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01st Sep 2017

6 Part-Time Courses You Could Start in Dublin This Year


Have you got a dream job that you’re just not fully qualified for? Do you yearn to leave your job behind and try a new challenge?

If so, then maybe it’s time you considered going back to college.

However, you might not relish the thought of going back to full-time education or maybe it’s simply not a possibility for you, but part-time learning could be the middle ground you’re looking for.

Between evening, weekend and short courses available, there’s plenty of ways to either seriously bulk up your CV to reach the next level in your career or even go in a different direction entirely.

There are tonnes of part-time varied courses to choose from in Dublin’s Griffith College right now — in areas like business, law, accountancy and more — here are just six that might tickle your fancy…

1. BA in Interior Design

If you’ve always been attracted to the world of interior design, this evening course could be just the thing you need.

You’ll get a chance to develop a broad range of skills like free-hand drawing and model making, get to grips with industry standard programs like Revit and AutoCAD 3-D, as well as receiving experiential learning through class trips.

You can expect practicing designers and architects with connections in the industry acting as your teachers, a focus on commercial interior design and a fully continuous assessment format resulting in zero exams, so there are lots of advantages to using this course to break into interior design.

For more info, click HERE.

2. MBA in International Business

Feeling the urge to step into the fast-paced world of international business management? Here’s where you’ll get to grips with it.

This intellectually challenging course allows you to build the requisite skills you’ll need to to meet a wide range of business challenges. The learning approach is highly practical, with a lecturing team with plenty of industry experience.

For more info, click HERE.

3. MSc in International Media Management

To work in international media management, you need to possess a broad range of skills encompassing both journalism and business — and here’s where you can acquire them.

Students of this flexible course can learn about what issues can arise in a modern media environment and deepen their understanding of the business context in which media outlets now operate.

For more info, click HERE.

4. BA in Photographic Media

Those blessed with a great eye for a photograph should consider this award-winning course which takes place on a part-time basis over a three-year period.

You’ll get an insight into the industry as it now is, what the standard software is and how to compete with the myriad demands of a competitive commercial industry.

These classes are kept small to ensure that there is plenty of one-on-one time with industry-recognised tutors, who will work closely with you to build a strong portfolio of work.

For more info, click HERE.

5. MA in TV and Radio Journalism

If a career in TV or radio is your dream, this course will arm you with the skills you’ll need to make it in this competitive field.

This MA is aimed at people with a primary degree from any area, who want to pursue a career in media production.

Their training will take place in facilities that will fully prepare students for the media environments, with access to an on-campus radio station, a sound engineering studio, two broadcasting studios, four photographic studios and much more.

You know you’re in good hands here as many of the graduates of this course have gone on to work for major Irish media organisations such as the Irish Independent, RTE, Newstalk and TV3.

For more info, click HERE.

6. LL.M. in International Law

Considering a career in law?

This internationally recognised Master of Law degree will not only help you get to grips with key principles of International Law but will also allow you to specialise in International Human Rights Law or International Commercial Law and give you skills that can be transferred to a variety of industries, such as media, academia and finance.

Every lecturer in this course is a specialist in their field and small class sizes mean you will obtain valuable face time with experts in your chosen legal area.

For more info, click HERE.

Those courses are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Griffith College’s selection, so just click HERE if you’d like to discover something different.