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Best Masters Programme

Best Masters Programme

This award will go to the master programme that has brought the highest level of enrichment and growth to its students over the past 12 months. It is open to all masters programmes on offer in Ireland.


Judges will look for evidence of innovative, bold and creative strategies/initiatives that have been used to help make the programme engaging, inspiring, and successful.


Entry is by a five-page (A4) submission. The judges will be looking for clear information backed up by evidence, which places particular emphasis on the criteria listed below:


  • Organisation background: Please provide a brief description of the organisation, such as when it was established, the number of staff and/or students, academic and professional qualification of staff members, the courses and services provided, and the relevant industry experience, achievements and accreditations on offer.

  • Masters programme: Please describe the masters programme on offer. Please detail curriculum development, student/delegate numbers and course accreditations and affiliations.

  • Performance: Provide evidence of exceptional performance throughout the programme against specific indicators such as innovation, infrastructure, teaching and research standards, student experience, alumni relations and development. Please also outline how your programme stands out from the rest in this area.

  • Partnerships and collaborations: Discuss whether any collaboration or partnerships have been established to complement the programme and outline the benefits this has brought to both sides.

  • Overcoming the COVID-19 crisis: outline the challenges your organisation has faced in delivering the masters programme since the COVID-19 pandemic began and how your team demonstrated initiative, creativity, and leadership to overcome them.

  • Please include any other statements or facts that you believe will support your entry.

  1. Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

  2. Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

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