Modular Study

ADVANCE Modular Study allows participants to take individual modules from the Centre’s catalogue according to their learning needs and availability. Most modules are online so that you can fit study around your work and life.
Modules successfully completed within the past 4 years can count towards ADVANCE degree programmes which incorporate the module. Modules are taught and validated by UCD, IT Sligo and TU Dublin.
Modules range from National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) levels 6-9.

Who is Modular Study Suitable For?

ADVANCE Modular Study is for you if you:
  • are in full-time employment and want to study part-time
  • have a primary degree
  • want to upskill on a specific topic
  • don’t want to commit to a part-time degree programme
  • want to see if part-time study works for you with a view to starting a part-time degree course in future years
  • want to learn from experts in the field
  • want a pathway to a part-time degree programme
  • want the recognition of completing a European Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS) credit bearing module

What Modules are Available?

You can browse the full catalogue of modules here.

How Does It Work?

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.
5-credit modules are typically 1 trimester (15 weeks) in duration and involve 125 hours of student work in the case of study-for-credit.
As an ADVANCE Centre Learner, you are a fully registered UCD, IT Sligo or TU Dublin student, will have a student card, and have access to all of the facilities and supports available to other students.

How are the Modules Assessed?

Module assessment varies.
For more information, click on the module name in the catalogue to view the Module Details. Typically assessment is a mix of continuous assessment in the form of assignments and class tests or examinations.
The examination may be conducted in-person at an examination centre.

How are the Modules Delivered?

Module assessment varies, please click on the module name in catalogue to view the Module Details. Most modules are provided online meaning that all lectures and tutorials are provided remotely via the Internet. Some modules with the laboratory components are blended, typically meaning that the labs are in-person on-campus while the lectures and tutorials are online.

How Much are the Fees?

The fees for 5-credit and 10-credit (Level 8-9) UCD modules are €875 and €1750.
The fees for 5-credit (Level 6-7) IT Sligo modules are €550.

How Do I Book?

Prospective participants can book by clicking on the “Book” link in the catalogue

When do I Start?

UCD term dates are available at UCD Key Dates.
IT Sligo term dates are available here.

Further Information

Email us at info@advancecentre.ie
Download the ADVANCE Centre brochure here.