Distance Learning in Ireland

Distance Education in Ireland is offered by universities and institutes that have been accredited by educational and professional bodies like the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), National Training Authority (NTA), and Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

Distance Learning Universities/Colleges/Institutes in Ireland: Given below is a list of all the colleges, universities, and institutes that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and diplomas through distance education in Ireland:

  • Queen’s University
  • Kilroy’s College
  • National College of Ireland
  • UCD Quinn School of Business
  • Institute of Child Education & Psychology
  • Hibernia College
  • Dublin City University
  • The Open University in Ireland
  • Institute of Technology
  • College of Management and IT
  • National Distance Education Centre
  • Griffith College

Distance Learning Courses in Ireland: Listed below are the fields in which students can pursue their Bachelors, Masters, PhD, certificates and diplomas through distance learning:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Management Studies
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Business Administration
  • Social Work
  • Public Administration
  • Environment, Development & International Studies
  • Mathematical Sciences and Statistics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Advertising
  • Systems Design and Implementation
  • Pharmacy
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Accounting
  • Web Design
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Photography
  • Computers and Information Technology
  • Journalism and fiction Writing
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Languages

Estimated Cost of Distance Education in Ireland: Given below are the estimated fees that the students will have to pay to obtain degrees, certificates and diplomas through distance education in Ireland:

  • Undergraduate courses: € 1,000 – € 2,000 per year
  • Postgraduate courses: € 2,500 – € 11,000 per year
  • PG Diploma: € 7,000 – € 8,000 per year
  • Certificate: € 2,500 – € 6,000 per year

Eligibility: There is no uniform eligibility criterion that is followed by the universities and institutes of Ireland that provide distance education. In some cases, the educational institutes want nothing except the international applicants’ scores in the TOEFL or IELTS examinations, whereas in some others, the students applying for the undergraduate degrees will have to pass their 10+2 examinations from a recognized board.