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  • » Higher Certificate in Sports Studies

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Sports Studies
    CAO Code  LY206
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  40
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Is sport your passion? Do you want a career which will enable you to use your talent and skills for sport? This two year programme will take your enthusiasm for sport and help you to carve out an exciting career in an area you love. The progrmme covers key aspects of sport, health and fitness.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
    • MATHS F2/O6/H7
    • ENGLISH OR IRISH O6/H7
    N.B. Garda Vetting
    This programme may bring students into contact with vulnerable adults or children, therefore Garda Vetting is required. Applicants will be unable to go on placement or complete the course requirements until vetting is satisfactorily completed. Registration is temporary until such time as vetting is satisfactorily completed.
    Please note, for this and any programme for which garda vetting is a requirement, non EU candidates will only be considered if there are still places remaining after all EU candidates have first be considered.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  5  5
     Physical Literacy & Fitness Assessment Mandatory  5  6
     Sport, Leisure & Society Mandatory  5  3
     Language 1 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language Elective  5  
     Intercultural Communications Elective  5  
     1/2  Exercise Prescription & Programme Design Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Train & the Activity Spectrum Mandatory  5  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Language 2 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Civic Engagement in Action Elective  5  
     2/3  Group Exercise Instruction Mandatory  5  5
     Marketing Mandatory  5  6
     Anatomy & Physiology Mandatory  5  3
     Language 3 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language Elective  5  
     Intercultural Communications Elective  5  
     2/4  Sports Models Mandatory  5  5
     Sports Nutrition & Hydration Mandatory  5  5
     Introduction to Sports Psychology Mandatory  5  3
     Language 4 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Resource Management Elective  5  
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Guide and motivate individuals and groups using physical activity as a mechanism in a community setting
    • Plan, design, deliver and assess leisure programmes in a recreational context
    • Integrate and apply key skills and knowledge in work based projects
    • Assist in both voluntary and work based projects using preparation and planning techniques
    • Communicate with confidence and empathy
    • Develop competence and capacity as an independent learner
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Students may progress on to the BA in Sports Studies with Marketing at LYIT.
    Career Opportunities
    Careers in the sports, leisure and fitness sectors. Graduates from this programme may work in both the commercial and not for profit sectors assisting in programming and the delivery of sports training.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204

  • » Bachelor of Arts in Law with Criminal Justice/ Irish/French/Spanish/German

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts in Law with Criminal Justice/ Irish/French/Spanish/German
    CAO Code  LY207
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  60
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Course for You?
    Do you have an interest in how law is practiced and what it means in our everyday lives? Legal study provides entry to a range of rewarding and stimulating careers. Fascinated by criminal law? Interested in a career as a corporate lawyer? Curious about children’s rights?
    This exciting programme allows you to combine the study of a law degree with either criminal justice or a language. In the first semeseter you will study a language. In Semester 2 you will be introduced to Criminal justice and you can opt to either continue with the language or to drop it at that point. You will also have the opportunity for work placement or a stint in our in-house law advice clinic.
    If you are interested in the study of crime, criminology, understanding conflict and discrimination then the criminal justice minor will provide a gateway to a wide range of exciting careers. 
    You may choose instead to combine your law degree with the study of a language. We offer Irish, French, Spanish or Germanfrom post leaving certificate level. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for one semester. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for one semester.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Five O6/H7 in the Leaving Certificate including English/Irish (and if choosing a language Relevant Language F2/O6/H7),, or an equivalent qualification
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesStreamNo of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills in Law Both  10  7
     Legal Systems Both  10  6
     Introduction to Criminal Justice Crim  5  3
     Language 1 Both  5  4
     1/2  Contract Law Both  10  7
     Constitutional Law Both  10  6
     Information Technology Both  5  3
     Language 2 Lang  5  4
     Introduction to Sociology  Both  5  3
     2/3  Family & Child Law Both  10  5
     Land Law Both  10  7
     Introduction to Conflict Studies Crim  10  3
     Language 3 Lang  5  4
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language Lang  5  
     Intercultural Communications Lang  5  
     2/4  Criminal Law Both  10  5
     Company Law & Governance Both  10  5
     Administrative Law Both*  5  3
     Succession Law Both*  5  3
     Criminal Practice & Procedure Crim  5  3
     Language 4 Lang  5  4
     3/5  Tort Both  10  5
      Alternative Dispute Resolution Both  10  3
     Anti-Discriminatory Practice Crim  5  3
     Victims of Crime Crim  5  4
     Language 5 Lang  10  6
     3/6  Law Reform Project Crim  10  5
     Jurisprudence Crim  5  3
     Conveyancing Crim*  5  3
     Professional Practice Crim*  5  4
     Workplace Learning Crim*  10  1
     Civic Engagement Crim*  10  1
     Language Lang  10  6
     Workplace Learning Lang  20  1
     Erasmus Placement  Elective  30  
    * elective module
    CRIM = BA with Criminal Justice
    LANG = BA with Irish/French/Spanish/German
    Learning Outcomes
    (a) BA in Law with Criminal Justice
    On completion of this programme it is expected that learners will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal principles and concepts and of the Irish legal system
    • Demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection and analysis in the light of evidence and argument
    • Evaluate, synthesize and present legal arguments in a structured, reasoned and coherent way
    • Evaluate law in a global, political, economic, social and ethical context
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the core concepts and theoretical models relating to crime, criminology, victimization, criminalization and deviance.
    • Work effectively as an autonomous individual or as part of a team.

    (a) BA in Law with French/German/Irish/Spanish
    On completion of this programme it is expected that learners will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal principles and concepts and of the Irish legal system
    • Demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection and analysis in the light of evidence and argument
    • Evaluate, synthesize and present legal arguments in a structured, reasoned and coherent way
    • Evaluate law in a global, political, economic, social and ethical context
    • Communicate at a level commensurate with level B2 on the Common European Framework in oral and written modes with competent speakers of the target language in professional and social settings
    Follow-on Courses
    LLB(hons) with Criminal Justice/French/Spanish/Irish at LYIT
    Career Opportunities
    The programmes focus upon the development of key legal skills and provide opportunities for applied learning, study abroad and civic engagement which enhance the employability of the LYIT law graduate. The proposed law programmes offer graduates a pathway to careers in a range of areas including:
    • Solicitor or barrister in ROI and NI     
    • Legal executive
    • Civil Service
    • Regulatory Bodies
    • Careers in criminal justice – garda, advocacy, probation, social work
    • Company Secretary
    • Legal advisor
    • Researcher
    • Journalism
    • Business and commerce
    • Insurance
    • Tax
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204

  • » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law
    CAO Code  LY208
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  40
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this the course for you?
    This programmes is a three year honours law degree.
    Minimum entry requirements
    Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include either English or Irish.
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills in Law Mandatory  10  7
     Legal Systems Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language Elective  5  
     Intercultural Communications Elective  5  
     1/2  Contract Law Mandatory  10  7
     Constitutional Law Mandatory  10  6
     Employment Law Mandatory  5  3
     Succession Law Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Family & Child Law Mandatory  10  5
     Land Law Mandatory  10  7
     Tort Mandatory  10  5
     2/4  Criminal Law Mandatory  10  5
      Company Law & Governance Mandatory  10  5
     Administrative Law Mandatory  5  3
     Conveyancing Elective  5  3
     Communications Law Elective  5  3
     3/5  European Union Law Mandatory  10  5
     Human Rights Mandatory  10  5
     Evidence Elective  10  5
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Elective  10  3
     Workplace Learning Elective  10  1
     3/6  Equity, Trusts & Succession Mandatory  10  5
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  4
     Jurisprudence Mandatory  5  3
     Law in Action Elective  10  5
     Entertainment Law Elective  10  5
    *Choose 5/10 credits from electives
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204

  • » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business with Irish/ French/Spanish/German

