Courses and Training

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(1) Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

This programme builds on two postgraduate programmes that have been offered by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in recent years, the Graduate Diploma/Master’s programme in International Development Practice (MIDP) and the Masters programme in Development Education.

This PhD programme will train generalist practitioners and educators by combining a range of teaching and learning approaches developed by a cohort of experts from academia, policy making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The format of the programme will allow those in full-time employment to take the course on a part-time or full-time basis. 

For further information please click here and here. For enquires about the programme please contact Dr Gerard Downes at at MIC’s Research and Graduate School. Closing date for applications is 31 May.

(2) MA in Socially Engaged Art + Further Education, NCAD 

Applications are now being sought for the MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education for Autumn 2017 intake. This two year, Level 9, taught masters degree focuses on the dynamic relationship between socially engaged arts practice and pedagogy, particularly within further education, non-formal educational and community settings. Immersed in a trans-disciplinary space, students will develop their practices as socially engaged practitioners and as educators within the Further Education sector. The programme is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, on successful completion students are qualified to teach with further education settings. 

For further information, see or contact Fiona Whelan - or Nuala Hunt -

(3) MA/Post Grad Diploma in International Development with Kimmage DSC

Kimmage DSC is now accepting applications for their MA in International Development accredited by Maynooth University.  The programme explores contemporary theories of social change and development and analyses development policies and practices.  Full information is available on the Kimmage DSC website including Programme Content, How to Apply and Fees.  

For further info contact:

(4) Carmichael Centre Training Courses

  • Employment Law Essentials at Carmichael Centre: 30 May, 9.45am -1pm

The workshop will provide you with an introduction to the critical aspects of employment law for those new to the area or with an interest or role in understanding an employer’s obligations, reducing risk and managing employment law compliance effectively.

For further information, please click here.

  • Fundraising Strategy at Carmichael Centre: 20 June, 9.45am - 1pm

Constructing and implementing a fundraising strategy for your organisation: This seminar will help individuals and organisations grow their fundraised income in a planned and strategic manner.

For further information, please click here.

  • Spreadsheets - Microsoft Excel Comprehensive 1 Day Course: 23 June, 9.45am - 4pm

This 1 day course is perfect for those keen to learn how to use spreadsheets efficiently and effectively.  You will gain a good knowledge of the tools available for use in Microsoft Excel.

For further information, please click here.