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					Planning for Postgraduate Study
   Introduction
   The Path to Postgraduate Study
   Research Postgrads at UL
   Postgraduate Study Overseas
   Funding for Postgraduate Study
   Q&A
Some Statistics
   PGs in Ireland = approx 25% of student
    population
   18.3% of total UL students are postgrads
       1200 taught postgrad programmes
       808 research postgrads
       45% funded
   Graduated 133 research postgrads 2004
       52 Masters and 67 PhDs
   26% of UL graduates of 2004 in further study
Why Postgraduate Study?
   What are your goals?
       Career objectives / plans
       Employment prospects
       Interest in the academic area / academia
       Professional requirement
       Convert to a new area
       Uncertainty/recommendation of others
   Key issues you need to think about…
       Sufficient motivation
       Academic ability, suitability and your needs
       Time and money
Types of Postgraduate Courses
   Taught versus Research degrees
   Taught Grad Diplomas/Masters degrees
       Full-time/part-time/bloc release
       Conversion courses
       Development of an academic specialism
       Entry requirements vary (2.2 Hons. plus)
   Research degrees
       Entry requirements: usually 1st & 2nd Class Hons. degrees
       Full-time and part-time
       May include some taught elements (methodology, etc)
       Research proposal and plan
       Masters: 1-3 years (60,000 words); PhD: 3-5 years (100,000)
Timing and Location
   When to study
       After your first degree … easiest time
       After a break
       After working full-time
       While still working full or part-time
   Where to study
       In Ireland: Limerick or elsewhere
       Overseas: planning and timeframe
       Advantages/disadvantages of moving institution
       Personal/professional considerations
Evaluate what is on offer
   Type of course          Size of Department
   Number of places        Research interests
   Selection criteria      Type of supervision
   Closing date            Facilities
   Employment record       Inside story
   Fees and finance        Publishing rights
Research Postgrads at UL
   70+ taught PG Programmes
       Graduate Diplomas / Masters
       Masters
   Research Masters / PhD
       All Colleges
       Look at College / Department Web sites
   Research your options … now!
   Compare and contrast UL with other
    institutions
Funding at UL: research p’grads
   Privately funded
   Advance Scholars’ Awards
   University / department scholarships
   Limited number of EU fee waivers
   Maintenance … tutorial assistants,
    demonstratorships …ask HODs/ADsR
       University demonstratorships
       €6,864 Masters; € 8,232 PhD
External funding
   Irish Research Councils
       Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS), €12,700
        (16 January deadline) www.irchss.ie
       Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET),
        circa €16,000 (April?) + fees + bench fee €3k
        www.ircset.ie
   Research Grants (supervisors)
   Local Authority Grants
       1 PG programme; fees plus 3 x €837 … now goes
        directly to student
Other funding possibilities
   HEA Programme for Research in Third Level
    Institutes HEA – PTRLI
       Dec 2006 – possible PG funding in 2007
       UL successful in 2002  MSSI
   Other agencies: Health Research Board,
    Marine Institute, etc. see Graduate School
    web site
   See UL web site for more details
    http://www.graduatestudies.ul.ie
Application Timeline
   Autumn
       Discuss your interests with advisors
       Research course offerings and funding
       Request application forms and course details
       Contact course leaders, possible supervisors
   Spring
       Complete application forms (keep a copy)
       Apply for funding (January onwards)
       Complete GRE (if USA)
   Summer
       Provide supporting documents – transcripts
       Prepare for interview, if required
       Arrange visa, if required
       Decide which offer to accept
Research Postgrad…
   Why bother?
   What is a research Masters?
   And a PhD?
   At what stage should you consider
    doing this? When…. and which?
   Doing something about it…
Why bother?
   Additional expertise
   Some time / space between
