PG in Ireland
A postgraduate course is usually one year’s duration full time or it can take two years to complete part-time or is probably going for research-focussed programmes. A postgraduate diploma, postgraduate degree or Master’s degree offers the student an advanced level of education in their preferred area of study. A postgraduate degree is which you study after once you have finished a bachelor’s degree. Some postgraduate degrees require the accomplishment of a particular bachelor’s degree, others don’t. A number of postgraduate courses are studied at university, but some courses are taught in a commercial environment. Students seeking to eventually advance to a PhD often enrol on a Masters by Research and either continue onto a subsequent doctoral programme within the same field or upgrade their status after reaching a particular point in their Masters studies. Usually, many Irish universities conduct their applications process through a separate organisation, known as the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC).