Peter Mcguire

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Many postgrads work in full-time jobs and complete their studies in the evenings and at weekends.

Postgraduate courses are a big commitment. Whether one-year of full-time study or two years part-time, students have to invest significant energy and (...)

“Masters courses generally include internships and study at home or abroad, together with advanced project work – all useful for sharpening career focus and advancing skills and aptitudes”

1. A statement of intent “Doing a postgrad indicates a strong work ethic and commitment to your career,” says Mary Hosty, a career guidance expert an(...)

Graduate Outcomes, a recent survey carried out by the Higher Education Authority, found a clear premium for postgrads. Photograph: iStockphoto

It’s rarely possible to say that a particular postgraduate qualification will lead to a specific job and a clearly defined salary as, outside of a nar(...)

Students taking the MA in Modern Irish history at UCD will have an opportunity to focus on their own particular areas of interest

We take a look at a selection of the many postgraduate courses available in Ireland’s universities, institutes of technology and colleges. Where indic(...)

You no longer have to run away to join the circus. You can simply apply to one of the many circus schools throughout Europe and the US. Or, closer to (...)

Niall Horan pursued his dream of a career in music. Above, performing with One Direction at Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Law school debt Daily regret Is that really what you dreamed as a kid? Or did you hope one day That you’d find a way To spend four years worki(...)

Every student in the class received a fail grade from the lecturer - until IT Tralee intervened to raise their grades

Lecturers at Institute of Technology Tralee are refusing to attend exam and course meetings after an exam board at the college overturned a lecturer’s(...)

“There’s a debate about how influential schools are in terms of academic success, with some studies saying it only accounts for about 20 per cent of a student’s academic achievement.” Photograph: iStock

It’s no surprise to find that schools in Dublin 4 send more students to third-level than schools in Dublin 24. Parents tend to be that bit more taken (...)

Shane Power Canavan: “There are good opportunities for advancement and different roles I could pursue in the industry.”

While today’s feeder school lists are an indication of the number of post-primary students who go on to shird-level, they do not include the numbers o(...)

The SEC does not keep data on “grind schools”, which do not receive any public funding. Photograph: iStock

The best way to use these lists is by looking at them alongside other information, including whole-school evaluations (WSEs) and subject inspection re(...)

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