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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Part-Time Course

Posted by Gerard McQuillan on 21 November 2016
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The 3 Best (And Worst) Reasons to Get a Masters in Marketing

Posted by Emma Henderson on 24 August 2016
With more than 60 years’ experience of changing lives through education, at National College of Ireland we’ve spoken to thousands of people about their motivations for postgraduate study.  The NCI MSc in Marketing is one of our most enduringly popular courses and has been redesigned this year so that the digital marketing environment is firmly embedded throughout. Having interviewed so many applicants for the programme, we’ve compiled this guide to three of the best – and worst – reasons to do a masters in marketing.
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MA in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care

Posted by Emma Henderson on 17 August 2016
NCI's mission is to change lives through education.
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How to Choose the Right Masters Degree

Posted by Gerard McQuillan on 22 July 2016
Choosing the right masters degree for you can seem like a difficult task. It's a sizeable commitment, of time, money and energy, so it's advisable to thoroughly research your course before making your decision. Consider the following factors before you commit to a course, to ensure you get a good return on your investment.
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Practical Tips for Creating a Career Strategy

Posted by Emily Ferns on 09 June 2015
Getting caught up in the daily tasks of the 9-to-5 grind can be a great distraction from developing a strategic career goal. While focusing on the here and now it’s hard to take a step back and consider the bigger picture.
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6 Things to Do While Studying in Dublin

Posted by Owen Barnes on 16 February 2015
NCI gives to you 6 great ideas for fun days out while you're studying in Dublin. The Pale is a funny place when you first arrive, but there are a huge amount of benefits to studying in Dublin. Firstly, it doesn't matter if you are an undergraduate student, a part of a Springboard course or studying abroad, these tips are universal.
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Pitching A Masters Course To Your Employer

Posted by Robert Ward on 04 February 2015
  To progress in your career you may decide the time is right to look at part-time Masters courses.
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What’s Another Year? Why Sooner is Better Than Later When it Comes To Your Education & Career

Posted by Robert Ward on 12 September 2014
NCI's Director of Marketing, Rob Ward, makes the case for not procrastinating when it comes to that qualification you've been thinking of. “I've been waiting such a long time,
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Advice For Adults Who Are Thinking About College This Autumn

Posted by Emma Henderson on 01 September 2014
Thinking about starting or going back to college? Or doing an evening course? September marks the beginning of a new academic cycle, and it’s not just the kids that are preparing themselves for the classroom.
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5 Unexpected Benefits of Doing A Part-Time Course

Posted by Emma Henderson on 06 August 2014
Yes, returning to part-time study could be the best career decision you make.  Certainly, improving your job prospects and earning more over the course of your career are valid reasons for doing a part-time course. But they’re not the only benefits: here are five you might not even have considered.  You’ll Become More Popular  Whether it’s a coffee after class, exchanging notes or just chatting to the people who sit beside you, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to meet new people. Because of the small class sizes at National College of Ireland, our graduates report that meeting a diverse group of new people with different life experiences is an unexpected benefit of studying part-time. And those new friends you’re making? They’re also a network of contacts, that will stand you in good stead as your careers progress.
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