Surgery

The Human Biology Building is a four-storey
recently opened building with a gross floor
area of 8,200m² housing the disciplines of
Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
and Therapeutics. The purpose of the
building is to provide a facility in which all of
these disciplines are within a research-led
environment and to:
• Deliver core preclinical curricula to Medical
and Health Science students;
• Deliver core curricula to Science,
Biomedical Science and Engineering
students;
• Provide a venue for postgraduate taught
masters degrees;
• Provide a venue for discipline-specific
training in third and forth years.
The building has been designed as a teaching
and research facility with accommodation
including undergraduate teaching
laboratories, research laboratories, offices,
open-plan write-up spaces, meeting rooms,
tiered lecture theatres and other ancillary
facilities. This facility has greatly enhanced
teaching and research across disciplines,
providing our students with access to cuttingedge research and learning opportunities

Engineering Electronic and Computer

This ME is designed as a follow-on to a Level 8 (honours)
degree in Electronic & Computer Engineering or equivalent. It
allows graduates to develop advanced, industry-relevant skills
in a range of topics in Electronic & Computer Engineering,
providing them with a Level 9 qualification that satisfies Engineers
Ireland’s criteria for chartered status. Important information re
the level of the ME qualification and students’ satisfaction of
accreditation requirements is provided on the course website.
Students can choose from a range of transferable skills modules
that enable them to develop skills in business, innovation,
regulatory, and research methods, while also providing options in
advanced mathematical techniques and information technology.
These modules will prepare students for life-long learning and
development in a professional engineering career, either in
industry or in a research environment. Advanced technology
modules provide students with a range of electronic and
computing technology topics designed to complement proposed
research project areas, such as: signal and image processing,
embedded systems, sensor systems for biomedical applications,
communications systems, automotive applications, the internet
of things, and advanced system-on-chip technologies.
Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme will be well qualified to pursue
careers in industry and academic research, and will be equally
comfortable working in the software and hardware industries.
Numerous opportunities exist for graduates of this programme
in industries ranging from large multinationals to indigenous
companies, state bodies, and small businesses. Graduates may
also wish to join or form their own start-up businesses, as many
of our graduates have, successfully, in the past.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second
Class Honours in a Level 8 (or equivalent) degree in a related
discipline from a recognised university or third-level college.
Factors taken into account in determining admission will include
the specific content of the undergraduate degree, the applicant’s
performance and the availability of places.
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Engineering Mechanical

The Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (ME) (60 ECTS Level
9) course follows on from the four-year undergraduate BE
programme in Mechanical Engineering, providing students
with the opportunity to experience and complete advanced
mechanical engineering education and research within the
framework of the academic and professional requirements for
Chartered Engineer status, recognised globally through the
Washington Accord. This course combines advanced taught
modules and transferable skills modules with a significant
research and development project (Semesters 1 and 2). This
development project, which is the capstone of the ME, is
conducted in collaboration with an engineering research or
industry partner and is aligned with active research themes.

Obstetrics

The Human Biology Building is a four-storey
recently opened building with a gross floor
area of 8,200m² housing the disciplines of
Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
and Therapeutics. The purpose of the
building is to provide a facility in which all of
these disciplines are within a research-led
environment and to:
• Deliver core preclinical curricula to Medical
and Health Science students;
• Deliver core curricula to Science,
Biomedical Science and Engineering
students;
• Provide a venue for postgraduate taught
masters degrees;
• Provide a venue for discipline-specific
training in third and forth years.
The building has been designed as a teaching
and research facility with accommodation
including undergraduate teaching
laboratories, research laboratories, offices,
open-plan write-up spaces, meeting rooms,
tiered lecture theatres and other ancillary
facilities. This facility has greatly enhanced
teaching and research across disciplines,
providing our students with access to cuttingedge research and learning opportunitie

Psychology

You will have an opportunity
to develop insights into both
yourself and those around
you. This will promote your
personal development and your
understanding of the human
condition.
• The systematic approach to
problem-solving that you acquire
during the training will stand to you
in your chosen career and means
that graduates of Psychology are
highly sought after across a range
of sectors.
• Graduates of our Joint-Honours
offering can apply to complete
the Higher Diploma in Psychology
(Conversion), which confers
eligibility for graduate membership
of the Psychological Society of
Ireland, the professional body for
psychologists in Ireland.

Public Advocacy and Activism

This is an interdisciplinary programme that combines training in
the practical skills of advocacy and activism with an exploration
of the theories and concepts that inform these fields. No other
programme in Ireland offers students the opportunity to acquire
skills and training in such a breadth of disciplines, including
management, communications, and human rights. By drawing
on the expertise of scholars and practitioners across these
fields, the MA provides the skills crucial for those who wish to
work in organizations that seek to shift attitudes and initiate
change, including those working in community organisations,
international relations, development, labour, rights, health and
the environment.

Rural Futures Planning and Innovation

Rural places and communities, rapidly changing and evolving,
have a complexity on a par with their urban counterparts in terms
of the processes and trends that shape them. Equally, while
particulars of what drives change and development in rural areas
is linked to past and present knowledge, uncertainty about the
future of rural areas, and even more so the ability to plan for the
possible and desired shape of that future, continues to present
a challenge. This programme responds to these challenges
by focusing on how planning and innovation can contribute
to the future of rural areas. The programme explores how we
can envisage and strategically plan for rural change (including
agricultural change), and how we might aim for alternative,
desirable future rural developments based on the promotion of
innovation. It emphasises how planning and innovation are linked
to improvements—in methods, processes, products, services
or technologies—in supporting and nurturing new ideas which
promote a sustainable rural future.

Social Sciences

This innovative four-year degree is
aimed at high-achieving students
with a passion to better understand,
appreciate, and address the crucial
contemporary social, environmental
and economic issues of our times.
• Students will participate in an
international field trip in Year Two
as well as a one-semester
internship/placement in Year Three,
gaining practical experience and
understanding of working in key
areas of social scientific research.
• This interdisciplinary degree draws
on key strengths of schools,
disciplines and research institutes
right across the University, allowing
for the synthesis of ideas from many
diverse disciplines and perspectives
to produce career-ready graduates

Social Work

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be
registered as a social worker by the CORU registration body. It
provides both university and practice-based learning to students,
offering opportunities to learn about social problems and their
causes, as well as policy solutions. It also equips students with
skills in working with individuals, groups and communities,
putting an emphasis on the promotion of human rights and
social justice. Students complete two practice placements as
well as a range of modules, such as Theory and Social Work;
Social Work Practice, Law and Human Rights; Social Policy,
Mental Health and Health Promotion; Support and Protection
across the Lifecourse; and Crime Reduction and Probation Work.

Social Work, Practice Teaching, Supervision & Management

This PDip develops the skills and knowledge of social workers
who teach student social workers in the agency/placement
setting. It is also relevant for those professional social
workers currently taking or giving supervision. In addition, the
management section of the course will offer the opportunity
to explore management models and practices within varied
social work settings. Participants acquire an excellent academic
theoretical framework on relevant theories, policies and

practices. New perspectives will also be achieved on computer-
based distance learning techniques and practical competence

while supervising a student on placement.