Springboard+ Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets

AWARD Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets (& Risk Management) |
AWARDING BODY Ulster University |
DURATION  9 months|
COURSE SCHEDULE 2 Evenings a week (every Tuesday and Wednesday 6-9pm)  |
COST Free or 90% funded depending on eligibility status |
CONTACT Jonathan Beatty | jbeatty@irishtimes.com | (01) 472 7129 |

Programme Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets, delivered in conjunction with and accredited by Ulster University, provides knowledge and training on key areas such as financial services, mathematical foundations, FinTech and risk management.

The programme is aimed at graduates from all disciplines who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry. It will be suitable for both those already in employment (workforce development) and for those who are out of work (workforce activation), whether in receipt of unemployment benefit or not having been out of the workforce for some time, once they meet the entry level requirements. As part of the programme a wide range of placement opportunities are available for those who are not already in employment or who are working outside of the Financial Services Sector.


The programme will take place two evenings a week for 9 months in classroom-based lectures in The Irish Times Building in Dublin City Centre. There are 4 modules with a total of 30 Credit Points. Each module will be 100% coursework. In addition, those taking a work placement will be required to complete a reflection assignment based on their placement experience.


A fee of €450, which is 10% of the total cost of the programme, is payable to the provider for those in employment.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the Springboard+ eligibility criteria. In addition, applicants must:

(a) have gained:

(i) a degree from a university in the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard;


(ii) an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;


(b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.

In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route.

In addition to the above all applicants must be available to attend classroom lectures for 2 evenings per week for the duration of the programme and be available to complete a work placement if not already in employment.

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