectures in each of the subjects each week in semesters one and two. Students are expected to prepare for lectures through reading and analysis of distributed material, readings from the indicative reading list, case material and their own research.

This process will develop student knowledge and skills in critical analysis. This preparation will allow an exchange of ideas to develop during seminars in order to delve deeper into topics and aid the student’s broader understanding. Students can choose from various electives to emerge with either a Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Law, International Human Rights Law, or International Law (General). Entry requirements 2.2 degree in Law or related discipline or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience. Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year (Evening Classes) Postgraduate Diploma in International Law Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Law Postgraduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law Course Structure Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Law Six modules Three mandatory subjects and three commercial law electives Postgraduate Diploma In International Human Rights Law Six modules Three mandatory subjects and three human rights electives Postgraduate Diploma In International Law (General) Six subjects Three mandatory subjects and any three electives Semester I - Mandatory Public International Law Advanced Legal Research and Writing International Commercial Law Semester I - Mandatory Public International Law Advanced Legal Research and Writing International Human Rights Law Semester I - Mandatory Public International Law Advanced Legal Research and Writing International Commercial Law OR International Human Rights Law Semester II – Electives* International Commercial Arbitration International Tax Law International Financial Services Law EU Internal Market and Competition Law International Intellectual Property Law Corporate Governance Semester II – Electives* International Children’s Rights Law International Humanitarian Law Social and Economic Rights International Asylum and Immigration Law International Criminal Law Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights Semester II – Electives* International Commercial Arbitration International Tax Law International Financial Services Law EU Internal Market and Competition Law International Intellectual Property Law Corporate Governance International Children’s Rights Law International Humanitarian Law Social and Economic Rights International Asylum and Immigration Law International Criminal Law Gender, Sexuality and Human Right * Please note all elective are subject to demand

68 69 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law About the course The programme is run via blended learning meaning there is a combination of both online and in class teaching and learning. The lecturers are experienced mediators, academics and conflict management trainers with many years’ experience in both practice and training. The graduates of this programme will also hold MII (Mediators Institute of Ireland) recognition and the faculty will provide much pastoral care and career support. Benefits of the course The overall aim of this Special Purpose Award is to ensure that the learner will be a naturalised, confident, highly effective and self-reflective mediator with advanced knowledge of the principles of mediation and the mediation process.

By enabling participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and methods underlying the development and use of mediation, the programme seeks to actualise their ability to implement the skills to practise.

Furthermore, the programme seeks to equip the graduate with an awareness of the impact of conflict behaviour on mediation, both from the mediator and third party perspective. Teaching and assessment will emphasise the necessity of inherent emotional intelligence in this regard on the part of the mediator. It is sought to inculcate this by introducing the learner to both academic reading and structured self-reflection on the area. Finally, the programme has the further objective of demystifying the law surrounding mediation in order that the learner may embark upon a career involving the use of mediation within their work place.

Requirements Applicants will need a level 8 primary degree with a minimum 2:2 award. Where applicants do not possess these entry requirements as above, but have experiential or other learning, their application will be assessed in relation to recognition of prior learning. Progression The knowledge, skills and competencies developed in the area of mediation will be transferable to both further postgraduate studies and practice. This is not confined to the area of law and dispute resolution but can transfer into business, social studies, community affairs, human resources, management and across any area of life where conflict may arise.

Learners who complete this programme will have a range of skills that will be attractive across sectors as a result of acquired skills such as critical thinking and evaluation, ability to self-manage and self- evaluate, independent learning, conflict management, communication, active listening and mediation. The skills acquired on this programme help the graduate become a more effective communicator and resource in any workplace. The mediation industry is becoming established in Ireland and the robust nature of this qualification will give a graduate a unique selling point as compared with other non-academic programmes designed to accredit mediators.

Course content – Introduction to Mediation & Conflict – Mediation Ethics & Legislative Framework – Mediation in Practice Special Purpose Award in Mediation Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 4 months (4 weekend blocks) About the course LL.B. comes from the Latin – Legum Baccalaureus- Bachelor of Laws. A highly focused discipline, law examines how groups and individuals regulate their relationships. Shaping your career The programme aims to develop a learner’s critical capabilities to the fullest, to enhance their communication skills and capacities to develop their clinical skills.

At the outset graduating with the LL.B. degree will prepare you to undertake the Law Society of Ireland’s entrance examination. Success in the five entrance exams enables you to complete the Honorable Society of King’s Inns Barrister at Law degree in just one year. For those wishing to pursue postgraduate opportunities, the LL.B. provides a foundation for a Masters programme in Law (LL.M.). The LL.B. Degree also lends itself to stimulating career opportunities across a range of areas including Journalism, Media, Finance, Public Administration, Industry and Commerce. It has been crafted and refined by the seasoned input of distinguished academics and professionals as well as the College’s expert full-time and associate lecturing staff.

The degree combines academic depth with legal training to industry standards to provide students with a solid foundation for their future careers. Providing all the core modules required for the entrance examinations for both The Law Society of Ireland and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, the LL.B. degree programme combines written coursework with an end of semester module. Full-time and part-time courses both run from September to May. The fulltime degree consists of up to 16 lecture hours per week. Extra time is allocated to assignment work and to the vital independent study that shapes attitude, deepens understanding, and provides students with practical exposure to problem- solving.

The evening part-time degree consists of 8-10 weekly lecture hours over 2-3 evenings. While typically three years in duration, part-time students also have the flexibility to complete the programme over four or five years, depending on their personal circumstances. Comprehensive, rigorous and enduring, the LL.B. (Hons) in Law is the perfect grounding for your legal career. * Please note all elective are subject to demand. Students choose three electives in year 2 and three electives in year 3.

LL.B. in Law Points Level 2014: 260 pts CAO Course Code Dublin: GC403 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years, Part-Time 3 to 5 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI Course content Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Introduction to Law and Legal Skills Law of Torts Law of Contract Criminal Law Information Technology Skills Constitutional Law Company Law Land Law Family Law * Child Law* Mediation* Medical Law* Mooting and Debating* Administrative Law* Evidence* Law of Equity and Trusts Law of the European Union Jurisprudence Miscarriages of Justice* Intellectual Property Law * Media Law* Revenue Law* International Human Rights Law* Advanced Jurisprudence* Law of Banking and Finance* Commercial Law* Arbitration* Sports Law* Dissertation* Innocence Project* English Land Law* English Constitutional Law*

70 71 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law About the course The online LL.B. (Hons) in Law programme is delivered via blended and digital teaching and learning mechanisms, fostering a seamless and flexible learning experience. The online LL.B. programme is the same programme as the part-time/full-time version in that it is validated by QQI/HETAC at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications and the content and assessment will be identical. Students of this programme will only need to be physically on campus for module examinations at the end of term, otherwise the teaching and learning will be facilitated completely online, however we do recommend students attend worksops throughout the year.

Blended / Online delivery Students of the online law degree programme will engage with the virtual learning environment with dedicated Course content * Please note all elective are subject to demand. Students choose three electives in year 2 and three electives in year 3.

The learning experience will consist of weekly lecture video podcasts alongside various activities. support at all levels. Activities will vary from research using websites and e-journals, to online quizzes, and from Wiki projects and blogging to interactive discussion forums. As a student, your learning experience will be seamless and rich with online participation and engagement. A community experience is very important to us at Griffith College. This will be enhanced through studying blended as not only will students choose the programme for similar reasons, such as busy lifestyles, but your lecturing team will ensure full participation and communications from the very beginning of your study.

For example, every four weeks all students will be required to participate in a live seminar online where you will engage in a tutorial style discussion with your lecturer and fellow class mates. Additionally the online experience will be extremely well structured and clustered in a way to ensure easy access and navigation of learning resources.

Requirements Students must have a good laptop, access to broadband, and importantly motivation, discipline and a commitment to succeed. If a student is under 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of admission they must meet the following Leaving Certificate requirements, Min. 2 Higher C3’s and 4 Ordinary D3’s. LL.B. in Law Blended / Online CAO Course Code: GC425 Course Duration: 1-2 years Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Introduction to Law and Legal Skills Law of Torts Law of Contract Criminal Law Information Technology Skills Constitutional Law Company Law Land Law Family Law * Child Law* Mediation* Medical Law* Mooting and Debating* Administrative Law* Evidence* Law of Equity and Trusts Law of the European Union Jurisprudence Miscarriages of Justice* Intellectual Property Law * Media Law* Revenue Law* International Human Rights Law* Advanced Jurisprudence* Law of Banking and Finance* Commercial Law* Arbitration* Sports Law* Dissertation* Innocence Project* English Land Law* English Constitutional Law* About the course Griffith College Law School offers this programme on a part-time basis over one or two academic years.

The programme runs over three evenings per week and is available onsite, online or blended learning where all lectures are recorded and available online. Every module runs over five teaching weeks, followed by two reading weeks and a week of examinations. Assessment varies from module to module and comprises of a combination of assignments, workshops and examinations. All students will attend examinations and also practical workshops held for the more skills-based modules. Once you successfully complete all twelve modules you will be awarded a Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice, validated by QQI and recognised by IILEX.

Diploma graduates are eligible for enrolment as Associate Members of IILEX, and all participants are eligible to become Student Members of the Institute. Learning options This DLSP programme is available through onsite, online and blended learning.

All lectures are recorded and uploaded onto our intranet called Moodle. You can view these lectures when you want and as often as you like. All course materials are also uploaded onto Moodle for you to access, as well as any practical exercises which take place during class time. All students must attend a practical three-hour weekend workshop in the following modules: Professional Ethics and Skills for Practice, Civil Litigation, Criminal Practice and Procedure, and Conveyancing. This provides a blended approach to learning which works excellently and provides educational opportunities to many to train as a Legal Executive.

Admission Applicants should be over 23 years of age on the 1st of January in the year of admission. Applicants under 23 years of age must meet the standard entry requirements for a Level 7 programme (Max. 5 Ordinary D3’s in Leaving Certificate) and are assessed on the basis of age, work experience and may be interviewed in advance of admission). Duration The programme can be taken over one or two years. The programme usually runs from September to May every year. Progression Students who complete the DLSP may go on to join the second year of the LL.B. Programme. The DLSP qualifies students to become Legal Executives.

Legal Executives assist in the processing of legal matters with solicitors and barristers in the courts of Ireland and within other areas of commercial and legal practice. Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Award Level: Level 7 (Special Purpose Award) Validated by QQI Recognised by IILEX Course Content Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Introduction to the Irish Legal System Professional Ethics and Skills for Practice* Law of Contract Law of Torts Constitutional Law and Judicial Review Civil Litigation* Criminal Law Land Law Conveyancing* Criminal Practice and Procedure* Employment Law Elective: Family Law or Company Law * Please note the star indicates there is a practical workshop on Saturday in the block.

72 73 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Law About the course The level 6 Certificate in Legal Studies aims to equip students with foundation knowledge of the concepts and principles pertaining to the core areas of Irish law and to cultivate skills that will help them to transfer into the work place in an administrative position within a legal firm or other business, or other office-based roles within law enforcement, or the public sector. The Certificate in Legal Studies is unique as it places an emphasis on various modes of assessment in order to foster the skills of communication, both oral and written (independent thinking and self-directed learning) that are required to succeed in an increasingly competitive jobs market.

This course is ideally suited towards students who favour continuous and alternative assessment over the exam based assessment through written examinations.

Students will undertake a range of skills based subjects in addition to the legal subjects including IT Skills, Personal and Career Development, and Learning and Research Skills. Additionally, students will have a compulsory Work Placement module to place them in a strong position if they move into the work force. Alternatively, learners may proceed to further study. Progression The Certificate in Legal Studies offers a stand-alone qualification to enable graduates to enter the workplace. It also equips the graduate with the skills necessary to successfully participate in the suite of level 7 and 8 programmes offered by the Law Faculty, if they choose to proceed to further academic study on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Course content Semester I Introduction to the Irish Legal System 1, Introduction to the Law of Tort, Introduction to the Law of Contract, I.T Skills, Learning and Research Skills 1, Personal and Career Development Semester II Introduction to the Irish Legal System 2, Introduction to Criminal Law, Introduction to Constitutional Law, Learning and Research Skills 2, Work Placement. Certificate in Legal Studies Points Level 2014: 100 pts CAO Course Code Dublin: GC425 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year Award Level: Level 6 Validated by QQI Judge in Residence, Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke

74 75 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Law Courses Preparatory Course for The Law Society of Ireland’s Final Examination – Part One (Entrance Examination – FE1) Preparatory Course for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Entrance Examinations Professional Law Awards: The Griffith College Professional Law School has obtained consistent success in the FE1 examinations with 50 FE1 prize winners to date. FE1 study manuals: Up to date and easy to follow. Coursework assistance: Weekly coursework collection, correction and individual assessment provided. King’s Inns: Excellent advancement rate to the King’s Inns Barristers at Law degree.

Online videos: All FE1 and King’s Inns preparatory classes are recorded and available online for student revision. So the course can be undertaken any time, any place, anywhere.

E-Learning: The Griffith Professional Law School offers distance and online education on the FE1 and Kings Inns courses. Library facilities: The Griffith College library is a subscriber to Lexis Nexis, Westlaw UK and Westlaw.ie, premier legal research engines. The Best Bits of Griffith Professional Law The Professional Law School was established in 1990, with the aim of providing law and non-law graduates with the best possible preparation for the profession. Since then, the school has become the largest provider of professional legal training in Ireland, with a justifiable reputation for excellence.

Close to 9,000 students have undertaken programmes in the Law School, 7,000 of which in preparation for the entrance examinations of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland (more commonly known as FE1s) and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. The success of these rigorous and intensive preparatory courses is unequalled in positioning candidates to quickly complete their professional law qualifications. The FE1 Preparation Course is offered through class delivery in Dublin and fully online options. Our Preparation Course has become the most popular FE1 Preparation Course in the country, with an outstanding reputation founded on dedicated, talented lecturers and focused examination materials.

In fact, Griffith professional law students have achieved 50 Law Society prizes to date. Many students from all over Ireland and the EU now undertake the course on our e-learning platform, where all classes are available, supported with lecturer access 24/7 and by the online practice question submission system. As the first college in the non-university sector to have its degrees recognised by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns for the purposes of admission to its annual entrance examinations, be assured that our 5-subject King’s Inns’ Preparation Course has an outstanding pedigree. Intensive and practical, it maintains the closest alignment with the specific examination papers set by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.

76 77 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Law Some of our Recent Prize Winners 2007 Margaret Devaney Law Society Prize Winner in EU Law Law Society Prize Winner in Overend Scholar Bree Collins Law Society Prize Winner in Criminal Law Emma Thunder Law Society Prize Winner in Criminal Law Claire Molloy Law Society Prize Winner in Property Law Caroline O’Connell Law Society Prize Winner in Property Law 2008 Nicola Hennessy Law Society Prize Winner in Criminal Law Evelyn Boyce Law Society Prize Winner in Company Law 2009 Rebecca Clare Keatinge Law Society Prize Winner in EU Law Melissa Marie O’Sullivan Law Society Prize Winner in Company Law Myra Ann Brosnan Law Society Prize Winner in Company Law 2010 Sinead Kenny Law Society Prize Winner in Law of Equity and Trusts (Patrick O’Connor Memorial Prize) Elizabeth Healy Law Society Prize Winner in Criminal Law Pauline O’Hara Law Society Prize Winner Law of Torts Amanda Collins Law Society Prize Winner in Criminal Law 2011 Rachel Ahern Overend Scholar Ann Marie Donovan Law Society Prize Winner in Company Law 2013 Siobhan Carroll Law Society Prize Winner in EU Law 2014 Tara Keane Law Society Prize Winner in Law of Torts The Griffith College Professional Law School has obtained consistent success in the FE1 examinations with 48 FE1 prize winners to date.

78 79 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Professional Law Every year the Griffith College Professional Law School conducts a preparation course for students intending to sit the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Entrance Examinations. Locations: Preparatory courses for the King’s Inns Entrance exams are available at our Dublin and Cork campuses and also online. About the course This course was the first entrance exam and client oriented programme in Ireland. Intensive and practical, its delivery is closely aligned to the specific examination papers set by the examiners of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.

With materials, notes and facilities of unequalled quality, underpinned by outstanding, supportive lecturers, you will find a unique learning environment that will direct you towards success. Highly-intensive tuition is provided for all five entrance examination subjects: – Contract Law – Criminal Law – Law of Evidence – Constitutional Law – Law of Tort In parallel with concisive lectures, assignments and class tests remain important elements of course delivery, building your capability to analyse complex problems and to arrive at rational and informed conclusions. You will receive individual assessment of coursework throughout the programme’s duration, while classwork and homework is set and corrected weekly.

Course schedule The King’s Inns Preparatory course runs over a 10-week period from June to August each year, with tuition provided in all five subjects. Course delivery alternatives include: – Taught options in Dublin – Fully supported online delivery Preparatory Course for The Honorable Society of King’s Inns Entrance Examinations Geared to the specific examination papers set by the Law Society of Ireland, the Griffith College Professional Law School’s 14-week FE1 Preparation Course is both intensive and practical. Against a background of unequalled quality in materials, notes and facilities, underpinned by outstanding, supportive lecturers and online support 24/7, you are assured an environment that will enable you to excel.

