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Get on course in your career with a postgraduate qualification from DIT

Posted: 14 December, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close you may be contemplating a change in your career, perhaps you want to increase your earning potential, or merely wish to move into another sector

Recent graduates celebrating receiving their postgraduate diplomas outside St. Patrick's Cathedral

DIT has a range of full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes starting in January 2018 that will help you take that important next step in your career. Here's why you should consider studying for your postgraduate qualification this New Year.

Future-proof your skills

The modern job market is continually evolving and whether you have just finished your undergraduate degree or have many years’ industry experience, acquiring new skills will be essential throughout your working life. While this may seem challenging, it really is an opportunity to future-proof your career by matching your postgraduate learning with demand in the labour market. DIT works with industry to develop programmes that equip graduates with the skills that are in demand with employers, which will give you an extra edge over other job applicants.

Higher earning potential and more job choice

Finding work and commanding a higher salary are amongst the main benefits of completing further study. According to a recent analysis by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) 76% of students that complete a Level 9 qualification found employment immediately after finishing college compared to 58% of graduates with a Level 8 degree. Correspondingly, graduates with a Level 9 also report earning a higher salary with another HEA report observing that 14% of graduates in 2015 with Masters earn over €45,000 compared to just 3% with a Bachelor’s degree.

Gain real-world experience

If you have just completed your undergraduate degree undertaking a postgraduate qualification is a fantastic way to gain real-world experience before applying for jobs in your chosen field. Some postgraduate qualifications such as the MSc in Fashion Buying & Management include a work placement, which provides you with the chance to find out what aspects of your chosen profession you enjoy the most.

To find out more about postgraduate programmes enrolling for January 2018 visit – http://www.dit.ie/postgradjanuary/