Course Overview

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This Master of Science (MSc) programme provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to kick-start your career as a practitioner.  Students will learn about the principles of ABA and how these are applied in the real world to improve socially significant behaviours for a range of populations, including children and adults with developmental disabilities, students who may be struggling in mainstream education and those who have an acquired brain injury.  The science of ABA has broad applications and this is reflected in the MSc programme and in the diverse career paths of our graduates.  This programme is a Verified Course Sequence (VCS), comprising part of the eligibility requirements for certification from the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board, which is internationally recognised. Read more on the BACB.

The programme provides students with the training and supervision required to conduct applied research with clinical populations.  In addition we have a number of course-affiliated placements, where you can obtain fieldwork and supervision that counts towards the requirements of the BACB.  Applied Behaviour Analysis has a strong evidence base, comprising over 50 years of applied research.  It is recommended by the largest ever review of research into interventions for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), The National Standards Project, (National Autism Centre, 2009, 2015) as having the strongest evidence base of all interventions for ASD.  

Our programme follows the scientist-practitioner model, providing students with integrated training in the academic, practical and research aspects of the science of ABA.

NUI Galway offers a Verified Course Sequence (VACS) which is applicable towards BACB eligibility requirements. More information.

Scholarships available
Find out about our Postgraduate Scholarships here

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Our staff team has extensive clinical and research expertise. In addition, we have a pool of high-quality guest lecturers who share the wealth of their experience in their specialist area(s) with our students. 

Requirements and Assessment

Participants will be assessed throughout the programme by a combination of project assignments, case study reports, thesis research, and written examinations.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent). Evidence of relevant experience and motivation will be taken into account in offering places on the course.


Additional Requirements

Garda vetting/police clearance is required for this programme.
Duration

2 years, full-time

Next start date

September 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

20

Closing Date

31 March 2020

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

Course code

1ABA1

Course Outline

The MSc involves full-time study for two years. Lectures are held one day per week, with additional clinical supervision sessions provided on designated days. The course provides students with opportunities to gain experience working within schools and services that support individuals with differential diagnoses, which facilitates the integration of the course’s practical and academic elements. The course offers approved clinical placements with associated supervision. Placement is not compulsory and an alternative assessment can be selected instead. We strongly recommend that you undertake a supervised placement for 2–3 days per week.

The programme offers a thorough training in a variety of behaviour change procedures, functional assessment technologies and skills teaching practices. Students are given training in the theoretical foundations of behaviour analysis and are provided with the skills to work as practitioners. A strong emphasis is placed on the ability to work with, and provide treatment for, diverse and complex cases. Students will become competent in the design of educational and rehabilitative programmes in an applied environment. This course covers the Task List as set out by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB), the international credentialing body for Behaviour Analysts.

Further information here.

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year.

Year 1 (60 Credits)

Required PS6155: Behaviour Assessment


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

This module will provide an introduction to behavioural assessment in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Students will learn how to assess relevant skill strengths and deficits as a precursor to intervention planning in the area of skill development. They will learn the theory and practice of assessing preference in order to identify effective reinforcers for behavioural interventions. The module will focus on teaching students skills to assess for functions of problem behaviours as a precursor to behaviour support planning.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate skills in reviewing client records and other data (e.g., historical interventions, educational, biological/family factors) at the outset of a case.
  2. Determine the need for behaviour-analytic services.
  3. Identify and prioritise socially significant behaviour-change goals.
  4. Conduct and analyse a range of behavioural assessments of skill strengths and deficits (e.g., Verbal Behaviour Milestone Assessment and Placement Programme, Assessment of Functional Living Skills).
  5. Conduct preference assessments to identify effective reinforcers.
  6. Describe common functions of problem behaviour.
  7. Demonstrate a theoretical and procedural understanding of indirect and direct functional assessments for problem behaviour.
  8. Demonstrate a theoretical and procedural understanding of functional analysis.
Assessments
  • Written Assessment (50%)
  • Continuous Assessment (50%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook." by O’ Neill, R.E., Horner, R. H., Albin, R.A., Sprague, J.R., Storey, K., & Newton, J.S.
    Publisher: Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing
  2. "Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings" by Cipani, E., & Schock, K.M.
    Publisher: Springer Publishing Company.
The above information outlines module PS6155: "Behaviour Assessment " and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS512: Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