Locations: Preparatory courses for the FE1 Entrance Exams are available at our Dublin campus and also online. About the course The Final Examination - First Part is the entrance examination to the Law Society of Ireland. Only those who have passed or gained exemption from the Preliminary Examination can sit this examination which is held twice each year, in spring and autumn. There are eight FE1 examinations in the following subject areas: – European Union Law – Equity and Trusts – Constitutional Law – Company Law – Criminal Law – Law of Contract – Law of Tort – Real Property Lectures incorporate past question and sample answer sessions.

You will receive personalised assessment of your coursework throughout the duration of the course. You are advised to do practice questions in your own time, lecturers will correct and give feedback on all material recieved.

The Griffith College Professional Law School’s FE1 (Final Examination – Part One) Preparation Course has become the most popular FE1 Preparation Course in the country, with an outstanding reputation founded on dedicated, talented lecturers and focused examination materials. Programmes run from June to September and from November to March each year, with tuition provided for all eight FE1 subjects. Course delivery carries a range of options for students. Full timetable and lecturing panel is available at www.griffith.ie Preparatory Course for the Law Society of Ireland ’s Final Examination (FE1) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Part–time (14 weeks) Courses Run Twice a Year (Evening Classes and online) For Further Information Please contact the Professional Law School +353 1 415 0462 proflaw@gcd.ie Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Part-time (13 weeks) (Evening Classes and online) For Further Information Please contact the Pofessional Law School +353 1 415 0462 proflaw@gcd.ie

80 81 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science Work placement: The BSc (Hons) in Computing offers work placement in the third year with top ICT companies. High academic profile: The Computing Faculty lecturing staff have a high academic profile with PhD holders distinguished in their fields. Subject certification: Individual subject certification is available throughout the faculty, thus allowing students to study specific areas of interest. Awards: Home of Global Game Jam Ireland 2013 and 2014. Winner of Robocode Ireland Championships 2008. Second place in Irish finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011.

Small class sizes: Good student/lecturer ratio. Student Profile Daniel Boyle, Final Year Student Courses MSc in Computing Science MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics MSc in Cloud Computing MSc in Network and Information Security MSc in Applied Digital Media (refer to p103) Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Networking Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Higher Diploma in Science in IT Infrastructure Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development BSc (Hons) in Computing Science BSc in Computing Higher Certificate in Computing Science Certificate In Computer Games Technology The Best Bits of Computing Science Computing Science “The BSc (Hons) Computer Science changed my entire view on learning, and my understanding of technology.

My course is heavily Java based, with this in mind the course itself is challenging at times but always has exciting elements to it.

I think this is due to all the technologies (new and old) we learn about and how they were and are going to be used. The skills that I am learning will be extremely beneficial in the future when I seek employment.”

82 83 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science What is computing science? Computing Science is the study of computers, their possibilities, their use, their design, and their limitations. A characteristic of a computer is that it can be programmed. A program is a sequence of precise instructions for accomplishing a certain goal. Making programs is challenging.

Computing science is the study of how to make programs effectively and efficiently. This takes in other considerations such as how a computer carries out a program, and how separate computers can be linked together to solve problems more efficiently. What is computer programming?

Programming is the art and science of designing reliable and efficient programs. It encompasses the collection of initial requirements, the writing of accurate specifications, the consideration of alternative designs, the systematic construction and testing of high quality program code, and the development of clear, accurate documentation. These are the challenging tasks of a modern computer programmer. What is a computer network? A network is a group of computers that are linked together so that they can communicate with one another. These are usually arranged in a client server configuration where one computer, the server, manages the communication process.

Such systems have to be configured and maintained by computer professionals. What is an information system?

Information systems manage the huge amounts of information that most organisations generate in the modern commercial environment. These can take many forms, but are usually supported by a database that holds essential data. Such systems are complex and require a lot of planning, preparation and maintenance. What is cloud computing? Cloud Computing is the commoditisation of computing resources into a utility form like electricity or water. Like electricity or water clients only pay for the computing resources they use. Thus the provider of the cloud platform takes care of all infrastructure needs and maintenance as opposed to the current model of providing web services in which the service provider must purchase, setup and maintain the infrastructure themselves.

One major example of a service that is based on cloud computing is Netflix. Their video on demand streaming service runs on Amazon’s cloud platform. Due to the demand for their service they have approximately 20,000 instances running on Amazon’s cloud to cope with the demand for their service. Are computing courses offered in GCD recognised in other countries? All QQI validated courses enjoy both national and international recognition.

How many days can I expect to be at college as a full- time student? You can expect to be here five days a week with lectures between 9am and 5pm. How many nights a week can I expect to attend lectures as a part-time student? Lectures for most courses are delivered on three evenings a week, typically from 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Frequently Asked Questions The Faculty of Computing Science is committed to designing and teaching courses that are stimulating, industrially relevant, and academically strong.

MSc in Computing Science MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics About the course Computing Science plays an exciting and ever increasing role in today’s society.

Technological innovation has been one of the driving forces behind Ireland’s rapid economic growth and this Masters programme will help you to advance that innovation. The programme extends your education and skills and prepares you for an active role in a dynamic and evolving industry. The M.Sc. degree has been designed to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research. By focusing on today’s hot topics, students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and develop the skills necessary to carry out innovative work within one of the disciplines of computing.

Students who complete this Master’s degree will gain the ability to research and master technical issues, to analyse and present findings coherently, and to document their work in a professional manner.

Progression Graduates who are successful on the MSc course are eligible to be considered for entry onto a doctoral degree. Careers You will find opportunities as technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers, communication and security experts and other leading computing science roles. Industry research and development roles in the creation of new technologies will also present themselves. Programme structure The overall programme of study prepares students for two related awards as follows: Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science This is awarded to students who successfully complete stage I of the programme.

M.Sc. in Computing Science This is awarded to students who successfully complete the taught modules outlined in stage 1 of the programme and successfully complete the dissertation/ dissertation by practice outlined in stage II of the overall programme. Candidates who complete the Postgraduate Diploma and who do not wish to proceed with their studies to M.Sc. level may graduate directly with a Postgraduate Diploma. Only those who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma may proceed to the related M.Sc. award.

Part-time programme This course has been designed in consultation with leading industrial partners thereby making Griffith College flexible to the personal and professional requirements of our students.

The part-time programme is typically delivered over three or four semesters. Course Content Full-Time Programme Stage 1 Semester I Research Methods, Telecommunications and Network Services, New and Emerging Technologies, Information Retrieval and Web Search Semester II Communication Security, Concurrent and Parallel Programming, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Cloud Computing, SEMESTER III M.Sc. Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice About the course The programme seeks to provide graduates with the skills necessary to enable them to find employment in the I.T. sector or to proceed to obtain higher qualifications in computing.

The programme learning outcomes are in accordance with those outlined by QQI for Level 9 qualifications.

The aims of the programme are to: – Develop independent, critically-minded specialists capable of analysing industry trends and opportunities in the field of Big Data – Enable learners to take intelligent advantage of those trends and opportunities in the field of Big Data via robust and efficient practical solutions to data storage and analysis – Prepare graduates to rigorously apply appropriate research, design and implementation strategies in the development of Big Data solutions – Develop analysts capable of performing in-depth, coherent, and ultimately significant reports on the state of the art and the likely future directions of the field, with respect to a problem domain – Extend the learners’ in-depth knowledge, understanding and practical skills in meeting the specific technical and design requirements of exacting industry standards as they emerge – Deepen the learners’ knowledge of supporting topics such as statistical analysis, including an in-depth understanding of the appropriateness of particular analytic models for a given task, data gathering, and Big Data algorithm design, to name a few – Develop the skills necessary to do independent research in a professional manner – Prepare learners who can reliably perform a range of distinct roles within group based project teams by establishing effective collaborative working relations with colleagues to achieve common goals – Enable graduates to implement robust, scalable Big Data applications with a focus towards providing business intelligence to key industry decision makers – Develop team-players who can reliably communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team, from computing colleagues, to administration, to senior management and beyond Progression Graduates who are successful on the MSc course are eligible to be considered for entry onto a doctoral degree.

Programme structure This programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester; so learners complete eight taught modules over two semesters and then complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long. The learners who start in September, complete taught modules by the following May and complete their projects over the summer, thus completing the entire programme within one calendar year.

Course content Full-Time Programme Semester I Research Methods, Big Data Analytics, Information Retrieval and Web Research, Concurrent and Parallel programming, Semester II Cloud Computing, Big Data Management, Data Mining Algorithms and Techniques, Applied Data Science, Semester III Dissertation by Practice Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 1 year Full-time / 1.5 years Part-Time Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration 1 year Full-Time / 1.5 years Part-Time Computing Science 84 85 Griffith College www.griffith.ie

86 87 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science About the course The programme seeks to provide graduates with the skills necessary to enable them to find employment in the I.T. sector or to proceed to obtaining higher qualifications in computing and network security. The programme learning outcomes are in accordance with those outlined by QQI for Level 9 qualifications. The aims of the programme are to: – Prepare graduates who can competently embrace the many complex and integrated analytical, technical and design aspects of computing networks and communication systems security – Prepare learners who can develop robust and efficient network security plans, strategies and solutions – Prepare graduates who can identify industrial requirements of computer network security and can analyse security risks and can propose solutions – Deepen significantly the learners’ knowledge of many interrelated areas: resilience of it infrastructure security, ethical hacking tools, hacking and penetration tools, etc – Significantly extend the graduates’ knowledge and understanding of the specialist area of cryptography and computer forensics – Extend the learners’ in-depth knowledge, understanding and practical skills in meeting the specific technical and design requirements of exacting industry standards as they emerge – Develop the skills necessary to do independent research in a professional manner – Prepare graduates who can critically assess and reflect on the major challenges in the field of network security and suggest ways in which they might be addressed – Develop learners who can rigorously apply appropriate research, design and implementation methodologies in their development of network security solutions – Prepare learners who can reliably perform a range of distinct roles within group based project teams by establishing effective collaborative working relations with colleagues to achieve common goals Progression Graduates who are successful on the MSc course are eligible to be considered for entry onto a doctoral degree.

Programme structure The programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester so students complete eight taught modules over two semesters and then complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long. The learners who start in September, complete taught modules by the following May and complete their projects over the summer, thus completing the entire programme within one calendar year.

Course content Full-Time Programme Semester I Research Methods, Telecommunication and Network Services, Managing Information Security, Computer Forensics Semester II Cryptography, IT Infrastructure Protection & Ethical Hacking, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information Security, Information & Network Security Technologies Semester III Dissertation by Practice MSc in Network and Information Security About the course The programme seeks to provide graduates with the skills necessary to enable them to find employment in the I.T. sector or to proceed to obtaining higher qualifications in computing.

The programme learning outcomes are in accordance with those outlined by QQI for Level 9 qualifications.

The aims of the programme are to: – Prepare graduates who can competently embrace the many complex and integrated analytical, technical and design aspects of computing science with a particular focus on cloud computing – Prepare learners who can develop robust and efficient practical cloud solutions that are secure and scale up with resources efficiently – Prepare graduates who can identify, advance and exploit opportunities as they emerge in the design, development and advancement cloud applications – Deepen significantly the learners’ practical and theoretical knowledge of many interrelated areas of computing: algorithm design, concurrent, parallel and distributed computing, networking, security, etc – Significantly extend the graduates’ knowledge and understanding of the specialist area of cloud computing as directly related to the principles and practices of software applications development – Extend the learners’ in-depth knowledge, understanding and practical skills in meeting the specific technical and design requirements of exacting industry standards as they emerge – Develop the skills necessary to do independent research in a professional manner – Prepare graduates who can critically assess and reflect on the major challenges in cloud computing and suggest ways in which they might be addressed – Develop learners who can rigorously apply appropriate research, design and implementation methodologies in their development of cloud applications – Prepare learners who can reliably perform a range of distinct roles within group based project teams by establishing effective collaborative working relations with colleagues to achieve common goals Progression Graduates who are successful on the MSc course are eligible to be considered for entry onto a doctoral degree.

Programme structure The programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester so students complete eight taught modules over two semesters and then complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long. The learners who start in September, complete taught modules by the following May and complete their projects over the summer, thus completing the entire programme within one calendar year. Course content Full-Time Programme Semester I Research Methods, Mobile Technologies, Concurrent and Parallel programming, Cloud Computing Semester II Algorithm Design and Analysis, Cloud Application Architecture, Cloud Security and Privacy, Core Cloud Technologies Semester III Dissertation by Practice MSc in Cloud Computing Framework Level:Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 1 year Full-Time / 1.5 years Part-Time Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: 1 year Full-Time / 1.5 years Part-Time

88 89 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science About the courses There are two special purpose postgraduate diploma awards embedded in the Master of Science in Computing. These are: Postgraduate Diploma in Networking and the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development. Each of the Postgraduate Diplomas will assist students in advancing technological innovation. The programmes will help to extend your knowledge and skills and will prepare you for an active and leading role in a dynamic and evolving industry. The courses are designed with major input from the computing industry. As a result they’re up to date and highly relevant, making graduates very attractive to potential employers.

The programmes have been designed to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research. By focusing on today’s hot topics, students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and develop the skills to carry out innovative work. Students will also gain the ability to research and master technical issues, to analyse and present findings coherently, and to document their work in a professional manner.

Entry requirements A second-class honours degree or higher in Computing Science, 2.2 Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent, and/or relevant work experience. Griffith College welcome applications from those who do not meet the requirements set out above but who have extensive industry experience. Contact the Admissions Office for more details. Progression On completion of the Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma, students may progress onto a Masters programme on the National Qualifications Framework. The postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Careers Students will find opportunities as IT managers, technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers and other leading computing science roles in academia, industry research and development. Programme structure The part-time programme structure remains flexible to suit the needs of the students each year. The Faculty of Computing is committed to providing a flexible educational solution to all applicants and will discuss timetabling with students on an individual case basis each year. Course content Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development Full-Time Programme Semester I New and Emerging Technologies, Research Methods Semester II Algorithm Design and Analysis, Concurrent and Parallel Programming Semester III Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Networking Full-Time Programme Semester I Telecommunications and Network Services, Research Methods Semester II Concurrent and Parallel Programming, Communication Security Semester III Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development Postgraduate Diploma in Networking About the course The course is designed to meet the ongoing industry demand for computer professionals.

While focusing on current and future growth areas in computing, this higher diploma programme bridges the gap between non-computing disciplines and Computing Science. Its specific aim is to provide rigorous and stimulating classes for students who wish to acquire theoretical and practical training in computing and, particularly, in software development.

This course is ideal for non computing graduates who want to compete favourably against computing science graduates for the broad range of computing related employment available. Progression On successful completion of this diploma, graduates who obtain second class honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the M.Sc. in Computing Science programme. Please refer to previous page for M.Sc. course information. Careers The primary reason why students choose this course is to change the focus of their careers. The widespread impact that Computing Science has on our daily lives cannot be underestimated; neither can the job prospects on completion of this course.

Successful students can expect to enter careers as systems analysts, IT managers or software developers.

Course content Full-Time Programme Semester I Computer Programming, Computer Architecture and Organisation, Data Communications and Networks, Discrete Mathematics, Relational Databases Semester II Programming and Data Structures, Object Oriented Development, Operating System Design, HCI and GUI Programming, Software Engineering for Web Applications On a part-time basis it is taken over three semesters as follows: Semester I Computer Programming, Computer Architecture and, Organisation, Discrete Mathematics Semester II Programming and Data Structures, Relational Databases, Data Communications and Networks Semester III Object Oriented Programming, Operating System Design, HCI and GUI Programming, Software Engineering for Web Applications Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Framework Level: Level 9 Validated by QQI Course Duration: 1 year Full-Time 1.5 Years Part-Time Framework Level: Level 8 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time / Part-Time 1 year

90 91 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science About the course This honours degree programme is designed to turn students into experts in the application of Computing Science. Thus armed, you will be able to address the challenges and opportunities that exist within business and industry environments. The course has the capacity to reflect and adapt to both technical and market developments. The content and skills taught are relevant to the current and emerging job opportunities in the industry. In Year 3, students must complete four taught modules and a 6-month work placement in the computing industry.

The work placement experience serves two purposes.

Firstly, it provides you with invaluable work related computing experience, allowing you to draw on this experience during Year 4. Secondly, it significantly increases your attractiveness to potential employers. Students working in the industry and pursuing the evening programme may be granted an exemption from the work placement stage, depending on the nature of their employment experience. Students are required to complete a number of significant software development projects throughout the programme. These projects have a strong industry focus and help consolidate and reinforce knowledge acquired from taught modules.

