Taught Postgraduate Course Awards
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||30||1 Semester||1 Academic Year|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||60||1 Academic Year||2 Academic Years|
|Masters||90||1 Calendar Year||2 Calendar Years|
The Institute is gradually moving towards a credit-based system using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The majority of DIT taught course postgraduate awards fit within a general model of awards. In this system a PgDip is 30 credits more than the PgCert, and the Masters is 30 credits more than a PgDip (normally a 30-credit dissertation). The PgCert will only be awarded in some courses and most frequently in part-time programmes. Students who elect to do a Masters will not normally receive the PgDip. Students who graduate with a PgDip in certain courses may, at a later date, apply for admissions to the Masters.