Two of our Faculty’s postgraduate courses have won national awards in their category at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards.
The Master of Laws LLM (General) at the School of Law, won Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law, and the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning (School of Culture and Communication) won Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
These awards, now in their seventh year, are the blue riband event for higher education professionals, postgraduate admissions officers and course providers across the island of Ireland.
Many congratulations to the two Course Directors, Dr Yvonne Cleary (Technical Communication and E-learning) and Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan (LLM General), and all who teach on these courses.
Master of Laws LLM (General)
The judges’ feedback on the LLM (General) delivered at UL spoke to the quality of the programme:
‘Excellent course with fantastic stakeholder collaborations and a strong focus on employability’.
The submission for the award was co-authored by Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan (Course Director) and Dr Alan Cusack. At the core of this degree’s success, is its accommodation, not only of a diverse suite of highly innovative, research-led law modules, but also its incorporation of a unique practice-orientated, employer-led, ‘Mastering Your Employability’ (MYE) module.
In short, and as reflected in its most recent award, the LLM Master of Laws (General) postgraduate degree at the University of Limerick is a model of excellence in preparing students for an enriching, challenging and rewarding career both within the legal profession and beyond.
Technical Communication at UL
The University of Limerick pioneered a full-time programme in technical communication in 1995. The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning has been running since 2010, and is the only degree of its kind in Ireland and the UK.
This programme focuses on online content development for e-learning and technical/professional communication, and emphasises strengths developed over almost two decades at the University of Limerick in technical communication and instructional design.
The judges’ comment for the Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences award win was:
“Great to see the evolution of a programme which offers innovative delivery methods with their active alumni links supporting the programme’s excellent career outcomes.”