This module will explore the philosophical underpinnings and applications of applied behaviour analysis. This module will also examine in detail the basic principles and applications of the discipline such as reinforcement, punishment, extinction, motivating operations, verbal behaviour, rule-governed behaviour, contingency shaped behaviour, generalisation, operant & respondent conditioning
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Outline the historical development of behaviour analysis
  2. • Use the dimensions of applied behaviour analysis (Baer, Wolfe & Risley, 1968) in evaluating interventions to determine if they are behaviour analytic
  3. • Distinguish between experimental behaviour analysis, applied behaviour analysis and behavioural technologies
  4. • Read, critically evaluate and summarize empirical literature in behaviour analysis
  5. • Describe and define principles, processes and concepts in applied behaviour analysis: Basic concepts, stimulus & response classes, reinforcement, punishment, extinction, motivating operations, verbal behaviour, rule-governed behaviour, generalisation, contingency shaped behaviour, operant & respondent conditioning
  6. • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis and application of the principles of applied behaviour analysis through providing empirical and everyday examples
  7. • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the principles of applied behaviour analysis through providing empirical and everyday examples
  8. • Compare, critically evaluate and contrast the principles of learning
  9. • Distinguish between mentalistic and environmental explanations of behaviour
Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Applied Behavior Analysis." by Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. & Heward, W.
    Publisher: Merrill.
  2. "Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners." by Johnston, J.
    Publisher: Sloan Publishing
  3. "Principles of Behavior." by Malott, R.W., & Trojan, E.A.
    Publisher: Pearson Prentice-Hall
  4. "Behaviour Analysis for Lasting Change." by Sulzer-Azaroff, B. & Mayer, R. G.
    Publisher: Wadsworth
  5. "Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism." by Foxx, R. M.
  6. "Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism." by Foxx, R. M.
The above information outlines module PS512: "Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS6121: Ethics, Professional Conduct and Clinical Practice 1


Semester 1 and Semester 2 | Credits: 10

This module will explore the professional and ethical standards of applied behaviour analysis and introduce students to issues in relation to professional conduct in the workplace. In addition the module will aim to build on students competencies in Applied Behaviour Analysis by improving proficiency in the fundamental techniques within clincial settings while building on the competencies acquired in Clinical Supervision (Year 1). This module will implement the accreditation requirements of the BACB® including placement facilitation, clinical practice and supervision requirements.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional standards in the profession Applied Behaviour analysis (e.g. BCBA guidelines, PSI code of conduct) through providing empirical and everyday examples
  2. • Identify and recognise ethical concerns and considerations in conducting research
  3. • Design a contract of services
  4. • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical concerns in assessing and treating SIB
  5. • Debate the ethical issues surrounding the use of punishment
  6. • Recognise ethical considerations within the workplace
Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Ethics for Behaviour Analysts- 2nd Expanded Edition." by Bailey, J. S. & Burch M.R.
    Publisher: Erlbaum Associates
The above information outlines module PS6121: "Ethics, Professional Conduct and Clinical Practice 1" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS508: Applied Project I


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

This module introduces students to the practice of research as it is employed in applied behaviour analysis by providing them with the opportunity to conduct and report a practical piece of casework. This module will provide students with the practical experience of applying the principles and procedures learned on other parts of the course. Students will design, conduct and write-up a case study that will investigate behavioural principles with a clinical population under the supervision of their placement BCBA and with support from the module coordinator.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Identify a socially significant behaviour
  2. • Select and implement appropriate data collection systems
  3. • Graphically display and analyse data to determine if learning occurred
  4. • Strategically analyse of learning issues
  5. • Write-up case work as per APA format
  6. • Employ standards of ethics in assessment, intervention and report writing in relation to case work
Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS508: "Applied Project I" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS513: Research Methods & Design