Year 4 streams In Year 4, students are given the opportunity to specialise their degree by selecting a stream to focus on. The streams reflect the areas that are currently in demand in industry in Ireland at the moment; Cloud Computing, Network Management, Games Development and Software Development. This allows a student to gain the broad experience of Computing Science while fast- tracking their skills for industry. Progression Once completed, students can consider further study options here at Griffith College, in the form of an MSc in Computing Science (offered on a full/part-time basis), or at other institutions worldwide.

Selected module content covers professional course material (granted by CISCO, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Inc. etc.) which provides our students with sufficient knowledge to undertake professional qualifications, should they wish to do so. Careers Our graduates are working as assistant software project leaders, computer technology consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, software engineers, systems analysts, applications programmers etc., across a wide range of industry sectors. BSc (Hons) in Computing Science About the courses The primary reason why students choose these courses is to change the focus of their careers.

The widespread impact that computing science has on our daily lives cannot be underestimated; neither can the job prospects on completion of this course. This course is ideal for non-computing graduates who want to compete favourably against computing science graduates for the broad range of computing opportunities available. The course is designed to meet the ongoing industry demand for computer professionals. With three themes focusing on current and future growth areas in computing, this higher diploma programme bridges the gap between non-computing disciplines and computing science. Its specific aim is to provide rigorous and stimulating classes for students who wish to acquire theoretical and practical training in computing, and particularly in software development.

Progression On successful completion of one of these diplomas, graduates who obtain Second Class Honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the M.Sc. in Computing Science programme. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe, but throughout the world. Careers Students will find opportunities as IT managers, technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers, and other leading computing science roles in academia, industry research and development. Entry requirements A Level 8 honours degree in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

Griffith College welcomes applications from those who do not meet the requirements set out above but who have extensive industry experience. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.

Course content These courses are available full-time only. Higher Diploma in Science in IT Infrastructure Semester I Object Orientated Programming, Relational Databases, Architecture and Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Web Development and UI Design Semester II Cloud Services and Platforms, Network Security, Network Design and Administration, Professional Certification, Project Semester III Work Placement Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development Semester I Object Orientated Programming, Relational Databases, Architecture and Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Web Development and UI Design Semester II Cloud Services and Platforms, Server Side Web Development, Society and the Web, Professional Certification, Project Semester III Work Placement Framework Level: Level 8 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full Time 1.5 Years Points Level 2014: 180 CAO Course Code: GC430 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 4 years Part-Time 3.5 years Framework Level: Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in IT Infrastructure Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development

92 93 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science Year 4 Full-Time Programme Students must choose one stream to specialise in Year 4 of the programme. Stream Title Core Modules Module 1 Practical Module 2 Distributed Module 3 Network Module 4 Module 5 Network Management Concurrent Programming Advanced Network Theory Software Development Project Practical Networking Distributed Systems Network Security Network Design & Ad- ministration Managing Big Data Distributed systems Managing Big Data Emerging Technologies Cloud Services and Platforms Web Frameworks Cloud Computing Games Development Games Design A.I.

for Games Computer Graphics Games Engines Games Development Distributed Systems Web Frameworks Formal Specifications Managing Big Data Emerging Technologies Software Development Programme structure Full-Time Programme The following table shows the subjects in each semester and the programme streams into which they fit. Year/ Semester Core Modules Module 1 Practical Module 2 Distributed Module 3 Network 1/I & 1/II Computer Programming Client-side Web Development Computer Hardware Systems Software Business Information Systems Effective Learning and Development Foundations of Computing 2/I Object Oriented Programming Relational Databases Systems Analysis and Design Probability and Statistics 2/II Data Structures and Algorithms Operating System Design Server-side Web Development Linear Algebra 3/I Programming Paradigms Networks and Data Communications HCI and GUI Development Introduction to Formal Design Methods 3/II Work Placement Work Placement Work Placement Work Placement About the course This degree programme aims to develop the skills and competencies required for the effective design of software systems.

The course introduces students to a broad range of problem-solving techniques, all of which are directly applicable to the range of IT problems that arise in commercial settings. Students have the opportunity to work in teams as well as on solo projects. Students who wish to exit after successfully completing Years 1 and 2 may do so and be awarded a Higher Certif- icate in Computing (QQI).

Progression On successful completion of the Level 7 degree, students may elect to apply for the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science in Griffith College or external institutions. Careers Following this course, graduates will be able to work as assistant software project leaders, computer technology consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, software engineers, systems analysts, applications programmers etc., across a wide range of industry sectors. BSc in Computing Points Level 2014: AQA CAO Course Code: GC435 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Part-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Course content Full-Time Programme.

The following table shows the subjects in each semester and the programme streams into which they fit. Software Development Modules Computer Systems Modules Business Solutions & Design Modules Computational Mathematics Modules Year 1 Computer Programming Effective Learning and Development Computer Hardware Systems Software Business Information Systems Client-side Web Development Foundations of Computing Year 2 Object Orientated Programming Data Structures and Algorithms Relational Databases Operating System Design Systems Analysis and Design Server-side Web Development Probability and Statistics Linear Algebra Year 3 Programming Paradigms Content Management Systems Networks and Data Communications Practical Networking Network Management HCI and GUI Development Group Project Introduction to Formal Design Methods

94 95 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Computing Science About the course This course prepares students for a wide range of software development opportunities in both Irish and multinational companies. This degree programme aims to develop the skills and competencies required for the effective design of software systems. The course introduces students to a broad range of problem solving techniques, all of which are directly applicable to the range of IT problems that arise in commercial settings. Students have the opportunity to work in teams as well as on solo projects.

Progression On completion of the Level 6 Higher Certificate, students may progress onto a range of Level 7 & 8 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework.

Further study options at Griffith College include a Level 7 BSc in Computing Science (QQI) and a Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Computing Science (QQI). Level 6 graduates may transfer directly onto Year 2 of either of these degree programmes. Careers With a Level 6 qualification, students will be ideally positioned to succeed as part of a business software development team or in the management of IT departments.

Students will be able to select and apply appropriate techniques to specific development projects and identify a wide range of techniques for software development. Progressing your qualification to Level 7 or Level 8 will facilitate increased work as assistant software project leaders, computer technology consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, software engineers, systems analysts, applications programmers etc. across a wide range of industry sectors. Higher Certificate in Computing Science Points Level 2014: 135 CAO Course Code: GC440 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 2 Years Full-time 2 years Part-time Award Level: Level 6 About the course This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to enter the games industry.

The course introduces students to fundamental concepts, tools and work practices required for the games industry. Students will gain experience in programming, 3D modelling and audio design using industry standard tools. They will also be exposed to academic areas such as game design and the impact that computer games have on society.

Students will complete this award by working on a major project which will expose them to team work, deadlines and common game development work practices. Progression On successful completion of the Certificate, students will be eligible to be considered for advanced entry to level 7 programmes in the field of Computer Games Technology. Careers The course is designed to give the students the necessary skills to enter the games industry as a games designer, games tester, sound designer, or gaming programmer. Certificate in Computer Games Technology Points Level 2014: 125 CAO Course Code: GC445 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year Award Level: Level 6 Course Content The full-time course is taken over 2 semesters as follows: Software Development Modules Computer Systems Modules Business Solutions & Design Modules Computational Mathematics Modules Year 1 Computer Programming Client-side Web Development Computer Hardware Systems Software Business Information Systems Effective Learning and Development Foundations of Computing Year 2 Object Orientated Programming Data Structures and Algorithms Relational Databases Operating System Design Systems Analysis and Design Server-side Web Development Probability and Statistics Linear Algebra Course Content The full-time course is taken over two semesters as follows: Semester I Semester II Programming for Games Introduction to Animation Conceptual Game Design Visual Design Interactive Storytelling Introduction to 3D Modelling Audio Design for Games Games and Society Game Development Project On a part-time basis it is taken over three semesters as follows: Semester I Semester II Semester III Programming for Games Introduction to Animation Conceptual Game Design Visual Design Interactive Storytelling Introduction to 3D Modelling Audio Design for Games Games and Society Game Development Project

96 97 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media National Student Media Competitions: Griffith College consistently excels at the Smedia awards. Four of the past five winners of TV Production of the year have been Griffith media students, while in 2015, Griffith students won six Smedia awards and 19 students were nominated in a further 13 categories. In 2013, all finalists in the Photographer of the Year category were from Griffith College. The 2015 students won Blog of the Year which you can check out at: www. thecircular. org. Griffith students also won Photographer of the Year, Sports Writer of the Year, Radio Documentary of the Year, Sports Photographer of the Year and TV Production of the Year.

Blog of the Year: 2015, 2014 Radio Production of the Year: 2014 Radio Documentary of the Year: 2015 TV Production of the Year: 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 Short Story of the Year: 2014, 2013 Photographer of the Year: 2015, 2013, 2012 Sports Photographer of the Year: 2015, 2013 Sport Writer of the Year: 2015 Press pass: National Union of Journalists recognition of our degree and masters programmes entitles students to apply for a NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course. Industry links: Lecturers in Griffith’s Journalism and Media Faculty are drawn from successful media companies including RTE, Newstalk and the Irish Examiner amongst others.

Successful Alumni: Graduates are currently working in the Irish and Sunday Independent, UTV Ireland, Google, RTE radio and television, Newstalk, Sunday Times, Evening Herald, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Star, Irish Sun, TV3, Harmonia Magazines as well as other titles in the magazine sector, other regional commercial radio stations and weekly newspapers. A number of learners are professional contract photographers, or work independently in the film & TV sector as well as in online media, public relations and marketing.

Facilities: On-campus radio station, broadcasting studios (1 on-air and 1 off-air), 4 photographic studios, 3 dark rooms, 1 TV and video studio, 1 sound engineering studio, 2 multimedia production rooms, multiple student publications Check out our students’ work: www.digital.gcd.ie and www.thecircular.org Journalism & Media Courses MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Communications MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations MA/Postgradute Diploma in TV & Radio Journalism MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Digital Media BA (Hons) in Journalism & Visual Media BA in Journalism BA in Film And TV Production BA in Photographic Media Certificate in Photography Diploma in Media Techniques (Video) Certificate in Music Production for Games BA (Hons) in Music Production Our graduates work at some of the leading media companies in Ireland The Best Bits of Griffith Journalism & Media

98 99 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media Whether it is driving social media content, digital design in print and online, TV or radio broadcasts, photography, writing the articles that get people talking, learning how to ask the questions that matter, Griffith’s media and communications courses have the answer. At Griffith College our undergraduate courses with degrees in Journalism, Photography, Visual Media, Film and TV production and our masters’ programmes in Journalism or Applied Digital Media, deliver the skills and knowledge that matter in our social media information driven world.

We have journalism courses that cover media studies, radio, film and TV, digital and social media and photography.

You can move across the full range of these disciplines from recording and editing your radio interviews, doing live broadcasts, producing your own film documentaries, developing photographic skills in digital, to commercial and action photography culminating in a graduate exhibition where previous students have won national awards in photography and video production. Students will also be setting up their own online presences through blogs, web site design and other online social media. You can conduct your own investigations, publish magazines and newspapers and in doing so, follow the path of many other successful journalists and media professionals.

Media moves our world, whether it is social, digital, old or new, visual, print, online or radio. A media course at Griffith College will give you the edge to succeed and take on the challenge of entering the growing communication sector in Ireland and internationally. Employers consistently notice the can do attitude and professionalism of Griffith graduates. Students are assured of excellent teaching practices, using industry standard techniques and technologies. Students on our QQI validated Journalism, Media and Photographic courses are also entitled to student membership cards from the National Union of Journalists, which recognises the courses for professional training purposes.

Journalism & Media Communications Introduction Stephen O’Leary BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media. Founder and Media Analyst Olytico “The whole learning environment was something I’ll never forget. I couldn’t recommend Griffith more highly. It equipped me with the knowledge I needed to pursue my dreams”

100 101 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course The MA in Journalism and Public Relations equips learners with the skills to meet the demands of a media industry undergoing sustained and systematic change while also specialising in public relations.

This MA programme concentrates on journalism and public relations from the perspective of a PR content creator and strategic planner who has an understanding of the media industry and is able to research, formulate and implement communication plans and strategies. Learners are given an understanding of the workings of the media industry and develop specific skills in journalism through modules such as Writing & Reporting in which learners participate in news days and create reports in both print and radio.

This programme will be of interest to holders of primary degrees who intend to embark on a career within fields of journalism and public relations as well as people with prior learning in journalism and media related disciplines, or ancillary communications/research based employment who desire to specialise in journalism and public relations. National Union of Journalists recognition of this programme entitles students to apply for an NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course. Careers Public relations techniques are increasingly being used by firms and other organisations to communicate with key audiences.

Information specialists who can create media content such as press releases and advertorial, and who can drive the online content of an organisation are in demand.

With an increasing amount of diverse and changing media sources there is also a need for media specialists who can engage audiences and communicate positively and effectively on behalf of their clients. Journalists who have specific public relations knowledge and ability have a particularly useful skill set to meet these needs. Programme structure The MA in Journalism and Public Relations is designed to be delivered on a full-time basis over one calendar year and on a part-time basis over 2 years. Learners on the MA programme will complete 9 mandatory modules and a dissertation. The first semester of this programme is common taught with MA Journalism learners while the second semester offers Public Relations specialisms.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations consists of the 9 mandatory modules.

Course content Semester I – Media Law and Ethics – Research Methods – Sociology of the Media – Writing and Reporting Semester II – Communications and Audience Theories – Political Communication – Public Relations Theory and Practice – Online Media – Corporate Public Relations MANDATORY MA DISSERTATION RESEARCH MODULE – Dissertation by writing or by practice Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential backup.

Background to the course The MA in Journalism and Media Communications offers a comprehensive multimedia syllabus designed with input from Irish journalists, academics and media practitioners.

This has helped produce a course that is relevant to current and emerging job opportunities, as well as reflecting and adapting to technical, creative, social and market developments. The programme allows students with an undergraduate degree in a non-journalism or media discipline, to acquire the skills of journalistic writing, production and communication. It integrates critical media understanding with application so that theory is combined with practice.

Students are challenged in real journalistic situations in print, broadcast and online media. The Writing and Reporting module, for example, facilitates learners reporting in both radio and print through its news days and participation in Griff FM, the college radio station. National Union of Journalists recognition of this programme entitles students to apply for a NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course. Careers Students are likely to find media-based employment as journalists in broadcast media, print, or as researchers, presenters, producers, or technical writers in media- related positions.

Graduating students may be eligible to take up employment in areas where visual media or multi-media skills are in demand.

Graduates of this programme are currently working in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online media for major national and local media, at home and abroad. Programme structure The MA in Journalism and Media Communications is a 90 credit programme. There are eight mandatory modules and students select two electives from a choice of five. Shorthand is offered on the full-time programme as a non-credit elective. The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications is a 60 credit programme which consists of the ten taught modules on the MA. The programme is assessed mainly through continuous assessment with a strong emphasis on the student building up a portfolio of media content along with developing the academic depth needed for an MA.

On completion, students possess an extensive array of skills enabling them to secure media based employment. Course content The MA is awarded on successful completion of 10 modules and a dissertation. The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of 10 modules. MANDATORY TAUGHT MODULES – Media Law and Ethics – Research Methods – Sociology of the Media – Writing and Reporting – Communications and Audience Theories – Investigative Journalism – Newspaper and Magazine Production – Online Media MANDATORY MA DISSERTATION MODULE – Dissertation by writing or by practice ELECTIVE TAUGHT MODULES Choose two: – International Political Economy – Photojournalism – Sports Journalism – Video Journalism – Business of Digital Media (plus Shorthand, non credit) MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Communications Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year Part-Time 2 years Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year Part-Time 2 years

102 103 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course In design and interactive development, a knowledge of creative media software applications is key to productivity and success. This programme teaches how to create multimedia applications using digital technology. The course takes students through the steps needed to produce professional media work to a high standard. The relevant professional applications will be used by the students who learn by doing. In addition to practical work, students will have plenty of opportunity to study, discuss, and critically evaluate the fundamental underlying principles.

There are eight mandatory modules that cover core concepts and techniques. Students can also choose two electives from a menu of seven additional modules.

Is this course for you? This course is an interdisciplinary cross-faculty postgraduate programme that exploits the established strengths of Griffith College in Computing, Media, and Design. If you hold a degree in one of these disciplines (or another related discipline), this course will equip you with advanced skills and expertise in the development of, and content creation for, digital media systems. If you work in this field or wish to pursue a related career, it will enable you to sharpen your existing skills or help you lay down the foundation skills to establish new businesses within this sector.

Progression and career prospects On completion of this programme graduates will be qualified to work as designers and creative directors in a variety of cross-disciplinary industries. Other careers include content/information managers, industrial and academic research, multimedia systems developers, innovative media practitioners, and as entrepreneurs. Course content Full-time programme Semester I – Web Authoring – Visual Communication – Digital Media – Society, Research Methods Semester II – Interaction Design – Multimedia Programming – Business of Digital Media – Games Design & Development MANDATORY DISSERTATION M.Sc.

Dissertation/ Dissertation by Practice ELECTIVES* Students choose 2 from the list of electives below. – Video Production – eLearning – Theories and Principles of Animation – Server-side Web Development and Databases 3D Modelling and Animation Digital Storytelling Desktop Publishing * These electives run subject to demand. Part-time programme The part-time programme is delivered over 4 semesters, covering the 10 topics as per the full-time programme. We offer the flexibility of student orientated timetabling to suit personal and professional requirements. Applicants should contact the Faculty of Computing Science or Admissions for more details.

About the course The programme was developed against the backdrop of a media and communications sector undergoing sustained systematic change and an industry in which television and radio content creators and broadcasters have to adapt to the challenges involved. The course will be of interest to holders of primary degrees who intend to embark on a career within the fields of TV and radio journalism as well as people with prior learning in journalism and media related disciplines, or ancillary communications/research based employment who desire to specialise.

National Union of Journalists recognition of this programme entitles students to apply for an NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course. Careers This programme will equip learners with the skills to competently address the demands of a changing industry and to specialise in TV and Radio Journalism not just in the broadcast sector but the growing online news media sector. Programme structure The MA in TV and Radio Journalism consists of nine taught modules delivered during the academic year and a dissertation completed during the summer months. Learners have an average of 18 hours of contact per week, attending lectures, news days, labs and studio sessions.

Learners are also required to spend a significant amount of time outside of those contact hours engaging in self-guided study, development and practice. The Postgraduate Diploma in TV and Radio Journalism consists of these 9 mandatory modules and does not include a dissertation. The first semester of this programme is common taught with MA Journalism learners and provides an understanding of the workings of the media industry as well as developing specific skills in journalism. The second semester builds on this knowledge and contains broadcast journalism specialisms such as Video Journalism, Radio Documentary Research and Production and Radio, TV News and Current Affairs.

Digital Journalism will equip learners with the skills required to produce news and features in a web context. Course content Semester I – Media Law and Ethics – Research Methods – Sociology of the Media – Writing and Reporting Semester II – Communication and Audience Theories – Radio Documentary Research and Production – Radio and TV News and Current Affairs – Digital Journalism – Video Journalism MANDATORY MA DISSERTATION RESEARCH MODULE – Dissertation by writing or by practice Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential backup.

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Digital Media MA/Postgradute Diploma in TV & Radio Journalism Framework Level: Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full-Time 1 Year Part-Time 2 Years Framework Level: Level 9 Apply: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full-Time 1-1.5 Years Part-Time 1.5-2 Years

104 105 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course Social media, TV, radio, photography, print: what media path are you considering? This honours degree allows students to develop their own media skillsets.

We produce media graduates who are versatile, confident and able to work across the media communications spectrum. From a multi-media and academic grounding in year one, students can develop their own study pathways, whether it is social and digital media, photography, radio, investigative journalism, TV or video. Students can become broadcasters, reporters, documentary makers, professional photographers, online and social media specialists and also progress to postgraduate study.

Progression Graduates of this course have gone on to study one of the three specialist media MA’s offered by Griffith College, as well as pursuing other postgraduate options at prestigious academic institutions across Britain and Europe. Careers Graduates have many career options. Successful students will work as journalists, researchers, presenters and producers in print and broadcast media. The course also prepares you for employment in areas where visual media or multimedia skills are in demand, including video production, photography, web design, graphics production and design, social media, and the vast demands for media content creation skills online.

Course content YEAR 1 Introduction to Digital Media, Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Writing Journalism, Understanding Society, History of the Media, Introduction to Radio, Writing and Presentation Skills, Introduction to Video, Media Law and Ethics, Media Studies YEAR 2 Core Subjects, Contemporary Society and Political Systems, Understanding Audiences and Media Marketing, Video Production 1, Research Methods, History of Art & Photography.

Stream A (Journalistic Media) Radio Journalism, Reporting and Editing, News Media Production and Investigative Journalism. Stream B (Visual Media) Advanced Photography, Web Design, Visual Communication. YEAR 3 Core Subjects, Modern Society, Sociology of the Media, Media Research and Cultural Studies. Stream A or B Creative Writing, Dissertation, Film Studies, Public Relations, Video Production 2, Publishing. Stream A only Business Journalism, Conflict Reporting, Shorthand, Sports Journalism, Investigative Journalism II, An Iriseoireacht sa Ghaeilge / Irish Language Journalism, Online Journalism.

Stream B only Photographic Media Production, Commercial Photography, Multimedia Storytelling, Visual Project and Exhibition. BA (Hons) in Journalism & Visual Media Points Level 2014: 215 pts CAO Course Code: GC450 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI

106 107 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course In this three year programme students learn to work in real journalistic situations – in print and broadcasting – over the course of six semesters. NUJ recognition entitles students to a student NUJ Card.

Students learn a range of media production and academic skills. Print, digital, online, photography and broadcast production are catered for, alongside learning about the society that students will create media on. Year 1 Students acquire introductory journalism production skills and also learn about the history of media and about how society has adapted to systems of media communication. Students will also gain an introductory understanding of social structures.

Students learn how to present a message and how to present themselves professionally. They will also develop their capacity to write professionally and acquire introductory skills in radio, print and photography. Year 2 Students continue to develop their writing, radio and photography skills. They begin to acquire the layout skills needed for newspaper and magazine production, while building an understanding of the ethical and legal dimensions to media work. We develop the students understanding of contemporary political and social issues while there is a deeper focus on writing and presentation culminating in a more rounded multi skilled student.

Year 3 Video and TV journalism skills are added, with the student specialising in key news media areas such as reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism. Modules like Media Studies, Research Methods, History of Art & Photography as well as Understanding Audiences, give the students a greater critical and academic depth as they approach graduation Progression Further study is an option for students who successfully complete this course; the logical step is to take the final year of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media. Careers There are good employment prospects for graduates.

There is significant growth in the general Irish media and communications sector, particularly in online news media and social media. The performance and resilience of local radio stations and regional news media publications alongside a dynamic magazine and TV sector also offers many entry level opportunities for graduates.

Course content Year 1 Social Studies, Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Digital Media, Journalism 1, Introduction to Radio, History of the Media, Writing for Arts and Culture, Writing and Presentation Skills Year 2 Advanced Photography, Contemporary Politics, Radio Journalism, Understanding Narrative, Journalism 2, Media Law & Ethics, News Media Production, Elective Choice I, Shorthand, Writing and Presentation Skills Year 3 Introduction to Video, Report and Feature Writing, Media Studies, Understanding Audiences and Media, Marketing, History of Art and Photography, Investigative Journalism, Research Methods, TV Journalism BA in Journalism About the course This programme, delivered in association with Windmill Lane Recording Studios (WLRS), is aimed at the course learners who have already started to experiment with film-making and visual storytelling in some capacity.

Applicants will have a passion and curiosity for film and television. This course develops essential practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic area of film and television production Year 1 On completion of the stage, the learner will have a working knowledge of a digital camera, lighting, sound, and editing, and the associated software, hardware and equipment, screenwriting, and online screen media. Skills acquired in individual modules are interconnected, and serve to reinforce one another. This reflects established industry practice, and supports production of short documentary and drama projects at this stage.

Year 2 Working in groups, learners are allocated different roles within film and TV projects and gain first-hand experience of leading, supporting and subordinate roles. During the year, a student will complete a documentary as director. In three other documentaries they will play different key crew member roles. They will also be a crew member in three webisodes and write a webisode screenplay. Finally, each student will be a key crew member in an ‘as-live’ broadcast. Year 3 Learners have three elective choices. Students will also complete a major project for the degree programme allowing them full scope to integrate their skills and personal perspectives to a professional standard.

Progression Successful graduates of this programme are eligible to be considered for entry onto the final year of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.

Careers Graduates will be in a position to progress into the following areas of film, television and documentary production: directing, editing, cinematography, research, sound design, location sound, screenwriting, VFX, production design and producing. Course content Year 1: Foundation Production and Direction for Film and Television, Digital Cinematography, Applications Technology, Location Sound, Digital Photography, Film History, Screenwriting, Film and Televisual Culture, Online Screen Media year 2: Development and Integration Production and Direction for Film and Television II, Digital Editing for Film and Television, Advanced Audio and Postproduction Sound, Contemporary Film and Television, Applied Digital Cinematography, Advanced Screenwriting, VFX for Film and Television, Television Studio Principles, Film and Televisual Culture II, Industry Skills and Professional Practice year 3: Consolidation and Specialisation Major Project, Independent Project, Marketing, Distribution and Exhibition, Film and Visual Culture, Research Methods, Screenwriting for Features and Television, Advanced Digital Editing, Advanced Postproduction Sound, Image Mastering and Grading, Advanced VFX, Advanced Cinematography BA in Film & TV Production (delivered jointly with Windmill Lane Recording Studios) Points Level 2014: AQA CAO Course Code: GC465 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI Points Level 2014: 145 CAO Course Code: GC466 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI

108 109 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course The visual media industry is currently in rapid change and progression. Developments in layout and design, internet technologies and mobile phone applications have created a pressing need for highly trained visual arts professionals with a high level of new skills and creative, artistic, commercial and communications talents. Griffith College’s Photography Department has sixteen years’ experience in providing industry standard photographic education, training and experience. The delivery of award winning programmes has gained us an enviable reputation in the Irish photographic industry.

Our graduates are now working in the field in all genres of photographic practices and we have long enjoyed the support of our colleagues in the Irish Professional Photographers’ Association.

Griffith students have dominated the SMedia awards for the last number of years. Our students have won News Photographer of the Year 2011, TV Production of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015, Photographer of the Year 2012 and 2015, Sports Photographer of the Year 2013, and ‘SMedia Photographer of the Year 2013. In 2013, all five Photographer of the Year finalists were from Griffith College. Our students have also won Inspirational Arts Awards, Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the year – Source Award 2012 and numerous IPPA awards.

The BA in Photographic Media is offered on a three year full-time basis or a part-time version also offered over three years.

The programme has a distinctly commercial bias, a professional approach allied to analytical skills and creative judgement. That said there is the opportunity for students to explore all genres of the medium. Our graduates are highly skilled, experienced and above all employable. They are consistently recognised for adding to the visual arts media in Ireland and abroad. On completion of this programme, graduates will be versed in the skills necessary either for employment or for further study at even higher levels.

Course content YEAR 1 - LEARNING SEMESTER I Photographic Techniques, Practical Photography, Ways of Seeing, Research & Writing Skills SEMESTER II Photographic Techniques (Cont’d), Digital Photography, Applied Photography, History of Art & Photography YEAR 2- CONSOLIDATION SEMESTER I Photo Essay/Editorial Photography, Layout & Graphic Design, Large Format Photography, Visual Methodologies SEMESTER II Commercial Photography, Media Law & Ethics, Structured Photo Project, Photography and Motion YEAR 3- CONSOLIDATION SEMESTER I Politics of the Image, Final Photographic Project, Elective Specialisms:, People Photography, Video Production, Advanced Commercial Photography SEMESTER II Final Photographic Project (Cont’d), The Business of Photography, Professional Practice BA in Photographic Media Points Level 2014: AQA CAO Course Code: GC470 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Part-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI Aleksandrs Isats Brian Mulligan Caroline Brady Diego Fabro Cris Llarena Tomasz Kornas Tanya Voloshyna Leandro Hernandez Justina Brazauskaite

110 111 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course Photography is one of the most powerful communication channels and its importance continues to grow in the area of information technology. The programme takes students, many of whom have little or no expertise in the area, to a high level of knowledge and technical expertise within the photographic industry. With a sound training in the technical aspects of photography and your own motivation to explore the creative applications of this medium, you will be well prepared to enter the world of commercial photography.

Alternatively many students choose to continue with further study and advance into stage 2 of our BA in Photographic Media.

The first semester focuses primarily on the technical and historical aspects of photography. Students will build competence and confidence in the usage of camera controls and darkroom techniques, providing with a sound understanding of light and exposure. Having grasped camera techniques and exposure in semester one, students will then move into studio lighting techniques, most notably learning how to light for portraits and still life commercial purposes. On completion of the second semester students will have a grasp of the technical, aesthetic and communicative aspects of the medium of photography, both analogue and digital.

Progression and careers Graduates of this programme may advance to further study at degree level and can enter directly into Year 2 of our BA in Photographic Media. Many graduates have successfully set up their own studios and are actively gaining work in the commercial and social genres of the industry. Course content – Photographic Techniques – Practical Photography – Ways of Seeing – Research and Writing Skills – Digital Photography – Applied Photography – History of Art & Photography Certificate in Photography Points Level 2014: AQA CAO Course Code: GC475 Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year Part-Time 1 year Award Level: Level 6 Validated by QQI Anita DeFreitas Bittencourt Ciara O’Beirne Emma Kennedy David O’Flynn Justina Brazauskaite Elena Viansino Kristin Thomas DavidO’Flynn

112 113 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media About the course With the continued growth of the games industry in Ireland, Griffith College, in partnership with Windmill Lane Recording Studios (WLRS), deliver a Certificate in Music Production For Games programme, designed to give you the very best foundation for entry into this booming industry. Learners will benefit from an unrivalled opportunity to rapidly advance their academic training at Griffith College, while gaining hands-on experience in the leading commercial environment of Windmill Lane Recording Studios. The one year programme embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds.

Focus will be on developing creative strategies by underpinning practical and theoretical knowledge of games music production techniques through creative assignments and industry relevant projects. By studying game development and game interactivity, learners gain a deep understanding of how games are created and the crucial role music plays in modern day games.

The programme features production skills, composing techniques, recording techniques, sequencing, sampling and sound processing. As part of the programme, learners will be prepared for professional industry certification from Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro. Such accreditation is currently recognised as a prerequisite for employment within industry. Careers The skills gained throughout this course will allow you to move into a variety of careers within the creative industries, including music and audio production for games and other visual media formats. This versatile and imaginative course, taught by industry professionals, can develop students’ potential to the full.

At the end of the programme, you will have built up an extensive portfolio demonstrating expert technical, artistic and professional abilities, giving you the cutting edge needed to gain employment in this exciting and varied industry.

Course content – Music Technology – Applications Technology – Music and Image – Sound Design for Games – Music Composition for Games – Games Development – Interactive Storytelling Certificate in Music Production for Games (delivered in association with Windmill Lane Recording Studios) Points Level 2014: AQA CAO Course Code: GC460 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year Award Level: Level 6 Validated by: QQI About the course Students acquire an essential knowledge of the practical application of TV and video production and post-production techniques. Students on the programme are taught how to make video packages and develop the skills of post-production, utilising advanced industry software.

Exciting subjects, such as television and video production, film theory and photography, all whet the appetite. If you are looking for a thorough understanding in the art of television and video production, particularly through the completion of practical assignments, then you will find this a most rewarding course. Overview of equipment The course provides an excellent range of equipment, including Sony EX1, EX2 & Sony PMW 200 cameras, lighting kits, green screen and Kino lamps. Audio equipment includes: Sennheiser 416, Zoom H58, Sennheiser EW100- and ENG wireless Radio Microphones, dolly, tracks and a variety of grip equipment.

We use the latest version of Avid Media Composer. All the staff on this programme have attained high reputations in Ireland and internationally as professionals in their fields.

Project work Project work is an integral and essential part of this course; students will individually research, develop and produce a 3-5 minute creative documentary in their first semester. As well as writing a script, producing a series of photographs and developing skills in image manipulation. During the second semester each student will get another opportunity to work on individual projects while also contributing to a short fiction film. Digital editing techniques alongside web and internet skills are also developed during this semester. Students will gain a basic insight into the operations of a TV Studio.

Progression Students may apply for advanced entry to the BA in Film and TV Production (subject to completion of extra modules). Students may also apply for entry to the BA in Journalism and may be considered for subject exemptions on the basis of performance and portfolio. Careers There are many interesting opportunities in audio, video, lighting production and research in television and film production. Course content SEMESTER I Research and Recording Information, Video Production Techniques I: Audio, Camera, Lighting, Layout and Design, Practical Photography, Digital Editing Techniques I, Scriptwriting.

Concept Development/Direction: – Fiction (Drama) – Non Fiction (Documentary) SEMESTER II Media Law/ Health and Safety, Internet Broadcasting Techniques, Digital Editing II, Video Production Techniques II: Audio, Camera, Lighting. Concept Development/Direction: – Fiction (Drama) – Non-Fiction (Documentary) A balance between practical applications and academic pursuits is maintained. Diploma in Media Techniques (Video) Apply Direct www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 1 year Validated by City and Guilds

114 115 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Journalism & Media Course Content YEAR 1 Music Technology 1, Applications of Music Theory, Recording Studio Principles, The Music Industry, Applications Technology, Critical Listening and Audio Analysis, History of Music Production, e-Portfolio Development and Online, Promotion (continues during summer) YEAR 2 Music Technology 2, Music and Image, Sound Design, Music Production and recording 1, Research Methods, Explorations in Music, Applications of Psychology in Music, Sound for Performance, Professional Client Project 1 (continues during summer) YEAR 3 Composition for Visual Media, Interactive Audio, Music Production and Recording 2, Dissertation, Professional Practice, Business of Digital Media, Studio Design and Installation, Professional Client Project 2 (continues during summer) Programme modules and content are subject to ongoing quality assurance reviews and evolve to reflect emerging educational and industry developments About the course Griffith College is delighted to announce its partnership with Windmill Lane Recording Studios, to jointly deliver an honours BA in Music Production.

