Ireland is renowned for being one of the best places for international students to pursue higher studies, drawing in hundreds of international students each year from around the globe. As a European country with a stable economy and considered safe to live and study in, its friendly culture provides plenty of career-based opportunities. Furthermore, many global companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple Intel and GSK all base themselves there too!
Ireland master’s programs boast high-quality teaching and research facilities, with its universities boasting world-class facilities to attract top students. Ireland also offers low cost of living making studying there an appealing option; plus its government provides scholarships for international students making costs of studying more manageable.
Irish university education follows the Bologna system and master’s degrees are considered second cycle degrees. Most full-time taught masters take one year, though professional courses may last two. Modules will be completed prior to embarking on a dissertation research in their final year of study.
Irish postgraduate courses are generally open to EU and EEA nationals who hold an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject, but some courses only accept students with at least second class honours degrees as prerequisites.