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

This module will allow students to develop skills in research design within the domain of single-case research. Applied Behaviour Analysis has firmly established the utility of single-case design. Thorugh out this module students will learn concise descriptions of single-case experimental methodoloiges. This module will describe how the methodology encompasses a variety of issues related to assessment, experimental design options and data evaluation. Students will review research articles on single-case demonstrations which have been used in applied behaviour analytic research. Students will also be guided in the preparation of a research proposal which will form the basis of students’ Year 2 research dissertation.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Conduct assessment of performance in single-case research using a wide range of measures and procedures.
  2. • Describe single-case designs in terms of their characteristics, strengths and limitations.
  3. • Discuss the special requirements of experimentation within single-case research.
  4. • Describe and implement the following single-case designs: o Reversal Design and variations o Multiple-Baseline Design and variations o Changing-Criterion Design and variations o Multiple-Treatment Design and major variations o Combined Designs o Between-Group Designs
  5. • Display and interpret behavioural data
Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Single case research design: Methods for clinical and applied settings." by Kazdin, A.E.
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
  2. "Single case experimental designs: Strategies for studying behavior change" by Barlow, D.H., & Hersen, M.
    Publisher: Pergamon Press
The above information outlines module PS513: "Research Methods & Design" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS511: Behaviour Change Procedures


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

This module will expand on topics the principles of behaviour analysis introduced in Semester 1 and discuss the possible side effects of treatments and the use of combining of treatments. This module will introduce strategies for teaching including task analysis, chaining, discrimination training and prompting, as well as specific curriculums (VB-MAPP, AFLS) In addition an emphasis will be place on the teaching of verbal behaviour through Incidental teaching and Pivotal Response training. Specialised topics such as Relational Frame Theory, Direct Instruction, Precision Teaching and Personalised Systems of Instruction will be introduced. Behaviour Management strategies will also be explored; namely Behaviour momentum, self- management and behavioural contracts.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Critically evaluate and summarize empirical literature in behaviour analysis
  2. • Describe and define behaviour change procedures used in applied behaviour analysis: Extinction, motivating operations, verbal behaviour, rule-governed behaviour, group contingencies, generalisation, contingency shaped behaviour, rule governed behaviour, self-management, and behaviour change consideration such as the side effects and considerations of behaviour change.
  3. • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis of the principles of behaviour analysis
  4. • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of behaviour analysis within the applied setting across various populations. This is achieved through providing empirical and everyday examples of the applications of behaviour change procedures
  5. • Demonstrate an understanding ethical considerations when applying behaviour change procedures
  6. • Compare, critically evaluate and contrast behaviour change procedures
Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Applied Behavior Analysis" by Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. & Heward, W
    Publisher: Columbus, OH
  2. "Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners." by Johnston, J.
    Publisher: Sloan Publishing
  3. "Principles of Behavior." by Malott, R.W., & Trojan, E.A.
    Publisher: Pearson Prentice-Hall
  4. "Behaviour Analysis for Lasting Change." by Sulzer-Azaroff, B. & Mayer, R. G.
    Publisher: Wadsworth
  5. "Behavior Modification in Applied Settings." by Kazdin, A.E
  6. "Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism." by Foxx, R. M.
  7. "Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism." by Foxx, R. M.
The above information outlines module PS511: "Behaviour Change Procedures" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional PS6120: Behaviour Assessment and Intervention


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS6120: "Behaviour Assessment and Intervention" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Year 2 (90 Credits)