The GC/WLRS programme has been designed by music industry professionals and provides a uniquely relevant career development path for music producers.

For over 30 years, Windmill Lane Recording Studios has been host to international clients such as U2, Lady GaGa, The Script and The Kings of Leon. Its iconic Studio 1 has recorded soundtracks for The Mask, Mission Impossible, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and World of Warcraft. This powerful collaboration between GC and WLRS gives those who undertake the BA (Hons) in Music Production an unrivalled opportunity to combine their academic development with direct professional recording experience in a leading commercial environment.

The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of music and sound and its manipulation.

Lab, studio and recording training provides students with detailed competencies in relation to the professional application and management of music technology, studio recording and live sound. Students also gain an in-depth understanding of how the music industry is operated and controlled. This programme embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds who are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills base. Our hands-on approach gives students the opportunity to direct their studies into areas of personal interest and professional relevance. This personalised development of the students’ creative strategies and theoretical knowledge is achieved through creative individual and group assignments and exciting projects.

A distinctive feature of this programme is that students earn an additional 30 ECTS credits of their honours degree programme while working with professional clients in the studio environment. This accreditation of industry standard practical applications provides a more holistic and systematic approach to learning and ensures that our graduates have the expertise required for the cutting-edge, creative media workforce of the future. Progression Successful graduates of this programme are eligible to be considered for entry in to a masters degree. Your specialist skills and knowledge will enable you to find employment within music recording, postproduction, live sound, TV studios, film, gaming and animation production companies, sound design for the web and multimedia.

In addition to this, graduates will have the required business skills necessary to start their own freelance practices.

Careers Graduates from WLRS’s previous undergraduate programmes have found employment in a variety of sectors within music industry. Some of the many great artists or facilities past pupils have worked with are: Prince, Kings of Leon, 50 Cent, Snoop Dog, U2, REM, Kylie Minogue, Windmill Pictures, Brown Bag, Ardmore Studios, RTE, FM104, TV3, RTE Radio, The Apprentice, Masterchef, Little Britain, Rivercottage, Harry Potter, Casino Royale, MTV, X-Factor, The Voice, Slane, Oxygen, O2, Electric Picnic, Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. BA (Hons) in Music Production (delivered in association with Windmill Lane Recording Studios) Points Level 2014: 240 CAO Course Code: GC455 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI

Design Courses MA in Design (Interior Architecture) BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture BA in Interior Architecture BA (Hons) in Fashion Design BA (Hons) in Design Communications BA in Interior Design Diploma in Interior Design Awards: The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions. Industry recognition: The BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture is recognised by the European Council of Architects (ECIA) and by the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI). The IDI also recognizes the BA in Interior Design (Level 7) and the GCD Diploma in Interior Design.

Industry links: Our teaching staff maintain strong industry links, which means our students are taught by practicing architects, designers, buyers, and art historians.

Our courses are regularly reviewed by industry professionals, to ensure we are meeting the current needs of the industry and following best practice. Professionals from industry are regularly invited to give guest lectures to our students, and in our award years, participate in critiquing student work. Fashion and Interior Design and Architecture internships: Fashion students have been awarded internships at Avoca, FeeG, Helen McAlinden, Jennifer Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, Liz Quin and Louis Copeland. Design students have also secured internships with HJ Lyons and Jonathan Adler N.Y.C. Field trips: Experiential learning is an important part of our courses, with most modules having class trips as a part of their curriculum.

Every year the faculty travels internationally and nationally to places with both current and historical design importance. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona and Venice.

Creative Week: The annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography. This event gives Graduates the opportunity to exhibit to industry and gain extensive PR coverage. An annual Fashion Show is held to kick off Creative Week which features on national television and in fashion editorials. This event is attended by respected industry representatives, press and the public. “The range of skills I learned in Griffith College opened many doors for me in the fashion industry. The BA (Hons) in fashion design was definitely key to furthering my career” Emma Collopy BA (Hons) Fashion Design Design Assistant Intern at Helen McAlinden The Best Bits of Griffith Design Griffith College offers a selection of courses for those seeking a career in Design.

Our reputation speaks for itself in the quality of graduates from both Interior Design/ Architecture and Fashion. We are also delighted to launch our new course in Design Communications. 116 117 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design

118 119 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design Griffith College Fashion Show The annual Griffith Fashion Show is a celebration of fashion and student creativity. The show is a chance for fashion students to flex their professional muscles and reveal their latest collections, the culmination of many months hard work. The 2015 Fashion Show was the largest to date, compered by presenter and former supermodel Alison Canavan, featured on TV3’s Xposé and IrelandAM and attended by over 300 guests including many VIP’s from the media and industry.

Students have the chance to gain coveted industry internships, be awarded fashion student of the year and showcase their collections to the media and industry employers.

Design Course Recognition European Council of Interior Architects Institute of Designers in Ireland International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media Interior Educators

120 121 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design About the course This programme is designed to provide opportunities for specialisation in the field of Interior Architecture. The programme focus is on gaining increasing mastery of creative design problems, advanced professional competence and application within business and team management environments, and making graduates suitable for managerial roles in Design organisations. This taught programme prepares graduates to work successfully in senior or specialised Interior Architect design positions tailored to industry demand and application.

Advanced technical skills gained in the programme also prepare graduates for specialised technical and design positions, providing a competitive advantage.

Graduates from this programme are suited to explore self-employment, acting as intra/entrepreneurs. The MA qualification will give graduates versatility in business structure and allow for a range of practicable options, appropriate to a sustainable and varied career path. The module in Business, Management, & Communications has been designed with this specifically in mind. Students will gain an awareness of the requirement to develop new approaches and technologies, raise consciousness of issues and continue to up/re-skill the design profession in these areas. There is an increasing demand for designers with highly specialised skills, specifically in technological, presentation and design management applications.

Substantial changes in legislation regulating the built environment are placing higher demands on the professional competence and responsibility of the designer. Complying with Irish Health and Safety and Building Control legislation demands significant specialised skill relating to accessibility, environmentally sustainable design, and delivering interior designs safely. The MA programme prepares students to implement innovative, advanced interior designs and to specialise their professional practice application. Students also experience the economic advantages of interior refurbishment as opposed to new-build and increase their awareness of more sustainable development by both industry and clients.

The MA in Design programme aims to develop interior architects and design professionals who can deliver professional quality products and services from the first day. Professionals who will be confident to “hit the ground running” and take the lead as either a part of a larger team or working on their own as self- employed designers. Is this course for you? In addition to learners progressing directly from the College’s undergraduate programme, the MA programme offers an attractive route for related graduates with professional experience in design practices. In particular, it is expected to attract students from interior design or a closely related spatial design discipline such as product and industrial design, or those who have equivalent qualifications or professional experience.

Entry requirements 1. Have obtained a minimum of a Hons 2:2 degree in a cognate discipline at level 8. Applicants over the age of 27 can also apply for entry onto the programme on the basis of previously obtained relevant experiential learning. 2. Submit a creative or project portfolio, demonstrating design ability commensurate with the demands of the programme. 3. Attend an interview with the Faculty Board, demonstrating ability to undertake the programme. MA in Design (Interior Architecture) Framework Level:Level 9 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Validated by QQI Course Duration: Full Time 1 Year

122 123 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design About the course The honours degree programme has been designed in response to an increased demand from industry for honours degree level employees with specific skills relating to Interior Architecture including advanced spatial planning, technology, presentation, problem- solving and visualisation techniques. Students are required to take part in in-depth research, apply knowledge of building technology and regulations, organise and manage project solutions, and communicate their designs using computer-aided design programmes. Graduates of this programme leave with extensive experience in creating, analysing and interpreting project briefs.

They will be able to problem solve complex design issues and work independently and in groups to find solutions.

They will leave with advanced skills in space planning, design detailing, materials selection and specification. As well, they will gain insight into the social implications of design and understand at a deeper level how design and community interact in the real world. This programme is validated by the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) and the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI). Progression Holders of this qualification may wish to pursue a postgraduate diploma or masters programme in Interior Architecture or related disciplines.

Careers Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Set up own Practice, Film and Set Design, Retail Design/Store planning, Hospitality Design Executive, Healthcare, Project Management, Purchasing and Acquisitions, Corporate In house Design Consultant, Local Authority Architecture Division, Property Developing, Presentation and Communications Agencies, Branding and Design Development, 3D visual Presenter/stills walk-through, Interior Stylist, Cad Technician, Materials Consultant, Exhibition Designer YEAR 1 Studio, Design Principles & Research, Methods 1, Visual Culture & Theory 1, Design Communications 1 Computer Studies, Analytical Drawing, Architectural Drawing, Building Science & Technology 1 YEAR 2 Studio 2, Visual Culture & Theory 2, Design Communications 2 (CAD), Building Science & Technology 2, Building Construction, Furniture & Fittings, Lighting Design, Design Practice Management YEAR 3 Studio 3, Visual Culture & Theory 3, Design Communications 3 (CAD), Building Science & Technology 3, Structures Material Science, Building Construction, Sustainability & Conservation, Materials Science, Business Practice Management YEAR 4 Studio 4, Visual Culture & Theory 4, Design Communications 4, (Advanced CAD), Building Science & Technology 4, Design Theory About the course Interior Architecture is a three year level 7 degree which can be taken as a full-time or evening access programme.

This course takes the student from initiation through to successful completion to produce an Interior Architecture graduate who can create, design, problem solve and act professionally in all related working environments.

Successful Interior Architecture graduates are industry ready, and proficient creatively and technically to propose innovative solutions and problem solving expertise within the built environment. Like the honours degree, this programme has been created with consultation from industry professionals and is staffed by practising Designers and Architects and subject specialists. Amended in 2013 to current best practice within industry and approved by QQI, the programme now includes Revit, AutoCad 3-D, AutoCAD, as well as traditional communication tools such as model making and free- hand drawing.

Progression Graduates may progress to the 4th year of the QQI BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture programme. Course Content Year 1 Building Science & Technology 1, Design Communications 1, Design Principles & Research Methods 1, Studio 1, Visual Culture & Theory 1 Year 2 Building Science & Technology 2, Design Communications 2, Design Practice Management, Design Principals & Research Methods 2, Visual Culture & Theory 2, Studio 2 Year 3 Business Practice Management, Design Communications 3, Studio 3, Visual Culture & Theory 3, Building Science & Technology 3 BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture BA in Interior Architecture Points Level 2014: 185 CAO Course Code: GC489 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 4 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI Framework Level 7 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 Years Validated by QQI

124 125 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design About the course The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design (Level 8) degree is a full-time, 3-year programme of study. This course covers all aspects of the fashion industry, however the main focus is on design and creativity. Skills such as traditional tailoring, drape and embellishment techniques are developed as students gain experience with the latest fashion Illustration and computer aided design (CAD) skills. This ensures our graduates have the most current skills required to be successful in the Fashion industry. Through the core Studio and Technology modules, students explore a personal design direction – from idea generation, design development and pattern creation through to garment construction using contemporary production techniques.

The programme reflects the changes taking place in the fashion industry, recognising that traditional manufacturing bases have been relocated to low cost economics.

Our course has responded to this need with a comprehensive syllabus offering training in the most up-to-date CAD pattern and manufacturing (CAM) technology, complemented with business and professional practice knowledge, including brand and marketing skills. Our graduates are prepared for employment as fashion designers liaising with offshore production facilities, buyers, trend forecasters, visual merchandisers, or any other role that requires the application of creative design supported by technical and business knowledge.

Progression Holders of this qualification may wish to pursue postgraduate study.

Students who successfully graduate from Griffith College can choose postgraduate study options which include specialist areas of study leading to a Master of Arts award. Careers Graduates typically find employment in the following career areas: – Fashion Design – Own Label – Fashion Illustration – Pattern Cutting – Fashion Forecasting – Costume Design – Fashion Buying – Fashion Journalism – Fashion Show Production – Fashion Styling – Image Consulting – Production Supervision – Garment Quality Control – Fabric & Trim Purchasing BA (Hons) in Fashion Design Points Level 2014: 330 CAO Course Code: GC489 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI

126 127 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design Course content YEAR 1 Studio 1 – Fashion Design Technology & Garment Construction 1 – Garment Construction – Textile Theory Design Communications 1 – Analytical Drawing – Fashion Drawing – Computer Studies Design Principles & Research Methods 1 – Design Principles Visual Culture & Theory 1 – History of Art & Design – History of Costume Professional Practice 1 – Fashion Business YEAR 2 Studio 2 – Fashion Design Technology & Garment Construction 2 – Garment Construction – CAD Pattern Design Communications 2 – Fashion Illustration & Digital Drawing – Photography Visual Culture & Theory 2 – History of Art & Design – History of Fashion Professional Practice 2 – Visual Merchandising – Brand & Marketing YEAR 3 Studio 3 – Fashion Design Technology & Garment Construction 3 – Garment Construction – CAD & CAM Pattern Design Communications 3 – Fashion Illustration – Digital Drawing Visual Culture & Theory 3 – Visual Culture – Contemporary Fashion Studies Professional Practice 3 – Business Practice – Brand & Marketing Plan About the course The BA (Hons) Design Communication degree is a full-time, 3-year programme of study.

Design Communication is one of the most rapidly changing design disciplines, demanding that the graphic designer continuously responds with creativity and ingenuity to the demands of a visually literate public whose expectations of what is possible continue to rise higher and higher. It is a continuous challenge to the designer to create innovative visual imagery. Design Communication also offers students an opportunity to study modules in business and marketing. Our programme allows students to investigate up-to- the-minute tools and trends of the trade, including introductory and advanced web design, while receiving a solid foundation in the traditional practises and concepts of graphic design.

Applicants to the BA (Hons) in Design Communication should be interested in words, pictures, ideas, problem solving, consumer culture, and business and marketing. They will need to be enthusiastic and be able to adapt to an ever changing industry. Students will learn to engage with exciting design challenges, react to a rapidly changing industry and to develop as sensitive and intelligent designers who understand business and target markets, trends, and consumer culture. Progression Holders of this qualification may wish to pursue postgraduate study. Students who successfully graduate from Griffith College can choose postgraduate study options which include specialist areas of study leading to Master of Arts award disciplines.

Careers Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Design Communication can work in variety of areas such as: – Design Consultancies – Graphic Design (branding, corporate design, identity, packaging – Design thinking – Advertising and Art direction – Web design, Multimedia & Interactive Media (games, DVDs, software applications) – Broadcasting, Motion Graphics and Post-production for TV and film – Illustration and Photography – Exhibition and Environmental Design – Publishing and Promotional industries – Private practice Course content Stage 1: Studio 1, Design Principles & Study Skills, Design Communication 1 – Design For Print – Analytical Drawing – Computer Studies Visual Culture & Theory 1 – History of Art & Design – History of Illustration & Graphic Design, Introduction To Typography, Web Design Stage 2: Studio 2, Design Communication 2 – Illustration – Photography Visual Culture & Theory 2 – History Of Art & Design 2 – Visual Culture Typography 2, Interaction Design, Visual Merchandising Brand & Marketing Stage 3: Studio 3, Design Communication 3, Thesis Advanced Web Design & E-Commerce, Marketing For Business BA (Hons) in Design Communications Points Level 2014: AQA CAO Course Code: GC462 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI

128 129 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Design About the course This three year level 7 degree can be taken as a full-time or evening access programme. All candidates for the evening access programme should be 23 years or older. This course takes the student from initiation through to successful completion, to produce a graduate who can create, design, problem solve and act professionally in all related working environments. Successful graduates are industry ready, proficient creatively and technically to propose innovative solutions and problem solving expertise within the built environment.

Like the honours degree, this programme has been created with consultation from industry professionals and is staffed by practising Designers and Architects and subject specialists. Amended in 2013 to current best practice within industry and approved by QQI, the programme now includes Revit, AutoCad 3-D, AutoCAD, as well as traditional communication tools such as model making and free-hand drawing.

Progression Graduates may progress to the 4th year of the QQI BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture programme. Careers – Interior Designer – Interior Decorator – Film and Set Design – Retail Design – Hospitality Design – Domestic Design – Healthcare Design – Interior Stylist – Draughtsperson – Presentation and Communications Agencies – Branding and Design Development – 3D visual Presenter/stills walk-through etc – Interior Stylist – Cad Technician – Materials Consultant – Exhibition Designer Course content YEAR 1 Studio, Design Principles & Research Methods 1, Visual Culture & Theory 1, Design Communications 1 – Computer Studies – Analytical Drawing – Architectural Drawing Building Science & Technology 1 YEAR 2 Studio 2, Visual Culture & Theory 2, Design Communications 2 (CAD), Building Technology 2 – Building Construction – Furniture & Fittings – Lighting Design Design Practice Management, Professional Practice 2 – Visual Merchandising/Brand & Marketing YEAR 3 Studio 3, Visual Culture & Theory 3, Design Communications 3 (CAD), Building Technology 3 – Building Construction – Sustainability & Conservation Business Practice Management, Professional Practice 3 BA in Interior Design Points Level 2014: 110 CAO Course Code: GC490 Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 3 years Part-Time 3 years Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI About the course This two year diploma can be taken as a full-time or evening access course.

