Professional Development

 

Certificate in Agricultural Science

Introduction

  • Do you have a flair for growing things, but can’t explain it?
  • Are you interested in how agriculture can tackle issues raised from an expanding population (e.g., food security and safety; loss of natural and farming resources; urbanization)?
  • Want to use the science of agriculture to inform on health, diet and nutrition?

Our Certificate in Agricultural Science is the ideal starting point for you. With a degree pathway, develop your knowledge in stages, and build confidence in your ability to practice agricultural science.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program Structure

The Certificate in Agricultural Science is a great starting point for developing a career in agriculture. The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

BSC103 Biochemistry I (Animals)

In this module, you’ll learn the fundamentals of chemistry including atomic structure, the periodic table, molecules, nomenclature, and organic chemistry as relating to animals.

BAG306 Agronomy I

Learn how to grow field crops like grain for use as human food, animal feed, fiber, oilseed, and some industrial product. This module on agronomy covers factors related to crop production such as crop physiology, plant breeding, pest control and soil science.

BSC110 Cell Biology

Understanding the basics of cellular structure and division is essential for human health studies, animal care, and animal studies.

BSC104 Botany I

The study of botany is relevant not just to botanists but also to horticulturists and anyone working with plants from breeding through to nursery growers or agriculturists. This module contains the basis of plant science, and is an introduction to plant physiology and taxonomy, covering general botany including morphology and anatomy.

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post-graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BAG305 Organic Farming

Demand for organic produce has boomed over recent years and supermarkets now devote significant shelf space to organic produce, and organic certification schemes have emerged and flourished. Is this just a trend or is something more serious? This module teaches students to farm animals or crops using organic, biodynamic, and eco-farming techniques.

BAG203 Animal Behaviour

Learn about animal psychology: conditioning, innate behavior and survival. A foundation for working with pets, livestock or wildlife -or managing your own animals.

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

 

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma. It is part of a pathway to getting a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.






Certificate in Animal Production

Introduction

The Agritech College Certificate in Animal Production doesn’t shy away from contemporary concerns. However, it addresses the need for industry knowledge by helping students get to grips with the fundamentals of animal production.

 

It forms a pathway to a degree, so there is knowledge and career progression. Our courses are designed for practitioners. Theoretical information is provided as a grounding for the actual practical knowledge that you will be expected of you.

 

Through structured assignments and research tasks, you will learn the key things to give you confidence for a career in agriculture.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

Program Structure

 

The Certificate in Animal Production is ideal for those who are starting out in livestock and animal production. The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BAG104 Farm Management

Look at how to effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Farming is just as mucanalyzeh about management as it is about animal or crop production. Learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to the management of a farm business. The course relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You also learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

BAG101 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

The basics of animal anatomy and physiology will help you manage and care for your animals, thus reducing overall costs.  This module helps students to understand how to diagnose disease, determine if an animal has sustained an injury, understand the physical capabilities or limitations of particular species, and understand what happens in the nutrition and growth processes.

BAG201 Animal Health

This module is a solid introduction to animal health, where you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses.

BAG202 Animal Feed and Nutrition

Learn to manage food and nutrition for  farm animals or wildlife in zoos. This module introduces animal foods, food components, evaluating food and digestibility for animals, classifying foods and calculating rations.

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BAG210 Sheep Production

Discover sheep husbandry and farming for improved farm practices in the production of wool and meat with our experienced and highly qualified faculty.

BAG208 Poultry

Learn to raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for commercial production or self-sufficiency.

BAG223 Goat Production

Learn about goat husbandry, breeds, behaviour, feed and nutrition, farm systems, wool and meat production, and more.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

 

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma. It is part of a pathway to get a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.










Certificate in Organisational Psychology

Intoroduction

The Certificate in Organisational Psychology gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career from a business perspective. Typical career pathways for this include job counselling, people motivation, and business coaching.

This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Psychology. It is accredited by the ACCPH.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program Structure

The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS101 Introduction to Psychology

Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a person’s psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

BPS102 Psychology and Counselling

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.

BPS307 Abnormal Psychology

By understanding the thought processes that take place in the minds of people at work, a manager or supervisor can develop empathy with their staff, and apply this empathy to the way they manage the workplace.

BPS103 Industrial Psychology

Develop your ability to identify psychological disorders, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. The course will also be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. PREQUISITE: BPS101

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BBS101 Business Studies

Establishing and managing a small business, or a department within a larger business, requires knowledge and skill. As well as teaching you ‘the basics’, this course will teach you to develop and implement procedures that work as controlling mechanisms which can sometimes deal with problems automatically as they arise.

BPS302 Life Coaching

Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

 

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials ,textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

















Certificate in Psychology and Counselling

Intoroduction

The Certificate in Psychology and Counselling gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career.

This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Psychology and Counselling. It is accredited by the ACCPH.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program Structure

The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BPS101 Introduction to Psychology

Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a person’s psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

BPS102 Psychology and Counselling

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.

BPS307 Abnormal Psychology

Develop your ability to identify psychological disorders, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. The course will also be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. PREQUISITE: BPS101

BPS210 Developmental Psychology

Understand how physiological and psychological changes over the lifespan affect human behaviour. Parents and carers will gain greater insight into issues that present particular challenges at different stages of the life span, especially from adolescence to old age. This module also sets the theoretical framework complementing the Child Psychology module.

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS108 Biopsychology

Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other. This course will further your understanding of human psychology and health with scientific insights into the body-mind relationship. Therefore, it is of particular interest to those who have studied or want to study psychology, as well as to health practitioners.

BPS302 Life Coaching

Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

 

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.















Certificate in Psychology of Adults

Introduction

The Certificate in Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health) gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career.

This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in the Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health).

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program structure

The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BPS101 Introduction to Psychology

Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

BPS102 Psychology and Counselling

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.

BPS205 Social Psychology

Humans are social animals, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the ‘natural’ social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.

BPS216 Managing Mental Health in Adults

This module helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems.

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS108 Biopsychology

Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other. This course will further your understanding of human psychology and health with scientific insights into the body-mind relationship. Therefore, it is of particular interest to those who have studied or want to study psychology, as well as to health practitioners.

BPS302 Life Coaching

Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

 

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.




























Certificate in the Psychology of Children and Young People

Intoroduction

The Certificate in the Psychology of Children and Young People gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career.

This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in the Psychology of Children and Young People.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program Structure

The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BPS101 Introduction to Psychology

Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a person’s psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

BPS102 Psychology and Counselling

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.

BPS210 Developmental Psychology

Understand how physiological and psychological changes over the lifespan affect human behaviour. Parents and carers will gain greater insight into issues that present particular challenges at different stages of the life span, especially from adolescence to old age. This module also sets the theoretical framework complementing the Child Psychology module.

BPS104 Child Psychology

Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, einforcement, and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour. Students of counselling or pscyhology will be better prepared to understand childhood influences on later adult behaviour.

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS108 Biopsychology

Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other. This course will further your understanding of human psychology and health with scientific insights into the body-mind relationship. Therefore, it is of particular interest to those who have studied or want to study psychology, as well as to health practitioners.

BPS109 Counselling Skills I

Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

 

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.
















Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

Introduction

  • Do you like working with animals or crops but are worried about the impact on the environment?
  • How do we solve problems arising from the expanding population growth (e.g., food security and safety; loss of natural and farming resources; urbanisation)?

The Agritech College Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture will open your mind and your world to new possibilities.

 

Learn from the perspective of agriculturalists and farmers about all the agricultural practices we often take for granted. Use that to develop a career in sustainable agriculture to ensure a good future for the next generation.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program Structure

The Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture gives you a starting point in your career (or personal journey?) farming responsibly and sufficiently in the most optimal way possible. The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

BAG215 Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainability in agriculture is not just a trendy phrase. It is no longer sufficient to just be productive and the cost of production is no longer just thought of in terms of money. The environmental resources of a farm as well as the financial must not deteriorate if a farm is to continue to exist into the future. This module looks at how you can improve farm sustainability while increasing your prospects of working in the industry.

BAG306 Agronomy I

Learn how to grow field crops like grain for use as human food, animal feed, fibre, oilseed and some industrial product. This module on agronomy covers factors related to crop production such as crop physiology, plant breeding, pest control and soil science.

BAG104 Farm Management

Look at how to effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to the management of a farm business. The course relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You also learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

VAG100 Animal Health Care

This module helps you to understand animal health care and basic veterinarian procedures. The knowledge gained from this module can improve your employment prospects, form part of a career pathway towards becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse or Animal Technician, or simply to provide better health care to your non-human family or business enterprise members.

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BHT201 Permaculture Systems

Permaculture seeks to increase sustainability and biodiversity, lessen input, grow plants that have more than one use and that are actually used rather than just grown. This module broadens your understanding of permaculture applications.

BPS108 Engineering I

Learn how common farm machines and tools are built, what they do, and servicing and applications in horticulture and agriculture. Study power tools & equipment, tractors, lawn mowers.

BAG210 Sheep Production

Discover sheep husbandry and farming for improved farm practices in the production of wool and meat with our experienced and highly qualified faculty.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.










Diploma in Agricultural Science

Intoroduction

The Diploma in Agricultural Science develops your knowledge and ability from a scientific perspective to aid in your understanding and practice of agriculture. How can we maximise food and crop production to feed the Earth’s population without destroying our natural resources?

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Agricultural Science.

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

 

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Agricultural Science (60 ECTS) and doing the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BSC209 Microbiology

Develop a broad-based understanding of microbiology and explore its relationship to human, animal and plant disease, routine functions in biology (e.g. absorption of nutrients, immunology, managing waste, etc), farming – horticulture, agriculture, food industries – food treatment, storage, preservation, etc. and environmental management.

BSC306 Environmental Chemistry

Better management of our environment must begin with understanding of the changes caused by humans in our quest for industrialisation and higher production.This module looks at how chemicals contaminate the environment, how chemicals used and the ways in which they can change the environment, and the impact of chemicals on the ecosystem.

BAG101 Biochemistry II

Intermediate level online biochemistry course. Study the structure and dynamics of proteins, the role of enzymes and hormones, and more.  Prerequisite: Biochemistry I

BAG103 Soil Management

This module explores how yields can be improved through knowledge about soil quality, nutrition, chemical imbalances, structural problems such as drainage, the importance of microbial life and more.

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

VSS106 Vertebrate Zoology

This module is an “experiential-based” course designed to provide you with practical components. As you work through the course, you’ll be working with industry professionals, while exploring the fundamental principles of vertebrate zoology.

BAG101 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

The basics of animal anatomy and physiology will help you manage and care for your animals, thus reducing overall costs.  This module helps students to understand how to diagnose disease, determine if an animal has sustained an injury, understand the physical capabilities or limitations of particular species, and understand what happens in the nutrition and growth processes.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.



















Diploma in Animal Production

Introduction

The Diploma in Animal Production takes your knowledge and ability in rearing livestock to the next level.

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Animal Production.

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Animal Production (60 ECTS) and doing the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BAG203 Animal Behaviour

Learn about animal psychology: conditioning, innate behaviour and survival. A foundation for working with pets, livestock or wildlife -or managing your own animals.

BAG301 Animal Breeding

Animal breeding can be anything from a serious hobby or part time business (eg. breeding and selling pets), through to a very serious and possibly highly sophisticated profession. This module allows you to enter at the necessary level.

BAG224 Animal Welfare

This module was developed in response to industry demand.

BSC207 Genetics

Genetics is the future in horticulture, agriculture, health science and environmental management. Learn about cellular function, traits, characteristics and heritability and how this knowledge can help change the future.

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BAG205 Dairy Cattle

Learn theory and practice of dairying for better farm management, career development or employment in the dairy industry, on or off farm.

BAG206 Beef Cattle

This module teaches the key principles of intensive and extensive beef cattle production systems, herd management, breeding, nutrition and health and disease management.

BAG207 Calf Rearing

Learn to raise calves for dairy or beef farming. This module will help you build a practical and theoretical understanding of the industry.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.























Diploma in Organisational Psychology (Business)

Introduction

The Diploma in Organisational Psychology develops your knowledge and ability to effectively practise within a corporate environment.

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Psychology.

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

One of the following:

 

Program structure

The Certificate in Animal Production is ideal for those who are starting out in livestock and animal production. The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS205 Social Psychology

Humans are social animals, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the ‘natural’ social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.

BPS206 Counselling Techniques

Which theories have had a lasting effect on modern counselling and psychotherapy? Which techniques are best suited to different situations? Learn about the major theoretical approaches to counselling and their application. This course does not recommend one technique over another – it makes the student aware of different therapies that can be used to help clients. This is an indispensible part of training or professional development for counsellors. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology.

BBS304 Business Coaching

Being a manager or business owner can be a lonely job at times. A business coach can be there as a sounding board and confidant to help the business person to voice their issues and then help the person to find solutions to their problems effectively and quickly. Good business coaches are in high demand around the world.

BPS201 Conflict Management

Conflict is a normal part of life. How we manage conflict can destroy relationships and lead to increased stress, or it can improve our relationships and give us a greater sense of control over ourselves and our environments. Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to acheive win-win solutions.

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS109 Counselling Skills I

This course introduces you to the kinds of problems and issues that a person might face in overcoming stresses and limiting attitudes. Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. Recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or the equivalent.

BPS107 Marketing Psychology

When you understand why people make a decision to buy, or not to buy, you have a foundation for improving the marketing of anything. This is a different but very important and valuable course for anyone involved in sales, marketing or business of any kind.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.











Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

Introduction

The Diploma in Psychology and Counselling develops your knowledge and ability to effectively practise in either discipline.

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Psychology and Counselling.

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

One of the following:

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Psychology and Counselling (60 ECTS) and doing the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS205 Social Psychology

Humans are social animals, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the ‘natural’ social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.

BPS109 Counselling Skills II

Discover how to use counselling micro-skills including methods of telephone counselling and techniques for dealing with specific crisis situations – to improve your counselling. This course is ideal for those who have already gained the basic counselling skills in Counselling Skills I, and want to further develop their ability to counsel others. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent).

BPS201 Conflict Management

Conflict is a normal part of life. How we manage conflict can destroy relationships and lead to increased stress, or it can improve our relationships and give us a greater sense of control over ourselves and our environments. Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to acheive win-win solutions.

BPS306 Neuropsychology

This course provides a different perspective on psychology; with insights into how many psychological disorders can be more to do with the physical condition of a person than purely their experiences, attitudes, genetics or learning experiences.

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS218 Counselling Children

A number of factors can disrupt the mental health of children, such as: divorce or separation, bullying, grief, or even moving house. Child Counsellors provide children with the opportunity to share their troubles away from their normal home and school environments. Dependent on age, there are a number of methods by which a child can be encouraged to communicate their feelings to a child counselling professional.

BPS204 Biopsychology II

This module proceeds from Biopsychology I, with further exploration of research into brain processes such as memory, and the effects of brain damage and other factors on those processes. Those working or studying in the areas of counselling, psychology or health will benefit from the deeper understanding of the relationship between our physiological condition and our mental condition and our behaviour.

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

Diploma In Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health)

Introduction

The Diploma in the Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health) develops your knowledge and ability to effectively practise counselling and psychology with adults.

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Adult Mental Health.

 

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

One of the following:

 

Program Structure

The Certificate in Animal Production is ideal for those who are starting out in livestock and animal production. The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BPS212 Aged Care and Counselling

Humans are social animals, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the ‘natural’ social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.

BPS206 Counselling Techniques

Which theories have had a lasting effect on modern counselling and psychotherapy? Which techniques are best suited to different situations? Learn about the major theoretical approaches to counselling and their application. This course does not recommend one technique over another – it makes the student aware of different therapies that can be used to help clients. This is an indispensible part of training or professional development for counsellors. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology.

BPS210 Developmental Psychology

This module is aimed at people working with people of any age in a counselling, supporting, or teaching capacity. Understand how physiological and psychological changes over the lifespan affect human behaviour. Parents and carers will gain greater insight into issues that present particular challenges at different stages of the life span, especially from adolescence to old age. This course also sets the theoretical framework complementing the Child Psychology module.

BPS201 Conflict Management

Conflict is a normal part of life. How we manage conflict can destroy relationships and lead to increased stress, or it can improve our relationships and give us a greater sense of control over ourselves and our environments. Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to acheive win-win solutions.

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS306 Neuropsychology

This module provides a different perspective on psychology; with insights into how many psychological disorders can be more to do with the physical condition of a person than purely their experiences, attitudes, genetics or learning experiences. It is a fascinating study for anyone interested in either psychology or human biology; and a useful course for anyone working in areas related to health or psychology.

BPS204 Biopsychology II

This module proceeds from Biopsychology I, with further exploration of research into brain processes such as memory, and the effects of brain damage and other factors on those processes. Those working or studying in the areas of counselling, psychology or health will benefit from the deeper understanding of the relationship between our physiological condition and our mental condition and our behaviour.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.








Diploma in Psychology of Children and Young People

Introduction

The Diploma in Psychology of Children and Young People develops your knowledge and ability to effectively work with young people.

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Psychology of Children and Young People.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

One of the following:

Program structure

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in the Psychology of Children and Young People (60 ECTS) and doing the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BPS205 Social Psychology

Humans are social animals, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the ‘natural’ social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.

BPS109 Counselling Skills II

Discover how to use counselling micro-skills including methods of telephone counselling and techniques for dealing with specific crisis situations – to improve your counselling. This course is ideal for those who have already gained the basic counselling skills in Counselling Skills I, and want to further develop their ability to counsel others. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent).