    undergraduate life and the real world
   (Hopefully) you have become totally
    interested in some specialist topic you
    encountered during your undergraduate
    course
And…
   PhDs are usually required for academic
    positions
       (usually = almost invariably! In fact Post-doc
        experience plus publications the norm in Science)
   Masters and PhDs are usually required for
    more senior positions in
       Research labs / Labs in industry
   Many industries are opting to pay for their
    laboratory staff to register and complete a
    postgraduate degree Part Time!
       Continuous Professional Development CPD in
        jargon!
    What is a research Masters?
   In UL, titles like MSc, MTech, MEng, MA, MEd
    etc.
   Full time: minimum of one academic year
       In practice… usually 2 academic years but (should
        be) easily completed in that time
   You are expected to complete a substantial
    volume of research and present it as a thesis
   Good option if you want an additional
    expertise
   Or slight change in direction from your
    undergraduate course
    And a PhD?
   Always a PhD in UL; sometimes called a
    D.Phil. or dr.philos. etc. elsewhere
   Full time: a minimum of 3 academic years
       To be fair, most take ~ 4 years
   You are expected to undertake a substantial
    amount of independent research
       It must be publishable in peer reviewed journals … original
       You present it as a thesis… perhaps with published papers
   You must demonstrate that you are capable
    of independent research and be able to
    design and carry out a research project
    Be warned…
   Many people want academic jobs… so it’s
    very competitive!
   And getting worse!
   Hence they are not well paid!
       IMHO!
   In science: lectureships usually ask for
       “a doctorate, with post-doctorate experience,
        some refereed publications and research grants.
        Additionally some teaching experience would be
        desirable.”
       !!!
But the national policy is to…
   Double the output of people with
    postgrad qualifications by 2010
   A national “upskilling”…
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So you want to go ahead?
   Funding
   The big issue! But things have
    improved!
       Fees
       Maintenance
   So you need a supervisor with a topic
    you are interested in and funding!
       (Or more realistically, a supervisor with
        funding for a topic you are interested in!)
Funding options (in Science)
   Supervisor has a grant for the work:
       Enterprise Ireland, Environmental Protection
        Agency, EU etc.
   IRCSET Embark Initiative
       www.ircset.ie
   The Department may support some postgrads
    (previous overhead) and / or top up the
    following:
       Local Authority Scheme (one postgrad
        programme: fees + 3 x €837 per annum)
       UL Advance Scholars’ Awards (fees year in 1 – if
        not already covered - plus small bursary)
Applications
   Applications (UL)
       Deadlines: research (monthly) versus taught
        (early June)
       Information: College / Department booklets /
        websites
       Talk to potential supervisors / ADsR
       Choose your final year project supervisor!
       Admission forms (see web site)
            http://www.ul.ie/graduatestudies/
   Transferring from a Masters to a PhD
Research Postgrads… at UL
   Discuss possible project and get “advice”
    from your supervisor on the Project
    Description
   “advice” = AGREE!
   Fill out the Postgraduate Form (research
    version)… all the forms are on the Graduate
    Studies website. Submit form by 15th of any
    month
   Applications are considered on the first
    Tuesday of each month (except August)
   Offers of places the following week
No project, No supervisor?
   Discuss possibilities with your FYP supervisor
   Consult the ADR in your college …
   I usually suggest writing out a SHORT cv:
    one page MAXIMUM, with qualifications to
    date, FYP title and supervisor, special
    methods used etc.
   Give this to Head of Dept saying you are
    interested!
ADsR, in each College
   Business, Dr Siobhan Tiernan
   Education, Dr Roland Tormey
   Humanities, Prof. Tom Lodge
   Informatics, Dr Gerard Lyons
   Engineering, Dr Patrick Frawley
   Science, Dr John Breen