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business with Irish/ French/Spanish/German
    CAO Code  LY218
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Course for You?
    Do you have business flair and enjoy learning about different cultures ? Are you interested in the possibility of an international placement?
    This programme combines the study of business with languages and will provide you with a strong advantage in the international jobs market.. Students will study Irish, French, Spanish or German at post leaving cert level. In the third year students will work or study abroad to develop their language skills and improve their intercultural awareness. In the third year students will work or study abroad to develop their language skills and improve their intercultural awareness.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, Relevant Language, and either English or Irish. 
    Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2, 3 or 4 of the programme.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation & Management Mandatory  10  6
     Language 1 (French 1, German 1, Irish 1, Spanish 1) Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Basic Business Statistics Mandatory  10  6
     Accounting 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Language 2 (French 2, German 2, Irish 2, Spanish 2) Mandatory  5  4
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Teaching English as a Foreign Language Mandatory  5  3
     Intercultural Communications Mandatory  5  3
     Language 3 (French 3, German 3, Irish 3, Spanish 3) Mandatory  5  4
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Professional Development & Pedagogy Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Managing People Mandatory  10  5
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Language 4 (French 4, German 4, Irish 4, Spanish 4) Mandatory  5  4
     Social Technology Project Mandatory  5  3
     3/5  Year Abroad: Workplace Learning Mandatory  30  
      Year Abroad: Erasmus Placement Mandatory  30  
     Language 5 (French 5, German 5, Irish & Communication Skills 1, Spanish 5) Mandatory  10  6
     Workplace Learning Mandatory  20  
     Semester Abroad: Erasmus Placement   Elective  30  
     3/6  Year Abroad: Workplace Learning Mandatory  30  
     Year Abroad: Erasmus Placement Mandatory  30  
     Language 6 (French 6, German 6, Irish & Communication Skills 2, Spanish 6) Mandatory  10  6
     Workplace Learning Mandatory  20  
     Semester Abroad: Erasmus Placement   Elective  30  
     4/7  Language 7 (French 7, German 7, Irish & Communication Skills 3, Spanish 7) Mandatory  10  6
      Financial Information & Decision Making Mandatory  5  3
     International Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Culture & Business Project Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Language 8 (French 8, German 8, Irish & Communication Skills 4, Spanish 8) Mandatory  10  6
     Research Methods & Dissertation Mandatory  10  5
     Managing Change Mandatory  10  6
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme it is expected that the learner will be able to:
    • Identify, evaluate and synthesise the core theoretical business frameworks and models.
    • Use appropriate business theories and frameworks to analyse and solve business problems.
    • Integrate general and professional target language competencies with business knowledge and skills.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written modes with competent speakers of the target language in professional and social settings.
    • Demonstrate critical cultural and linguistic awareness and the ability to communicate effectively in intercultural contexts.
    • Work effectively as an autonomous individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    Follow-on Courses
    Future study at postgraduate level in languages, business or marketing, including the MSc in Marketing Practice.
    Career Opportunities
    This programme focuses on the development of skills and provides opportunities for applied learning, particularly through workplace learning abroad and study abroad, which enhance the employability of the LYIT business and languages graduate. The proposed business and languages programme offers graduates a pathway to careers in a wide range of areas including:
    • Multinational companies
    • Small and medium sized enterprises
    • Consultancy
    • Public sector bodies
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance
    CAO Code  LY228
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this programme for me?
    Do you have a love of sport? Do you have a passion for sports coaching and performance? This four year honours programme focuses on sports coaching and performance across the spectrum from beginner to competitor levels.
    You will specialise in your chosen area of coaching; for example GAA, soccer or athletics and work in conjunction with the national governing bodies to progress through the relevant coaching stages.
    You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the physiological aspects of training and exercise, diagnostic and analytical skills related to performance, and applied psychological and dietary influences on athlete preparation.
    The progamme is designed to equip learners with the skills and experience necessary to coach, develop and support athletic performance.
    N.B. Garda Vetting
    This programme may bring students into contact with vulnerable adults or children, therefore Garda Vetting is required. Applicants will be unable to go on placement or complete the course requirements until vetting is satisfactorily completed. Registration is temporary until such time as vetting is satisfactorily completed.
    Please note, for this and any programme for which garda vetting is a requirement, non EU candidates will only be considered if there are still places remaining after all EU candidates have first be considered.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Physical Literacy & Fitness Assessment Mandatory  10  6
     Sport Leisure & Society Mandatory  5  3
     Language 1 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Intercultural Communications Elective  5  
     1/2  Sports Models Mandatory  10  5
     Learning to Train & the Principles of Training Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Language 2 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Civic Engagement in Action Elective  5  
     2/3  Biomechanics & Data Collection Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     The Coaching Process Mandatory  5  6
     Anatomy & Physiology Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Sports Nutrition & Hydration Mandatory  10  5
     Exercise Physiology Mandatory  10  4
     Introduction to Sports Psychology Mandatory  5  3
     Resource Management Mandatory  5  3
     3/5  Personal Fitness Instruction Mandatory  10  4
     Performance Analysis & Technology Mandatory  10  4
     Foundations of Strength & Conditioning Mandatory  5  4
     Speed, Agility & Quickness Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Work Placement Elective 1  30  2 Week block delivery
     Erasmus Placement Elective 2   30  
     Work Placement (Coach) Elective 3  10  1
     Advanced Coaching (ECC Level 2) Elective 3  10  4
     Interactive & Social Media Applications Elective 3  10  5
     4/7  Applied Sports Nutrition Mandatory  10  3
     Applied Sports Psychology Mandatory  10  5
     Performance Coaching Mandatory  10  1
     4/8  Video Analysis Mandatory  30  3
     Strategic Sports Management Mandatory  30  4
     Innovation & Creativity Mandatory  10  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Engage with subject specific core knowledge and transferable skills and develop an awareness of the broader context in which subject specialisms are embedded
    • Organise, lead, train and motivate individuals and teams in sport and a variety of life settings
    • Plan, design, deliver and evaluate a range of technical training programmes to support athletic development
    • Engage in problem solving by identifying specific needs, diagnosing and applying technical solutions, using social and scientific knowledge
    • Develop the ability to safely observe and record phenomena, and to interpret and report on such experimental data using appropriate information technology 
    Career Opportunities
    • Competitive sports development within national governing bodies, commercial and the not for profit sector
    • Sports organisations
    • Sporting clubs
    • Health and fitness industry
    • Community activity programmes
    • Personal training.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204

  • » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law with Criminal Justice/ Irish/French/Spanish/German

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law with Criminal Justice/ Irish/French/Spanish/German
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  1 Year
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  European Union Law All  10  5
     Criminology LLB  10  5
     Human Rights All*  10  5
     Evidence Lang*  10  5
     Language Lang  10  6
     4/8  Equity, Trusts & Succession LLB/Lang  10
     Law in Action LLB  10  5
     Restorative Justice LLB/Crim  10  5
     Law Reform Project Crim  10  5
     Jurisprudence Lang/Crim  5  3
     Professional Practice Lang/Crim  5  4
     Language 8 Lang  10  6
    * elective module
    CRIM = BA with Criminal Justice
    LANG = BA with Irish/French/Spanish/German
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204