BPS201 Conflict Management

Conflict is a normal part of life. How we manage conflict can destroy relationships and lead to increased stress, or it can improve our relationships and give us a greater sense of control over ourselves and our environments. Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to acheive win-win solutions.

BPS306 Neuropsychology

This course provides a different perspective on psychology; with insights into how many psychological disorders can be more to do with the physical condition of a person than purely their experiences, attitudes, genetics or learning experiences.

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS218 Counselling Children

A number of factors can disrupt the mental health of children, such as: divorce or separation, bullying, grief, or even moving house. Child Counsellors provide children with the opportunity to share their troubles away from their normal home and school environments. Dependent on age, there are a number of methods by which a child can be encouraged to communicate their feelings to a child counselling professional.

BPS204 Biopsychology II

This module proceeds from Biopsychology I, with further exploration of research into brain processes such as memory, and the effects of brain damage and other factors on those processes. Those working or studying in the areas of counselling, psychology or health will benefit from the deeper understanding of the relationship between our physiological condition and our mental condition and our behaviour.



How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.











Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture

Introduction

The Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture develops your knowledge and ability to practise sustainable and responsible farming.

 

This Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Sustainable Agriculture.

 

A total of 120 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites:

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture (60 ECTS) and doing the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BAG305 Organic Farming

Demand for organic produce has boomed over recent years and supermarkets now devote significant shelf space to organic produce, and organic certification schemes have emerged and flourished. Is this just a trend or is something more serious? This module teaches students to farm animals or crops using organic, biodynamic, eco-farming techniques.

BEn302 Water Management and Conservation

This module looks at how to conserve this precious resource in various situations from the home environment to industry. Topics include water conservation at home, in the workplace, water management, conservation in primary production, health, recycling and more.

BAG101 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

The basics of animal anatomy and physiology will help you manage and care for your animals, thus reducing overall costs.  This module helps students to understand how to diagnose disease, determine if an animal has sustained an injury, understand the physical capabilities or limitations of particular species, and understand what happens in the nutrition and growth processes.

BAG309 Agronomy II

This module examines cereals, pulses (e.g., beans), and pseudo grains (e.g., quinoa). Learn about a wide variety of different grains. Make better choices about what species and cultivars to grow.  Grow better crops using better techniques for better harvests. Prerequisite: Agronomy I

Research Project II

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

VSS106 Permaculture with Animals

Learn about selecting, managing and incorporating different animals into a permaculture system by studying animal husbandry, breed selection and principles of ecology related to permaculture. Prerequisites: Permaculture Systems, Animal Anatomy and Physiology I

BHT205 Trees for Rehabilitation

This module develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, controlling pest & disease after planting. It will give you the skills required to maintain healthy rehabilitation systems.

BAG209 Pig Production

Develop the skills to successfully manage pigs/swine: for commercial production, self-sufficiency, or as a hobby.  This module provides a substantial foundation in pig husbandry, biology and production; with an emphasis on learning all the requirements to manage the practical daily needs of pigs.



How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Advance Diploma

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.













Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Science

Intoroduction

The Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Science is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Agricultural Science. How do we tackle issues of food security, health and nutrition, rapidly growing population and urbanisation?

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: Diploma or equivalent

 

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Agricultural Science (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Agricultural Science (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

 

BHT112 Soil and Water Chemistry

A comprehensive introduction to crop-growing which covers areas such as different types of crop systems, establishing and nurturing crops, and techniques used in traditional and organic growing systems.

BAG215 Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainability in agriculture is not just a trendy phrase. It is no longer sufficient to just be productive and the cost of production is no longer just thought of in terms of money. The environmental resources of a farm as well as the financial must not deteriorate if a farm is to continue to exist into the future. This module looks at how you can improve farm sustainability while increasing your prospects of working in the industry.

BSC207 Genetics

Genetics is the future in horticulture, agriculture, health science and environmental management. Learn about cellular function, traits, characteristics and heritability and how this knowledge can help change the future.

BSC208 Climate Science

Learn about the climate to better understand weather conditions and patterns. This is a must-do module for farmers, environmentalists, land managers, and it acts as a foundation for work in meteorology, and other physical sciences.

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BSS301 Food Technology

An advanced module focusing on disease classification, causes and diagnosis of disease, fever and immunity, tissue repair, inflammation and cell changes.

BAG201 Animal Health II

Learn to raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for commercial production or self-sufficiency.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Agriculture.

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.






















Advanced Diploma in Animal Production

Intoroduction

The Advanced Diploma in Animal Production takes you beyond a working knowledge and allows you to build new skills ontop of your existing ones.

 

This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Animal Production.

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: Diploma or equivalent

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Agricultural Science (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Agricultural Science (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BAG219 Animal Diseases

This module will help you understand the principles of disease, diagnosis, and how to determine an appropriate course of action to help animals in need.

VAG100 Animal Health Care

This module helps you to understand animal health care and basic veterinarian procedures. The knowledge gained from this module can improve your employment prospects, form part of a career pathway towards becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse or Animal Technician, or simply to provide better health care to your non-human family or business enterprise members.

BAG215 Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainability in agriculture is not just a trendy phrase. It is no longer sufficient to just be productive and the cost of production is no longer just thought of in terms of money. The environmental resources of a farm as well as the financial must not deteriorate if a farm is to continue to exist into the future. This module looks at how you can improve farm sustainability while increasing your prospects of working in the industry.

BSC110 Cell Biology

Understanding the basics of cellular structure and division is essential for human health studies, animal care, and animal studies.

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BAG209 Pig Production

Develop the skills to successfully manage pigs/swine: for commercial production, self sufficiency, or as a hobby.  This module provides a substantial foundation in pig husbandry, biology and production; with an emphasis on learning all the requirements to manage the practical daily needs of pigs.

BAG102 Horse Care I

Learn about horse psychology and handling, evaluate conformation, understand the importance of dietary requirements to the horse, horses’ digestive systems and the principles of feeding and watering your horse

BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants

Consultants are people with expertise in a particular area who offers advice to others. Usually, a consultant is employed on a temporary basis until a particular task has been completed. Consultants can represent a broad range of professions and industries. This module is a valuable guide to setting up and operating a consulting business in any profession. Experts are always in demand by business, government bodies, public organisations and private individuals.

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Agriculture.

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.
















Advanced Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in the Psychology and Counselling takes you to the next level in these two important disciplines. It is accredited by the ACCPH.

 

This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Psychology and Counselling.

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: One of the following:

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Psychology and Counselling (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Psychology and Counselling (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS209 Grief Counselling

Develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures for Grief Counselling. Topics covered include: Nature and Scope of Grief, Stages of Grief, Grief and different age groups, Adjustment to Bereavement, Abnormal Grief, Preparing for Bereavement, Long-term Grief, etc.

BPS109 Counselling Skills II

This module introduces you to the kinds of problems and issues that a person might face in overcoming stresses and limiting attitudes. Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. Recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent.

BPS304 Crisis Counselling

This module provides those already in the counselling or helping industries with knowledge and skills to give specialised counselling, and will contribute to comprehensive counselling training for those wishing to work in this field.

BPS206 Counselling Techniques

Which theories have had a lasting effect on modern counselling and psychotherapy? Which techniques are best suited to different situations? Learn about the major theoretical approaches to counselling and their application. This course does not recommend one technique over another – it makes the student aware of different therapies that can be used to help clients. This is an indispensable part of training or professional development for counsellors. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS214 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This module is an excellent introduction to the nature and scope of mental health issues amongst children and adolescents. It highlights the signs and symptoms of some common mental health conditions, discusses their potential causes, and outlines possible treatment.

BPS216 Managing Mental Health in Adults

This module looks at the mental health issues faced by adults. Learn the signs, symptoms and causes of common mental health conditions, reviews possible treatments.

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Psychology.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.















Advanced Diploma in the Psychology of Children and Young People

Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in the Psychology of Children and Young People extends your knowledge and ability in working with adult mental health.

This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in the Psychology of Children and Young People. It is accredited by the ACCPH.

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: One of the following:

 

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Child Psychology (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Child Psychology (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS213 Family Counselling

Develop a better understanding of family Dynamics. Learn to understand family problems better and analyze and facilitate solutions to problems that emerge in modern families.

BPS214 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescence is a time between being a child and being an adult where there are many physical and psychological changes (eg. in relation to sexuality, physiology, emotions, moral perception, self-esteem, etc). This module offers opportunity to understand these changes, and consider options for dealing with the adolescent, whether as a professional, or even simply as a friend or parent.

BPS105 Educational Psychology

Understand how and why people learn, and how to apply that understanding to bring about changes in people of all ages. This course will benefit a wide range of people, from parents (understanding of how their children develop) to teachers/trainers and welfare workers or leisure professionals (eg. youth leaders).

BPS308 Psychological Assessment

Learn to determine why and when to use psychological assessment, and develop an understanding of the different types of assessment available (eg. Behavioural Assessment, Wechsler Intelligence and Memory Scales, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, etc).

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS204 Biopsychology II

This module proceeds from Biopsychology I, with further exploration of research into brain processes such as memory, and the effects of brain damage and other factors on those processes. Those working or studying in the areas of counselling, psychology or health will benefit from the deeper understanding of the relationship between our physiological condition and our mental condition and our behaviour.

BPS304 Crisis Counselling

This module provides those already in the counselling or helping industries with knowledge and skills to give specialised counselling, and will contribute to comprehensive counselling training for those wishing to work in this field.

 

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Psychology.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.















Advanced Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in Organisational Psychology (Business) extends your knowledge and ability in working within a corporate and business context.

 

This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Psychology.

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

 

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: One of the following:

 

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Organisational Psychology (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Organisational Psychology (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

VBS107 Personnel Management

This module will develop your ability to carry out the various tasks associated with managing personnel, such as recruitment, training and controlling. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and methods that will improve workplace morale and productivity.

VBS201 Operations Management

Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. Recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent.

VBS105 Management

Managers are common – good managers are not. Good management can deeply affect the viability of a company, and improve everything from productivity to worker satisfaction and profitability. This module provides a very sound foundation for increasing your capacity to manage in any situation – be it within your own business, somebody else’s, or a government department.

VBS111 Motivation

Motivated employees drive the success of a business. Learn how to get the best of employees by understanding more about this fascinating subject. Motivation is very simply, a process or mechanism that causes us to act or think in a certain way. It is a general term for any part of the hypothetical psychological process that involves experiencing needs and drives, and the behaviour that leads to the goal that satisfies them.

Research Project IV

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS216 Managing Mental Health in Adults

This module helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems.

BWR108 Legal Terminology

An understanding of legal terminology is valuable in many different situations. Businessmen, politicians, public servants, accountants…in fact many different professions need a solid understanding of legal terminology.




How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Psychology.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.













Advanced Diploma in the Psychology of Adults

Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in the Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health) extends your knowledge and ability in working with adult mental health.

 

This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Adult Mental Health.

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: One of the following:

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Adult Psychology (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Adult Psychology (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS209 Grief Counselling

Develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures for Grief Counselling. Topics covered include: Nature and Scope of Grief, Stages of Grief, Grief and different age groups, Adjustment to Bereavement, Abnormal Grief, Preparing for Bereavement, Long-term Grief, etc.

BPS109 Counselling Skills I

Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. Recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent.

BPS304 Crisis Counselling

This module provides those already in the counselling or helping industries with knowledge and skills to give specialised counselling, and will contribute to comprehensive counselling training for those wishing to work in this field.

BPS307 Abnormal Psychology

How can you know whether a person’s behaviour is within the ‘normal’ range or abnormal (thus requiring the attention of a specialist)? Counsellors and support workers will benefit from this course. Develop your ability to identify psychological disorders, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. The course will also be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS110 Counselling Skills II

This module introduces you to the kinds of  problems and issues that a person might face in overcoming stresses and limiting attitudes. Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. Recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent.

BPS208 Relationships Counselling

Increase your understanding of the role communication plays in creating, maintaining or destroying relationships, and develop your ability to assist others to improve their communication in relationships.



How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Psychology.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.













Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture

Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture takes you beyond a working knowledge and allows you to build new skills ontop of your existing ones.

 

This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Sustainable Agriculture.

 

A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: Diploma or equivalent

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BHT112 Outdoor Crop Production

A comprehensive introduction to crop-growing which covers areas such as different types of crop systems, establishing and nurturing crops, and techniques used in traditional and organic growing systems.

BAG103 Soil Management (Agriculture)

This module explores how yields can be improved through knowledge about soil quality, nutrition, chemical imbalances, structural problems such as drainage, the importance of microbial life and more.

BAG201 Animal Health

This module is a solid introduction to animal health, where you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses.

BAG310 Agronomy III

Root crops are the second most important staple crop in the world. They are an essential source of carbohydrates for people and animals all over the world. This module looks at how to effectively grow root crops.

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

VSS105 Permaculture with Plants

This module is aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of permaculture; who are looking to move their knowledge to the next level.

BAG206 Beef Cattle

This module teaches the key principles of intensive and extensive beef cattle production systems, herd management, breeding, nutrition and health and disease management.

BSC205 Engineering II

Study engineering applications online. Learn surveying, drainage, earth moving, environmental control in greenhouses, applications in agriculture and horticulture.

How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.



Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Progression

When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Agriculture.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.



















Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self Awareness

Introduction

This postgraduate certificate in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness is designed as part of a cohesive and progressive study program, leading to Master of Arts.

A feature of all three stages of the course is the focus on reflection and developing learners’ self-awareness, so as to be able to apply their learning for both personal and professional development.

 

Completion of the three stages of the program will prepare learners for a professional career in the Counselling and Helping Professions.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 40 ECTS credits

Fees: €85* per ECTS credit

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, or equivalent

Who is this for?

The first stage of the program, the Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self Awareness will appeal to learners who are interested in incorporating counselling skills and theories into their existing professional practice and will appeal particularly but not exclusively to teachers, nurses, social workers, faith-leaders, police officers, parents, line managers, workers in the charity and voluntary sectors and anyone interested in enhancing their interpersonal effectiveness and self-awareness in their professional and private lives.

 

How will I learn?

The course has been designed to involve roughly 1200 hours of study. Successful completion of the Post Graduate Certificate leads to the award of 40 ECTS points. This award provides the entry point to the Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness.

The PG Cert in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness provides an overview of the evolution and development of four leading approaches to counselling (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Transpersonal) demonstrating a wide range of theories, tools and techniques which participants will be able to utilize to enhance their self-awareness and personal development and to incorporate within their own professional practice.

 

What will I learn?

Learners will have to complete the four (4) core modules below. Each module is 10 ECTS points. Learners must accumulate a total of 40 ECTS points to graduate.

CNS700: Introduction to Humanistic Counselling Skills and Theories. 

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Abraham Maslow: An Exploration of the drive towards self-Actualization
  • Martin Buber: The Characteristics of an I-Thou Relationship.
  • Carl Rogers: The Core Conditions of the Person-Centred Approach.
  • Fritz and Laura Perls: Gestalt Therapy for Awareness and Completion of Unfinished Business.
CNS703: Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling Skills and Theories

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis; the original ‘Talking Cure’.
  • Carl Jung: Analytical Psychology and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious.
  • Melanie Klein: Object Relations Theory and the Primacy of Attachment, Frustration and Rejection.
  • Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology, Social Interest and the Inferiority Complex.
CNS705: Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling Skills and Theories

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Joseph Wolpe: Behaviour Therapy, Progressive Desensitization, Flooding and the Token Economy.
  • Aaron Beck: Cognitive Therapy and the role of Negative Automatic Thoughts.
  • Albert Ellis: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and the A-B-C Model of Emotional Disturbance.
CNS708: Introduction to Transpersonal Counselling Skills and Theories 

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Roberto Assagioli: Psychosynthesis, the Higher Self, Sub-Personalities and the Quest for Wholeness.
  • Viktor Frankl: Logotherapy and the Search for Meaning and Purpose. The importance of Creative, Experiential and Attitudinal Values.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.









Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing

Introduction

If you ever wanted to write but weren’t sure how, there’s a way forward for you. If you are writing but want to improve, or perhaps, even change your style, now’s your chance.

The Agritech College Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Creative Writing allow graduates to learn important writing techniques while honing their writing skills. Moreover, these qualifications function as exit points for the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing program.

Work your way through the modules at your own pace. Each module you complete gives you 8 ECTS credits, which you can use towards achieving the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts qualification. This is an ideal and flexible way for would-be writers to learn the rudiments of good writing and practise their own writing while getting guidance and appropriate critique from mentors.

All modules are done through distance/online learning and are fully supported.  There is no specific start date, so you can choose when and how you wish to study.

You might be interested in going straight into the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months up

Credits: 48 ECTS credits (Postgraduate Certificate); 64 credits (Postgraduate Diploma)

Fees: €85* per ECTS credit

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, and writing experience

Prerequisites:

Requirements – Creative Writing Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

You will need a recognised undergraduate degree (preferably in English or English literature).  Beyond the general requirements of Warnborough College Ireland, there are no other pre-requisites other than a strong command of the English language. You must submit some samples of your writing for us to consider.

Course Structure/ Modules

Postgraduate students complete modules of intense reading and writing exercises to develop their skills.

  • For the Certificate: Students will complete six modules–48 ECTS credits (24 credits as per the American system) to earn a Postgraduate Certificate.
  • For the Diploma: Students will complete eight modules—64 ECTS credits (32 per the American system).

The following modules are compulsory:

  • WR700  Mimesis of Texts I
  • WR715  Outlines

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

Postgraduate Certificate in Wildlife Management

Introduction

This Postgraduate Certificate in Wildlife Management is a fantastic way of dipping one’s toes in the field of working with wild animals.

 

Whether you wish to work in a zoo or a wildlife reserve, this introductory course will put you through your paces of wildlife management related knowledge.

 

Elective modules add to the flexibility of the programme.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months up

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, and writing experience

Program Structure

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Wildlife Management enables you to increase your knowledge of the care and management of wildlife. This flexible course consists of two compulsory modules and two elective modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

ANI630 Wildlife Management Module

Covers wildlife management, goals, decision making, wildlife needs, good habitats, limiting factors, capacity, landscape fragmentation, habitat diversity, biological control, integrated pest management, different types of ecology, parasitism, commensalism, mutualism, the Food Web and Energy Flow, imbalances, wildlife habitats, biomes, population dynamics, animal ethics, case studies, wildlife management techniques, habitat modification, captive breeding and release, pest control, effects of control, law and administration.

RES600 Research Project

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select two module from the list below:

ENV610 Wildlife Conservation

Looks at wildlife conservation concepts, biodiversity indicators, invasive species, climate change, disease, relevant terminology, vulnerable species, endangered species, habitat conservation and protection, populations, ecology, landscape modelling, ecosystem management, ecologically sustainable forests, vegetation surveys, wildlife and farm planning,  urban planning, manipulating and managing populations, revegetation, pest control, fencing.

ANI631 Ornithology

Consists of classification and introduction to birth watching, common and scientific names, fossil and extinct birds, classes and subclasses, Super order characteristics, major bird family characteristics, equipment, biology of birds, senses, avian behaviour, formation of eggs, hatching, feeding, vocalisation, migration, habitats, attracting birds, feeding and keeping birds, plants and birds, attracting birds with plants, bird care, parasites, caring for a sick bird, common ailments.

ANI620 Vertebrate Zoology

Topics covered include vertebrate taxonomy, diversity taxonomic classifications, morphology and evolution, environmental and genetic influences, diversification, speciation, convergence, diet, habit, distribution, terminology, major fish groups, ecotherms, birds, mammals, marsupials, grand order glires and insectivora, carnivores, ungulate, primates and other archonta.

ANI687 Primates

Study about primates, their anatomy and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, order and  distinguishing characteristics, New World and Old World monkeys, Diet and Nutrition, Pathogens, social behaviour, behaviour in the wild, social group composition, physical environment, communication, wellbeing of primates in captivity, abnormal behaviour, primates as pets, self harm, foraging for food, boredom management, learning in primates, breeding programmes, conservation status, susceptibility to extinction.

ANI642 Marine Studies I

Topics include marine ecology systems, reefs and waters, estuaries, marine arthropods, shellfish, crustaceans, molluscs, brachiopods, crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters, prawns, squids, octopus, cephalopods, cluepeoids, cartilaginous fish, sharks, eels, rays, shark lifecycle, sharks and tourism, bony fish, fish anatomy and structure, legalities, protection of wildlife, marine mammals, dolphins, whales, protection of marine mammals, position of marine mammals in the food chain, turtles, seabirds and sea snakes, sea snake toxicity, turtle protection, penguins, knots, pelicans and other sea birds, the human impact on fishing and the marine environment, managing fish stocks and other marine life.

ANI691 Marine Studies II

More advanced topics such as terminology, classification/taxonomy, simple and microscopic organisms, protazoans, ciliates, flagellates, algae, bacteria, plankton, sponges, marine plants, seaweeds, chlorophyta, phaeophyta, rhodophyta, marine fungi, marine flowering plants, mangroves, cnidarians, worms, anemones, jellyfish, crustaceans, worms, segmented worms, arthropods, prawns and shrimps, hermit crabs, molluscs,  octopus, cuttlefish, echinoderms, non-bony fish, bony fish, marine mammals and higher animals (sea turtles, pinnipeds, dugongs, manatees, whales, dolphins, seabirds).

ANI624 Herpetology

Topics include definition of herpetology, reptiles, classification and characteristics of reptiles,  turtles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, reptile biology, amphibians, amphibian biology, reptile ecology, amphibian ecology, conservation, pollution, habitat change, pesticides, disease, keeping reptiles and amphibians.

ANI600 Zookeeping

Covers the evolution of zoos, zoo design, sanctuaries, legislation, codes of practice, animal welfare, enrichment, taxonomy, zoo function, education in zoos, research in zoos, health and safety in zoos, zoonoses, legionnaires disease, risk management, captive husbandry (nutrition and feeding), poor nutrition, presentation of food, health, quarantine, behaviours, human visitors, and much more.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.






Postgraduate Certificate in Zookeeping

Introduction

The Agritech College Postgraduate Certificate in Zookeeping is great for those who are interested in working with animals as a career.

It functions nicely as a primer qualification, providing knowledge in specific areas that would be pertinent to zookeepers and the job, in general.

The choice of electives allows you to turn your hand to areas which interest you more, thus giving you more flexibility.

 

The online learning methodology allows you to learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months up

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, or equivalent

Program Structure

This flexible course consists of two compulsory modules and two elective modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

ANI600 Zookeeping

A comprehensive introduction to crop-growing which covers areas such as different types of crop systems, establishing and nurturing crops, and techniques used in traditional and organic growing systems.

RES600 Research Project

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select any two modules from the list below:

ENV610 Wildlife Conservation

Looks at wildlife conservation concepts, biodiversity indicators, invasive species, climate change, disease, relevant terminology, vulnerable species, endangered species, habitat conservation and protection, populations, ecology, landscape modelling, ecosystem management, ecologically sustainable forests, vegetation surveys, wildlife and farm planning, urban planning, manipulating and managing populations, revegetation, pest control, fencing.

ANI631 Ornithology

Consists of classification and introduction to birth watching, common and scientific names, fossil and extinct birds, classes and subclasses, Super order characteristics, major bird family characteristics, equipment, biology of birds, senses, avian behaviour, formation of eggs, hatching, feeding, vocalisation, migration, habitats, attracting birds, feeding and keeping birds, plants and birds, attracting birds with plants, bird care, parasites, caring for a sick bird, common ailments.

ANI620 Vertebrate Zoology

Topics covered include vertebrate taxonomy, diversity taxonomic classifications, morphology and evolution, environmental and genetic influences, diversification, speciation, convergence, diet, habit, distribution, terminology, major fish groups, ecotherms, birds, mammals, marsupials, grand order glires and insectivora, carnivores, ungulate, primates and other archonta.

ANI687 Primates

Study about primates, their anatomy and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, order and  distinguishing characteristics, New World and Old World monkeys, Diet and Nutrition, Pathogens, social behaviour, behaviour in the wild, social group composition, physical environment, communication, wellbeing of primates in captivity, abnormal behaviour, primates as pets, self-harm, foraging for food, boredom management, learning in primates, breeding programmes, conservation status, susceptibility to extinction.

ANI642 Marine Studies I

Topics include marine ecology systems, reefs and waters, estuaries, marine arthropods, shellfish, crustaceans, molluscs, brachiopods, crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters, prawns, squids, octopus, cephalopods, cluepeoids, cartilaginous fish, sharks, eels, rays, shark lifecycle, sharks and tourism, bony fish, fish anatomy and structure, legalities, protection of wildlife, marine mammals, dolphins, whales, protection of marine mammals, position of marine mammals in the food chain, turtles, seabirds and sea snakes, sea snake toxicity, turtle protection, penguins, knots, pelicans and other sea birds, the human impact on fishing and the marine environment, managing fish stocks and other marine life.

ANI691 Marine Studies II

More advanced topics such as terminology, classification/taxonomy, simple and microscopic organisms, protazoans, ciliates, flagellates, algae, bacteria, plankton, sponges, marine plants, seaweeds, chlorophyta, phaeophyta, rhodophyta, marine fungi, marine flowering plants, mangroves, cnidarians, worms, anemones, jellyfish, crustaceans, worms, segmented worms, arthropods, prawns and shrimps, hermit crabs, molluscs,  octopus, cuttlefish, echinoderms, non-bony fish, bony fish, marine mammals and higher animals (sea turtles, pinnipeds, dugongs, manatees, whales, dolphins, seabirds).

ANI624 Herpetology

Topics include definition of herpetology, reptiles, classification and characteristics of reptiles, turtles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, reptile biology, amphibians, amphibian biology, reptile ecology, amphibian ecology, conservation, pollution, habitat change, pesticides, disease, keeping reptiles and amphibians.

ANI630 Wildlife Management

Covers wildlife management, goals, decision making, wildlife needs, good habitats, limiting factors, capacity, landscape fragmentation, habitat diversity, biological control, integrated pest management, different types of ecology, parasitism, commensalism, mutualism, the Food Web and Energy Flow, imbalances, wildlife habitats, biomes, population dynamics, animal ethics, case studies, wildlife management techniques, habitat modification, captive breeding and release, pest control, effects of control, law and administration.

How Will I learn?

The program is conducted entirely online. Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days. You will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system.

You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing beforehand.

Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self- Awareness

Introduction

This is the continuation of the pathway to the MA in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness. Embark on this programme after you have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months up

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, or equivalent

Who is this for?

The second stage of the program, the Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness builds on the learning from the Post Graduate Certificate (or alternative courses of study for learners ‘transferring-in’ from other programs) and will appeal particularly but not exclusively to professionals and volunteers who are looking to extend the pastoral dimension of their work and to incorporate supervised counselling practice within their careers or voluntary activities.

What will I learn?

Learners will have to complete the four (4) core modules below. Each module is 10 ECTS points. Learners must accumulate a total of 40 ECTS points to graduate.

CNS710: Introduction to Constructivist Counselling Skills and Theories 

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • George Kelly: The Psychology of Personal Constructs and the Construction of the Self.
  • William Glasser: Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.
  • Eric Berne: Transactional Analysis; Parent, Adult and Child Ego States and the Life Script.
CNS713: Introduction to Family and Systemic Counselling Skills and Theories

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Virginia Satir: The Communication Approach to Family Therapy; the Communication Styles of Blamer, Placater, Super-Reasonable Person, Irrelevant Person and Congruent Communicator.
  • Salvador Minuchin: The Structural Approach; Coalitions, Triangulations, Disengagement and Enmeshment.
CNS715: Introduction to Trance and Mindfulness Counselling Skills and Theories

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Milton Erickson: Indirect Hypnosis and Therapeutic Storytelling.
  • Richard Bandler & John Grinder: Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
  • David Grove: Clean Language and the Metaphorical Landscape.
  • Joe Griffin & Ivan Tyrrell: The Human Givens Approach and the Emotional Needs.
  • Eugene Gendlin: Focusing and contacting the Felt Sense.
  • Steven Hayes: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
CNS718: Introduction to Solution-Focused Counselling Skills and Theories 

An Overview of the Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness Techniques of:

  • Steve de Shazer & Insoo Kim Berg: Solution-Focused Therapy and The Miracle Question.
  • Tim Gallwey: The ‘Inner-Game’ of Life,
  • John Whitmore and Graham Alexander: Life Coaching and the GROW Model.

How will I learn?

The course has been designed to involve roughly 1200 hours of study. Successful completion of the Post Graduate Diploma leads to the award of 40 ECTS points. This award provides the entry point to the Master of Arts in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness.

The PG Diploma in Counselling Skills, Theories and Self-Awareness provides an overview of the evolution and development of four further leading approaches to counselling (Constructivist, Family and Systemic, Trance and Mindfulness and Solution-Focused) demonstrating a wide range of theories, tools and techniques which participants will be able to incorporate within their own professional practice.

 

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.













Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing

Introduction

If you ever wanted to write but weren’t sure how, there’s a way forward for you. If you are writing but want to improve, or perhaps, even change your style, now’s your chance.

The Agritech College Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Creative Writing allow graduates to learn important writing techniques while honing their writing skills. Moreover, these qualifications function as exit points for the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing program.

Work your way through the modules at your own pace. Each module you complete gives you 8 ECTS credits, which you can use towards achieving the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts qualification. This is an ideal and flexible way for would-be writers to learn the rudiments of good writing and practise their own writing while getting guidance and appropriate critique from mentors.

All modules are done through distance/online learning and are fully supported.  There is no specific start date, so you can choose when and how you wish to study.

You might be interested in going straight into the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing.

Key Info

Duration: 6 months up

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, and writing experience

 

Prerequisites:

Requirements – Creative Writing Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

You will need a recognised undergraduate degree (preferably in English or English literature).  Beyond the general requirements of Warnborough College Ireland, there are no other pre-requisites other than a strong command of the English language. You must submit some samples of your writing for us to consider.

Course Structure/modules

Postgraduate students complete modules of intense reading and writing exercises to develop their skills.

  • For the Certificate: Students will complete six modules–48 ECTS credits (24 credits as per the American system) to earn a Postgraduate Certificate.
  • For the Diploma: Students will complete eight modules—64 ECTS credits (32 per the American system).

The following modules are compulsory:

  • WR700  Mimesis of Texts I
  • WR715  Outlines

Fees:
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 

Duration:
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.







Bachelor’s

Degrees






Bachelor Degrees

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programmes

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Leisure Management

Introduction

  • Do you like encouraging others to become fit and healthy?
  • Interested in tourism and pastimes?
  • Enjoy organising events and trips?

If the answer is yes sign up for the Agritech BA in Leisure Management and turn your hobby into a profession!!

 

The programme has been specially structured so that it meets the academic requirements for those seeking a career in this profession in any part of the world. Students examine the role of leisure in today’s society by looking at various leisure industry operations, leisure management issues and evaluating current industry operation. The program looks at the role of leisure in society and provides a deeper understanding of the issues between work and play.

 

It also focuses on the broad area of recreation activity and recreation resource management. It investigates recreation participation and practice – how recreation is managed in protected areas, the operations of recreation facilities and how recreation activity is planned.

Key Info

Duration: 3 -4 Years ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: High school certificate in the same or related discipline

 

Who Is This For?

Those interested in entering tourism-related careers, including: promotions, special events, touroperators, leisure and recreational facility management, recreation & theme parks, event organisers, holiday bungalow parks, hospitality service suppliers, hotels, resorts, airlines, cruiseship companies, leisure management and marketing, parks and recreation management and resort management.

 

What Will I learn?

(240 credit points in total)

 

A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable.

Year 1 (80 credit points)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BRE101 Health & Fitness I (8 ECTS credits)
BSC101 Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 ECTS credits)
BRE103 Leisure Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BRE104 Leisure Management II (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN104 Industry Meetings (8 ECTS credits)
BGN102 Research Project I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select four (4) modules from the list below.
BTR301 Ecotourism Tour Guide (8 ECTS credits)
BTR103 Tourism I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT101 Horticulture I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT104 Turf Care I (8 ECTS credits)
BEN101 Introduction to Ecology (8 ECTS credits)
BBS103 Bookkeeping I (8 ECTS credits)
BPS101 Psychology I (8 ECTS credits)
BTR102 Food and Beverage Management (8 ECTS credits)
BPS104 Child Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BEN103 Marine Studies I (8 ECTS credits)
BEN102 Ornithology (8 ECTS credits)
BBS110 Leadership (8 ECTS credits)
BGN106 Classroom Delivery Skills (8 ECTS credits)
BPH100 Introduction to Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BAG102 Horse Care I (8 ECTS credits)

Year 2 (80 credit points)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BRE201 Health & Fitness II (8 ECTS credits)
BRE104 Leisure Management III (8 ECTS credits)
BRE205 Leisure Facility Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BRE209 Event Management (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN201 Research Project II (8 ECTS credits)
BGN103 Workshop 1 (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
BRE207 Aquafitness (8 ECTS credits)
BRE208 Aerobic Fitness (8 ECTS credits)
BRE206 Resistance Exercise (8 ECTS credits)
BHT303 Turf Repair and Renovation (8 ECTS credits)
BTR204 Tourism II (8 ECTS credits)
BBS203 Bookkeeping II (8 ECTS credits)
BPS107 Marketing Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BPS106 Sports Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BPS109 Counselling Skills I (8 ECTS credits)
BPS111 Stress Management (8 ECTS credits)
BSS200 Healthy Buildings I (8 ECTS credits)
BRE105 Aromatherapy (8 ECTS credits)
BTR202 Hotel Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT216 Playground Design (8 ECTS credits)
BTR201 Bushcraft and Wilderness Activities (8 ECTS credits)
BEN201 Conservation & Environmental Management (8 ECTS credits)
BEN203 Marine Studies II (8 ECTS credits)
BEN205 Wildlife Management (8 ECTS credits)
BAG216 Equine Behaviour (8 ECTS credits)

Year 3 (80 credit points)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BRE301 Health & Fitness III (8 ECTS credits)
BRE305 Leisure Management IV (8 ECTS credits)
BRE306 Leisure Facility Management II (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN202 Research Project III (8 ECTS credits)
BGN203 Workshop 2 (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select an additional four (4) modules from the following options.
(Note: Upon approval, electives from other years may be accepted here)
BSC303 Statistics (8 ECTS credits)
BBS202 Advertising Promotions (8 ECTS credits)
BIT103 E commerce (8 ECTS credits)
BBS300 Healthy Buildings II (8 ECTS credits)
BPS103 Industrial Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BHT202 Sports Turf Management (8 ECTS credits)
BTR203 Bed & Breakfast Management (8 ECTS credits)
BTR301 Ecotourism Tour Guide (8 ECTS credits)
BPS305 Life Coaching (8 ECTS credits)
BTR302 Adventure Tourism (8 ECTS credits)
BRE303 Sports Nutrition (8 ECTS credits)
BTR104 Wedding Plannings (8 ECTS credits)
BRE307 Weight Loss Consultant (8 ECTS credits)

 

How Will I learn?

