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Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo)


IT Sligo profile

With top class sporting facilities and a modern learning environment, IT Sligo is a great place to study and to make new friends. Its sporting facilities include a floodlit running track and playing pitches, an all weather 3G Astro Turf facility and a gymnasium and multipurpose sports centre.

Sligo is a dynamic and small city offering some of the best scenery and night life in Ireland. With just under 6,000 students, we have vibrant student population and it is easy to make friends on campus when you get involved in some of our 60 active clubs and societies.


Undergraduate at IT Sligo

We offer distance courses and almost 70 full time programmes.

Our Science courses include forensic science, pharmaceutical science, environmental science, biomedical science, occupational health and safety, fisheries management, medical biotechnology health science and physiology, and public health and health promotion. We offer the only science-based archaeology course in Ireland.

Our Engineering courses include civil, electronic and mechanical engineering, mechatronics, quantity surveying, and construction management. We also offer a range of interior architecture and interior design courses.

Our interior architecture course is the only one in Ireland to have achieved recognition by the European Council of Interior Architects. It has also been awarded Candidate Status by the RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects.

In the area of Business, we offer courses in accounting, computing, games development, software development, financial services, systems and networking, database management, marketing, languages, business management, tourism, PR and event management. Our Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Leisure offers students the opportunity to get a range of professional fitness qualifications. It also includes a module on surfing!

In Humanities, we offer courses in fine art, creative design, social studies, social care performing arts, and early childcare and education. Our performing arts course has close working links with local and national theatres.

Research at IT Sligo

IT Sligo has a vibrant and productive research community, active in the areas of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional research. Our research is focused in a number of specific thematic areas; Sustainability and Clean Technologies; Creativity and Design; Quality of Life and Healthcare; and Economy and Society. A number of multidisciplinary research groups have been established which harness our expertise, and those of our research partners, to provide a critical mass that enables the groups to increase the impact of our research. The research groups at IT Sligo include a Biomolecular Environmental Public Health Group, Biomedical Engineering in Ireland Group, the Centre for Design Innovation, Geotechnical Research Group., Mitochondrial Biology and Radiation Research, and the Centre for Sustainability.

Erasmus Programme at IT Sligo

More than 100 students visit IT Sligo each year under the Erasmus programme.

We have participated in the Erasmus programme since 1988 and were awarded the Erasmus University Charter in 2007.  Our first links were with Montlucon in France and Kempten in Germany.  Since that time we have developed bilateral arrangements with countries in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK, Lithuania and Romania.    In an increasingly global world this gives our students the benefit of the academic and life experiences of a diverse group of students. Students resident in Ireland also benefit from placement programme of Erasmus under which they complete placements of up to one year in diverse overseas organisations, from pharmaceutical companies to social care settings to architectural design companies.

Study Abroad at IT Sligo

IT Sligo is working with universities and partners in America, Australia, China and Korea to facilitate study abroad visiting students. As a visiting student at IT Sligo you will be a member of a large multinational student community while also benefiting from the individual attention of all staff. You can choose from a wide range of academic subjects across our three Schools: School of Science; School of Engineering; School of Business & Humanities; and across all undergraduate levels.

Visiting/Study Abroad students can apply through our partner universities or providers in addition to applying as independent students. For further information please contact the IT Sligo International Office. 

Student Support Services at IT Sligo

Our Student Support Services team is here to ensure your enjoy your time at IT Sligo as much as possible. It is only natural that if you are living away from home for the first time you may take a while to get used to living on your own.

Different students deal with that challenge in different ways. For some it can be a very new and exciting experience. Others may find things a little daunting. We are here to ensure that any concerns or worries you may have outside of your academic work are dealt with sensitively and confidentially.

Central to the service are staff who provide a range of support systems to help and guide you with any concerns or worries you might have about anything at all. If it is important to you, then it is important for us.

Our policy is to have in place easily accessible, robust, professional support for all full-time students. In particular the following areas are catered for: Chaplaincy (irrespective of creed), Health, Counselling, Access Officer, Learning Support Tutor, Careers Officer, Administrative Support and Students Union.

Caring for our students is part of what we do naturally.