Required PS6122: Ethics, Professional Conduct and Clinical Practice 2


Semester 1 and Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "EEthics for Behaviour Analysts- 2nd Expanded Edition" by Bailey, J. S. & Burch M.R.
    Publisher: New Jersey: Erlbaum Associates
  2. "Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts" by Behavior Analyst Certification Board
    Publisher: http://www.bacb.com
The above information outlines module PS6122: "Ethics, Professional Conduct and Clinical Practice 2" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS518: Advanced Research Methods and Design


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS518: "Advanced Research Methods and Design" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS6123: Advanced Behaviour Systems


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

This module will expand on topics in behaviour analysis introduced in Year 1, including Verbal Behaviour, Direct Instruction, Personalised Systems of Instruction and Relational Frame Theory. Specialised topics such as the etiology and treatment of destructive behaviours in developmental disabilities, and variations on functional analysis will all be covered in this module. In addition, complex schedules of reinforcement, complex stimulus control and operant and respondent behaviour will be addressed. The area of fluency building in learning across repertories will be introduced along with behavioural fluency and precision teaching. Students will be able to explain and behave in accordance with the philosophical assumptions of behaviour analysis, such as the lawfulness of behaviour, selectionism, determinism, empiricism, parsimony and pragmatism; to be able to identify environmental explanations of behaviour (as opposed to mentalistic). Students will learn to view behaviour as the interaction of a person and the environment and describe it in scientific terms (not mentalistic), to identify evidence-based scientific practice, to identify and explore the extensive range of social situations in which practical application of behaviour analysis is relevant, to identify misrepresentations of behaviour analysis that interfere with effective practice in helping people change behaviour.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of variations of Functional Analysis in the identification of function of behaviour.
  2. • Outline the assumptions of Applied Behaviour Analysis
  3. • Demonstrate an understanding and identify the etiology and treatment options for destructive behaviour
  4. • Distinguish between operant and respondent behaviour.
  5. • Review, compare and describe the use of Direct Instruction, Personalised Systems of Instruction, and Relational Frame Theory in education.
  6. • Critically evaluate the literature on behavioural fluency and precision teaching.
  7. • Demonstrate an understanding of Verbal Behaviour and the selection of the most effective strategies in teaching communication skills.
  8. • Demonstrate and understanding of complex schedules of reinforcement and complex stimulus control and their applications in behaviour change.
Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Learning." by Catania, A.C.
    Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  2. "Principles of Behavior." by Malott, R.W.
    Publisher: Pearson Prentice-Hall
  3. "Concepts & Principles." by Michael, J.
    Publisher: Kalamazoo
The above information outlines module PS6123: "Advanced Behaviour Systems" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS516: Clinical Behavioural Interventions & Person Centred Behavioural Procedures


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS516: "Clinical Behavioural Interventions & Person Centred Behavioural Procedures" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS519: Developmental Disorders


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Department-based Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS519: "Developmental Disorders" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS520: Research Thesis


Trimester 3 | Credits: 30

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS520: "Research Thesis" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required PS509: Applied Project II


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module PS509: "Applied Project II" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional PS6154: Personnel Supervision and Management


Semester 1 and Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Within the field of applied behaviour analysis (ABA), it is important to understand how the principles of learning can be applied to assess, motivate and improve staff performance. This module aims to teach students to employ organisational behaviour management technologies within applied settings. The module will teach a range of applied skills such as; assessment of staff skills, ongoing monitoring of staff performance, and promoting positive reinforcement procedures to improve personnel performance. The module will also seek to evaluate the effects of supervision on client and supervisee repertoires. This module meets the requirements of the Task List (5th edition) verified course sequence of the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to state the reasons for using behaviour-analytic supervision and the potential risks of ineffective supervision (e.g., poor client outcomes).
  2. Students will establish clear performance expectations for supervisor and supervisee.
  3. Select supervision goals based on an assessment of supervisee's skills.
  4. Train personnel to competently perform assessment and intervention procedures.
  5. Use performance monitoring, feedback, and reinforcement systems.
  6. Use a functional assessment approach to identify variables affecting personnel performance.
  7. Use function-based strategies to improve personnel performance.
  8. Evaluate the effects of supervision using a range of assessment tools and procedures.
Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Guidebook: A Manual for Professional Practice" by Luiselli, James
    ISBN: 978-012811122.
    Publisher: Elsevier
  2. "Motivating human service staff: Supervisory strategies for maximizing work effort and work enjoyment" by Dennis H Reid
The above information outlines module PS6154: "Personnel Supervision and Management " and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional PS6121: Ethics, Professional Conduct and Clinical Practice 1


