Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (678)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

678. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science when the postgraduate courses announced by him in July 2020 will open for applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27034/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

Under the July stimulus package, an additional 2,650 places will be provided across a range of existing part-time and full-time postgraduate taught programmes. Programmes will be focused on a range of areas where identified skills needs exist.

A call was issued by the HEA to HEIs to indicate the courses and places they wish to provide under this part of the July stimulus. There was strong interest in the initiative, with over 230 proposals for postgraduate courses, from a range of public and private higher education institutions. Further details of the courses available will be available soon. Applications will be directly to the institution and further details of courses and application dates will be announced in the coming weeks.