The program is conducted via distance learning only. Modules can be done through a combination of online study materials, learning packages sent via post, and videos. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module. Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days; at which point you will be contacted by email with an access code for your courses and your student resources. The Academic Writing course will show you how you should write throughout the degree program.

All studies required to achieve the degree, may be undertaken in the country where you live.

What Support Will I get?

You will have unlimited email support from tutors on every module. In some cases, we can organise telephone support as well.

Fees: *
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing.

Duration:
Depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload, it may take more or less time. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Studies

Introduction

  • Would you like to be able to understand the mass media?
  • Ready to put your writing, presentation and creative skills to the test?
  • Want to work in the media?

Take the opportuntiy to build a career with the Agritech BA in Media Studies. Develop your media-based skills and open yourself to a host of opportunities!

Key Info

Duration: 3 -4 Years ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: High school certificate in the same or related discipline

Who Is This For?

This program is ideal for students who wish to develop interdisciplinary mass media skills. There is a wide selection of modules available covering areas as diverse as journalism, photography, marketing and psychology. The program allows you to study media creation, content, dissemination and reception.

 

The course is ideal for those who would like to work in the media, including roles such as:

  • media research
  • publishing and communications, and journalism
  • digital media, film or broadcasting
  • public relations and advertising

However, a media graduate can easily go into many other non-media professions where critical, analytical and presentational skills are important. You will gain transferable life skills that employers will pounce upon.

What Will I learn?

240 ECTS credits

A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable.

The student will be given access codes within a day of processing their enrolment, in order to immediately commence these initial studies.

Year 1 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BWR102 Freelance Writing (8 ECTS credits)
BPH101 Photographic Practice I (8 ECTS credits)
BWR106 Publishing I (8 ECTS credits)
BWR106 Editing I (8 ECTS credits)
BBS101 Business Studies I (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN104 Industry Meetings (8 ECTS credits)
BGN102 Research Project I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select three (3) modules from the list below.
BWR103 Creative Writing I (8 ECTS credits)
BWR105 Fiction Writing (8 ECTS credits)
BWR104 Children’s Writing (8 ECTS credits)
VIT101 HTML (8 ECTS credits)
BPH102 Photographing People (8 ECTS credits)
BPS101 Introduction to Psychology (4credit points)
BBS102 Marketing I (8 ECTS credits)

Year 2 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BWR203 Journalism Practice (8 ECTS credits)
BPH201 Photographic Technology I (8 ECTS credits)
BPH202 Digital Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BWR202 Publishing II (8 ECTS credits)
BBS201 Project Management (8 ECTS credits)
Plus one of the following:
BRE101 Health & Fitness I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT101 Horticulture I (8 ECTS credits)
BRE102 Human Nutrition I (8 ECTS credits)
BTR103 Tourism I (8 ECTS credits)
BEN201 Conservation and Environmental Management I (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN201 Research Project II (8 ECTS credits)
BGN103 Workshop I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules
Select two (2) of the following:
BPH204 Photographic Lighting (8 ECTS credits)
BPH203 Landscape Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BIT103 E Commerce (8 ECTS credits)
BPS105 Educational Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BPS107 Marketing Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BBS202 Advertising & Promotions(8 ECTS credits)
BGN107 Course Writing (8 ECTS credits)
VIT202 Photoshop (8 ECTS credits)

Year 3 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BSC303 Statistics (8 ECTS credits)
BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants (8 ECTS credits)
BWR302 Editing II (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BWR304 Publishing Project (8 credit points) (This involves preparing a publication for printing or publication)
BGN202 Research Project III (8 ECTS credits)
BGN203 Workshop 2 (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select an additional five (5) modules from the following options.
(Note: Upon approval, electives from other years may be accepted here)
BWR303 Publishing III (8 ECTS credits)
BWR301 Technical Writing (8 ECTS credits)
BBS104 Financial Management (8 ECTS credits)
BBS302 Business Planning (8 ECTS credits)
BBS303 Marketing Systems (8 ECTS credits)
BIT101 Visual Basic.Net (8 ECTS credits)
BIT102 Flash (8 ECTS credits)
BIT200 ASP.Net (8 ECTS credits)
BIT202 Javascript (8 ECTS credits)
BIT204 Internet Marketing (8 ECTS credits)
BWR109 Poetry (8 ECTS credits)
BWR305 Editing Practice (8 ECTS credits)
BPH204 Photographic Lighting (8 ECTS credits)
BPH206 Wedding Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BWR100 Dramatic Writing (8 ECTS credits)

Thirty (30) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. Each module of 100 hours duration provides 8 ECTS credits toward the degree (a total of 120 credit points must be attained for the degree to be awarded).

How will I learn?

Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days. You will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system. You are required to do an orientation course in academic writing. All studies may be undertaken in the country where you live.

What support will I get?

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Fees: *
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing.

Duration:
Depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload, it may take more or less time. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Introduction

  • Want a career in management?
  • Are you an entrepreneur with brilliant ideas that can make you money?
  • Want an alternative route to university?

The Agritech College Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an essential step for those seeking a successful career in business today. No longer can you depend on good luck and chance moves to make your mark. Business today is about knowledge, skill and strategy.

 

Our Bachelor of Business Administration is forward-thinking. It is flexible enough to allow for the rapid changes in technology, yet grounded in time-honoured skills which are required for the successful running of a business. Moreover, you can do the whole programme in stages, earning a certification each step of the way.

Key Info

Duration: 3 -4 Years ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: High school certificate in the same or related discipline



Who is this for?

  • Students who want to leave the traditional pathway to university (from as early as 16 years of age).
  • Those already working in business but needing more knowledge to climb the career ladder.
  • Those looking to start their own business.
  • Those looking to take over their family business.

You should have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate English language proficiency (minimum IELTS score of 6.5).

 

What will I learn?

This degree is split into three parts. Upon successful completion of each part, you will receive an award from the ATHE corresponding to that level. This gives you flexibility to plan your studies and be recognised at each level with a Diploma. Moreover, it will not stop you from continuing with your career while you study – you can even take a break after each level to focus on your career, should you wish to do so.

 

Year 1: Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration

Equivalent to First Year of University. Assessment is assignment-based, only.

Developing Personal Skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective Communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The Business Environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing Ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and Customer Service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of Accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial Management and Control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

 

Year 2: Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Administration 

Equivalent to Second Year of University. Assessment is assignment-based, only.

 

The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Goal Setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and Business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and Sales Planning

Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

 

Year 3: Degree Level

Equivalent to the Final Year of University. Assessment is assignment-based, only.

Information Systems and E-Commerce

Information technology has revolutionised the way business is done. This course looks at how technology is used, the benefits it can bring, the pitfalls to look out for, and how to leverage this for competitive advantage, particularly in the field of e-commerce.

Business Economics

A general study of price determination; production and cost; supply and demand; market structures; factor markets and wage theories; nature and role of profit; competition; monopoly. Financial institutions; externalities and market failures, money, interest and the price-level; monetarism; aggregate supply and demand, inflation, unemployment and economic growth.

Customer Relationship Management

This module looks at the principles and best practices for managing customer relationships that result in relationship annuities. Students learn how to quantify customer orientation and how to develop relationship-driven customer management systems based on the judicious use of resources born from a decisive strategic plan.

International Management

Looks at the challenges of managing across cultures. Aims to develop understanding and appreciation of management thinking and practices required to successfully conduct business with businesses and governments in other countries.

Strategic Management

Basic techniques used to analyse the internal and external environments, strategy at different functional levels and its integration at corporate and global levels; development, implementation and evaluation of strategy.

Majoring Project

This module allows students to specialise in an area of business such as management, marketing, finance or accounting.

 

How will I Learn?

Students at our Learning Centres around the world should contact their centre directly for time frames and academic schedules. For example, you may choose to study at Agritech College in Canterbury, England. Mature and transfer students may apply to any Learning Centre and/or do the program via Distance Learning.

If you wish to study online, the entire program is accessed through our special Online Learning System.

 

How will It Take?

If you are motivated and have the ability, you could complete this program in two years or less online. You may study year-round, at your own pace, so you can continue to work on your career without leaving home. Check with our learning centres if you wish to study onsite, or do part of your studies onsite (blended learning). Module exemptions and advanced placement may also reduce the overall time frame.

What Support Will I get?

The program is run by a core of experienced and highly-qualified mentors. Learning Centres have their own staff who are vetted by Agritech College, with quality assurance checks carried out annually. Online learners will receive unlimited email support throughout the program.

 









Bachelor of Science (BSc) Programmes

 

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture (Various)

Introduction

  • Do you like working with animals or crops?
  • Are you concerned about problems arising from the expanding population growth (e.g. food security and safety; loss of natural and farming resources; urbanisation)?
  • Interested in using the science of agriculture to inform on health, diet and nutrition?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, the Agritech College Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture degree program could be for you! The degree program is structured to help students build up their knowledge and practice in agriculture and related fields, while giving them the opportunity to apply their knowledge to solve real problems. We offer three specialisations.

Key Info

Duration: 3 -4 Years ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: 

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 years of age, with experience in related industries



Who is this for?

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently very effectively. Prospective candidates include those:

  • with a keen interest in farming who would like to have the opportunity to work professionally in agriculture.
  • with spare land they would like to cultivate and/or rear animals upon. The BSc in Agriculture is perfect for you either for personal use or for private enterprise!
  • working for a company and looking to expand working skillsets cost-efficiently.
  • with farming experience wanting to deepen their knowledge.

Applicants are expected to be skilled in the use of the Internet and computers, especially with respect to word-processing and spreadsheets (eg. Microsoft Word and Excel). If your skills are limited in this area, you may find it necessary to undertake an I.T. course before commencing the degree. Applicants should have a good command of the English language. If English is not your native language, please supply proof that your English language skills will allow you to cope with the course material and requirements (e.g. an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent).

What will I learn?

The program pathway is split into 4 separate qualifications: a Certificate, a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma, and finally, a Bachelor‘s degree.
Each qualification builds upon the next one. You must complete 240 ECTS credits to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree.

Choose from three specialisations below.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Sustainable Agriculture)

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture PLUS

  1. Pasture Management
  2. Hydroponics I
  3. Animal Feed and Nutrition
  4. Irrigation – Agriculture
  5. Research Project IV
  6. Environmental Chemistry OR
  7. Animal Welfare OR
  8. Dairy Cattle

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agricultural Science)

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Science PLUS

  1. Statistics
  2. Farm Management
  3. Project Management
  4. Biochemistry III (Animals)
  5. Research Project IV
  6. Animal Feed and Nutrition OR
  7. Aquaculture

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Production):

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in Animal Production PLUS

  1. Natural Health Care for Animals
  2. Food Technology
  3. Pasture Management
  4. Irrigation for Agriculture
  5. Research Project IV
  6. Calf Rearing OR
  7. Permaculture with Animals OR
  8. Agricultural Marketing

 

How will I learn?

The program is conducted via online distance learning only.

Modules can be done through a combination of online study materials, learning packages sent via post, and videos. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module. Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days. You will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system. You are required to do an orientation course in academic writing. All studies may be undertaken in the country where you live without the need to travel to Ireland.

Students are required to obtain texts needed for successful completion of program projects, through libraries, on-line resources and/or bookstores.

 

Learning Support

You will receive unlimited email support from our fully-qualified teachers throughout the entire program, even for individual modules/courses. In some cases, we can also arrange telephone support.























Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Science

Introduction

  • Are you passionate about safeguarding our environment?
  • Want to tackle climate change with the right knowledge and skills?
  • Understand the importance of protecting our planet for future generations?

With activists like Greta Thunberg gaining more and more visibility, organisations and governments are beginning to change the ways they do things. This is no longer a fad – it is the duty of conscionable individuals around the world.

The Agritech College Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Management will equip you with the necessary knowledge and ability to solve real world problems.  Graduates should be able to hit the job running.

Key Info

Duration: 3 Years and up^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: 

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 years of age, with experience in related industries



Who is this for?

Apart from direct jobs within the environmental management sector, there is increasing need and acceptance within many organisations for officers committed to sustainability and green technology. Government policies, new regulations and public perception are forcing corporations to adapt their products and services for environmental sustainability.

What will I learn?

The program pathway is split into 4 separate qualifications: a Certificate, a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma, and finally, a Bachelor‘s.
Each qualification builds upon the next one. You must complete 240 ECTS credits to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree.

 

Advanced Standing

  • Credit may be given for studies from other institutions deemed to be at a level equal to, or better than that of this course.
  • Credit may be given on the basis of a formal RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning) application; for up to, but no more than, two thirds of the credit points.

Course Content (240 ECTS credits)

A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable.

Certificate in Environmental Science (60 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules: Course Code
BEN101 Ecology
BSC104 Botany I
BSC102 Plant Biochemistry I
BEN201 Environmental Management I
BGN102 Research Project I

Elective Module (10 ECTS credits each):
Choose one module from the following options.
BEN103 Marine Studies I
BHT105 Soil Management
BSC106 Alternative Energy I
BHT206 Plant Pathology
BEN104 Vertebrate Zoology
BHT120 Nature Park Management I
BBS201 Project Management

Diploma in Environmental Science (120 ECTS credits)

Certificate +

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)
BEN204 Earth Science
BEN205 Wildlife Management
BSC203 Biochemistry II
BGN201 Research Project II

Elective Module (10 ECTS credits each):
Choose any two (2) modules from the following options.
BEN202 Environmental Waste Management
BHT204 Nature Park Management II (8 ECTS credits)
BSC204 Botany II
BSS200 Healthy Buildings I
BHT205 Trees for Rehabilitation
BTR101 Ecotour Management
BEN203 Marine Studies II
BSC110 Cell Biology

Advanced Diploma in Environmental Science (180 ECTS credits)

Certificate + Diploma +

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each):
BSC003 Statistics
BEN301 Environmental Practice
BGN202 Research Project III

Elective Module (10 ECTS credits each):
Choose any three (3) modules from the following options.
BSC302 Biochemistry III
BSS300 Healthy Buildings II
BHT302 Organic Plant Management
BHT301 Advanced Permaculture
BAG203 Animal Psychology
BEN206 Wildlife Conservation
BHT207 Plant Protection
BTR201 Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills
BHT209 Weed Control

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (240 ECTS credits)

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma +

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each):
BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants
BGN202 Research Project IV

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each):
Choose any four (4) modules from the following options.
BSC205 Engineering Applications
BEN301 Environmental Assessment
BEN302 Water Conservation and Management
BEN209 Herpetology
BEN210 Primatology
BEN102 Ornithology
BHT201 Permaculture Systems
BHT246 Green Walls and Roofs
BSC305 Plant Ecology
BAG215 Sustainable Agriculture

 

How will I learn?

The program is conducted entirely online. Students will have 24/7 access to the study materials (included in the fees).  We can arrange for materials to be printed and shipped to you for an additional cost. Some modules may require students to obtain additional texts or materials through libraries, on-line resources and/or bookstores. 

The way you study will be split into reading and knowledge acquisition, research and hands-on tasks, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will sit for an examination or undertake a final project. You will be allocated your credits when all of these have been completed successfully.

 

What Support will I get

You get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.




Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Horticulture

Introduction

  • Are you passionate about plants?
  • Want to know how they grow and impact our environment?
  • Interested in how to maximise your crops?

The Agritech College BSc in Horticulture is a unique program that has been specially structured to give you a broad introduction to a large variety of plants (flowers, berries, fruit, vegetables) that are cultivated both indoors and outdoors. From this basic appreciation, you go on to learn the structure of plants, how they live, and what they need in order to grow and produce food. You will also have the opportunity to go into such specialist areas as landscape design, hydroponics and ecotourism.

Whilst learning specialised knowledge in the horticultural field, you will get to hone academic skills such as technical writing, critical and analytical thinking, and be proficient at handling project-based work. Some modules are conducted through problem-based learning (PBL) which will allow students to demonstrate their acquired knowledge and practical experience.

Key Info

Duration: 3 Years and up^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: 

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 years of age, with experience in related industries

 

Who is this for?

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently very effectively. Prospective candidates include those:

  • who would like to have the opportunity to work or develop professionally in horticulture.
  • with spare land on which they would like to cultivate and/or grow plants/crops, either for personal use or private enterprise.
  • wanting to increase their knowledge in horticulture.


Applicants are expected to be skilled in the use of the Internet and computers, especially with respect to word-processing and spreadsheets (eg. Microsoft Word and Excel). If your skills are limited in this area, you may find it necessary to undertake an I.T. course before commencing the degree. Applicants should have a good command of the English language. If English is not your native language, please supply proof that your English language skills will allow you to cope with the course material and requirements (e.g. an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent).

 

What will I learn?

The program pathway is split into 4 separate qualifications: a Certificate, a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma, and finally, a Bachelor‘s degree. Each qualification builds upon the next one. You must complete 240 ECTS credits to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Each module is worth 10 ECTS credits and takes between 100 to 150 hours to complete.

1. Certificate in Horticulture

Worth 60 ECTS credits, you must complete any six (6) modules from the list below, including BHT101 Horticulture I, BHT102 Horticulture II and BGN102 Research Project I. 

2. Diploma in Horticulture

Worth 120 ECTS credits, together with the Certificate above, you must complete any six (6) modules from the list below, including BHT116 Horticulture III and BGN201 Research Project II.

3. Advanced Diploma in Horticulture

Worth 180 ECTS credits, together with the Diploma above, you must complete any six (6) modules from the list below including BGN202 Research Project III.

4. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Worth 240 ECTS credits, together with the Advanced Diploma above, you must complete any six (6) modules from the list below, including BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants and BHT400 Final Project.

Twenty four (24) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable.

All Horticultural Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

BHT101 Horticulture I
BHT102 Horticulture II
BHT116 Horticulture III (Plant Health)
BSC102 Plant Biochemistry
BSC104 Botany I
BGN104 Industry Meetings
BGN102 Research Project I
BHT104 Turf Care
BHT107 Plant Establishment and Maintenance
BHT106 Arboriculture I
BHT109 Landscaping I
BHT111 Landscape Construction
BHT110 Cottage Garden Design
BHT112 Outdoor Plant Production (Crops)
BHT114 Herb Production I
BHT113 Australian Plants I
BHT120 Nature Park Management I
BSC105 Machinery and Equipment
BHT105 Soil Management
BHT210 Irrigation I
BBS201 Project Management
BGN201 Research Project II
BGN103 Workshop I
BHT207 Plant Protection
BHT206 Plant Pathology
BHT209 Weed Management
BHT303 Turf Repair and Renovation
BHT208 Arboriculture II
BHT214 Landscaping II
BHT216 Playground Design I
BHT215 Natural Garden Design
BHT211 Cutting Propagation
BHT108 Propagation I
BHT212 Wholesale Nursery Management
BHT213 Garden Centre Management
BHT224 Hydroponics I
BHT221 Cut Flower Production
BHT223 Protected Plant Production
BHT222 Vegetable Production I
BHT217 Fruit Production – Warm Climate
BHT229 Scented Plants
BHT227 Medicinal Herbs
BHT228 Lavender Production
BHT232 Orchid Culture
BHT233 Palm & Cycad Culture
BHT231 Rose Culture
BHT234 Tropical Plant Culture
BHT225 Australian Plants II
BHT204 Nature Park Management II
BSC205 Engineering Applications
BSC204 Botany II (Available 2004)
BSC203 Biochemistry II
BHT236 Plant Breeding
BHT242 Planning Layout and Construction of Ornamental Gardens
BHT243 Restoring and Establishing Ornamental Gardens
BSC303 Statistics
BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants
BGN202 Research Project III
BGN203 Workshop 2
BWR301 Technical Writing
BSC302 Biochemistry III
BHT203 Horticultural Management
BHT304 Horticultural Marketing
BHT305 Irrigation Management
BHT202 Sports Turf Management
BHT307 Water Garden Design
BHT306 Tissue Culture
BHT310 Mushroom Production
BHT219 Nut Production
BHT309 Berry Production
BHT320 Bonsai Plant Culture
BHT319 Annuals Plant Culture
BHT315 Interior Plant Culture
BHT314 Fern Culture
HT354 Eucalypts
BTR101 Ecotourism I
BSC206 Alternative Energy
BHT324 Amenity Horticulture I
BHT326 Operational Business Management I
BSC305 Plant Ecology
BHT213 Hydroponics II
BHT321 Hydroponics III
BHT340 Managing Notable Gardens

 

Advanced Standing

  • Credit may be given for studies from other institutions deemed to be at a level equal to, or better than that of this course.
  • Credit may be given on the basis of a formal Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) application; for up to, but no more than, two thirds of the credit points.

 

How will I learn

The program is entirely online.  You do not need to travel to Ireland or anywhere else, because you can access all your modules and learning materials on our learning platform.

If need be, we can print the course materials and send them to you through the post at your cost.  You will have access to a personal tutor for each individual module.

There may be instances where a tutor may recommend that you buy or obtain additional texts or resources to help you in your studies. These are recommendations only.

Practical stuff: Given that this is a very hands-on programme, it is HIGHLY recommended that you have access to a garden where you can carry out your own planting or experiments or practical exercises – in fact, some of the assignments expect this of you. This is not a solely theoretical programme.

 

What support will I get

You get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Naturopathy & CAM Therapies

Introduction

  • Do you have a keen interest in health and nutrition? Do you care about what substances you put into your body?
  • Want to help others stay healthy and live long, happy lives?
  • Interested in learning an alternative form of diagnosing and treating ailments?

Studying Naturopathy and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapy is the gateway to a rewarding career helping people live happier, healthier lives. Inspire others to gain optimum wellness and vitality, while also earning a great living. Naturopaths study the use of lifestyle, nutritional medicines, herbal medicines and massage to help people live happier, healthier lives. Coupled with these healing modalities is the detailed study of anatomy, biochemistry and other sciences related to the human body. This gives the graduate a rounded, holistic education, which provides patients with first class health care. This program is rigorous and detailed. It meets the needs for those seeking a career in this profession in any part of the world.

Agritech College is an active member of the Association for Natural Medicine in Europe (ANME) and helps to campaign and promote natural medicine rights.

Key Info

Duration: 3 Years and up^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: 

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 years of age, with experience in related industries

What Will I learn?

Twenty four (24) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. A total of 240 ECTS credit points must be attained for the degree to be awarded. Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days; at which point you will be contacted by email with an access code for an orientation course in academic writing. Course materials for your first modules will be sent to you not later than 3 weeks following acceptance of your enrolment (usually sooner). All studies required to achieve the degree, may be undertaken in the country where you live.

Advanced Standing

  • Graduates of appropriate short courses, Certificates or Diplomas will be given credit that equates with the nominal duration of studies in earlier courses.
  • Credit may be given for studies from other institutions, where it has been determined that the course duration and content; and the standard of delivery, was at a level equal to, or better than that of this course.
  • Credit may be given on the basis of a formal RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning) application; for up to, but no more than, two thirds of the credit points.

The subjects are highly industry applicable and will ensure you receive the best training to treat almost any health problem you may encounter in clinic. The course was formulated by not only academics, but industry-related therapists to ensure you receive the highest quality training.

Part 1

Hover over a module title to find out more 

Anatomy and Physiology 1

Anatomy and Physiology is an introduction to human structure and function. It is the foundation for all future studies. It covers musculoskeletal anatomy in depth as well as a good introduction to the study of human anatomy and physiology.

Chemistry for Biosciences

This course is an introduction to chemistry designed for those who have had no prior knowledge. Chemistry provides a deeper understanding of physiology and lays the foundation for the study of other health sciences. It covers the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry as well as an introduction to biochemistry.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the chemistry of biomolecules, human metabolism and the complex reactions that occur in a living being. This course covers an introduction to the cell structure, chemical and physical properties of nucleotides, amino acids, proteins structure and metabolism; kinetics and enzyme mechanisms; metabolic circuitry; glucose transport and metabolism; pyruvate metabolism; the TCA cycle; electron flow and Ox-Phos; glycogen metabolism; gluconeogenesis and the pentose shunt; fatty acid catabolism and synthesis; disposal of nitrogen: the urea cycle; amino acid catabolism and synthesis; structure and metabolism of nucleic acids, DNA replication and repair; transcription and its control; RNA processing and translation. Knowledge of biochemistry is essential for an understanding of human nutrition and when seen in this light the student will appreciate its necessity in relation to the preservation of health.

Introduction to Naturopathy & History and Philosophy of Natural Medicine

This course is designed to give the student an overall perspective of the principles and methods of naturopathic therapeutics as well as the History and Philosophy of Natural medicine. The topics that we will be presented in detail are : Naturopathic Principles, Toxemia as a cause of Disease, Clinical Naturopathic Diagnosis, Detoxification procedures and protocols, Parasites, Constitutional Hydrotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and Schuessler Tissue Salts, Rest and Sleep, Naturopathic Assessment, Breathing techniques, Naturopathic manipulation as well as an Introduction to Naturopathic Nutrition.

Pathophysiology 1

This course describes the general principles of disease and then presents information dealing with the most common disorders of body systems or individual organs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic of human pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of commonly occurring disorders.

Microbiology and Parasitology

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of microbiology applicable to the health professions. This course examines the biology of bacteria, viruses and other microbes including their structure, metabolism, epidemiology and methods of control. Causative agents/mechanisms of common diseases as well as principles of immune control are also presented.

 

Part 2

Pathophysiology 2

This course provides an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects.

The study will concentrate more on the most difficult and complex conditions like Autoimmune disorders, neurological diseases and cancer. Case studies are used to interpret clinical information, diagnostic tests, signs and symptoms relating to mechanisms of disease.

Introduction to Pharmacology

This course introduces the subjects of pharmacology and toxicology. Its purpose is to give to the student the required knowledge which will help them evaluate the herb-drug interactions as well as the drug-nutrient interactions when they practice nutritional therapy or herbal therapy. You will learn how drugs affect the body, how they alter disease processes and how they might produce toxicity. Medications specific to various diseases and disorders will be studied emphasizing desired effects, side effects, and contraindications.

Naturopathic Nutrition 1

These courses will address the principles of holistic nutrition, including the role of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients in the human body. It introduces the student to the importance of sound nutrition. Among the key areas that we will cover are : food philosophies, vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates and fats, nutritional requirements, enzymes, food evaluation, chemicals, additives, toxicants, antioxidants, drug nutrient interactions, food hypersensitivity / intolerances, ageing and longevity, etc. With knowledge in this field doubling every two years this is one very popular subject in which aspiring practitioners must keep up to date. This learning resource includes excellent reference texts. Upon the completion of this course students will have a very good understanding on how nutrition, lifestyle and environment affect health and how nutrition can prevent and heal illness.

Herbal Medicine 1

Herbal Medicine is the most widely respected topic than any other branch of Natural Medicine. It has a long tradition in all cultures and it is becoming ever more popular, more and more people seek out qualified herbalists. This course incorporates the aspects of herbal medicine relevant to the development of theoretical and practical function of medicinal herbs. The history of herbalism, methods and principles of herbal medicine, growing, gathering and drying herbs, remedy preparation and herbal first aid, herb harvesting and preserving, basic aromatherapy as well as plant taxonomy and plant identification are discussed in this course.

Naturopathic Nutrition 2

This course will teach you how certain health issues can be treated with the help of Naturopathic Nutrition. You will have access to up to date information on clinical nutrition and functional medicine. You will gain an understanding about the effect of nutrient deficiency, vitamin/mineral status, detoxification, immune stimulation, diagnostic tests for the treatment of a wide range of diseases together with lifestyle modification in both the prevention and treatment of common diseases and the maintenance and promotion of optimal health. Nutrition is a prerequisite for this learning resource.

Anatomy and Physiology 2

Building on the knowledge gained from Anatomy & Physiology, this learning resource provides a more detailed study of the human body. In this subject, the student embarks on a comprehensive study tour of the body and gains an understanding of how feedback systems contribute to homeostasis. Students gain more understanding on issues like the structure and function of the nervous system, endocrine system, circulatory system, the urinary, the immune as well as the digestive system. Energy balance and temperature regulation is also covered in this course.

 

Part 3

Introduction to Iridology

Iridology is the study of the structure, color and markings on the Irises. This study will help the practitioner to understand the genetic blueprints as well as the strengths and weaknesses of body organs, systems and glands. Acquiring this knowledge the student will be able in identifying the person’s stress levels and lifestyle that create specific health problems. Iridology is practiced in conjunction with other natural therapies.

Clinical Naturopathic Diagnosis

The mastery of a naturopathic examination is vitally important for the correct decision making regarding the naturopathic treatment that the practitioner will use. This includes naturopathic case history taking, Pulse, Nail, Skin and Abdominal diagnosis, iridiagnosis, biochemical lab results as well as the conventional examination similar to that which is being done by a medical doctor. Since diagnosis of the iris is covered in iridology we focus on the rest of the above methods. A correct examination will reveal underlying disease causes, identify symptoms and even show the emotional state of the patient. It can be used to assess both physical and energetic disturbances and can also warn of conditions and illnesses that may occur in advance. This learning resource concentrates on the study of patient-centered diagnosis from a less medically orientated standpoint.

Clinical Naturopathic Practice 1

This course focuses on the important basic methods a naturopathic practitioner will be using in his practice apart from nutritional therapy, herbs and homeopathy. These include constitutional hydrotherapy, mineral therapy, detoxification, clay and mud, rest and sleep, breathing techniques, naturopathic manipulation, sound and music for healing and exercise.

Bach Remedies and Tissue Salts

Flower essences are extremely diluted extracts from flowers that are used to improve the emotional, spiritual, and physical health of people and animals. The use of Flower essences for therapy is a vibrational therapeutic method similar to homeopathy. The process actually imbues a tincture with the energetic signature of the plant or the plants which are used for their production. This course will give you knowledge on the history, use and effects of flower essences. You will study in-depth each of the standard flower essences and how to use them for therapeutic purposes. You will also learn how to use combinations of essences in order to treat health problems holistically.

Herbal Medicine 2

This course provides the advanced knowledge essential for the herbal specialist. The student will obtain the necessary knowledge on herbal therapeutics for musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, immune, endocrine, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, Cardiovascular and skeletal systems. A comprehensive range of herbs, their active principals, modes of action, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, toxicology and drug interactions are studied. Herbal Medicine is a prerequisite for this learning resource.

Health Psychology

This learning resource is designed to educate the student in the importance of the mind-body relationship and its relevance in Natural Medicine. You will develop important counseling skills alongside learning theoretical material. This course gives you the solid foundation you need to progress into your therapeutic practice as a naturopathic health professional.

 

Part 4

Clinical Naturopathic Practice 2

This course concentrates on the most common disorders patients present within a clinical situation. Such conditions may be difficult to cure with conventional medicine but they respond very well when natural medicine is applied. The student must be able to synthesize a number of therapies, apply them to the diagnosis and treatment of a specific number of common disorders. In the course we study a big number of patient case histories.

Introduction to Chinese Medicine and  Acupuncture

This course will introduces you to the basic concepts, theories, and methods used in the practice of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and diagnostic procedures used in Oriental medicine. You will learn basic TCM herbology and study auricular (ear) acupuncture

Introduction to Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like.” It is the second most used medical system in the world. It is a complete medical system combining theory and practice to support healing and treat a wide range of conditions on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Introduction to Homeopathy provides the fundamentals necessary for both first aid and acute homeopathic care. Areas of study include Philosophy, Diagnostics, Terminology, Pharmacognosy, Materia Medica and the Schuessler Biochemical Cell Salts.

Health and safety in the workplace

This course covers how to run a safe practice and how to manage infectious agents. Its purpose is the protection, safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment and entrants. The knowledge you will get in this course will help you protect co-workers, employers, customers and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment. You will be introduced to general safety and health program requirements, the framework of an effective and comprehensive safety and health program, and receive an introduction to specific workplace hazards and methods of hazard control. Upon completion of this course you will be able to apply this knowledge to healthcare workplace settings you may encounter.

Practice Management and Marketing

In this course you will learn how to set up and administrate a holistic health practice. You’ll learn how to improve yourself as a practitioner, personal philosophy, goal setting, project planning, creative visualization, and how to motivate yourself. In addition you will learn important tools to achieve success, setting up your practice, marketing and promoting yourself as well as financial management. This course should prove valuable to every health practitioner because more natural therapists today fail in practice because of a lack of knowledge and understanding of practice management than for any other single reason.

Medical Ethics for CAM Practitioners

This course of study is designed to help you with the ethical dilemmas faced in the workplace. You will gain a better understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior in the hopes of facilitating a better decision making process for health professionals in ethical situations.

 

How will I learn?

The program is conducted via distance learning only. Modules can be done through a combination of online study materials, learning packages sent via post, and videos. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module.

  • Graduates of appropriate short courses, Certificates or Diplomas will be given credit that equates with the nominal duration of studies in earlier courses.
  • Credit may be given for studies from other institutions, where it has been determined that the course duration and content; and the standard of delivery, was at a level equal to, or better than that of this course.
  • Credit may be given on the basis of a formal APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) application; for up to, but no more than, two thirds of the credit points


Students are required to obtain texts needed for successful completion of program projects, through libraries, on-line resources and/or bookstores.

What support will I get?

You will have unlimited email support and, when necessary, telephone support.




















Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology (Various)

Introduction

  • Want to explore the workings of the human mind?
  • Can you tell the difference between schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder?
  • Want to work in psychology or counselling to help others?

Why not try the Agritech BSc in Psychology and start making a difference?

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology degree is structured in a way that helps students build up their knowledge and practice in psychology and counselling, while allowing them the opportunity to apply this learning to specific disciplines. There are four specialisation possibilities. This program is accredited by the ACCPH and graduates can become full members.

Key Info

Duration: 3 Years and up^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: 

  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 years of age, with experience in related industries

 

What will I learn?

The program pathway is split into 4 separate qualifications: a Certificate, a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma, and finally, a Bachelor‘s.
Each qualification builds upon the next one. You must complete 240 ECTS credits to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree.