Students may apply for the course who have indicated a desire to enter the profession but who may not have had exposure or enjoy a related background. Students are immediately engaged with the principles of design; they pursue various communication techniques allowing them to present their work in a clear and confident manner. Following a comprehensive review in 2013 to meet current best practise in industry, modules in branding and visual merchandising now complement those of building regulations, health and safety, and furniture and lighting design.

Graduates will have the skills to produce creative and technically proficient interior designs, which may be explained digitally, by hand or in 3 dimensions. Those who complete the two year diploma are prepared to continue on in their studies or to seek employment in the interior design industry with a view to setting up their own business. Progression The Diploma in Interior Design is a stepping stone to further study or a goal in itself. The first two years resulting in a Diploma in Interior Design are common taught to the BA in Interior Design (Level 7). Upon successful completion of Year 2, students may proceed directly to Year 3 of the Level 7 course.

If they wish to continue after successfully completing their Level 7 degree, they may apply for entry onto the fourth year of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture course. This diploma is validated by Griffith College Dublin and is recognised by the Institute of Designers in Ireland (the IDI). Students who successfully complete the diploma may apply for Associate Membership. All individual modules on the programme are also individually certified by QQI.

Careers – Interior Designer – Interior Decorator – Film and Set Design – Retail Design – Hospitality Design – Domestic Design – Interior Stylist – Draughtsperson Course content YEAR 1 Studio, Design Principles & Research Methods 1 Visual Culture & Theory 1, Design Communications 1 – Computer Studies – Analytical Drawing – Architectural Drawing Building Science & Technology 1 YEAR 2 Studio 2, Visual Culture & Theory 2, Design Communications 2 (CAD), Building Technology 2 – Building Construction – Furniture & Fittings – Lighting Design Design Practice Management, Professional Practice 2 – Visual Merchandising/Brand & Marketing Diploma in Interior Design (Griffith College) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: Full-Time 2 years Part-Time 2 years

130 131 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Training & Education Academic and Professional Development: Learn to self evaluate and build a reflective teaching portfolio to enhance your learning, showcase your professional devlopement, apply for awards, and advance your career. Theoretical Foundations and Current Trends: Engage with the literature and current research on learning and teaching in a dynamic, supportive, environment devoted to facilitating experimentation in the participants and take the first steps in sharing your new practice with your peers via conferences and papers.

Design Educational Programmes: Learn to design educational programmes, developing aims and learning outcomes appropriate for the programme.

Learn to navigate the technical and legislative environment of higher education informed by institutional policy and international best practice. Assessment Instruments: Formulate and interpret appropriate assessment instruments at an advanced level, to provide feedback and evaluation of student learning at the programme level, and defend their use, while being cognisant of the relevant QA procedures involved. Learning Theories: Use theories of learning to optimise the learning experience for students and open up your pedagogy to fresh approaches and enhance your own learning.

Motivate and Engage Students: Demonstrate mastery in motivating and engaging students, whilst also demonstrating an ability to evaluate the learning process and different learning profiles of students. Advanced Learning and Teaching Techniques: Learn to use dynamic and engaging, technology advanced, online pedagogies and how to decide when and if these are appropriate to enhance the learner experience. Best Bits of Griffith Training and Education Courses MA in Training and Education Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Training and Education Special Purpose Postgraduate Award in Training and Education Training & Education Speakers at the Student Led Learning National Symposium Through the promotion of Academic Excellence, Griffith College offers Postgraduate Awards for those working in an educational environment “I couldn’t recommend this course highly enough.

The highlights of this course include the excellent support provided by Programme Director Fiona O’Riordan, the reflexive and self-reflective nature of the learning, the blended nature of the information provision and for me it was an inspiring journey in lifelong learning which set the platform to progress onto undertaking my Doctorate in Education.” Clíodhna Dineen, Special Purpose Award in Training and Education

132 133 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Training & Education About the course Recent developments in training and education (for example the 2010 Hunt Report commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills) advocate the requirement for professional practice standards amongst higher education experts and industry training specialists. This programme will provide a forum for developing the pedagogical approaches suggested in the Hunt report. They call on educators to design pedagogy to meet the needs of the different learning styles and multi- disciplinary areas.

This, they continue, will require educators to ‘stimulate active, not passive learning, to encourage students to be critical, creative thinkers’.

The postgraduate diploma in training and education will support and guide participants in developing their practice in line with current best practice both nationally and internationally. Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to: – Appropriately select from the broad field of learning theories and concepts to optimize the learning experience for learners.

– Allow leading edge theories and concepts of training and education to inform dynamic and engaging pedagogies. – Use the relevant theory and concepts to underpin development of an inclusive training and education environment. – Allow the theory of, and best practice in, learning technology enhance a range of educational and training contexts. – Apply research skills, to constructively critique, draw conclusions and offer recommendations within the field of education and training. – Apply current legislation, institutional policy, best practice and professional ethics in programme design.

– Justify the application of appropriate techniques, resources and technologies to engage learners.

– Design educational or training programmes, including developing programme aims and learning outcomes for the relevant programme level. – Evaluate the learning processes and learning profiles of their learners. – Allow reflective practice to inform pedagogical practice and development. – Contribute to the scholarship of training and education by pursuing ongoing continuous professional academic development. Course content – Pedagogical Practice 1 – Assessment and Programme Design – Reflective Practice and Development – Technology Enabled Learning – Research Methodology – Psychology and Inclusivity in HE and Training – Pedagogical Practice 2 – Professional Practice and Management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Training & Education About the course The MA in Training and Education offers a facility for those in education and training to revitalize their teaching and training and building on their existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and be introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources. It is designed to create a collaborative, reflective and developing community of practioners, in a structured way.

The course objectives are for formal recognition of teaching and training experience with professional development e-portfolio of evidence showing highlights of teaching / training experience which can be used for career development and teaching. The Cross-fertilization and learning from both industry and academia, and application of the same to ensure development of academically robust programmes that are informed and driven by business imperatives and models. During the course you will be exposed to vital networking opportunities with fellow teachers and trainers offering a natural and vibrant forum for innovation and entrepreneurial progamme development.

Career progression On completion of this programme, students may go on to study a PhD in the area. Students are qualified to teach at third level institutions or train within the work place.

Course content - Pedagogical Practice 1 - Assessment and Programme Design - Reflective Practice and Development - Technology Enabled Learning - Research Methodology - Psychology and Inclusivity in Higher Education and Training - Pedagogical Practice 2 - Professional Practice and Management - Dissertation MA in Training & Education Validation: QQI Framework Level: Level 9 Requirements: Applicants will need a level 8 primary degree in their area of expertise. There is also a minimum 30 hour teaching requirement. Duration: 18 months Validation: HETAC Framework Level: Level 9 Requirements: Minimum Level 8 Award in own area of specialism Minimum: 30 hours teaching or training experience (10 of which must be during the course of the programme) Duration: 1 year (September – July; block release basis – one weekend per month; see Timetable)

134 135 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Training & Education About the course There are three modules in the Certificate: Assessment and Programme Design (10 Credits) Taught by Fiona O’Riordan (the Head of the Centre) and Angela Lincoln, introduces learners to the landscape of post compulsory education. It seeks to enable the learner to discuss philosophies of higher education and training, their context and drivers, and interpret how they influence the design and assessment of programmes. Additionally learners are exposed to principles and practice of constructively aligning assessment with learning outcomes.

Reflective Practice and Development (5 Credits) Taught by Tricia Harris and Rob McKenna (the Programme Director for the CTE Online) helps learners determine how their own philosophies of education and training impact their pedagogy. They also learn how to become reflective and evaluative practitioners by understanding the reflective and on-going process of their own learning and development as a trainer and/or educator. We also introduce mindfulness for reflective practice and digital reflection. Pedagogical Practice (5 Credits) Which will be taught by Alice Childs the chief Learning Technologist in Griffith Online, offers learners opportunities to understand when and how to apply a wide range of teaching and training methods and techniques suitable to the needs of student groups.

Learners develop diagnostic and creative skills which allow them apply appropriate and relevant teaching and training supports and techniques.

The Centre for Promoting Academic Excellence in Griffith College has been running a 20 credit level 9 Special Purpose Award in Training and Education for six years. It is accredited as an embedded award leading to a Masters in Training and Education should you wish to continue studying with us in Griffith’s Centre for Promoting Academic Excellence. Career progression Qualifications in education are becoming increasingly sought after by employers of trainers and lecturers, and in some cases are becoming mandatory. This Special Purpose Award prepares the graduate with the skills necessary for employment and career progression.

It is also a starting point for further study with the Postgraduate Diploma a natural next step and the Masters Course content – Assessment and Programme Design – Reflective Practice and Development – Pedagogical Practice Special Purpose Postgraduate Award in Training and Education Validation: QQI Framework Level: Level 9 Special Purpose Award (20 ECTS credits) Requirements: Level 8 degree in any discipline, 20 hours teaching or training experience (5 of which must be during the course of the programme) Duration: 1 semester (September – January), block release basis – one weekend per month - or online; (March - June) online only.

136 137 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Music & Drama Ruth McGill, Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education, One of the principal actors in ‘Dubliners’ in the Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012. “The environment is one of energy and focus, with really passionate teachers with so much knowledge. Currently I’m a music teacher, I’m combining that with my acting career.” Courses Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education Certificate in Drama Education (LSMD Licentiate Diploma) – 40 Credits Certificate in Drama Performance (LSMD Associate Diploma) – 20 Credits Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education Certificate in Music Teaching (LSMD Licentiate Diploma) – 40 Credits Certificate in Musicianship (LSMD Associate Diploma) – 20 Credits Leinster School of Music & Drama These programmes are recognised by QQI and are on the National Framework for Award Standards, level 8.

These programmes do not lead to recognition by the Teaching Council. (Candidates may be individually assessed by the Teaching Council- Please check the Teaching Council website for their particular requirements www.teachingcouncil.ie).

138 139 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Music & Drama Leinster School of Music and Drama Music & Drama Music* Drama* Higher Diploma in Arts - Level 8 STUDENTS MUST FULFILL ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 1. A primary degree in music 2. A primary degree in an unrelated discipline + Grade 8 practical music +Grade 6 in music theory STUDENTS MUST FULFILL ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 1. A primary degree in a drama related field 2. A primary degree in an unrelated discipline + Grade 10 in Speech and Drama from the LSMD, or an approved substitute Certificate (LSMD Licentiate Diploma) - 40 Credits Grade 10 in Drama from LSMD or an approved substitute Certificate (LSMD Associate Diploma) - 20 Credits The Leinster School of Music and Drama (LSMD) was founded in 1904 to promote education and teaching in the arts in Ireland.

In 1998, the LSMD relocated to Griffith College Dublin becoming a fully owned constituent school of the College. Internationally recognised qualification LSMD programmes are fully accredited by QQI making them internationally recognised accredited qualifications. These are the only Higher Diplomas in the country offering specialised music and drama education qualifications.

Highly qualified teaching staff Several members of the current teaching staff are firmly established in the performance arena. This experience, combined with their depth of teaching knowledge, enhances the unique learning experience offered by the School. University style facilities – Extensive music library with music texts, sheet music, CDs and access to the online catalogue. The drama library has been accumulated over several decades and includes numerous plays, literature, drama theory and educational texts. – Performance oriented facilities, including a 600 seater concert hall.

– Fully equipped studios with the latest industry- standard music software for writing, recording, performing, editing, mixing and composing music.

Online learning support Study and practice facilities in Dublin are open seven days a week, with unlimited access to online learning and search facilities which allow students to access lecture material and take part in discussions with class colleagues and lecturers. A range of study options are available to you. – Full-time and part-time modes. – The choice of evening or morning lectures, combined with block release.

– The possibility to take the programme in three stages under the QQI Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects (ACCS) scheme. LSMD Entry Requirements *Applicants with relevant experiential learning will also be considered for all LSMD courses through the colleges APL/APEL policy. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss 01 415 0415 or admissions@griffith.ie .

140 141 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Music & Drama Certificate in Drama Education (LSMD Licentiate Diploma) – 40 Credits About the course This programme is designed for the contemporary practitioner in drama education, whether teaching in a school or running a practice or studio.

It is intended that this programme will provide a path for the progression of drama students to become teachers, as well as a professional development opportunity to revitalise the practices of existing drama teachers. In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of schools operating countrywide in this field. Parents continue to look for specialist classes in speech, drama, dance, communication and public speaking beyond the specified curriculum.

The key abilities which will contribute to successful individual participation on the programme have been identified as: a high level of drama performance skills; a thorough knowledge of drama theory; creativity in drama education; an ability to understand theoretical concepts in education; excellent communication skills; a genuine desire to nurture and develop drama skills among learners of all ages and abilities; an openness to new ideas; and an ability to challenge and interrogate conventional methods. The programme will be delivered by LSMD lecturers in the fields of education, psychology, storytelling, writing, directing, mime, dance, acting and voice.

The teaching strategies employed will seek, by example, to encourage practices, which will disseminate artistic and creative initiatives, and require the students to instigate and develop their own ideas and reflect on the processes involved.

Core subjects Pedagogy and Teaching Practice 15 Credits Psychology of Teaching and Learning 10 Credits Professional Practice 5 Credits Preparing the Performer 10 Credits Application of the Creative Process 10 Credits The Creative Process 10 Credits Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year (Students may opt to complete other progression routes in subsequent years) Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI Certificate in Drama Performance (LSMD Associate Diploma) – 20 Credits About the course Students on this programme take four subjects from the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education Programme, allowing them to concentrate on acquiring a specific subset of drama teaching skills and knowledge.

Modules in this programme are certified under QQI’s Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects scheme (ACCS).

This programme is of one year’s duration. The programme will be delivered as a day or evening programme (two days per week over two semesters). Students on this programme will be also required to participate in Teaching Practice. Students will be required to undertake 3 hours Teaching Practice per week for the duration of the programme. Further study Students may progress from this programme to take the full Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education programme. Core subjects Preparing the Performer 10 Credits The Creative Process 10 Credits Pedagogy and Teaching Practice 15 Credits Professional Practice 5 Credits 40 Credits – QQI Level 8 + Licentiate of the LSMD (LLSMD) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year.

Students may opt to complete other progression routes in subsequent years. Validated by: QQI + LSMD About the course Students on this programme take two performance modules from the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education Programme, allowing them to concentrate on developing their performance skills at a high level, with a view to progressing on to a drama teaching qualification.

Modules in this programme are certified under QQI’s Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects scheme (ACCS). This programme is of one year’s duration. The programme will be delivered as a day or evening programme (one day per week over two semesters). Further study Students may progress from this programme to take further modules under QQI’s ACCS scheme eg. 40 Credits Certificate in Drama Teaching/ Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education. Core subjects Preparing the Performer 10 Credits The Creative Process 10 Credits 20 Credits – QQI Level 8 + Associate of the LSMD (ALSMD) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year.

Students may opt to complete other progression routes in subsequent years.

142 143 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Music & Drama Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education About the course Students on this programme take two modules from the Higher Diploma programme, allowing them to acquire a specific subset of music teaching skills and knowledge. Modules in this programme are certified under QQI’s Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects scheme (ACCS). This programme is of one year’s duration. The programme will be delivered as a day or evening programme (one morning or one evening per week over 24 weeks).

Further study Students may progress from this programme to take further modules under QQI’s ACCS scheme.

For example, the 40 credits Certificate in Music Teaching or the Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education. Core subjects Performance Education 10 Credits Composition and Musicianship Skills 10 Credits Certificate in Music Teaching (LSMD Licentiate Diploma) – 40 Credits Certificate in Musicianship (LSMD Associate Diploma) – 20 Credits 20 Credits – QQI + Associate Diploma of the LSMD (ALSMD) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year. Students may opt to complete other progression routes in subsequent years. Validated by QQI + LSMD About the course Students on this programme take four modules from the Higher Diploma programme, allowing them to concentrate on acquiring a specific subset of music teaching skills and knowledge.

Modules in this programme are certified under QQI’s Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects scheme (ACCS). This programme is of one year’s duration. The programme will be delivered as a day or evening programme (two days per week over two semesters). The students on this programme will also participate in Teaching Practice. Students will be required to undertake 3 hours Teaching Practice per week for the duration of the programme.

