ProfDip Innovation for Sustainability

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Please contact the school for fee information

The deadline for applications is 12pm 19th January 2024. 

This course is open for applications through the HEA Springboard+ website. Visit the How To Apply section below to begin your application. If you require more information, please register your interest on our website and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Applications will be reviewed and places offered on a rolling basis until the course is full.

Below is a summary of the application procedures and funding eligibility for this course. These are subject to change. 

The full document requirements are on Springboard+. Please read them carefully. 

Initial supporting documents

You will need to upload some supporting documents as part of your application:

  1. Current CV and Letter of Motivation.
  2. A copy of your academic transcript to show that you have a minimum of an Undergraduate Honours Bachelor's Degree (NFQ Level 8). If you previously studied at UCD, please provide your UCD student number on a Word document/PDF
  3. Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification can apply through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Under UCD's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy, consideration will be given on a case by case basis to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but who can demonstrate extensive professional experience. Typically, such applicants would have five years or more experience where their role includes managing teams, leading projects, programmes or business units.

If you are applying under RPL, please review your CV to ensure that it clearly demonstrates the following-

  1. Any experience of leadership and self-direction
  2. Any experience of management or entrepreneurship
  3. A description of employee, budget and client responsibilities

RPL applicants should also upload two recently dated professional/employment references. These should be on headed paper or from an official email address and including the referees name, role and email address.

  1. If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required. Click HERE for full English Language Requirements for UCD.

Concluding steps:

Following provisional offers, UCD Innovation Academy will request evidence of eligibility in respect of holding a valid PPSN; Nationality; Current Residency; 3 of 5 Years EU/EEA residency; and current Employment Status between six weeks and two weeks from the stated course start date. It is only at this point that eligibility for funding through the HEA Springboard initiative can be ascertained. 

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The following entry routes are available:

Professional Diploma Innovation for Sustainability (Jan) PT (F251)
6 Months
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised