Independent College Dublin

Why Independent College Dublin

You may have many choices facing you, but before you decide where to go to complete your undergraduate, postgraduate or professional qualification, here are some of the reasons why you should choose Independent College

Dublin, Ireland:

Because we are committed to academic excellence
We are determined to provide all of our students with a rewarding, professional, and career-focused education of the very highest quality. Our faculty members are committed to maintaining academic excellence not just through great teaching but through personal, individual support.
 
Because our tuition is second to none
Our lecturers and tutors are among the most-respected academics in their fields. We provide placement experience for our journalism and psychotherapy students in leading organisations and our lecturers are people with real experience and industry insight. Class sizes are small so that everyone can contribute to debate and discussion and nobody gets left behind.
 
Because our results are some of the best in the country
Students at Independent College Dublin have achieved some outstanding results. For example, our Law Society FE1 Prep course has become the largest and most successful in Ireland, producing 11 individual first placed prizes and winners of the Overend Scholar for highest marks for 3 years in a row ( 2008, 2009, 2010).
 
Because we are in the heart of a vibrant city centre
Independent College Dublin has the perfect location for student life in Dublin: We are right in the the very centre of the city, surrounded with cultural, academic and leisure attractions. The college campus has 22 lecture rooms across 28,000 sq feet of teaching space.
 
Because this is an ideal learning environment
Our lecture theatres are purpose-built to offer the best in comfort, style and technology: They are all air conditioned and have wireless high speed internet and networking access together with the latest presentation and video-conferencing equipment.
 
Because we are part of an international media group
Independent College Dublin is a part of Independent News & Media PLC (INM), the leading international newspaper and media group. This gives the college access to extensive resources, particularly when it comes to job placement for our media and journalism students.
 
Because your qualification will be internationally recognised.
Independent College Dublin programmes are validated to the highest standards both nationally and internationally. Your new qualification stands for academic achievement but also a deeper understanding of your subject in practical terms and this is highly valued in your field.
 
Because you will enjoy your time here
Whatever subject and qualification you choose, we promise you will have an interesting and thought-provoking learning experience in which you will look forward to every class. Your student life will be enriched not just by the college and the course, but by new friends, colleagues and a wonderful city.
 
Independent Colleges’ main campus is located at 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
This city centre location is within one minute’s walking distance of Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green. Surrounded by the recreational and cultural amenities of the city centre, this location provides an ideal atmosphere for students both before and after lectures. We are easily accessible with excellent transport links including the Luas, Bus and Rail.
 

Courses/Programmes Intakes Total Fee Advance Deposit Entry Requirements
FACULTY OF BUSINESS
M.Sc. in Accounting with Finance Jan/July/Sep 9,500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment  
16 years with IELTS 6.0
BA (Hons) in Business Studies Jan/July/Sep 8,500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (Pending approval) Jan/July/Sep 8,500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
BA (Hons) in Marketing (pending approval) Jan/July/Sep 8,500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Business Studies Jan/July/Sep 4,950 Full Fee Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Marketing Jan/July/Sep 4,950 Full Fee Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma in Marketing Jan/July/Sep 5,950 Full Fee Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma in Business Studies Jan/July/Sep 5,950 Full Fee Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
FACULTY OF JOURNALISM
 
MA Journalism Jan/July/Sep 9500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment  
16 years with IELTS 6.5
BA (Hons) in Journalism Jan/July/Sep 8500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
FACULTY OF LAW
 
LLM Comparative Media Law Jan/July/Sep 9500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment  
16 years with IELTS 6.0
MA Dispute Resolution Jan/July/Sep 9500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment  
16 years with IELTS 6.0
LLB (Hons) in Irish Law Jan/July/Sep 8500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 6.0
LLM Comparative Media Law Jan/July/Sep 9500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment 16 years with IELTS 6.0
SCHOOL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
 
MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Jan/July/Sep 9500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment  
16 years with IELTS 6.5
H Dip Psychotherapy Jan/July/Sep 8500 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment  
16 years with IELTS 6.5
 
 
 
 
ACCA
 
 
 
 
Check with admissions/ UNI-GUIDE
 
 
F1¬F3: €350 (Per Paper)  
 
According to your pares selections
 
 
As per ACCA rules & regulations
F4¬F9: €750 (Per Paper)
F10¬F10 €875 (Per Paper)

Silent Features:
  • 20 Hours Work Permissionduring term time and Full Time during holidays
  • Pre-Sessional available in case of low IELTS score.
  • Independent College Dublin has the perfect location for student life in Dublin:
  • College is accredited by HETAC – the Official Irish State accreditation body for Third Level Colleges and degree courses.
  • College is fully owned by Irish News and Media, a multi-million dollar PLC company with a vast international reach. The College is therefore well funded and secure.
  • Under the Learner Protection Act, we are fully bonded for all of our HETAC courses.
  • College provide free language support for all of our International students
  • College School of Professional Accountancy has been awarded the ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner status, which is the highest academic teaching status awarded by ACCA worldwide

