South East Technological University (SETU) hosted an open evening dedicated to showcasing its extensive array of postgraduate opportunities. 

Prospective students, eager to explore their academic futures and learn about almost 200 taught postgraduate offerings across SETU's campuses, travelled from near and far for the inaugural event held at the Cork Road Campus on Thursday, 23 May.

Aimed at industry professionals looking to strengthen their skill sets or transition to new career paths as well as final-year students who want to continue their education, the two-hour event showcased postgraduate courses from business, education, arts, and humanities to sport, nursing, health sciences, built environment and engineering, and science and computing. 

Dr Derek O’Byrne, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Teaching & Learning at SETU explained that SETU’s taught postgraduate courses cater to a diverse range of interests and career goals. 

“Our courses are specifically designed to accommodate individuals in full-time employment, with many programmes tailored to meet the needs of those with professional commitments. To ensure flexibility, we offer a variety of formats including part-time, blended, and online options, making education accessible to everyone regardless of their schedule,” said Dr Byrne. 

In addition to taught postgraduate courses, SETU offers research postgraduate options through Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes. 

“We were delighted to welcome a large number of prospective students at our recent open evening. This event offered an excellent opportunity for attendees to explore the University's extensive PhD and research Masters programmes and see what it’s like to study at SETU,” Dr Byrne added. 

Reflecting on the event, Michael Mullan, Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager at SETU, stated, “We were pleased to host the inaugural SETU postgraduate open evening in Waterford. The event was a resounding success, offering prospective students a unique chance to interact with faculty across all departments, gaining valuable insights into our diverse range of postgraduate programmes and research opportunities.”