The closing date for numerous post graduate courses in Ireland and the UK is just around the corner. In order to be in the running to secure a place on a post-graduate course, students need to ensure that they have researched the closing date for the course they desire.
Individuals need to also ensure that they apply for such courses as soon as possible, even if the closing date is not until after Christmas. Application forms generally require lots of information and, in most cases, require a copy of your undergraduate degree results.
Some individuals may not have these to hand and will have to request a copy of them from their past college. Individuals should bear in mind that this time of year is very busy for administration and exam offices in colleges, as it is the lead up to semesterised exams. Therefore, there may be a delay in receiving copies of their transcripts.
Furthermore, often applications request that individuals submit a personal statement, which basically is your marketing tool. This is where applicants sell themselves to the college. This, therefore, is a very important part of the application process and should not be rushed.
Summary of closing dates in Ireland include:
Professional Master’s in Occupational Therapy at University of Limerick application deadline is 11 December.
Professional Master’s in Speech and Language Therapy at University of Limerick has a closing date of 6 December.
Hibernia College have two deadline dates for the Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching, one early bird deadline date of 6 December and a final deadline date of 28 February.
St Patrick’s College and Mary Immaculate College both have a closing date of 2 December for their Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching.
While the deadline for applications for post graduate teacher training in the UK is 1 December for entry the following September, applications should be made as soon as possible, as colleges in the UK commence the selection process very early.
Other programmes advise to make an application as early as possible, as it may result in an early round offer.
Individuals need to consult with colleges immediately if they are considering starting a postgraduate course in 2014.