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Education system in the Ireland

Education has been a staple in Ireland throughout its long and sometimes difficult history. Ireland's higher education system today offers the best programs for international students of all ages. Added than one in ten permanent students come from overseas. Many educational institutions receive government subsidies. This means that the quality of education is very high and international students here have the opportunity to compete internationally.

Higher education is mainly provided by universities, technical institutes and colleges of education. Many other third-party institutions offer professional education in medicine such as medicine and law. The institution you choose depends on your area of interest, and the level of study you are seeking.

Higher education institutions in Ireland:


There are seven universities in Ireland, all of which are ranked in the top 3% of institutions worldwide. Undergraduate degree programs are offered in different fields of study. Irish universities have overseas offices to help foreign students get used to academic life and to participate in campus community activities.

College of Education:

Education colleges provide specialized training for students wishing to become school teachers. This can be achieved through a three-year Bachelor of Education and an 18-month diploma. By teaching at the post-primary level, students often graduate with a postgraduate degree and then a postgraduate diploma.

Institute of Technology:

Ireland has 14 Technology Centers that offer learning and training programs in areas such as business, science, engineering, languages and music. Study options are available for certificate, diploma and degree level, with various courses and entry requirements for each institution.

Type of degrees:


You can study for a bachelor's degree in the formal field of study and this usually takes three to four years to complete. In fields such as architecture, zoology and dentistry, it takes five years. Depending on your program of study, you may receive a bachelor's degree such as a General Degree, Honors Degree or BA (Special Degree).


Some students receive graduate degrees, and this can be a graduate diploma, a master's diploma or a PhD. Programs may be informative or supportive of research. This type of learning is more focused and takes a special approach to the learning environment rather than the basic learning of students. Post-graduate diplomas are often career-oriented, and are directly linked to specific technologies. Master's degrees last one to two years and usually include subject and program. PhD courses usually take three years to complete.

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