Full-time Courses

  • Diploma in Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation (Pathway Programme) – Portuguese
  • Diploma in Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation (Pathway Programme) – Spanish
  • Diploma in Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation (Pathway Programme) – Hindi
  • Diploma in Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation (Pathway Programme) – Chinese
  • Diploma in Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation (Pathway Programme) Arabic
  • Diploma in Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation (Pathway Programme)
  • LL.B (Hons) Irish Law with Accounting & Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing
  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Studies
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA Full Time)
  • H.Dip in Psychotherapy Studies (Level 8)
  • M.A. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Level 9)
  • LL.B (Hons) Irish Law
  • MSc in Accounting with Finance
  • Diploma in Professional Legal studies (Legal Executives) Full Time
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • MA in Dispute Resolution
  • LL.M Comparative Media Law
  • MA in Journalism (Level 9)
  • BA (Hons) in Journalism & Digital Media (Level 8)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Comparative Media Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma Comparative Media Law 

Our Facilities

  • Library

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 9am – 9pm.
Saturday:12pm – 6pm
Bank holiday and other non standard times should be checked on the Moodle Library Page
 
Introduction
The Joshua Dawson Library is situated on the second floor of the Independent College campus at 60/63 Dawson Street. The main library collections support the College programmes in Law, Journalism and Psychotherapy, at undergraduate and post graduate level. There are additional collections to support CPD diplomas and short courses.
The library has generous opening hours, extended around examination times (February – June). While the library remains the hub of research resources and services, there is online access throughout the building via the College wi-fi network, as well as from external locations. Registered students can access the subscribed College databases from work and home.
A full range of academic services is offered to students at the Joshua Dawson Library, and the student’s educational experience is enhanced by a range of research tutorials delivered from the library.
 
E-Sources
Academic programmes at Independent Colleges are supported by a range of electronic databases:

  • Westlaw.IE
  • Westlaw.UK
  • First Law
  • LexisNexis

Link to Library Catalogue
The Joshua Dawson Catalogue is expected to go online in October 2008. This is a high functioning system, which will support a range of self-service options for the student, including renewals and reservations. The catalogue supports ample text inclusion such as abstracts, lecturer’s recommendations and networking (links to web-sites and useful related materials).
 
Standard Library Services:

  • Loans, short loans, library reserves and bookings.
  • Query Desk.
  • Research support related to electronic resources.
  • Written library guides.

 
Advanced Services:

  • Inter Library Loan Service
  • FE1 lecture series on DVD. (Access as registered – booking required)
  • Research tutorials for 1st, 2nd, 3rd year students and post-graduates

JONATHAN’S Cafe at INDEPENDENT COLLEGES
Opening hours 9am – 8.30pm from Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm on Saturdays, situated on the third floor.
 

Student Services

Independent College Dublin’s’ positive, high-energy environment, deeply committed faculty and staff and strong network of support systems make it the perfect place for you to find your niche – academically, socially, and professionally.

Academic Induction
Attending college for the first time can be an exciting prospect. However, many also find the prospect of moving from second level to a third level institution can be a daunting experience. At Independent College Dublin we want to ensure that this transition is as painless as possible. For this reason, we organise student induction before the commencement of each undergraduate programme. This allows all students the opportunity to meet their Head of Faculty Manager, Course Coordinator and their fellow students.
Academic Support
Each academic programme has a dedicated staff member who deals with any academic issues which students may encounter. The faculty administrative staff have an open office policy from 9.30am-17.30pm Monday to Friday.
Career Advice
Independent College Dublin is aware of the ever increasing challenges facing students. A good CV is vital when applying for jobs. It is also very important to prepare for interviews. Our Careers Officer will assist final year students in writing your C.V and offer guidance and advice in preparing for your interview.
Computing Services
Access to services such as Moodle, online resources and journals, wireless internet access, and online storage are provided on a complimentary basis to all registered students.
 
Student & Campus Life
Wether you are looking for sports and fitness, student organisations, local night life or student activities, Independent College Dublin offers you great resources and access to the finest facilities. Independent College Dublin’s city centre location has a wealth of amenities on our doorstep.
 
Car Parking Discount
The College has organised a special discounted parking rate for students of Independent Colleges.  This discount is applicable to Q Park on Stephen’s Green/ Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin 2. It will be  €2 to park between 5pm and 11pm and €1.50 per hour during the day to a maximum of €5. You will need an Independent Colleges student card to avail of this discount.
 
Student Discounts
Use your Independent College Dublin student card to avail of these exclusive discounts:
-SPORTSCO, Ringsend (Soccer pitch, sports hall, pool etc)
-Energie Fitness, Clarendon Street
-Tower Records – 10%
-Hughes & Hughes Books- 10%
-The Farm, Dawson Street- 10%
-KC Peaches, Nassau Street – 10% and loyalty card scheme
-Cafe Sol, Dawson Street- 15% and loyalty card scheme
-Hickey’s Pharmacy- 15% off prescriptions and 10% off other items
-Doctor, Suffolk Street- €10 off consultation fee
 
Student Welfare
We offer advice and support to all students in the College. Whether it is concerns about examinations, assignments,accommodation or finances, the Student Services Officer is available to help with your concerns. However, if you require additional assistance and wish to speak to the College Counsellor, you will be provided with a referral.
This service is free and completely confidential
 
International Student Services
Specific services are available for international students before they travel to Ireland and, post entry, in order to assist with their transition to Ireland.
 
How can we help you?!
As your International Educational Advisors we want to provide the best service and support possible for our international students. We want to support you in any way that we can and make your transition and stay in Ireland as smooth and seamless as possible.
 
We can help with academic questions about: Course and program planning, registration, policies and more. As well as non-academic support: Study permit, Work permit, Temporary Resident Visas and more.
 
You're welcome to come see us for an appointment, a drop-in, email or call us!
 
 

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