August 16, 2006 06:43
Oscail offers you the chance to achieve adegree without changing your current lifestyle.
OSCAIL’S diploma/degree programmes are flexible enough to fit in with any lifestyle. You can study in your own time at your own pace and wherever is most convenient with the help of specially written self-instructional course texts. You don't have to attend any formal lectures. You build your study timetable to fit your individual lifestyle. And, best of all, qualifications are awarded by Irish Universities.
No previous qualifications are required if you are over 23 years of age (except for postgraduate courses). And don’t worry if you’ve been away from study for a while, because their special introductory module will fine-tune your skills and their specialist tutors will give you individual support throughout your studies. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your tutor and fellow students at tutorials that take place at their regional study centres.
Oscail is the National Distance Education Centre of Ireland. Established in 1982, their mission is to provide adults with access to third level education regardless of location, employment, domestic or personal circumstances, or prior qualifications.
Oscail offer the following programmes
- Diploma in Arts & Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Humanities)
- Diploma in Information Technology & Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Technology
- Bachelor of Nursing Studies
- Graduate Diploma & M.Sc. in Information Technology for Accountants
- Graduate Diploma & M.Sc. in Internet Systems
- Graduate Diploma & M.Sc. in Management of Operations
To date, the following numbers of adults have obtained Irish university qualifications through Oscail:
Diploma in IT 1248
Post Graduate Diplomas 188
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in IT 837
Master of Science (MSc) 56
Diploma in Arts 600
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Humanities) 395
Bachelor of Nursing Studies 83
Oscail was established as a response to prevailing conditions in Ireland that saw higher education restricted to relatively few individuals, quite a low proportion of adults with degrees or other third level qualifications, and an under-developed provision for access to degree level qualifications through part-time or adult education.
More than 3,500 adults, located throughout Ireland, are currently pursuing Irish University qualifications with Oscail.
Information and Advisory Service
Oscail - The National Distance Education Centre,
Dublin City University, Dublin 9.
Tel: (01) 700 5481 Fax: (01) 700 5494