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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 QQI
    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  Sports Study Skills Mandatory  10  6
     Health Related Physical Activity Mandatory  10  6
     Sports Coaching Practice Mandatory  5  3
     Sports Leisure and Society Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Exercise Prescription & Programme Design Mandatory  10  6
     Sports Coaching Leadership Mandatory  10  6
     Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory  10  6
     2/3  Health and Fitness Leadership Mandatory  10  5
     Sports Frameworks: Social, Psychological, Pedagogical Mandatory  10  5
     Sports Nutrition and Hydration Mandatory  10  5
     2/4  Performance Analysis Mandatory  10  5
     Exercise Physiology Mandatory  10  5
     Foundation of Strength and Conditioning Mandatory  10  5
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Apply scientific and pedagogical knowledge across a range of scientific, sociological, pedagogical and applied fields of sport and exercise
    • Assess participant readiness, apply scientific principles, prescribe and design schedules and evaluate the effectiveness of sport and exercise programming
    • Demonstrate the discipline-specific knowledge and skills required  for sport and exercise sectors
    • Think critically and creatively in formulating solutions to abstract problems
    • Describe the skills required to work within the sport and exercise sector and the ability to apply these skills in a professional setting
    • Plan, organise, communicate, and work effectively as part of a group, and independently, within the sport and exercise sector
    • Take personal responsibility for their learning within both individual and group environments relating to the sport and exercise sector
    • Consider how the application of sport and exercise knowledge and skills acquired may influence the quality of life of others
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Students may progress onto Year 3 of the BSc in Sport and Exercise with Performance/Physical Education on completion of a bridging module.
    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 Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@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 QQI
    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 credits
     1/1  Learning Law Both  10
     The Irish Legal Systems Both  10
     ICT Skills Both  5
     Constitutional Law 1 Criminal  5
     Language & Culture 1 (French/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     1/2  Contract Law Both  10
     Criminal Law Both  10
     Introduction to Criminal Justice Both  5
     Constitutional Law 2 Criminal  5
     Language & Culture 2 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     2/3  Family & Child Law Both  10
     Land and Succession Law Both  10
     Constitutional Law 1 Language  5
     Criminal Practice & Procedure Criminal  5
     Victimology Criminal  5
     Language & Culture 3 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     2/4  Criminal Law Both  10
     Company Law & Governance Both  10
     Employment  Law Criminal  5
     Mooting Criminal  5
     Constitutional Law 2 Language  5
     Language & Culture 4 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     3/5  Tort Both  10
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Both  10
     Civil Practice and Procedure Both  5
     Conveyancing Both  5
     Language & Culture 5 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  10
     3/6 Law Reform Project  AND Equity and Trusts AND One of: Street Law OR Law in Action OR Workplace Learning OR Media Law Criminal  10
     5
     5
     10
     Erasmus Placement OR One Language  AND Workplace Learning Language  30
     10
     20
    * 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 Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@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 QQI
    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 credits
     1/1  Learning Law Mandatory  10
     The Irish Legal Systems Mandatory  10
     ICT Skills Mandatory  5
     Constitutional Law 1 Mandatory  5
     1/2  Contract Law Mandatory  10
     Constitutional Law 2 Mandatory  5
     Employment Law Mandatory  5
     Criminal Law Mandatory  10
     2/3  Family & Child Law Mandatory  10
     Land and Succession Law Mandatory  10
     Tort Mandatory  10
     2/4  Administrative Law Mandatory  10
     Company Law & Governance Mandatory  10
     Jurisprudence Mandatory  5
     Mooting OR Health Law Elective  5
     3/5  European Union Law Mandatory  10
     Human Rights Mandatory  10
     Alternative Dispute Resolution OR Two of:   Conveyancing
     Civil Practice & Procedure
     Criminal Practice & Procedure
    Elective  10
     3/6  Evidence Mandatory  10
     Equity and Trust Mandatory  10
    One of: Law in Action  OR Media Law  OR Workplace Learning OR Street Law Elective  10
    *Choose 10 credits from electives 2
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@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 I
    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 credits
     1/1  Learning to Learn & ICT Mandatory  10
     Business Management Mandatory  10