 

There are four specialisations to choose from, below.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Psychology and Counselling)

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in Psychology and Counselling PLUS

  1. BPS207 Professional Practice in Counselling
  2. BPS308 Psychological Assessment
  3. BPS217 Ethics
  4. BPS208 Relationships Counselling
  5. Research Project IV
  6. BPS309 Criminal Psychology OR
  7. BBS201 Project Management

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Psychology of Children and Young People)

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in the Psychology of Children and Young People PLUS

  1. BPS207 Professional Practice in Counselling
  2. BPS215 Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders
  3. BPS217 Ethics
  4. BPS208 Relationships Counselling
  5. Research Project IV
  6. BPS309 Criminal Psychology OR
  7. BBS201 Project Management

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Organisational Psychology):

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in Organisational Psychology PLUS

  1. BPS301 Professional Practice for Consultants
  2. BPS308 Psychological Assessment
  3. BPS217 Ethics
  4. BPS208 Relationships Counselling
  5. Research Project IV
  6. VPS100 Stress Management OR
  7. BPS208 Relationships and Communication Counselling

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Psychology of Adults)

Certificate + Diploma + Advanced Diploma in the Psychology of Adults PLUS

  1. BPS207 Professional Practice in Counselling
  2. BPS308 Psychological Assessment
  3. BPS217 Ethics
  4. BPS208 Relationships Counselling
  5. Research Project IV
  6. BPS309 Criminal Psychology OR
  7. VPS100 Stress Management



How will I learn?

 

Twenty-four (24) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. Each module provides 10 ECTS credits toward the degree (a total of 240 ECTS credit must be attained for the degree to be awarded).

Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days. You will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system. You are required to do an orientation course in academic writing. All studies may be undertaken in the country where you live without the need to travel to Ireland.

 

What support will I get?

 

You will receive unlimited email support for the entire program, including each individual module/course. In some cases, we can arrange for telephone support. All assignments will be marked and clear feedback given.










Masters

Degrees










Masters Degrees

 

4 Ways to do a Master’s degree:

Research

Projects

Instruction

Publication

 

Graduate Degrees by Research

This option is applicable to people who can show they have the ability to undertake research at the Masters or Doctorate level. There are no required courses. If you are accepted as a candidate, you will be referred to as a ‘researcher’. 

As researcher, you must possess appropriate academic qualifications, as well as the necessary background and research expertise. This will be qualifying you for your proposed topic. Acceptance as a researcher is considered on a case-by-case basis.




How is it done?

You will need to submit a draft research proposal for the Research Committee evaluation. Researchers may nominate their own mentors or be allocated one by the Research Committee. Your mentor will work with you to modify the proposal as necessary before the Committee gives their final approval.

The intended research outcome should demonstrate competence in the subject area/profession at an advanced level (Masters) and/or contribute towards new or existing knowledge (Doctorate). The length of a Master’s thesis is approximately 40,000 words, and for a Doctorate at least 70,000 words. Presentation format must follow either the Oxford, Harvard or Chicago methods. On acceptance, researchers are given full details of all academic requirements.

Throughout the research period, the researcher will work closely with his/her mentor by any method chosen by them. This may be online, via telephone, fax, letters, and/or face-to-face. The researcher’s activities will be mapped out across the credit scheme.

At the end of each term, the researcher and the mentor must each submit a progress report to the Research Committee. These reports are monitored closely so that the researcher can be guided accordingly. When the mentor is satisfied that the work is ready for examination, a report is given to the Research Committee for their recommendation and for external examination. External examination is by two independent academics who will report back to the Research Committee with their recommendations.

After receiving the reports from the examiners, the Research Committee may recommend the award of the required degree, or resubmission with modifications or corrections, or a lesser degree. If it is rejected again the researcher may appeal and request the appointment of two external university examiners. In some cases, an oral defense (viva voce) may be required. Rejection could lead to outright failure or the awarding of a lesser degree.

A research degree requires considerable investigative ability, writing skills and critical analysis. It is an option only to be chosen by those with these qualities, and who feel confident that they can contribute to new knowledge.

How long?

A Master’s Degree may be obtained within one academic year, or less for those with advanced placement.A PhD/DBA may be completed within two academic years in exceptional circumstance.Transfer students from other institutions are welcome to apply, and advanced standing may be given for previous study and research. Extensions are permitted (maximum of six terms for Master’s and ten terms for Doctorate).

Who should do the Program?

 

This option is not for everyone seeking a Masters or Doctorate degree. Unless you feel competent to undertake intensive research, you are advised to consider Option 2, no less demanding but structured to test and assess a candidate’s ability, knowledge and expertise in his or her chosen area of specialisation through instruction, projects and assignments.

Start Date?

 

The first day of any month, and the term begins the first date of matriculation (entry) when the student is approved as a researcher. Find out HOW TO APPLY.

Fees?

Each academic term (semester) is 4 months. MA and MBA students are committed for a minimum of 4 terms, and MFA students for a minimum of 5 terms.

Doctoral researchers are committed for a minimum of 6 terms. All researchers may extend their enrolment within reason but are required to pay separately for each extension term. See the Fees section for more information. Also, see Financial Aid and Scholarships.














Graduate Degrees by Project

We are proud to be one of only a few institutions to offer this option for your PhD or Masters study. It involves a combination of mentor-led instruction and in-depth assignments and projects, for which you will be able to choose your focus area – 2 for the Master’s, and 4 for a Doctorate degree. You will work closely with your mentor throughout.

How is it done?

You can ‘demonstrate’ through a series of interlinked projects that you are qualified, experienced, knowledgeable and up-to-date in your area of specialisation. (Candidates may be required to complete several primer modules which familiarise them with the techniques and mindset for conducting research at the graduate degree level.)

Each candidate will propose, design and complete a series of projects with the approval of the mentor and the College. Each project will build upon the findings of the previous one, with the final project ‘capping’ everything before it.

An advantage is that you can incorporate your own work-related projects into this framework. By conducting substantive, systematic, rigorous and independent investigation into issues raised, candidates can produce material that is not only meaningful to themselves but also useful for application in their own careers.

You can nominate your own mentor, or have one allocated to you by the Graduate Studies Committee. Mentors will work closely with each candidate throughout the programme, using agreed communication methods.

Another benefit is the creation of more than one publication (minimum two), which is the norm for most other Doctoral programmes.

 

What is required?

Initially, the mentor and the candidate will decide together on the topics and the overall focus, which then will be submitted for approval by the Graduate Studies Committee. 

Work begins after this.

Each project is submitted to and graded by the mentor. A project is approximately 10,000 words in length and must meet high standards in presentation, critical analysis and content.

At the end of each academic term, the candidate and the mentor both submit progress reports to the Graduate Studies Committee. These reports are compared and monitored closely so that the candidate can be guided and counselled accordingly. 

You cannot progress to the next project unless the current one is passed.

When all projects are completed, they are externally examined and candidates must defend their work through a viva voce or examination.

 

Who should do the program?

This program is ideal for those who are involved with, or used to project-based work. Candidates new to research, or who need to brush up on their research skills will find this program invaluable. 

For success in this module, a person needs to be motivated, able to adapt, and possess a practical outlook. Project candidates can link work competencies and professional development goals (or KPIs) to their projects, with approval. Successful applicants may matriculate (begin) on the first of any month.

 

How long will it take?

Master’s Degree may be obtained within one academic year, or less for those with advanced placement.

PhD/DBA may be completed within two academic years in exceptional circumstance.

Transfer students from other institutions are welcome to apply, and advanced standing may be given for previous study and research.

Extensions are permitted (maximum of eight terms for Master’s and twelve terms for Doctorate).



How much will it cost?

The term is 4 months. Students are required to pay separately for extension terms. Please refer to the Fees section for more information.  

 

How and when can I start?

The first day of any month, and the term begins the first date of matriculation (entry) when the student is approved as a researcher.

Graduate Degrees by Instruction

This program is aimed at the person who wants to undertake a Master’s or Doctorate degree through mentor instruction and the completion of pre-defined modules. Typically, as a student, you will need to complete a total of 60 credits for the Master’s and 80 credits for the Doctorate. Continual Assessment is used for the evaluation of the award.

 

How is it done?

There is no requirement to contribute towards new or existing knowledge. You will be required to undergo a series of modules with set learning objectives and outcomes. Your comprehension and critical thinking ability are tested through assignments, projects, and /or examinations particular to each module. 


Option 2 allows students to focus on a particular area of interest or need.

Accepted candidates are referred to as ‘learners ‘.

Several primer modules are built into the program to level the ‘playing field’ and ensure that the necessary study and learning skills are in place. Once properly primed, learners can then get into the heart of the program. Learners are allocated a personal mentor by the Graduate Studies Committee. 

There may be different mentors for different modules within the same program. As a learner, you will work closely with the mentor by any method chosen by them. This may be online and/or face-to-face.

Some programs may be run in cohorts. A cohort is a group of students who start and finish at the same time, with specific deadlines, assignments and requirements.

 

What is required?

As a learner, you will submit regular reports to the Graduate Studies Committee via the mentor. These reports are monitored closely guidance and counselling can be given to the laerner accordingly. All work is graded by the mentor. High standards in presentation, critical analysis and content are required for all written submissions.

The learner submits all final assignments to the Graduate Studies Committee together with reports from the mentor and the two external examiners. In some cases, an oral examination (viva voce) may be required either in person, or by other techniques. If a learner fails to meet the required academic standards, he or she will fail, or receive a lesser degree.

 

Who should do the program?

This program is ideal for those candidates who prefer a modular approach to their learning. It offers a more controlled form of learning, with set learning objectives and outcomes. It also aims to give students a broader perspective of a discipline, before specialising in a particular area. Accepted students may begin on the first of any month. Cohorts start on specific dates.

In exceptional circumstances those who qualify for advanced placement a Master’s Degree may be obtained within one academic year or less, and a PhD/DBA may be completed within two academic years or less.
Transfer students from other institutions are welcome to apply, and advanced standing may be given for previous study and research.

Extensions are permitted (maximum of six terms for Master’s and ten terms for Doctorate). This option is not for everyone seeking a Masters or Doctorate degree. Unless you feel competent to undertake intensive research, you are advised to consider Option 2, no less demanding but structured to test and assess a candidate’s ability, knowledge and expertise in his or her chosen area of specialisation through instruction, projects and assignments.

 

How much will it cost?

A term/semester is 4 months. Researchers are required to pay separately for extension terms. Please refer to the Fees section for more information. 

How and when can I start?

The first day of any month, and the term begins the first date of matriculation (entry) when the student is approved as a researcher. 

 

Graduate Degrees by Publication

Degrees by publication are only applicable to those who have published extensively and made a significant contribution towards academia and research. Leading universities offer this opportunity to those worthy of recognition, and Agritech College provides the same opportunity.

 

How is it done?

Noteworthy publications of the student in refereed academic journals, books, magazines and other media are taken into consideration. The publications should ideally cover one main theme.

  The candidate is expected to do a “summary” of all the main publications and theme(s) of their own work. The summary must be succinct, relevant, and display the candidate’s expertise on the subject matter.

 

What is required?

The resulting summary should be about 15,000 – 20,000 words.

 

A mentor is appointed to guide the candidate. The candidate will have his or her “summary” evaluated by a panel of internal and external examiners.

 

Who should do this program?

Candidates whose articles and research have been published widely should consider this program.

 

How and when can I start?

Approved candidates may begin at any time.

 

How much will it cost?

Fees are available upon request.




















Subject-Specific Master of Arts (MA) Programmes

 

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy

Introduction

  • Interested in how the key ancient thinkers addressed the question of how human beings should secure the ‘good life‘ and how to ‘live well?’
  • Want to develop an understanding of important concepts such as ‘good‘, ‘pleasure‘, ‘happiness‘, ‘desire‘, and ‘virtue?’
  • Would you like the chance to study important texts written by great ancient thinkers like PlatoAristotleEpicurus and Epictetus?

…then prepare yourself for the metaphysical adventure of your life and sign up for the Agritech College MA in Ancient Philosophy!

 

The study of ancient philosophy has more than mere academic interest, for the ancient thinkers set themselves the task of securing for their students ‘the good life’, that is, the capacity to live as well as one may in ways that are appropriate for rational and conscientious beings. The student on this program is therefore encouraged to appreciate in a significant sense what it means to be a philosopher (a ‘lover of wisdom’) and how living the ‘philosophic life’ contributes to one’s well-being and to the development of one’s humanity.

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

 

Who is this for?

Graduate students of Ancient Philosophy will be expected to work independently and aggressively to identify and secure an understanding of the issues that seem most meaningful, the challenge of which will have the potential to stimulate the candidate to contribute to new knowledge in the discipline.

The graduate program in Ancient Philosophy is suitable for students who intend to develop professional careers in a wide range of settings. The rigorous intellectual training that philosophy provides has value and appeal to employers in areas such as: teaching (most likely at the college level), course development and curricula design, research, civil service, local government, charities, information technology, solicitor’s firms, publishing, journalism, and so forth.

 

What will I learn?

Students may be exempt from certain modules in the curriculum, based on prior courses taken, and/or demonstrated knowledge of philosophy and related disciplines. Modules taken at any time during the student’s career may be counted, if they fulfil appropriate requirements.

Because of the enormous flexibility of the WCI program, students may work with their mentor to structure their program in the context of their individual interests, and professional and academic goals. Read the complete module descriptions for information as well as ideas – think of them as a set of guidelines, rather than rules. They will also give your ideas on areas you may wish to pursue most aggressively, in your graduate program.

120 ECTS credits, including a Master’s Thesis, will be required for the MA degree. In accordance with Agritech College regulations, MA candidates in Ancient Philosophy will need to fulfil the following requirements:

Part One: Survey of the Primary Sources (10 credits each)

  • PH500 Good, pleasure and happiness
  • PH510 Knowledge and desire in virtue
  • PH520 The good of others
  • PH530 Virtue and happiness

 

Part Two: Key Philosophers (10 credits each)

  • PH515 Plato
  • PH518 Aristotle
  • PH538 The Philosophy of Epicurus
  • PH541 The Philosophy of the Stoic Epictetus

 

Part Three: Research Project (40 credits)

  • PH650 Thesis

 

How will I learn?

This program is offered via distance learning. Individual programs can be structured in modular formats; can be project/research directed, or can combine both options. At the graduate level, students are expected to be highly self-motivated and capable of independent work.
















Master of Arts (MA) in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Introduction

  • Is business is about doing the right thing for and by everyone?
  • Serious about building and protecting your business’s reputation?
  • Want your business to be entrenched within the community in which it operates?

The Agritech MA in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility delves into issues which are now very current, but which have far-reaching consequences for businesses, stakeholders and the communities with which it interacts. The course is suitable for any type of business or organisation because it begins with a philosophical base. This understanding can then be applied to any specialisation of business.

 

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline



Who is this for?

Managers, or other individuals in the workplace, concerned with important moral and reputational issues that arise in the context of business activities. It is also relevant to the consumer, the person who enjoys the benefits of what businesses produce.

It will help candidates:

  • To foster an understanding of the moral, social and economic environments within which moral issues occur
  • To introduce to the candidate the moral concepts and theories that are required to tackle these problems
  • To develop the necessary reasoning and analytical skills for accomplishing this.

 

What will I learn?

Students are assessed continuously throughout the program (ie. per module). Candidates are required to submit:

  • Eleven (11) papers addressing each of the following subject areas in Parts One and Two, of approximately 1200 to 1800 words each.
  • A dissertation of 10,000 words.

Part One: KEY TOPIC AREAS (8 credits each)

PH505 The nature of morality
PH518 Normative theories of ethics
PH533 Justice and economic distribution

Part Two: OTHER TOPIC AREAS (8 credits each)

PH529 The nature of capitalism
PH534 Corporations
PH548 The workplace I- basic issues
PH557 The workplace II – the challenges
PH565 Moral choices facing employees
PH572 Job discrimination
PH577 Consumers
PH579 The environment

Dissertation (32 credits)

For an Agritech Master of Arts in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility degree, students must complete a total of 120 ECTS credits. All requirements must be satisfied, unless students are granted exemptions. Students can work with their mentors to combine modules into customized programs, suited to their interests and capabilities. Read the complete module descriptions for information as well as ideas. Exemptions may be awarded based on prior courses taken, professional experience, writing and research samples, and counselling portfolios. Students may also choose to embark on a research-only program.

How will I learn?

Students in the program may work independently or in self-managed groups. Independent work will be expected of all graduate students. Online interactive forums may be used as medium for program delivery. We recommend students doing at least 2 to 3 modules a term to maximize the benefits of doing this program and to reduce the overall length of time required.

Candidates will be required to acquire two main textbooks that will see them through the program. Details will be provided upon registration. Candidates will follow up subsidiary reading from the bibliographies in these books, from other sources, or via guidance from their mentor.






















Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing

Introduction

  • Do you have an imaginative streak?
  • Ready to get those creative juices flowing?
  • Is there a writer inside you waiting to burst out?

Put the pen to paper and further your journey into a writer’s career with the Agritech MA in Creative Writing!

The M.A. program in Creative Writing of Agritech College is unique and delivered completely online.  It is based on Aristotle’s theory of mimesis, but despite its ancient roots, the program meets all the needs of a postmodern writer looking for new paradigms.

Agritech College’s MA in Creative Writing program is aimed at the serious writer and is flexible, yet comprehensive in its scope.  It allows writers of different genres to tailor the program to suit individual needs.  Candidates on the program will get to demonstrate that the pen is mightier than the sword.

If you have already completed our Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing, you can transfer the credits towards this course.

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

What will I learn?

To graduate, students must successfully complete a total of 120 ECTS credits. All requirements must be satisfied unless students are granted exemptions.

Customised Approaches

First of all, students can opt for a more tailored approach by undertaking the Research or Projects options. You may wish to discuss these options with us.

By Instruction (Modular approach)

Creative writing pathway at Agritech College

Students are required to complete 8 core modules and a thesis manuscript or multi-genre portfolio of their work of approximately 100 pages. It is possible to work your way up towards the Master’s by completing the Postgraduate Certificate and the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing.

