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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What sort of people do the course?

The course is for anyone with an interest in using technology in a learning context. Typically the class cohort is a mixture of teachers (primary to 3rd level) and people working in the e-learning area. A computer science degree is not a pre-request but applicants are expected to be computer literate.

2. How do I make an application to the M.Sc. programme in Technology and Learning at Trinity College Dublin?

Applications for the course should be made online through https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPTCS-TLEA-1P09.

Guidelines on how to complete the application form as well as the additional documents that must accompany an application are available from the Graduate Studies Office. Please give yourself plenty of time to obtain the transcript of your academic results to date, the copies of your degree certificates, and the academic references that must accompany your application.

3. When is the closing date for the M.Sc. programme for 2016/17

Please note this course is currently not accepting any applicants for 2016/17.

4. When does the course start?

Please note this course is currently not accepting any applicants for 2016/17.

5. How big is the class?

The class size will be less than 30 students.

6. When supplying references, do they have to be from academic referees?

Academic references are preferable, but professional references are acceptable also.

7. English is not my first language, what language requirements are there for those whose first language is not English?

The language of instruction and communication is English, and all applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English Language:

8. What are the rules for determining whether an application is considered to be an "E.U. application" or a "non-E.U. application"?

As approved by Board on the 3rd of December 2003, applications for admission are classified as E.U. applications or non-E.U. applications.

An E.U. application is one made by a person who fulfils one or more of the following criteria:

  1. who is ordinarily resident in the E.U. and who has received full-time further or higher education in the E.U. for three of the five years immediately preceding admission; or
  2. who is ordinarily resident in the E.U. and has worked full-time in the E.U. for three of the five years immediately preceding admission; or
  3. who holds a passport from an E.U. state and has received full-time further or higher education in the E.U. for three of the five years immediately preceding admission. 
    Applications from children of (a) E.U. Government officials living abroad, (b) semi-state officials who are on assignment in countries outside the E.U., (c) volunteer dvelopment workers, and (d) certain E.U. officials as approved by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs are treated as E.U. applications.

All other applications are considered to be non-E.U. applications. Students who have had periods of residence outside the E.U. are required to provide documentary evidence for their claim for E.U. fee status. This evidence must be presented with the application. A student's registered status (E.U./non-E.U.) cannot be changed during a programme for which s/he has registered. Note that full-time education in the E.U. does not by itself constitute ordinary residence.