   Note the name and enquire in your College
        So you’ve submitted your thesis…

   Chair, External and
    Internal Examiner
   Viva voce
    examination
   You graduate…
       Dr!
   In Germany they
    retain all their titles:    Photographer in action at a
       Herr Professor Dr Dr!   College of Science graduation!
    What now … Sem 1, year 4 ?
   Start expressing interest
   You need a 1st or 2:1 degree (hopefully)
       Not all lost with a 2:2, but funding not as easy!
   Discuss with potential supervisors
   Get working on funding applications
   Departmental funding: put together a 1 page
    CV and submit to heads of department
       Really chase it once results are known in June!
   There’s more than one university in Ireland
       And in the world!
       Though each tends to look after its own!
Please note …
   Some facts of life:
   Note that applications e.g. to Irish Research
    Councils for Humanities and Social Sciences /
    Science and Technology (IRCHSS, IRCSET)
    are submitted by and for the candidate (you!)
      Nominally!

   However: you must involve your potential
    supervisor in the application
       Reference
       Help with the project description
And also note… IRCHSS / IRCSET
   You need an “endorsement” by the university
    to which you are applying
   We would like to have internal “pre-
    screening” of the applications and did do this
    in previous years: so the internal deadline
    was 2 weeks earlier.
   Application is now fully on line and there can
    be frustrations as the final deadline
    approaches
   You need two referees!
   So allow enough time!
Postgrad Overseas: Some
Initial Questions
   1. Graduate Diploma or Masters?
   2. If you choose Masters then taught or
    by research?
   3. Home country or overseas?
   4. What subject areas interest you
    sufficiently that you wish to study them
    further?
Overseas Universities – Some
Key Names
   1. Harvard
   2. MIT
   3. Cambridge
   4. Oxford
   5. Stanford
   6. California Berkeley
   7. Yale
   8.California IT
   9. Princeton
   10. Ecole Polytechnique
Some UK Universities
   London School of             University of Bath
    Economics                    University of
   Imperial College London       Nottingham
   University College           Kings College
    London                       University of Edinburgh
   University of Warwick        University of
   University of York            Manchester
   University of Bristol        University of
   University of St.             Southampton
    Andrews                      Loughborough
   Durham University            University of Exeter
                                 University of East Anglia
General Evaluative Criteria
   1. Can I afford it?
   Most taught Masters in the UK cost between
    £4000 – £10,000 depending on the reputation
    of the school
   2. Entry requirements – 2.1
   3. Staff student ratio
   4. Attrition rates
   5. Location
   6. Facilities
Evaluative Criteria
   7. Reputation of the University
   8. Do you need visas and other
    documentation. Especially an issue for
    the USA
Advantages of studying
abroad
   1. Exposure to new learning
    environments and cultures
   2. Use of research libraries in key
    locations – for example London
   3.Opportunity to meet and study with
    overseas students at post graduate
    level
   4.Contact and network building
PG Studying in the UK
   My choice ; London School of
    Economics – M.Sc in Industrial
    Relations and HRM

   Why?
   1. Reputation of University
   2. English Speaking
   3. Learning and Teaching styles
PG Studying in the UK
   4. Publishing record of faculty
   5. Employment record from the Course
   6. Guidance from original University
    (TCD)
   7. Fees – while I had to pay they were
    not prohibitive £3000 in 1988
   8. Proximity to home
Post Graduate Study in The
USA
   Can be a marvelous experience but
    requires more planning
   Fulbright Scholarship in 2004 for
    research at Embry Riddle Aeronautical
    University, Daytona Beach, Florida
   Post doctoral research
Fulbright Student Awards
   €15-20,000 for 1 academic year in USA
   For outstanding final-year students – min 2:1
   All disciplines + sponsored awards in specific fields
   Must secure own placement in US college
   Application closing date 17th November
   Interviews in Dublin in January
   Students retain Fulbright status for full programme
   Full details on website: www.fulbright.ie
   33% foreign postgrad students in USA receive
    funding
Factors to Consider - USA

   1. Timing of the application – 12 -18 months
    in advance
   2. Choice – over 35,000 different courses
    from which to choose. All of the same issues
    apply – location and reputation
   3. Costs huge issue for students. Much
    depends on the University and whether its
    public or private and also location and
    demand
Factors to Consider

   Fees and living expenses anything from
    $11,000 to $50,000
   Fees in some universities could be as low as
    $10,000 others are as high as $60,000
   Financial Aid – Fulbright Student Scholarships
    offer up to €15,000-€20,000 to study in the
    USA
   Downside – 2 year home residence
    requirement for Fulbright
   Prestige of the award
UK Versus USA
   Timeframe for application
   Distance
   Cost
Funding for Postgraduate Study
…etc


             Mary Sweeney
               Head of Careers
   Cooperative Education & Careers Division
Postgraduate Study USA (cont.)
Application Procedure
      Research Universities
           Consult UL faculty and Careers Service
           Check directories and websites
           Check Fulbright website
      Select realistic choice: 3-7
      Request Application Material ($30 - $100 fee)
      Register for Tests GRE, GMAT
      Compile application material
           Statement of Purpose (Fulbright guidelines)
           Transcripts
           References: 2/3
           Complete application and apply for financial aid
      Check visa requirements (US Embassy website)
Funding for Postgraduate Study Overseas
     UK
        British Council, Research Councils
        Scholarships for Irish graduates

     Europe
        Government-funded International Scholarships

        Marie Curie Foundation

        German Academic Exchange Scholarships

        College of Europe, European University Institute

     USA
        Fulbright Awards

        O’Reilly Foundation; John F Kennedy Fund

        University Scholarships and Assistantships

              E.g. Conlisk MBA Scholarship
Conlisk Scholarship - USA
   Fairfield University, USA
   Scholarship for MBA or MSc Finance
   Sponsored by Irish American community
   Awarded to 10 UL graduates to date
   Very positive feedback from graduates
   Value =$45,000
   GMAT required
   Check www.ul.ie/careers News section
Sources of Information
   www.ul.ie/careers (Postgraduate Study section)
   www.graduatestudies.ul.ie
   www.gradireland.com
   www.hea.ie
   www.prospects.ac.uk
   www.educationlink.org
   www.britishcouncil.org
   www.fulbright.ie
   www.fulbright.co.uk
   www.eurograduate.com
   www.petersons.com
   www.idp.com
Other Resources
   Postgraduate Study Fair
       21st February, 2006
       All UL Faculties
       Other Irish Universities & Institutions
       Some UK Universities
       Opportunity to review options
   Postgraduate Courses in Education
       Tomorrow evening @ 6.30 in C1063

				
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