     Business Law Mandatory  5
     Fundamentals of Marketing Mandatory  5
     Language One of: (French 1, German 1, Irish 1, Spanish 1) Mandatory  5
     1/2  Writing Skills Mandatory  5
     Economics 1 Mandatory  5
     Basic Business Statistics 1 Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Accounting Mandatory  10
     Language Mandatory  5
     2/3  Business Information Systems Mandatory  10
     Basic Business Statistics 2 Mandatory  5
     Marketing Principles Mandatory  5
     Introduction to the Teaching of English Mandatory  5
     Language Mandatory  5
     2/4  Economics 2 Mandatory  5
     Intercultural Communications Mandatory  5
     HRM & Employee  Relations Mandatory  10
     Professional Development & Pedagogy Mandatory  5
     Language  Mandatory  5
     3/5   Year Abroad: Workplace Learning  OR
      Year Abroad:  Erasmus Placement (Study/Work) OR
    Elective  60
      Irish language AND Workplace Learning (Year Long) Elective  10
     20
     3/6  Year Abroad: Workplace Learning  OR 
     Year Abroad:  Erasmus  Placement (Study/Work) OR
    Elective  60
      Irish language AND Workplace Learning & Reflective Practice Elective  10
     20
     4/7  Digital Business Mandatory  10
     The Macroeconomic Environment Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Research Mandatory  5
     Language Mandatory  10
     4/8  Organisational Change Mandatory  10
     Research Methodologies and Dissertation Mandatory  10
     Language Mandatory  10
    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 Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise with Performance or Physical Education

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise with Performance or Physical Education
    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? This 4 year programme has been designed for students who wish to study sport and exercise at third level, with the option of specialising in either sports performance or physical education studies.
    The first two years of the programme provide the core foundation of the degree. Years three and four allow specialisation whereby you choose your preferred stream, either sports performance or physical education studies.
    The performance stream pairs research theory with a range of applied performance related areas including strength and conditioning, psychology and nutrition.  The education stream pairs research theory with curriculum based instructional models that focus on how physical activity and sport can be taught through games, aquatics, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor adventure education
    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 credits
     1/1  Sports Study Skills Mandatory  10
     Health & Fitness 1 Mandatory  10
     Introduction to Sports Coaching Practice Mandatory  5
     Sports Leisure and Society Mandatory  5
     1/2  Health & Fitness 2 Mandatory  10
     Sports Performance Leadership Mandatory  10
     Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory  10
     2/3  Biomechanics and Movement Analysis Mandatory  10
     Sports  Models Mandatory  10
     Sports Nutrition and Hydration Mandatory  10
     2/4  Performance Analysis Mandatory  10
     Exercise Physiology Mandatory  10
     Foundation of Strength and Conditioning Mandatory  10
     3/5  Introduction to Sports Psychology Mandatory  5
     Personal Fitness Instruction (Performance) Mandatory  10
     Health Promotion (Performance) Mandatory  10
     Developing as a sports practitioner (Performance) Mandatory  5
     Physical Education and Adapted Physical Activity (Physical Education) Mandatory  10
     Movement Studies: Gym & Dance (Physical Education) Mandatory   10
     Developing as a physical educator (Physical Education) Mandatory  5
     3/6  Work Placement Mandatory  30
     Erasmus Placement Mandatory   30
     4/7  Applied Sports Nutrition Mandatory  10
     Applied Sports Psychology (Performance) Mandatory  10
     Adventure & Aquatics (Physical Education) Mandatory  10
     Research Methods - Performance Mandatory  10
     Research Methods - Education Mandatory  10
     4/8  Research Project - Performance /Education Mandatory  20
     One  of Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology, Applied Strength & Conditioning, Applied Performance Analysis, Athletics and Game Mandatory  10
    Career Opportunities
    • physical education (after completion of a relevant post graduate course in Physical Education at universities such as University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Loughborough University,  University of the West of Scotland, Edge Hill University and Liverpool John Moores University. However it should be noted that admission to post graduate courses in Physical Education is not automatic. In addition to getting an honours degree candidates must usually pass an interview)
    • sports coaching
    • personal trainer
    • fitness instructor
    • health promotion specialist
    • strength and conditioning specialist
    • sports development officer
    • leisure centre manager
    • sports agency administrator
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@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 Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204