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Online M.Sc./Postgraduate Diploma Managing Risk and System Change

Application Closing Date Extended Until 31st July 2017

Course Code: PTPS-MRSC-1O
Course Director: Prof. Nick Mc Donald
Course Duration: M.Sc. (2 year part-time)/Postgraduate Diploma (1 year part time)
ECTS: M.Sc. (90)/P.Grad. Dip (60)
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Next Intake: September 2017

 

Overview of the Course

This online course is relevant to safety critical industries across the globe and focuses on people already in work, who have responsibility for managing: risk; change; safety; quality; planning; system design.  It brings the next generation of safety, risk and change management to you, in your work, embedded in your everyday practice with a systemic, proactive and performance focus.

The overall objective of this online Masters programme is to provide a rigorous but practical focus on risk, change and system design in operations, manufacturing and services, with an innovative integrated approach to the role of people in such systems. It provides a core framework that has been tested in collaborative industrial research and practice for managing and developing people, the design and integration of new technologies, the management of risk and the implementation of change. World-class international teams who have collaborated through industrial research has been mobilised to provide the highest calibre research led teaching, supervision and professional expertise.

Students will also become part of a global community of practice, a community of professional learners, across a range of safety critical sectors, where they will benefit not only from the academic and industrial experts delivering the course but also from the extended network of fellow students.   

For more information on the course download a copy of our brochure.

Course Delivery

This course provides students with a stimulating online learning experience by creating a structured yet flexible learning approach.  The place of study is flexible as online delivery allows students to engage in learning activities at home or in the workplace and there is no requirement to attend the Trinity campus in Dublin.  Students will have access to weekly materials using a virtual learning environment and the opportunity to engage with other students and lecturers using a variety of online discussion boards.

The course consists of seven core modules and runs from September until mid-May in year one. The academic year is split across three terms, Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity term. In year 1 of the course lectures usually take place on Tuesday (some scheduled Thursdays) evenings from 17.30 to 19.30 (GMT).   

Note: While we do encourage students to join the scheduled sessions, in the event you are unable to attend a particular session, you will be able to catch up at a time that suits you, as all sessions are available afterwards as a recording.

You can download a sample copy of our timetable here (for illustration purposes only).

Year One
Semester 1 - Michaelmas Term Semester 2 - Hilary Term Semester 3 - Trinity Term
The Role of People & Processes in Organisations Managing Performance Leading Change
Stability & Change Socio-Technical System Design Strategic Human Resource Development
Statistics & Action Research Methods* Statistics & Action Research Methods* Statistics & Action Research Methods*

*This module runs across all three semesters in year 1 of the course.

Year 2 of the course is dedicated to the research dissertation, which will qualify students for the Masters award.  The dissertation will provide students with an opportunity to pursue a research topic based on key strategic operational issues within their organisations in order to create a research-practitioner capability in managing risk and system change.

Who is the Course For?

Current students on the course are working in a diverse range of industries which include; Finance, Healthcare, IT, Defence Forces, Emergency Services, Aviation and Pharmaceuticals. The course will be an excellent qualification to supplement the further education and career development of personnel who have responsibility for managing: risk, change; operations; quality; safety; human resources; planning; and system design.  Generic knowledge and skills in managing risk and change enhances key organisational competence and increases resilience of industrial and service systems.

Assessment

The course consists of seven core modules.  Students who pass all seven taught modules, but who do not choose to complete the dissertation, may be awarded the associated Postgraduate Diploma. Those students who do exit with the Postgraduate Diploma may return within five years to complete the dissertation and pursue the master's award.

A range of continuous assessment methods are used including case reports (4,000 words), mini projects (4,000 words), reflective essays (2,000-3,000 words), along with online blogs and dossiers.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants will normally be required to hold an Honours degree or equivalent and have at least 3 to 4 years appropriate professional experience. 
  • Applicants will also have to be in (or have access) to an employment setting that facilitates the applicant to be able to satisfy the applied research aspect of the course.
  • In exceptional circumstances, the course shall make appropriate recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Studies for candidates who do not fully meet the above criteria but make a reasonable case for admissions otherwise.
  • Students whose first language is not English will need a recognised English language qualification in line with the requirements as laid down in Postgraduate Calendar Part 3 Section 1.5 Language of Instruction.

How to Apply

We are now taking applications for the September 2017 intake. Places on the course are limited and applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. We encourage early application as offers will be made to suitably qualified applicants as they are assessed.

Apply for Course please click on the link below http://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPTPS-MRSC-1O09


Applications are completed electronically. Required Documentation:

  • Online Application Form (€55)
  • 2 Reference Letters (It is preferable that references are either academic or professional)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of transcripts where applicable.
  • Deadline for applications: 31st July 2017

Remember: We have an ON-CAMPUS Open Evening on Thursday March 23rd 2017 between 6pm and 7.30pm. Register your interest here.

Fees

EU students: €6,925 for the academic year 2017/18
Non-EU students: €8,925 for the academic year 2017/18

IMPORTANT:  Fees may be increased annually subject to inflation.
Application Fee: €55 (to be paid online)

Please consult information about eligibility for admission as an EU/Non-EU student.

Please note that EU applicants must satisfy specific requirements to be deemed eligible for EU fee status.

For further information on the course please contact:

Mr. Rory Carrick
managingrisk@tcd.ie;
+353-1-896-4818
Professor Nick Mc Donald
nick.mcdonald@tcd.ie;
+353-1-896-1471
Dr. Siobhán Corrigan
siobhan.corrigan@tcd.ie;
+353-1-896-2605

 


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