Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has consistently been among the best performing institutions in the EU Student Barometer surveys, and with good reason! LIT offers a wide range of programmes across a number of disciplines all geared to today’s employment and enterprise needs; our research income is one of the fastest growing among Institutes of Technologies in Ireland, our campuses in Limerick as well as Tipperary have some of the most up-to-date facilities and we are renowned for success both academically and in the sporting arena.
At LIT we use the term “Active Learning” to describe our educational philosophy; it’s in the way we provide each first year student with a mentor; the way that teaching is not just done in the classroom, but in the labs, the studios and computer suites. Active learning is hands-on learning; not just learning the theory, but experiencing the practical side of your chosen field. The programmes are also flexible and offered at different qualification levels ranging from certificates to degrees up to postgraduate level.
Undergraduate at LIT
At undergraduate level, awards are made at higher certificate, bachelor degrees and honours bachelor degree levels. Higher certificate courses normally take 2 years full-time study, bachelor degrees take 3 years and honours bachelors degrees take 4 years. Students who have completed 2 or 3 year University or College awards in their own country may be considered for advanced entry and gain exemptions from years or subjects of courses at the discretion of the admitting academic Department.
Postgraduate at LIT
Research & Development is an integral part of LIT’s activities and is an important aspect of the interaction of the Institute with industry. LIT has attracted support for its R&D activities from various national and European programmes. The aim of postgraduate research is to provide graduates with generic and specific research skills, to generate study at the highest level and to promote in the public domain the relevance of this work.
Research at LIT
There are several Taught and Research postgraduate courses on offer at LIT.
Erasmus Programme at LIT
In an increasingly global market environment and workplace, Limerick Institute of Technology is very aware of the need to provide opportunities for study and work experience overseas. LIT actively engages in the European Student Mobility programmes across 31 countries. LIT is recognised by the European Union as a University Institute and has significant activity on the European Lifelong Learning programmes. The Erasmus Student Mobility programme gives LIT learners the opportunity to study in another country for 3 – 12 months at a higher education institute in a participating country. Even better, the time you spend in the other country is recognised under the European Credit Transfer System and you get full credit for the studies you undertake abroad in your LIT qualification!
Erasmus Student Placements – Work: This Programme aims to improve the quality of education by financially supporting a range of transnational partnerships. Erasmus Student Placements are essentially a work experience placement enabling those involved to develop vocational skills and competencies through periods of work based training abroad. These placements provide access to different work practices and new technologies as well as the opportunities to enhance linguistic capabilities, key skills and cultural awareness. Application for Erasmus student placements are open to LIT Students undertaking Ab-Inito Degree programmes of study with a compulsory work placement in year three. Placements typically range from 3 to 12 months. Funding is dedicated to mobility costs, travel, insurance, and a basic subsistence allowance and varies according to the students needs.
Student Support Services at LIT
LIT offers a vast range of student support services to our students ranging from the Student Health Unit, Careers Service, Financial Assistance, Learning Support Unit and much more.