Taught postgraduate courses can be a continuation of your undergraduate studies or in an entirely new area.

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challe(...)

Competition has increased, so many graduates go on to  enhance their skill set. Photograph: iStock

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challe(...)

Almost 400,000 are employed in Ireland’s public sector. That includes the civil and public services as well as commercial and non-commercial semi-State bodies and covers almost every possible job type from archaeologist to zoologist. Photograph: iStock

Almost 400,000 people are employed in Ireland’s public sector. That includes the civil and public services as well as commercial and non-commercial se(...)

Research is key to establishing what course is the correct one for you. Photograph: iStockphoto

Just over 30 per cent of graduates from Irish third-level institutions now progress onto postgraduate studies, a drop of 10 per cent from the highs of(...)

If you wish to apply for a specific course, your informal learning over your lifetime will be given due recognition within the adult education system. Photo: iStock

Question: I’m 35 years of age and left school after my Junior Cert. I would love to re-enter the education system but don’t know where to start. I am (...)

With more than 40 per cent of undergrads going on to postgrad, careers offices in colleges are crucial in advising undergraduates of their options. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

More than 35 per cent of undergraduates go on to study at postgrad level and there is a vast range of programmes to choose from in Ireland, abroad and(...)

Solas: Caroline Shally, Ann Marie Hogan, Nora Condon, Ivica Milicevic, Joan McNaboe, John McGrath and Jasmina Behan, economists and labour-market researchers on the organisation’s  skills and labour market team

Adult and further education, for so long the neglected orphan of Ireland’s education system, was once higgledy-piggledy at best. There were 33 VECs, o(...)

Prospective postgraduate students have a vast range of programmes to choose from in Ireland, abroad and online. Differentiating between what’s on offe(...)

Taught postgraduate courses can be a continuation of your undergraduate studies or in a new area

More than 40 per cent of undergraduates go on to study at postgrad level and there is a vast range of programmes to choose from in Ireland, abroad (...)

 Pens down: The new system will see an end to the summer exams at the end of third year. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s official. The Junior Cert is soon to be no more, and the snazzy-sounding JCSA – for Junior Cycle Student Award – is poised to take its place if d(...)