Semester 1 and Semester 2 | Credits: 10

This module will explore the professional and ethical standards of applied behaviour analysis and introduce students to issues in relation to professional conduct in the workplace. In addition the module will aim to build on students competencies in Applied Behaviour Analysis by improving proficiency in the fundamental techniques within clincial settings while building on the competencies acquired in Clinical Supervision (Year 1). This module will implement the accreditation requirements of the BACB® including placement facilitation, clinical practice and supervision requirements.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional standards in the profession Applied Behaviour analysis (e.g. BCBA guidelines, PSI code of conduct) through providing empirical and everyday examples
  2. • Identify and recognise ethical concerns and considerations in conducting research
  3. • Design a contract of services
  4. • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical concerns in assessing and treating SIB
  5. • Debate the ethical issues surrounding the use of punishment
  6. • Recognise ethical considerations within the workplace
Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Ethics for Behaviour Analysts- 2nd Expanded Edition." by Bailey, J. S. & Burch M.R.
    Publisher: Erlbaum Associates
The above information outlines module PS6121: "Ethics, Professional Conduct and Clinical Practice 1" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Further Education

Students can apply for the Structured PhD in ABA

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Past students are employed nationally and internationally across a variety of educational and behaviour support services, working with a broad range of populations, including children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, students are supporting individuals within mental health services, residential and community living environments, and acquired brain injury rehabilitation services. The programme will prepare students for a career in clinical and educational settings, and will also provide students with a foundation for further postgraduate study (e.g., clinical or educational psychology) and research at PhD level.  Students can subsequently apply for the Structured PhD in ABA.

Students are provided with expert support in their clinical placements for the duration of the course. Most students will complete different placements in their first and second years in order to broaden their experience across the period of their studies. There are a number of course-affiliated placements to choose from and some students may source their own placement. If so, they can avail of expert advice from programme staff to ensure they get optimum benefit from the placement.

Excellent track record

Our graduates have an excellent track record in the internationally-recognised Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) exam. In the 2016 sitting, 100% of NUI Galway graduates who sat the exam passed, placing us third in the 100+ institutions that were ranked. Find out more about BCBA exam pass rates

Graduates from our  MSc and PhD in ABA programmes have achieved great success in the academic and applied fields. See our Graduate Stories for more information.

Course-affiliated placements

We are very proud to offer a course-affiliated placement to all of our students and we provide expert support to students on placement for the duration of the course. Most students will complete different placements in their first and second years in order to broaden their experience across the period of their studies. There are a variety of course-affiliated placements to choose from. These include early intervention preschools for children with autism, working with Behaviour Support Teams in large organsiations for people with developmental disabilitites, Acquired Brain Injury services, services for children with complex medical and behavioural needs, working on specific projects for feeding, sleeping or communication difficulties and educational projects for marginalised students. Some students prefer to source their own placement and they can avail of expert advice from programme staff to ensure they get optimum benefit from the placement.

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Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,100 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€6,876 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€15,550 p.a. 2020/21

Please note:  The fee payable by EU students is listed under "Fees:  EU".  This field is the sum of the student levy + tuition.  Fees are payble each year and are subject to change year-on year.

EU Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

EU Postgraduate fee breakdown = EU tuition + student levy as outlined above.

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