Further study Students may progress from this programme to take the full Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education. Core subjects Pedagogy and Teaching Practice 20 Credits Professional Practice 5 Credits Performance Education 5 Credits Composition and Musicianship Skills 10 Credits 40 Credits – QQI + Licentiate Diploma of the LSMD (LLSMD) Apply Direct: Griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year. Students may opt to complete other progression routes in subsequent years. Validated by QQI + LSMD Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie Course Duration: 1 Year. Students may opt to complete other progression routes in subsequent years.

Award Level: Level 8 Validated by QQI About the course This programme is designed for the contemporary practitioner in music education, whether teaching in a school or running a practice or studio. In today’s society, a career in music education requires a broad range of disparate skills: a high level of mastery in performance; a thorough knowledge of music theory; an understanding of the psychology of music teaching and learning; and a practical working knowledge of music technology. Furthermore, music teachers require skills in management, business and arts organisation, as their work often takes them outside of the classroom through organising concerts, competitions and shows.

The programme recognises that music education has to be relevant to young and mature learners, and to their ethnic culture, life experience and the popular culture to which they are exposed. To this end, the programme will facilitate and encourage performance and teaching in several genres – classical, traditional, non-Western, jazz and popular music. Successful graduates will be awarded a Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education at QQI Level 8. Students will also be required to undertake 3 hours Teaching Practice per week for the duration of the programme.

Core subjects Pedagogy and Teaching Placement 20 Credits Psychology of Teaching and Learning 10 Credits Professional Practice 5 Credits Preformance Education 10 Credits Music Technology 5 Credits Composition and Musicianship Skills 10 Credits

144 145 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Pharmaceutical Science Innopharma Labs is an Education, Research and Technology solution provider to the Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors. Established in 2009, based on an extensive network of manufacturing, scientific and business experience, it provides a unique set of skills to effectively transition into roles in these highly significant industries.

All Griffith Innopharma programmes lead to accredited awards with each programme providing strong scientific content, practical application, business context and professional development.

With 19 of the world’s top 20 pharma companies in Ireland and 5 out of 8 of the world’s top selling drugs produced in Ireland, it is the largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals. This is an area of huge growth and development in the future. Best Bits of Griffith Pharmaceutical Science Courses Special Purpose Certificate in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics* BA (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Business Operations* MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology* BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations Certificate in Pharmaceutical Data Analysis Pharmaceutical Science The Griffith Innopharma Labs Faculty of Science represents a collaboration between Griffith College and Innopharma Labs to provide accredited higher education qualifications in Pharmaceutical Science.

146 147 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Pharmaceutical Science About the course This programme will focus on topics such as Pharmaceutical Processes, Production and Quality Systems, Emerging Trends, Data Analysis, Management and Visualisation. A substantial focus of the programme will also develop the professional skills of the graduate to enhance their future career opportunities through development of their CVs, interview skills, and their networking, presentation and communication skills. Online learning and support will be provided through the use of Moodle. Participants who are unable to attend a particular module can obtain the information online if required.

Participants who return to work during the duration of the course can avail of the online option to complete the lectures and sit the final exams. Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement. Progression Options are available and will depend on the academic requirements and the career choice of the learner. Careers Potential Roles include; - Manufacturing Supervisor / Manager, Data Analyst, Business Improvement Specialist - Lean and Six Sigma, Business Analyst, Project Co-ordinator Course Entry Requirements The primary target audience is those with a minimum qualification of degree at NFQ Level 8 or higher in Science, Computing, Engineering or a related discipline.

Course Content – Process, Production & Pharmaceutical Quality – 21st Century Dynamics & Emerging Trends – Pharmaceutical Data Management & Analysis – Data Visualisation Level 9 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics * This is a two semester programme delivered 2 days per week Award Level: Level 9 Validated by *subject to validation: Available through Springboard My background was in Technical/Engineering manufacturing support. I thought the course was excellent and well organised, the teachers and staff were continuously helpful and the content was excellent and extremely industry focused.

I found it was insightful from the regulatory side of the Pharmaceutical business and it helped me understand the need and reasons why this business needs employees with this specific skill set. I have now completed the Level 7 BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations and I have started working in Pfizer Bio pharm GC as a process technician in a harvesting process environment. Dermot Dodd

148 149 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Pharmaceutical Science About the course This programme will focus on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Distribution, Quality Management Systems, Strategic Management, Clinical Research Co-ordination, Project Planning and Finance, and Professional and Technical Communication.

A substantial focus of the programme will also develop the professional skills of the graduate to enhance their future career opportunities through development of their CVs, interview skills, and their networking, presentation and communication skills.

Online learning and support will be provided through the use of Moodle. Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement. Progression The option for further study upon successful completion of this course is the MSc in Pharmaceutical Business Operations & Technology. Careers Potential Roles include; Manufacturing Supervisor / Manager, Supply Chain Planner, Clinical Trials Co- ordinator, Business - Lean and Six Sigma, Compliance Specialist, Process Improvement Specialist, Project Co-ordinator, Pharmaceutical Operations Course Entry Requirements The primary target audience are those with a minimum qualification of Certificate at NFQ Level 7 or higher in Science, Engineering or Quality Discipline.

Course Content – Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems – Clinical Research – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Distribution – Project Planning & Finance – Strategic Management – Professional & Technical Communications Level 8 BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations* This is a two semester programme delivered 2 evenings per week and 2 Saturdays per month Award Level: Level 8 Validated by *subject to validation: Also available through Springboard About the course This programme will focus on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Processes and Production, Pharmaceutical Business Introduction & Technology transfer, Emerging trends in the industry, the implementation of Operational Excellence (Lean & Six Sigma), Legal Regulatory & Financial aspects of the Pharmaceutical industry, Data Analytics, Strategic Thinking and Leadership development and Professional Skills.

Online learning and support will be provided through the use of Moodle. Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement. Careers Potential Roles include; Business Operations Supervisor / Manager, Clinical Trials Co-ordinator / Manager, Quality Supervisor / Manager, Compliance Specialist / Manager, New Business Introduction Specialist / Manager, Business Improvement Specialist - Lean and Six Sigma , Project Co-ordinator / Manager, Technology Specialist / Manager Course Entry Requirements The primary target audience are those with a minimum qualification of higher degree (minimum 2.2 or higher) at NFQ Level 8 or higher in Science, Engineering or Quality Discipline.

Course Content – Process, Production & Pharmaceutical Quality – 21st Century Dynamics & Emerging Trends – Regulatory Landscape of Pharmaceutical Business – Clinical Research Management – Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer – Strategy, Leadership & the Culture of Innovation – Operational Excellence & the Science of Innovation – Research Methods – Dissertation MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology * This is a three semester programme delivered 2 evenings per week and 2 Saturdays per month Award Level: Level 9- (after 2 semesters students can achieve a postgraduate diploma) Validated by *subject to validation: Also available through Springboard

150 151 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Pharmaceutical Science About the course This programme focuses on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Business, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Data Analysis, Business Improvement (Lean Sigma), Clinical Research Coordination, Data Processing and Project Co-ordination. The programme also develops the professional skills of the graduate to enhance their future career opportunities through development of their CV, and related interview, networking, presentation and communication skills.

Online learning and support will be provided through the use of Moodle.

Participants who are unable to attend a particular module can obtain the information online if required. Extensive Coaching & Mentorship workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement. Progression The option for further study upon successful completion of this course is the Level 8 in Pharmaceutical Business Operations. Careers Potential Roles include: Manufacturing Supervisor/Manager, Compliance Specialists, Business Improvement Specialist, Quality Assurance, Clinical Trial Coordination, Data Specialist, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Reporting Analyst Course entry requirements The primary target audience is those with a minimum qualification of Certificate at NFQ Level 6 or higher in Science or a related discipline.

Course content – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – Pharmaceutical Business – Business Improvement - Lean Sigma – Regulatory Affairs & Validation – Data Analysis & Control – Systems Clinical Research Co-Ordination, – Professional Skills Development Level 7 BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations Course Duration: This two semester programme will be delivered part- time over a nine month period. Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI About the course The programme focuses on the core competencies of Data Analysis, Clinical Research Co-ordination, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Lean Sigma for Big Data and Continuous Quality Improvement.

The programme also develops the professional skills of the graduates to enhance their future career opportunities through development of their CVs, and related interview, networking, presentation and communication skills.

Online learning and support are provided through the use of Moodle. Participants who are unable to attend a particular module can obtain the information online if required. Participants who take up employment during the course can still complete the course and sit the final examinations. Extensive Coaching and Mentoring workshops are provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement. Progression Options are available and will depend on the academic requirements and the career choice of the learner. Careers Data Specialist , Data Analyst, Clinical Trial Co- ordinator, Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Analyst, Reporting Analyst, Manufacturing Supervisor/ Manager, Compliance Specialist Course Entry Requirements The target audience is those holding certificate qualifications at NFQ level 6 or above in science, engineering, computing, quality or related disciplines.

Course content – Data Analysis & Process Analytics – Data Architecture & Control Systems – Statistics for Data Analysis Data Visualisation – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – Lean Six Sigma for Big Data – Clinical Research Co-Ordination – Manufacturing Process Analytical Technologies – Professional Skills Development – Readiness for Work Level 7 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Data Analysis Course Duration: This 2 semester programme will be delivered part- time 2 days per week Award Level: Level 7 Validated by QQI This programme is available through Springboard

152 153 Griffith College www.griffith.ie The Best Bits of Griffith Short Courses Short Courses Excellent Lecturers - All our lecturers are highly qualified and have practical experience in their respective fields Relevant and up-to-date courses, designed to meet industry needs and student expectations A wide range of courses to up-skill in your current role or re-skill for new opportunities Established academic reputation since 1974 and Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick Dublin campus at South Circular Road on a seven acre site just minutes from St.

Stephen’s Green Full library facilities: Griffith College library is a subscriber to numerous databases in order to offer you the best research resources, including computing, photocopying and printing facilities Full Quality Assurance Free On-Campus car parking Restaurant and Bar on campus Best Bits of Griffith Short Courses Griffith College Short Courses Department offers a wide range of professional industry standard courses designed to up-skill you in your current role or re-skill you for new job opportunities. Our courses are delivered on a part-time basis at Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels.

We also provide customised daytime training to meet the particular needs of corporate clients.

All our training is carried out to the highest professional standards and we consistently achieve top grade customer satisfaction ratings. Our mission is to create a stimulating and rewarding learning environment, imparting modern thinking and techniques, and empowering you to progress and develop through lifelong learning in your career and chosen field of study.

154 155 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses Short Courses Customised Training Griffith College Short Courses offer a wide range of computer and soft-skills training courses. We can provide customised one- to-one training or training to meet the particular needs of corporate groups.

Training is delivered by high quality and friendly lecturers. We place the upmost importance on our lecturers’ professional qualifications and industry experience. We can provide training either at Griffith College or at client’s own premises when suitable facilities are available. Griffith adopts a systematic approach to the delivery of customised training. Typically this involves the following: – Identification of trainee profiles and specific training needs – Determination of desired learning outcomes / skills levels required – Course design covering topic selection, delivery methods and materials – Course delivery maximising trainee participation and learning – Monitoring of learning progress and attention to focus on any learning gaps – Post-training assessment of attainment of learning outcomes Our training systems have proven very successful over the years, with many repeat clients Why choose Customised Training? – We can offer tailored courses to suit specific business needs – Courses can be scheduled around individual and department schedules – Reduced fees for groups – Training Needs Analysis – Up-skill and invest in your staff’s potential – Generate higher morale and performance benefits for your company Please contact us if you would like to discuss any customised training requirements you may have: shortcourses@griffith.ie / +353 1 415 0415.

Lifelong Learning Griffith College Short Courses have developed a suite of lifelong learning modules which are an ideal introduction to a wide range of subject areas. Over one to two semesters, you will develop an understanding of a particular area of business, computing, design, media or law. And upon successful completion, you have the option to continue your studies on a full or part-time academic programme. Our lifelong learning courses offer a wide range of benefits: – Progression opportunities onto a full or part- time academic course in that subject area – Lecturers with industry experience and a track record of delivering exceptional results – Participants who successfully complete these modules may be eligible for advanced entry to other courses at Griffith College Please contact us if you would like to receive further infromation: shortcourses@griffith.ie / +353 1 415 0415.

Part-time Evening & Daytime Courses Business – Diploma in Marketing Management – Diploma in Human Resource Management – Diploma in Business Management – Diploma in Leadership Skills – Certificate in Online Marketing and Digital Strategy – Diploma in Online Marketing and Digital Strategy – Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers – Diploma in Credit Management & Debt Collection – Diploma in Investment Operations & Compliance – Diploma in Project Management – Prince2 Project Management – Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment and Trading – Business Analysis Foundation – Certificate in Administration and Office Skills – Certificate in International Hospitality Management Counselling – Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices – BA in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices – BA in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies – BA in Counselling Skills and Youth Studies Desktop Publishing – Certificate in Desktop Publishing – Diploma in Desktop Publishing Web Design & Development – Certificate in Web Page Design & Development – Diploma in Dynamic Web Applications AutoCAD/Computer Aided Design – Computer Aided Design AutoCAD 2D - Introduction – Computer Aided Design AutoCAD 2D - Advanced – Computer Aided Design AutoCAD 3D - Advanced Design – Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design – Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design – Lectra Modaris Model V6 - CAD Pattern Drafting For Fashion Design Law – Diploma in Insolvency Law Computing – PC Maintenance & Repair – CompTIA A+ – CompTIA Network+ – CompTIA Security+ – Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – ITIL Service Management Foundation – Microsoft Word – Microsoft Excel – Microsoft Access – Microsoft PowerPoint – Microsoft Outlook Personal Development – Effective Public Speaking – Introduction to Genealogy – Family History – Occupational First Aid – Occupational First Aid Refresher

156 157 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course Participants who want to prepare themselves for the fast-paced and exciting discipline of marketing will receive a highly regarded and recognised qualification. – Provides necessary skills and knowledge in the marketing of products and services for both consumer and industrial sectors – Explores the relationship between the organisations’ strategy, its culture and communications policy within the business environment. – Gain a practical understanding of all the key digital marketing channels.

For whom This course is suitable for aspiring or newly appointed managers and those with a keen interest in marketing.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Course content – Business Management – Information Technology Skills – Marketing – Digital Marketing Diploma in Marketing Management Validated by The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 24 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.15pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course This course will provide you with the appropriate skills and knowledge essential for effective Human Resource Management.

It explores the relationship between an organisation’s strategy, its culture and its HRM policies and procedures.

– Introduction to the main Human Resource Management theories – Provides conceptual and practical learning skills – Encourages students to draw on their own experience which will help to develop a clear understanding of Human Resource Management For whom This course is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue a career in HRM and also for newly appointed managers or team leaders. Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken.

Course content – Business Management – Human Resource Management – Legal Aspects of Business – Organisational Behaviour Diploma in Human Resource Management Validated by The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 24 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.15pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online “I chose to do the course as I work in sales and the course modules dealt with all aspects of business such as bringing a product to market and making sure it sells when it is there. The interaction with my classmates throughout the course was brilliant, and I learned a lot from their own experiences.

I am very happy with my decision to study at Griffith. It is an excellent College with brilliant lecturers who have extensive experience in business. I have progressed on to the Business Degree and as a result of completing the Diploma I have gained exemptions, which has greatly lightened the work load.” “The course offers a lot of practical elements, demonstrating how to apply various techniques in the workplace and this is what I most enjoyed about the programme. The lecturers were extremely helpful throughout my studies and this made the course a lot more enjoyable.” Student Profile Liam Heavey Student Profile Elaine Kelly

158 159 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course This course provides students with an in-depth exploration of the leadership role within an organisation and the important skills which a leader needs in order to successfully juggle the demands of team, task and the individual. – Builds on student’s strengths and designs action plans for addressing areas of development – It enables students to appreciate what employees expect and want from their leader – Students learn to network, build their profile and be persuasive in their presentations to others For whom This course is designed for either aspiring, new or experienced managers, supervisors and team leaders who want to learn the skills to improve employees’ motivation, enhance their commitment and increase return on investment.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. Diploma in Leadership Skills Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 14 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course Increasing competition in the market place calls for a greater degree of ability and professionalism on the part of all managers.

The structure of the course ensures that participants are able to develop their academic knowledge and practical management skills. – Provides a practical grounding in management skills – Effectively develop interpersonal and team building skills – Develop basic skills and knowledge required to undertake analysis of both internal and external business environments For whom This course is suited to the aspiring or newly appointed manager, the team leader, the self-employed and those interested in enhancing personal performance. Entry requirements Mature Students - Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year.

Under 23 Years - 2 higher level C3’s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Course content – Business Management – Accounting Information for Managers – Information Technology Skills – Legal Aspects of Business Diploma in Business Management Validated by The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 24 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.15pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course Project management is a methodology that includes the process and activity of planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources, to achieve specific business goals.

Project management is the preferred method for the delivery of business change and capital investment.

– Enable the individual to understand the role of the project leader, project sponsor and manage the client expectations. – Understand how to use the project management process, prepare a project plan, assess the finance needs and manage project resources – Develops the individual’s skill in monitoring, communicating, risk assessment and controlling a project in order to achieve successful project outcomes For Whom This course is designed specifically for project managers, project team members and professional management who will benefit from the modular based principles of project management when faced with the dynamics of the competitive business environment.