Program by Instruction Structure 

8 Core Modules (64 credits) + Thesis (56 credits) = MA (120 ECTS credits)

This rigorous program involves sixteen months of study: eight months of modular work and eight months of thesis composition.  Each module lasts four weeks or one month.  Since modules are sequential and build upon each other, students may only work on one module at a time.  Those who require additional time for thesis composition may petition the College for additional terms.

Students can work with their mentors to combine modules into customized programs, suited to their interests and capabilities. The descriptions will give you a sense of areas in which to proceed, at the graduate level, and professionally.  Exemptions may be awarded based on prior courses taken, professional experience, writing and research samples, and art portfolios.

General thesis requirements are as follows:

  • For Poetry: The composition of a book of poems: 70 to 100 pages in length.
  • For Fiction: The composition of a novella, 100 pages in length, or a collection of short stories of approximately the same length. (Specializations include science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, or mainstream literary fiction.)
  • For Playwriting: The composition of a play, 100 pages in length.
  • For Creative Nonfiction: A series of essays, 100 pages in length.

Program Modules

All individual modules are 8 credits each, except were stated otherwise.

The following modules are compulsory:

  • WR700 Mimesis of Texts 1
  • WR715 Outlines
  • WR702 Basics of Storytelling: Setting
  • WR703 Basics of Storytelling: Creating Compelling Characters
  • WR704 Basics of Storytelling: Point of View
  • WR705 Basics of Storytelling: Plot

(The above may be substituted for other modules if the student has already completed the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma programs at Agritech)

How will I learn?

We deliver this program via distance learning. Students work independently, with the guidance of an allocated mentor, while groups can conduct learning via the Online Moodle. Occasionally, there are optional summer workshops.
















Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Art History 

Introduction

  • What is ‘artistic motive’?
  • Want to understand the relationship between culture and art throughout history?
  • Want to heighten your understanding of the dimensions of multiculturalism?
  • Are you considering a career as an art historian?

Discover answers to burning questions and channel your interests with the Agritech MA in Cultural Art History

 

Art transcends the boundaries of time, place, religion, politics, economics and culture. Art is where cultural, creative and historical characteristics are expressed – in timeless works that ultimately belong to us all. 

 

Art history is very significant in the broad cultural fabric. Studies continue to reveal that human beings throughout the ages share common characteristics that remain steadfast, despite cultural distinctions and the passage of millennia. Cultural Art History more fully explores the cultural cross-fertilization of traditions manifested in works of art and the influences underlying their production.

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

Who is this for?

The MA in Cultural Art History is particularly useful for learners who intend to develop professional careers in Cultural Art History, such as historians, museum workers and scholars. However, the M.A. in Cultural Art History can be useful to those who want to pursue other careers including law, curriculum development, museum and gallery work, art therapy, art dealership, fine arts, travel and tourism, research, art criticism, creative writing, journalism and teaching.

What will I learn?

Master’s candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 120 credits, which include an independent Master’s Project. Compulsory and elective modules must be equivalent at the 500 level or above.

The MA in Cultural Art History is comprised of 4 compulsory modules, 7 elective modules, and a Master’s Thesis or Project. Total of 120 credits.

11 modules: 88 credits (8 credits each)

Dissertation: 32 credits

The following modules are compulsory: (4 modules, 8 credits each, total of 32 credits)

  1. CAH 701 The History of Art History
  2. CAH 702 Conducting Research in Art History
  3. Choose either CAH703 Critical Writing in Art History OR CAH704 Theory and Interpretation
  4. Choose either CAH505 The Business of Art History OR CAH506 Museum Practices

The following modules are elective: (7 modules, 8 credits each, total of 56 credits)

  1. A Choice of 1 Module selected from CAH707 through CAH725
  2. A Choice of 4 Modules in the major area of art historical emphasis 
  3. A Choice of 2 Topical Modules 

How will I learn?

This program is offered via distance learning. This involves a fully open learning experience and is achieved through a combination of distance, on-site and virtual learning experiences. Individual programs can be structured in module formats; can be project/research directed, or can combine these options. At the Masters level, learners are expected to be highly self-motivated and capable of independent work. We expect students to be motivated and have plenty of initiative, as ‘spoon-feeding’ is not encouraged.

Graduate of Arts (MA) Film, Radio, TV and Other Media Studies

Introduction

  • Know your Coppola from your Kubrick, Scorsese from Spielberg, and Hitchcock from Polanski?
  • Can you debate the merits of Stanislavski or Strasberg?
  • Want to expound on the artistry of French cinema or the frenzy of Hong Kong martial arts films?
  • Perhaps you prefer to discuss film as political or cultural polemic.
  • How do television and radio exert their power over the masses?

Film (including video) is the most widely-appreciated of the visual arts and the most powerful medium on the planet. Film is interdisciplinary, embracing time, place, religions, politics, economics, and experiences and other realms still unknown to us. However, there would be no films without other disciplines.

 

Our graduate programmes explore cinema from wholly interdisciplinary perspectives. Our core modules are designed to provide an essential general understanding of film and film theory. Students go on to choose electives from a secondary disciplinary perspective (e.g., literature, history, sociology, political science, philosophy, art history, music, etc.). Students may work within a particular film genre or take a thematic investigative approach to a number of film genres.

 

Graduate learners will analyse the dialogue between culture and cinema, heighten their understanding of multiculturalism, disciplinary integration and contemporary thought and interpretation as ‘revealed’ in films.

Introduction

  • Know your Coppola from your Kubrick, Scorsese from Spielberg, and Hitchcock from Polanski?
  • Can you debate the merits of Stanislavski or Strasberg?
  • Want to expound on the artistry of French cinema or the frenzy of Hong Kong martial arts films?
  • Perhaps you prefer to discuss film as political or cultural polemic.
  • How do television and radio exert their power over the masses?

Film (including video) is the most widely-appreciated of the visual arts and the most powerful medium on the planet. Film is interdisciplinary, embracing time, place, religions, politics, economics, and experiences and other realms still unknown to us. However, there would be no films without other disciplines.

 

Our graduate programmes explore cinema from wholly interdisciplinary perspectives. Our core modules are designed to provide an essential general understanding of film and film theory. Students go on to choose electives from a secondary disciplinary perspective (e.g., literature, history, sociology, political science, philosophy, art history, music, etc.). Students may work within a particular film genre or take a thematic investigative approach to a number of film genres.

 

Graduate learners will analyse the dialogue between culture and cinema, heighten their understanding of multiculturalism, disciplinary integration and contemporary thought and interpretation as ‘revealed’ in films.

 

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

Who is this for?

The MA in Film Studies is for students who intend to develop professional careers in film, screenwriting, the humanities, history, journalism, etc. (all of which may include teaching at the college level). Some of these areas will require additional study at the Ph.D level. Students wishing to become film historians should plan on proceeding to the doctoral programme, and structure their Masters programme accordingly.

Entry requires a recognised undergraduate degree. Beyond the general requirements of Agritech College Ireland, no other general pre-requisites are required. Some students may be exempt from certain modules (courses) in the curriculum, based on prior coursework, and/or a demonstrated knowledge of film studies. Modules taken at any time during the learner’s career may be counted toward the degree, if they fulfill appropriate requirements. Students who already hold a BA or BFA degree in Film Studies may be able to replace some of the foundation modules required with electives.

 

What will I learn?

The Agritech College Master of Arts in Film Studies comprises 5 core modules, 6 elective modules (8 credits each), and a Master’s Thesis/Project (32 credits). Candidates must complete 120 ECTS credits in order to graduate.

Graduate students work with their mentors to combine modules into a customised programme. Once the core modules are completed—all electives are tailored to the specific theme(s), genre(s) and secondary disciplinary emphasis of the student.

Some examples:

  • Examine the treatment of a particular literary figure, as that author’s work has been adapted to the screen over time.
  • Explore social customs across (or within) particular cultures, as they have been represented on film.
  • Follow a particular director’s or screenwriter’s vision over time relating it to evolving cultural tastes and developments.
  • Explore the business of making movies, by conducting in-depth investigation into the careers of several producers, and then creating a film production budget of his or her (the student’s) own.
  • Please note that this MA in Film Studies does not currently offer instruction in production, direction, or technical filmmaking (such as cinematography and editing). A Master’s degree in Screenwriting or Creative Writing is available separately.

 

Core modules

All five (5) core modules are required. Students with a BFA or BA in Film Studies who have taken equivalent or similar modules may replace them with electives. Each module is worth 10 ECTS credits.

  • FS 500 Historiography
  • FS 501 Film Theory and Criticism
  • FS 502 The History of Film: From the Silent Era through Sound
  • FS 503 Film Genres: Analysis of the Major Cinema Genres
  • FS 504 Film Culture: The Collaborative Components of Filmmaking

 

Elective Modules

Choose 5 modules from modules FS505 through to FS537. Special modules may also be designed by the student and mentor, with the College’s approval. Note: All elective modules will be customized to suit the focus of the student’s project/research and secondary disciplinary emphasis.

  • FS 505 The Screenplay: Structure and Analysis
  • FS 506 Film Direction: From Vision to Execution
  • FS 507 Great Performances: Analysis of the Role and Performances of the Film Actor
  • FS 508 The Business of Making Movies: Analysis of Producer’s Role and the Economics of Film
  • FS 509 Film Genre: The Comedy
  • FS 510 Film Genre: The Drama
  • FS 511 Film Genres: Historical Epics (including “biopics”)
  • FS 512 Film Genres: Action and Adventure Films
  • FS 513 Film Genres: Musicals and Dance Films
  • FS 514 Film Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • FS 515 Film Genres: War (Anti-War)
  • FS 516 Film Genres: Horror
  • FS 517 Film Genres: The Documentary Film
  • FS 518 Film Genres: Crime, Gangster and Mystery Films
  • FS 519 Film Noir: A Sub-Genre of Ambiguities
  • FS 520 Sub-Genres: Culture Pleasers
  • FS 521 Film Adaptations
  • FS 522 The “Unforeign” Foreign Film: Analysis of the Foreign Language Category
  • FS 523 The Independent Film: An Analysis of Independent Features
  • FS 524 The Animated Film
  • FS 525 The Short Subject and the ‘Short-Short’
  • FS 526 The Cutting Room: The Mastery of Film Editing
  • FS 527 Mimesis and the Cinema Artist as Mentor
  • FS 528 The Iconic Film: The Integration of Cinema into Culture
  • FS 529 Special Studies in Streaming Media and the Mini-Movie
  • FS 530 Special Studies in Music and its Role in Cinema
  • FS 531 Special Studies in Cinematography
  • FS 532 Special Studies in Film Editing
  • FS 533 Special Studies in Film Themes
  • FS 534 Special Studies in Film and Culture
  • FS 535 Special Studies in Technical Filmmaking (e.g., Sound, Costume Design, Set Design, etc.)
  • FS 536 Special Studies in Animation
  • FS 537 Special Studies in Experimental and Avant-Garde Film




Dissertation

You will then have the opportunity to focus on a topic of your choice in a short dissertation (not exceeding 25,000 words). 

How will I learn?

The MA in Film Studies uses diverse methodologies, with particular emphasis given to the mimetic approach. The films themselves are the most important resources! Students will become familiar with all of the major film genres, the most innovative film professionals in cinema history, and the most noteworthy film historians and critics. Issues and special topics and problems are an important facet of graduate study.

This program is offered via distance learning (non-residency). This involves a fully open learning experience and is achieved through a combination of distance, on-site and virtual learning experiences. Individual programs can be structured in module formats; can be project/research directed, or can combine these options. At the Masters level, learners are expected to be highly self-motivated and capable of independent work. We expect students to be motivated and have plenty of initiative, as ‘spoon-feeding’ is not encouraged.

Master of Arts (MA) in History of Ideas

Introduction

  • Are you a deep thinker?
  • Know your Aristotlian metaphysics from your Darwinian evolution?
  • Want to have the opportunity to analyse Man’s ideas on creation?

Try the Agritech MA in the History of Ideas – possibly the best idea you ever had!

The History of Ideas is a diachronic study of key ideas as they interact with each other in their journey through time.

The themes in the modules listed below include important milestones in the history of ideas. Thus, the impact of Darwin’s theories on biology has been compared to that of Newton on physics. Although Darwinism affected many different fields and disciplines, it should also be remembered that, when extrapolated to human society, it unfortunately gave us Social Darwinism, which, naturally, raises a whole host of moral and ethical issues. Darwin himself, for example, had a very low opinion of women’s intellectual abilities. Fortunately, one of the most positive developments of the last century has been the belated recognition of women’s rights and, in recent times, of their intellectual excellence.

Are myths and fables simply attempt by pre-industrial societies to explain cosmic reality or do they have a deeper significance?

Whether the Genesis account of creation should be interpreted literally or symbolically is a controversial question which still seems to generate more heat than light. Historically, a symbolic interpretation helped to remove the Catholic Church’s objections to accepting the concept of biological evolution.

However, evolution was not, originally, a biological concept and one wonders whether it can be applied to human history. Is the latter characterized by cyclical patterns and/or a linear progression (even if punctuated by temporary regressions)?

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

Who is this for?

Graduates who are motivated to learn on their own, especially those seeking to enter professional academia or those with a real passion for intellectual history. Even if you do not have plans to move into the academic field, with a real interest in the subject matter you could make the perfect student!

This course really creates deep thinkers. Once you have completed the MA in the History of Ideas, your analytical skills will be much more adept and you will be able to move into many fields, including: teaching (most likely at the college level), course development and curricula design, research, civil service, local government, charities, information technology, solicitor’s firms, publishing, journalism, and so forth.

What will I learn?

The modules given below should be regarded as guidelines, since the College does not exclude viable alternative themes proposed by students, subject to mentor and College approval. Individual modules may either be combined with those from other programmes, or transferred to courses in other institutions.

Agritech College offers a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in History of Ideas by distance learning. The programme consists of 5 modules: 4 papers (to be chosen from the first 9 modules listed below) and a dissertation. Students should submit four papers (of between 7,000 to 8,000 words each, worth 10 credits) — chosen from sections 1 to 9 below — and a dissertation (of 15,000 words, worth 20 credits) on any topic, subject to mentor approval.

  1. Science-Faith Issues
  2. A Symbolic Interpretation of Genesis
  3. Darwinism
  4. Social Darwinism
  5. Women’s Rights
  6. Political Concepts
  7. Historical (Cyclical) Patterns
  8. Myths and Fables
  9. The History of Ideas in a Literary Context
  10. Dissertation (elective)

Students do have the option of suggesting other acceptable topics, for the four papers, subject to the approval of the mentor and the University.The satisfactory presentation of four research papers and a dissertation will lead to the award of the Master of Arts (MA) Degree in History of Ideas.

These are some of the themes in the series of research papers in this modular programme. Students can propose other topics, subject to mentor and University approval.

How will I learn?

The Programme will be conducted by distance learning, through self-paced research, under the guidance of the Programme Director.



















Master of Arts (MA) in the Humanities

Introduction

  • Are you a deep thinker?
  • Do you know the significance of Adam Smith or Sylvia Plath?
  • Do you enjoy studying socio-political history with a twist of cultural literature?
  • Interested in several humanities-based subjects, but don‘t know which to pick?
  • Want to expand your knowledge from the comfort of your own home?

If the answer is yes, perhaps we have whetted your intellectual appetite. Why not try the Agritech MA in Humanities, and quench your thirst?

 

The Master of Arts in Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree programme that embraces the disciplines of English (language and literature), philosophy and religious studies, art history, history/political science, psychology, and cultural studies. The goal of this programme is simply to create thinkers.

 

While pursuing this programme, learners will focus on works by the greatest thinkers and talents in history who have significantly contributed to life and the world as these have and continue to be understood.

 

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

 

Who Is this for?

An M.A. in Humanities is of great value to individuals who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches, who are, or plan to become, educators, and/or to individuals interested in eventually pursuing doctoral programmes in any of the Humanities. As an interdisciplinary course, the MA in humanities can be useful to a whole host of professions including, but not limited to: teaching (most likely at the college level), course development and curricula design, research, civil service, local government, charities, information technology, solicitor’s firms, publishing and journalism.

However, if you have a genuine interest in anything from current affairs to literary analysis this could be the perfect MA for you!

 

What will I learn?

Students will start out with a broad range of options and then choose an area of specialty.

Master’s candidates will be required to pass a minimum of 120 ECTS credits, which include an independent Master’s Project. Compulsory and elective modules must equivalent at the 500 level or above.

The MA in Humanities is comprised of 4 compulsory modules, 7 elective modules, and a Master’s Thesis or Project. A total of 120 credits is required in order to graduate.
11 modules: 88 credits (8 credits each)

Dissertation: 32 credits

The following modules are compulsory: (4 modules, 8 credits each, total of 32 credits)
1) HUM501 Library Methodology
2) HUM502 Conducting Interdisciplinary Research
3) HUM503 Critical Writing in the Humanities
4) HUM504 Theory and Interpretation from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Elective Modules:
A Choice of 3 Modules selected from HUM505 through HUM817
A Choice of 4 Modules in any major area of emphasis (e.g. historical or philosophical)

How will I learn?

This program is offered via distance learning. This involves a fully open learning experience and is achieved through a combination of distance, on-site and virtual learning experiences. Individual programs can be structured in module formats; can be project/research directed, or can combine these options. At the Masters level, learners are expected to be highly self-motivated and capable of independent work. ‘Spoon-feeding’ is not encouraged.
























Master in Arts (MA) in Italian

Introduction

  • si può parlare italiano?
  • Interested in linguistics?
  • Are you looking to consolidate your knowledge and learning into a postgraduate qualification?

