HCI Funded Postgraduate Courses
What is HCI funding?
Announced as part of Budget 2019, the primary objective of the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 is to enable the higher education system to respond to changes in both skills requirements and technology.
Upcoming Courses - January 2023
HCI Pillar 1 is a government education fund and will run from 2020 - 2023. It is aimed at upskilling and reskilling graduates with postgraduate, industry relevant skills for emerging technologies. HCI Pillar 1 postgraduate programmes will provide between 90% and 100% funding support to upskill for future job prosperity.
Who is it for?
These HCI postgraduate conversion programmes are aimed at recent level 8 graduates, employed professionals, those returning to education and unemployed applicants who have been in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for at least 9 months prior to application.
How much are the fees?
These postgraduate programmes are heavily subsidised and offer a minimum of 90% HCI funding for all successful applicants.
Why complete a postgraduate programme?
- Upskill for career progression and future job prosperity
- Gain a recognised, professional qualification
- Programmes developed in collaboration with industry
- Avail of substantial funding support
How will programmes be delivered?
The majority of these programmes are delivered in a 'blended format' ie. a mix of online and classroom delivery. Blended Learning programmes can have between 20% and 80% of the content delivered online with the remaining involving either lectures / practical / tutorials delivered at DkIT.
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