Entry requirements Mature Students - If you are 23 years from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form. Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Diploma in Project Management Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/ apply-online

160 161 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course The course introduces the capital markets and explains how to evaluate investment opportunities and obtain and interpret financial data. It explains the various options available to investors and traders today and also considers investor psychology, tax and financial planning, derivatives and risk management. – An understanding of major asset classes, their respective characteristics and relationships with one another. A familiarity with financial history, investment return expectations and the lessonsrecently learned – A deep understanding of Bond, Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange markets and a familiarity with Commodities, Property and Alternative Investments.

How best to obtain and interpret fundamentals and technical financial data – An understanding of investment products, vehicles and portfolio management services available today and of Trading, Risk, Trading Methodologies and Execution For whom This course appeals to a wide range of individuals interested in capital markets, investment and or trading including graduates, fund accountants, fund adminis- trators, portfolio and relationship managers, investors and traders, banking or financial services employees, shareholders and Plc employees.

Entry requirements Applicants must meet the same entry requirements as for the Diploma in Credit Management & Debt Collection. Diploma in Capital Markets Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 10 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.15pm – 8.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course This course provides participants with an in-depth exploration of the credit management role within organisations. The aim of this course is to develop a systematic approach to credit from start to finish through implementing a clear credit policy and developing communications models.

– Develop credit managers to motivate staff and manage their performance through effective leadership increase productivity and retention rates – Give a clear understanding of accounting concepts and the application of that knowledge in creating risk models to assess a customer’s credit worthiness – The importance of working with other departments and help to develop a “Right First Time” model for your business and an overview of the legal process for debt collection For whom This course is a structured course that has been formulated specifically for those in Credit roles or aspir- ing Credit Managers in the workplace.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. Diploma in Credit Management & Debt Collection Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 15 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course Industry based digital marketing course that teaches all the key digital marketing channels for professionals looking to develop a comprehensive digital marketing strategy – Gain a practical understanding of all the key digital marketing channels – Learn how to build a digital content strategy for your online presence – Develop a real life digital marketing plan For whom The course is aimed at those looking to build an effective online presence, and will be of interest particularly to those who own a business or manage a corporate website.

It will also be of interest to those who are involved in online and offline advertising, marketing, digital production or public relations Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. . Certificate in Online Marketing & Digital Strategy Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course Industry led practical digital marketing course that builds on the certificate in Online Marketing and Digital Strategy in a hands-on week by week digital marketing environment.

– Develop a week-by-week digital strategy for a business – Hands on practical implementation of all key digital channels – Develop a social and digital editorial programme for all your key customer personas For whom This course will be of interest to marketers, communication and sales professionals, as well as designers, IT professionals, and owner managed businesses who need to gain a greater understanding of how to use digital and social media tools, channels and platforms to communicate, engage and acquire customers online.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January of this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken.

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office and must complete the Certificate in Online Marketing & Digital Strategy. Diploma in Online Marketing & Digital Strategy Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online

162 163 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course This course has been specifically designed to develop both practical administration and office skills, which are important in today’s modern business environment. Participants will gain practical experience in using the most commonly used MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Outlook. – Provides you with real-world skills to get started in a career as an administrative professional. – Educates and trains students about the dynamic business and office environment and provides in-depth exposure of the technologies required for today’s office.

– The work in an office ranges from clerical to administrative functions which make the job of an administrative professional a much relied on position. For whom This course is suited to participants who wish to obtain the skills and knowledge required to work efficiently and effectively in a busy office environment Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 5 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language). All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office and File Management.

Certificate in Administration & Office Skills Validated by: City & Guilds and Griffith College Dublin (C&G, GCD) Duration: 26 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course Students will be shown the techniques used to create and edit complex publications using industry standard software applications. They will also be shown how to prepare publications for submission to commercial printers.

– Learn to produce advanced dynamic compositions using the Adobe Creative Suite – Challenge yourself with leading-edge design to maximize your portfolio. – Take your project from concept to design through to print production For whom The course is aimed at people who are looking to further develop their skills in the Graphic Design/ DTP area for professional or personal reasons. These people might be interested in learning the various Graphic Design/DTP packages for the purposes of starting out in a new career or extending their hobby in photography or digital printing.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 5 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken.

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office and must complete the Certificate in Desktop Publishing. Diploma in Desktop Publishing Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 16 Weeks x 1 Evenings (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course The certificate in desktop publishing teaches learners the skills and graphic design principles that will enable students to create industry standard web and print documents using the Adobe Creative Suite; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign & Adobe Acrobat.

– A student centered active learning environment ensures that the practical design skills required for high quality publications can be integrated with the individual needs – The structure of the course is practically orientated For whom The course assumes no previous knowledge of the software. It aims to enable delegates to be able to produce a broad range of documents including newsletters, product leaflets, adverts, posters and sales material for either internal use or for commercial printing. At the end of the course participants will have a good knowledge of the various tools and features.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 5 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Certificate in Desktop Publishing Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 10 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm - 9.00pm) or Daytime x 5 Saturdays (9.30am - 3.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online

164 165 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course This course teaches participants how to build dynamic web applications in a structured environment using taught classes, supervised labs and a combined continual assessment of labs, exams and project based accreditation – Teaches cutting edge responsive design techniques; Bootstrap Responsive Framework, HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL – Provides students with the skillset required to manipulate the DOM using JavaScript – Demonstrates how to use PHP scripting language to dynamically create interactive web pages which allows user input as well as reading and writing data to and from a MySQL database.

For Whom The course is aimed at those who want to gain an understanding of how to design, build and deploy dynamic and interactive web applications. It is suitable for those with some Xhtml/HTML experience and also those who come from a design background who wish to learn web-programming skills. Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January of this year Under 23 Years – 2 higher level C3s and 4 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken.

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office and must complete the Certificate in Web Design & Development. Diploma in Dynamic Web Applications Development About the course The course teaches cutting edge responsive design techniques; HTML 5, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop, from project inception to completion – Students will build their own multi-page website – Project Based Student-Centred Learning Approach – Students learn new concepts and apply lessons by planning, designing, producing, collaborating on, and evaluating a project.

For Whom Any individuals wishing to develop a web-site including, professional designers familiar with DTP or Graphics software needing to get to grips with this powerful web design tool. Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years – 5 ordinary level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language which can be English, Irish or a modern language) or equivalent exam taken. All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Certificate in Web Design & Development Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 10 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm – 9.00pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online Validated by: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Duration: 20 Weeks x 1 Evenings (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course AutoCAD Level 2 is ideal if you have some experience in computing, perhaps in manufacturing or engineering design, and want to increase your knowledge and skills and progress in your career.

For whom This unit aims to equip candidates with the basic understanding and principles of the 2D drawing environment, in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings. It will explore the typical composition of a CAD system and health and safety matters that are associated with safe working practices. Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January of this year Under 23 Years - 5 Ordinary Level Grade D3s or above in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language) or equivalent exam taken All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office & File Management.

About the course Level 3 is ideal if you’ve a background in computing and design and you may have worked in manufacturing or engineering design for some time. You want to develop specialist 2D design skills to help you move on in your career. For whom This unit aims to cover a wide range of 2D drawing and editing commands and routines to aid the application and modification of the CAD software. The learner will become familiar with the necessary techniques required to produce and edit drawings of medium complexity and prepare the drawings for output to hard copy. Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January of this year Under 23 Years - 5 Ordinary Level Grade D3s or above in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language) or equivalent exam taken All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office, File Management and previous AutoCAD experience.

About the course Level 3 is ideal if you’ve a background in computing and design and you may have worked in manufacturing or engineering design for some time. You want to develop specialist 3D design skills to help you move on in your career. For whom This unit aims to allow learners to develop the ability to apply the drafting procedures required to create and modify existing 3D objects, either surfaces or solids, at any position within the three dimensional space.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January of this year Under 23 Years - 5 Ordinary Level Grade D3s or above in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language) or equivalent exam taken All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office, File Management and previous AutoCAD experience. 2D AutoCAD 7689-02 Level 2 2D AutoCAD 7689-05 Level 3 3D AutoCAD 7689-06 Level 3 Validated by City and Guilds Duration: 12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/ apply-online Validated by City and Guilds Duration: 12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/ apply-online Validated by City and Guilds Duration: 12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/ apply-online

166 167 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course The aim of this course is to provide participants with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of the main components of a modern computer – Prepares students for a career as an entry-level PC maintenance and repair technician – Introduction to hardware components of the PC and basic hardware component replacement – Introduction to installation and configuration of PC operating systems For whom Participants with an interest in managing a small network or wishing to set up a small home network Entry requirements Open entry to participants who have an interest in studying the field of Computing PC Maintenance & Repair Validated by GCD Duration: 3 Days (9.30am-3.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course CompTIA A + certification training validates the knowledge and skills of Computer Service Technicians – The course covers mobile devices, tablets, laptops, desktops – CompTIA A+ confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking – The course also covers topics such as security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism For whom The A+ certification is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in working in IT configuring, upgrading and supporting PCs in the workplace Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years - 5 Ordinary Level Grade D3s or above in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to a language) or equivalent exam taken.

No formal qualification in computing is required for entry to the course, although prospective participants should be familiar with basic computing concepts and troubleshooting a computer. CompTIA A+ Validated by GCD Duration: 10 Days (9.30am-3.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of IT and networking professionals – Teaches essential skills such as install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

– The course includes many topics that help the participants to understand the concepts of networking.

For whom CompTIA Network+ certification is designed to start or advance your Networking career. Some participants, having gained a basic knowledge of computing through other training, will choose this track to enhance their knowledge by going beyond the use of a basic PC. Network+ is a popular track with individuals looking to become Network Administrators and those individuals looking to validate knowledge of networking by becoming certified.

Entry requirements Mature Students – Direct entry if you are 23 years from the 1st January this year Under 23 Years - 5 Ordinary Level, Grade D3s or above in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include a language) or equivalent exam taken. Successful completion of CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA Network+ Validated by GCD Duration: 10 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.00pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online About the course The Cisco CCNA network associate certification aims to validate the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a Wide Area Network – The course is delivered using high-quality network simulation software that allows students to design and test complex computer networks in a classroom setting – It teaches students using the latest networking technologies, including IPv6 For whom CCNA is designed for students with advanced problem- solving and analytical skills or for working professionals who would like to advance their careers or gain certification to validate knowledge of CISCO products.

Entry requirements Successful completion of the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications.

Familiar with IT systems with an emphasis on network troubleshooting. CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Validated by GCD Duration: 18 Weeks (Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply- online

168 169 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Short Courses About the course The Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice will provide participants with an understanding and practical application of counselling within an Irish context. It serves as an excellent introduction to the area of counselling, and teaches general counselling skills that will benefit people in both their personal and professional lives.

The certificate is part of the degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and those who complete it will achieve accreditation from QQI. This certificate in counselling is available in Dublin, Limerick & Cork.

– Practical course that can be used in a variety of areas – Part of the degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Accredited by QQI with 10 ects credits attached. The Certificate covers the follow modules/topics; – Counselling skill and practice – Working with individuals and groups – Theoretical approaches to counselling – Communications in a counselling environment – Therapeutic interventions For whom This part-time course is designed for those who have little or no professional experience but wish to extend their knowledge of interpersonal and counselling skills prior to undertaking more advanced educational training in counselling at Degree level.

It is also for healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, managers, customer services, sports coaches and others who wish to increase their interpersonal counselling skills and apply them within their personal or professional daily lives.

Entry requirements Open to all who have an interest in Counselling and Psychotherapy and how it can help when working with people. This course is delivered by Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and will take place in Griffith College Dublin. Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice Validation: QQI Requirements: Open entry to participants who have an interest in studying the field of Counselling Duration: 10 Weeks x 1 Evenings (6.00pm – 10.00pm) Apply Direct: www.griffith.ie/apply-online About the course The BA Degree in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies is one of the leading academically based professional programmes for those wishing to pursue a career in the field of counselling.

Its uniqueness is related to the fact that it facilitates learners to develop in an integrative manner the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to work within a social and therapeutic model of counselling. This degree in counselling is highly interactive and draws upon a mixture of academic and experiential learning approaches across the programme.

The programme is both innovative and flexible. For those undertaking the degree on a part-time basis, elements of some modules may be delivered through ‘blended learning’. This means that students will engage with some learning through face to face sessions and additional learning will be facilitated through an online learning community, supported by highly qualified lecturers. All students in years two and three must engage in simulated and real practice learning environments. This is considered essential in this domain of practice.

– Meets new national standards for counselling and psychotherapy – Highly interactive covering both practical and theoretical approaches to counselling – Accredited by QQI with 180 credits.

Progression routes at Honours Degree and Masters level. Course Content Ethics & Professional Issues, Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practices 1, Theoretical Perspectives in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Human Development, Research and Inquiry for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Theoretical Perspectives in Therapeutic Engagement in Practice, The Mental Health Continuum, Introduction to Personal Development, Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practices 2, Ethics & Professional Issues, Group Facilitation, Cultural Issues in Professional Practice, Theory of Psychological & Psychometric Assessment, Simulated Experiential Learning, Bereavement, Loss & Grief, Application of Psychological and Psychometric Assessment, Integrative Approaches in Interpersonal Practice, Family & Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Interpersonal Practice, Elective , Theory/Practice Integration, Facilitating Personal Development, Psychodynamic Approaches in Interpersonal Practice, Humanistic Approaches in Interpersonal Practice, Personal Development & Self Caring Practices For whom The BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies is open to all who have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional Counsellor or Psychotherapist working in Ireland Entry requirements Mature Students - If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Leaving Certificate/Under 23 Years of Age: Applicants must have a minimum of 250 points. A minimum of grade D in at least five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination, including Mathematics and a language, is also required. This course is delivered by Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and will take place in Griffith College Dublin.

BA in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies Validation: QQI Duration: 3 Years (Full time & Part time) Part time (26 Weeks x 1 Evenings (6.00pm – 10.00pm) 16 Saturdays 9.30 – 4.00pm) Apply Direct www.griffith.ie/apply- online

170 171 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Griffith Conference Centre Situated in the heart of Dublin, Griffith Conference Centre is a prime purpose- built venue situated along the scenic banks of the Grand Canal, only 2 kilometres from St. Stephen’s Green. The centre has been custom designed to provide the finest state-of-the-art facilities and the perfect environment for a successful and productive event.

Griffith Conference Centre enjoys the convenience of a self-contained campus, complete with a restaurant, bar and catering facilities.

Our Conference Centre is designed for parties of 10 – 600 people, and is fitted with the latest technology including electronic blinds, electronically retractable seating systems, inbuilt PA systems, electronic overhead projectors and screens, air conditioning, retractable partition walls, in-house audio visual services, state-of- the-art lighting and sound systems, as well as a fully serviced catering operation on site. Our rooms vary in size and function, and this flexibility means that we can customise our facilities to match each client’s unique requirements.

Facilities Griffith Conference Centre can offer you venue hire for any of the following events: – Concerts – Exams – Conferences – Launches – Conventions – Lecture Theatre – Ceremonies – Presentations – Exhibitions – Press Events – Filming – Public Meetings Catering Conference Catering facilities are available on-site for your event with a wide variety of menus from finger food to Silver Service dining options.

Our Conference Centre Event Planner will work closely to ensure each client’s unique requirements are met. Menus can be customised to meet each event’s unique needs. Information Our state-of-the-art facilities have attracted an impressive list of clients including corporate associations, public sector bodies, performing artists and government organisations.

If you would like further information about our Conference Centre please contact the Conference Centre Office on: +353 (1) 416 3357 /4163318 or email: griffithconferencecentre@gcd.ie

172 173 Griffith College www.griffith.ie Griffith College Cork Griffith College Limerick Griffith College was first established in Cork in 1999 with the School of Professional Accountancy. In June 2005, Griffith College Cork merged with Skerry’s College. Skerry’s College had been at the forefront of education in Cork since 1884. Griffith College Cork offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses from its city centre campus.

Griffith College Cork runs a variety of both full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as professional programmes in law and accountancy.

GCC distinguishes itself by virtue of its dedicated team of highly qualified lecturers, its professional orientation and its commitment to providing the highest standard of education. Contact Griffith College Cork Wellington Road, Cork Phone: +353 21 450 7027 Fax: +353 21 450 7659 Email: admissions@gcc.ie Web: www.griffith.ie In September 2006 Griffith College Dublin merged with the Mid West Business Institute to form Griffith College Limerick. The Limerick campus provides a wide range of full-time and part-time courses from its state- of-the-art facility in Limerick City Centre. Internationally recognised qualifications are available in Accountancy, Business, Computing, Engineering, Humanities and Hospitality, among others.

Courses range from Level 5 to Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Contact Griffith College Limerick O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City Phone: +353 61 310031/310043 Email: info@gcl.ie Web: www.griffith.ie

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