Under the Government’s “Jobs Stimulus - Postgraduate Provision” scheme people will be available to get 90-100% funding on a selection of courses which start in January 2021
The graduates of 2020 are among those who are eligible for 90% subsidised full-time postgraduate programmes this January.
According to WIT’s Head of Lifelong Learning Neil Quinlan, there is still time for graduates and other eligible adult learners to apply to full-time postgraduate courses that will begin at the end of the month.
Applications must be made via www.wit.ie/fundedcourses by 9am on 18 January 2021.
The full-time Masters courses available at WIT under this Jobs Stimulus - Postgraduate Provision are:
- MSc Innovative Technology Engineering
- MEng Electronic Engineering
- MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering
- MSc in Computing (Enterprise Software Systems)
- MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes)
- MBS Internationalisation
- MBS Management
Business, computing and engineering
“The full-time taught postgraduate courses include masters in business, computing and engineering. They are fully-funded for returners while employed, formerly self-employed and recent graduates pay just 10% of the course fee,” says Quinlan.
“Minister Harris and the Higher Education Authority deserve credit for bringing this new stimulus scheme to fruition amidst the pandemic,” he adds.
Crucial part of jigsaw
Last year Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD announced over €30 million in free and subsidised higher education places under the Jobs Stimulus package to help get people back to work, upskill workers and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of COVID-19.
Minister Harris said that many of courses focus on future proofing the skills of those in employment, particularly in roles that may be impacted by digitalisation.
"These courses will enable people across the country to embark on new pathways, or refresh or reskill in their employment. We must ensure a jobs led recovery by putting upskilling and SME supports centre stage. This is a crucial part of the jigsaw."
WIT won over €1m funding to offer 84 places on one-year full-time masters courses and 233 places on shorter ‘modular provision’ courses under the Government’s ‘July Stimulus’ initiative.
Courses for a variety of people
In addition institute is running shorter ‘Modular Provision’ courses in science, education, computing, business and administration including Social Enterprise Management.
These are fully-funded for unemployed, people on PUP and returners, while the employed and recent graduates pay 10% of the normal fee.
- Master of Science in Innovative Technology Engineering
- Master of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
- Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering
- Master of Science in in Computer Science (Enterprise Software Systems)
- Master of Science in Computing (Information Systems Processes) (full time)
- Master of Business in Internationalisation
- Master of Business in (Management Stream)