…think about the Agritech MA in Italian!

This MA modular research programme considers some of the major literary figures who represent important milestones in the history of Italian Literature.

Towering over all of them, of course, is Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language. While reflecting aspects of their times, the others, like all truly great writers, also transcend their historical context and deal with the universal themes and truths which touch all men of all ages.

 

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

 

Who is this for?

  • Those seeking to convert their Italian language studies into a terminal qualification, or those intent on pursuing further qualifications such as a PhD.
  • Those with a sustained interest in Italian language and literature.

 

What will I learn?

The Agritech College Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Italian by distance learning requires the completion of 120 ECTS credits. The programme consists of 5 modules: 4 papers (to be chosen from the first 9 modules listed below) and a dissertation. The modules given below should be regarded as guidelines, since the College does not exclude viable alternative themes proposed by students, subject to mentor and College approval. Individual modules may either be combined with those from other programmes, or transferred to courses in other institutions.

Students should submit: four papers (each of between 7,000 to 8,000 words and worth 20 credits) — chosen from sections 1 to 9 below — and a dissertation (of 15,000 words, worth 40 credits) on any topic, subject to mentor approval.

As mentioned above, students do have the option of suggesting other acceptable topics, for the four papers, subject to the approval of the mentor and the College:

1.    St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

One of the best loved saints, he founded the three Franciscan Orders. In his most famous work, Il Cantico delle Creature, one of the earliest examples of Italian Literature, he praises the Creator through His creatures (water, fire and even death).

2.    Dante’s predecessors

Among these, mention should be made of the thirteenth-century Scuola poetica siciliana, which drew inspiration from Provençal poetry (with its theme of courtly love) and, in its turn, influenced the poets of Tuscany. The latter would be surpassed by the Florentine poets of the Dolce stil novo, whose innovative impact, both in terms of style and content, was acknowledged by Dante.

3.    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

The greatest Italian poet, the father of the Italian language, a giant of world literature and the most outstanding philosophic poet of all time, whose masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, based on the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, has been regarded as encapsulating the essence of medieval civilization, both in doctrinal and poetic terms.

4.    Petrarch, Boccaccio

Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), the greatest Italian lyric poet who, in his Canzoniere, his most important work, recounted the story of his love for Laura, with stylistic refinement and psychological insight. Petrarchism was to have a widespread impact in the sixteenth century, in France, England and Spain, while, in an Italian context, together with Dante’s Divine Comedy, Petrarch’s Canzoniere was to exert an enormous influence on the Italian poetic tradition.

It could be said that the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) had an analogous importance for the Italian prose tradition, as well as enjoying a Europe-wide success.

5.    Poliziano, Lorenzo de’ Medici

In the fifteenth century, the decision by Poliziano (1454-1494) to write his poetic masterpiece, Stanze per la giostra, in Italian, rather than Latin, not only helped to consolidate the use and prestige of il volgare, the Italian vernacular, but constituted an endorsement of the new literary conventions and their fusion with the classical tradition.
Poliziano’s patron, Lorenzo de’Medici (1449-1492), dubbed il Magnifico, is emblematic of the Florentine Humanism of the second half of the 1400s through the multifaceted nature, in both psychological and artistic terms, of his literary works.

The verses of the poets of the Laurentian circle — and including Lorenzo’s own works — represent a vigorous blossoming of Italian vernacular poetry. Lorenzo de’ Medici, in his commentary on many of his poetic compositions, vigorously defended the use of the Italian language as a means of literary expression.

6.    Ariosto, Tasso

The epic poem, L’Orlando Furioso, by Lodovico Ariosto (1474-1533), was not only extraordinarily successful, being widely translated, but it captured the ethos of the Renaissance, with its fusion of very diverse sources and its combination of imagination and realism, as the characters, both Christian and Saracen, are never completely good or bad. Linguistically, this work, in its final version, revised according to Florentine usage, helped to establish Tuscan also in Northern Italy.

Another epic poem, La Gerusalemme Liberata, by Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), reflects the clash between Renaissance Naturalism and the mysticism of the Counter-Reformation, as well as foreshadowing aspects of the seventeenth-century Baroque.

7.    Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi

The poet, Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827), without adhering to Romanticism, nevertheless anticipated its concern with historicity, which can be traced back to Vico, and ushered in the age of patriotic literature, so important to the Risorgimento.

Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873), the most important of the Italian Romantics and a great patriot, was concerned that a unified Italy should have a national language. Through his Tuscanization of his masterpiece, the historical novel I promessi sposi — it has been described as the Italian equivalent of War and Peace — he helped to consolidate the pre-eminence of the Tuscan dialect. Furthermore, the novel, with its aim of reaching as wide a public as possible and its resolution of the rift between the written and spoken languages, marks the beginning of modern Italian prose.

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), the greatest nineteenth-century Italian poet, whose romantic themes were presented in a Classical style, could be said to constitute, through his all-pervading materialistic pessimism — his early ideals of glory, love and patriotism all come to nothing — the crisis or negation of the Romantic ideals of Foscolo and Manzoni. Leopardi also appears to anticipate the reaction against positivism, partly occasioned by the latter’s unfulfilled expectations.

8.    Carducci, Pascoli, D’Annunzio

The greatest Italian poet of the second half of the nineteenth century, Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), Professor of Italian Literature at the College of Bologna and winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize for Literature, in reacting against the excesses of the second generation of Romantic poets (Prati, Aleardi), advocated a Classical style, a return to Italy’s great literary tradition and, drawing inspiration from the virtues of Ancient Greece and Rome, a strong patriotic and civic commitment. Nevertheless, influenced by Victor Hugo, Goethe and Heine, his poetry does also reflect elements of pessimistic and elegiac Romanticism, while his concern with the beauties of Nature will have an impact on Pascoli and D’Annunzio.

In fact, Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) went so far as to view life in terms of the Rousseauesque clash between evil Society and beneficent Nature. His deep love of the latter — referred to as “madre dolcissima”, no longer the cruel and insensitive “natura matrigna” of Leopardi — finds expression in his pantheistic vision, which is reminiscent of a Franciscan perspective in his interest in humble creatures and things.
The prolific literary production of Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1915), regarded as the most representative exponent of Decadentism in Italy, is far removed from the gentle mystical quality of Pascoli’s profound love of Nature. In D’Annunzio’s poetic masterpiece, Alcyone, free from political considerations and the Nietzschean myth of the superman, there is the purely sensual delight in all the varied sights, sounds and atmosphere of a Tuscan summer.

9.    Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize for Literature, renowned above all as a playwright, was one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century at an international level. He contributed a great deal both to the establishment of the modern novel and to far-reaching theatrical innovations. He was also fully aware of the identity crisis felt by twentieth-century man.

One of the most important leitmotifs of his work is the relativity and subjectivity of all our thoughts and actions. It could be said that, in effect, Pirandello was making a plea for the mutual respect and tolerance which are essential for peaceful coexistence.

10. Dissertation

Of 15,000 words, on any topic, subject to the mentor’s approval.

The satisfactory completion of four research papers and a dissertation will lead to the award of the Master of Arts (MA) in Italian

 

How will I learn?

The Programme will be conducted by distance learning, through self-paced research, under the guidance of the Program Director.



























Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Studies

Introduction

There is probably no other country which has had two periods of greatness — Rome and the Renaissance — when it exerted an enormous international influence:

Si gira l’orbe di ciascuna gente
Intorno al sole de la gloria, e quando
Compì la pompa de la sua giornata,
Dechina a sera. Luce per due volte
Di civiltà maravigliosa, e quale
A nessuno fu dato, avemmo in sorte
Noi d’invïar su la progenie umana
A illuminarla …
(Aleardi, “Il Monte Circello”, ll. 336-43)

According to the Cambridge historian, Denis Mack Smith, no other people has had such a civilizing impact. For A. J. Whyte, the world is inestimably indebted to Italy, for its contribution to civilization and human progress in so many areas has been incalculable.² Suffice it to say that Roman Law is the foundation of most Western legal systems, while the manners of the English gentleman and the French gentilhomme are derived from the Italian Renaissance.

Furthermore, Italy has given us, among other things, opera (Peri and Caccini), the sonnet (Iacopo da Lentini), double-entry book-keeping and the first printed textbook on modern accounting (Luca Pacioli), the first bank (Monte dei Paschi di Siena), the oldest European University (Bologna), the first medical school (Salerno), the barometer (E. Torricelli), the experimental method (Galileo), the first treatise on human anatomy (Mondino dei Liuzzi), the foundations of modern historiography and aesthetics (G. B. Vico), the piano (Bartolomeo Cristofori) and the violin (Gasparo da Salò), the discovery of America (Columbus), wireless telegraphy (Marconi), the telephone (Antonio Meucci) and the typewriter (G. Ravizza), as well as more than seventy percent of the world’s art treasures.

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

Who is this for?

This course is particularly useful for those who would like to pursue a career involving Italian culture and history.

However, once you have completed the MA in Italian Studies, your analytical skills will be much more adept and you will be able to move into many fields, including: teaching (most likely at the college level), course development and curricula design, research, civil service, local government, charities, information technology, solicitor’s firms, publishing, journalism, and so forth.

 

What will I learn?

The modules given below should be regarded as guidelines, since the College does not exclude viable alternative themes proposed by students, subject to mentor and College approval. Individual modules may either be combined with those from other programmes, or transferred to courses in other institutions.

Structure

The Agritech College Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Italian Studies by distance learning requires the completion of 120 ECTS credits. The programme consists of 5 modules: 4 papers (to be chosen from the first 9 modules listed below) and a dissertation.

Students should submit: four papers (each of between 7,000 to 8,000 words and worth 20 credits) — chosen from sections 1 to 9 below — and a dissertation (of 15,000 words, worth 40 credits) on any topic, subject to mentor approval.

As mentioned above, students do have the option of suggesting other acceptable topics, for the four papers, subject to the approval of the mentor and the College:

  1. Magna Grecia

“Magna Grecia”, or “Greater Greece”, is the name given to the complex of Greek colonies in Southern Italy and Sicily (8th to 6th centuries BC). The most noteworthy included Taras, Metapontum, Sybaris, Croton, Rhegium, Zancle, Catania, Cumae, Leontini, Naples, Acragas and Syracuse, the birthplace of Archimedes and Theocritus. These cities eventually became independent and the people referred to themselves as Italioti and Sicelioti.

Mainland Magna Grecia was conquered by the Romans between 280 and 265 BC, while Sicily succumbed at the end of the First Punic War (241 BC). The civilization of Magna Grecia, which was not subservient to that of Greece but parallel and autonomous, constituted the link between Hellenistic culture and Italy before Greece became part of the Roman Empire.

Apart from works of art and lyric poetry, Magna Grecia also produced philosophers such as Parmenides and Zeno from Elea, Empedocles of Acragas (Agrigento), Gorgias of Leontini and Archytas of Taras (Taranto), while it was in Croton that Pythagoras established his school of philosophy.

  1. The Etruscans

The Etruscans — an ancient people, probably from Asia Minor,¹ who settled in Etruria, which corresponds with present-day Tuscany, as well as part of Latium and the Plain of Lombardy — were responsible for developing Italy’s first major autocthonous civilization and influenced early Roman traditions.

The territory under their control, at its greatest extent, encompassed Elba, Corsica, Campania and Emilia. They set up a predominantly religious-based federation of city-states — which included Volterra, Arezzo, Perugia, Bologna, Modena, Parma, Piacenza and Mantua — eventually conquered by Rome. They became Roman citizens following the Social War of 90 BC. While there are Oriental, Greek and Italic influences in their art, it was the Etruscans who were responsible for such architectural innovations as the arch and the vault.
¹. Enrica Salvatori, “Le origini degli Etruschi”, Quark, n. 60, gennaio 2006, pp. 90-95.

  1. Roman Civilization

Apart from contributions to literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, engineering and law, the benefits of Roman civilization also included the following very distinctive features.

According to many historians, the three centuries of the Pax Romana could probably be regarded as one of the happiest, most peaceful and most stable periods of human history. Rome also had the amazing ability to integrate diverse peoples and Roman citizenship was ultimately extended to everyone within the frontiers of the empire, while quite a few of the emperors were neither Roman nor Italian by birth. The Romans also transmitted Greek civilization, but in a modified form which included their own original contributions.

Although the Greeks never advanced much beyond the city-state, the legal-political heritage of Rome foreshadowed the organization of the modern state and the Roman Empire has been viewed as a possible model for world government or federation.

  1. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

The greatest Italian poet, the father of the Italian language, a giant of world literature and the most outstanding philosophic poet of all time, whose masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, based on the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, has been regarded as encapsulating the essence of medieval civilization, both in doctrinal and poetic terms.

  1. Humanism and the Renaissance

Broadly speaking, Humanism and the Renaissance correspond with the three centuries (from the fourteenth to the sixteenth) when Italy dominated Europe culturally. The most characteristic feature of Humanism — originally taken to mean a study of the humanities or studia humanitatis — a very high regard for Classical Antiquity, as opposed to the negative perception of the medieval “Dark Ages”, can be found in Petrarch, who exerted an enormous influence on the development of Humanism. Another fundamental theme of this cultural movement was anthropocentrism or valuing Man as being of central importance in the universe, as well as a belief in his potentialities to study any subject or area of human activity.

Humanism had begun in Italy and that is where it reached its full flowering in the Renaissance. If Leonardo da Vinci, the universal genius, epitomises Humanism, Michelangelo, sculptor, painter, architect and poet, is emblematic of the Renaissance, which also gave us the masterpieces of Raphael, Titian, Giorgione, Palladio, Tintoretto and Palestrina, as well as the foundations of modern political science (Niccolò Machiavelli) and the manners and behavioural standards of the ideal gentleman (Baldassare Castiglione).

  1. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, engineer, writer and musician, among other things, created the scientific prose style, discovered the law of aerodynamics and foresaw many future developments, including: the glider, the use of aircraft in world wars, the parachute, armoured cars, radiotelephony and the submarine.

It has been said that if it had not been for Pope Julius II, humanity would have been deprived of two of its greatest artistic masterpieces: Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling and Raphael’s frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura in the papal apartments, which include the famous School of Athens. These two works are a perfect example of how the deepest thought of the Italian Renaissance found expression in the visual arts, rather than in words.

  1. G. B. Vico

Giambattista Vico (1668-1744), a Neapolitan philosopher, is regarded as the founder of modern historiography and aesthetics. He felt that Man could not fully come to know Nature, because he had not created it, he could, however, study the “new science” of human history for which he had been responsible.

In his most famous work, the much-revised Principii d’una scienza nuova d’intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni (1725), he extrapolates from the three stages of the development of the human mind — instinct, imagination and reason — to the three corresponding epochs through which each society, under the guidance of Providence, evolves: the Age of the Gods (theocracy), the Age of Heroes (aristocracy) and the Age of Men (democracy).

These three ages would be characterized, respectively, by three types of language (hieroglyphic, symbolic, alphabetic script) and three types of natural law (the divine, that of force, that dictated by fully developed human reason). Vico not only anticipated Romantic historiography, his impact was very wide-ranging and touched many fields, including philosophy, history, literary criticism, economic and political theory, and jurisprudence.

  1. Cesare Beccaria and the Lombard Enlightenment

A leading figure of the Lombard Enlightenment and one of the main contributors to its mouth-piece, the periodical Il Caffè, Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794), a philosopher, economist and jurist, published his most important work, Dei delitti e delle pene (On Crimes and Punishments), in 1764.

This short essay contains the first enunciation of the principle of a person’s innocence until proven guilty, as well as the concept that the purpose of punishment should be the prevention of crime and the redemption of the criminal leading to his re-integration in society. He also expressed his abhorrence for secret accusations, arbitrary arrest and the use of torture to obtain confessions. He eloquently pleaded for the abolition of the death penalty, both on compassionate grounds and since it did not constitute an effective deterrent.

This work, which had an enormous international impact, being particularly well received by the French Encyclopaedists and highly praised by Voltaire, has had innumerable editions and translations, has influenced many modern constitutions and the American Bill of Rights, and prepared the ground for modern penal science.

  1. The Risorgimento

The Risorgimento, the nineteenth-century Italian struggle for national independence and unity, began in the 1820s and continued until 1870 when Rome was proclaimed the capital of Italy. The prime movers were Mazzini, Garibaldi and Cavour considered, respectively, the soul, the sword and the brain of the movement. It is particularly significant because, since the fall of the Roman Empire, Italy had never been a united country and had known centuries of foreign domination.

Literature and music, especially opera, played an important part in inspiring patriotic fervour. If this liberation movement seems more circumscribed and purely “national” than the two periods of Italy’s greatest civilizing impact — Rome and the Renaissance — it should be remembered that the spirit of the Risorgimento, at its best, called for a world federation of free nations, as advocated in the writings of Mazzini.

  1. Dissertation

Of 15,000 words, on any topic, subject to the mentor’s approval.

There are no required materials for this programme, apart from text and reference books. The satisfactory completion of four research papers and a dissertation will lead to the award of the Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Studies.

 

How will I learn?

The program will be conducted by distance learning, through self-paced research, under the guidance of the Programme Director.















Master of Arts (MA) in Practical Theology and Biblical Leadership

Introduction

  • Do you love God, His Church, His Word and His People?
  • Do you want to be a Better, Stronger Leader with a Solid Biblical Foundation?
  • Do you want to stand firm and fearless in Biblical History and Authority?

 

The Agritech College MA program in Practical Theology is unique and delivered completely online.  It is designed to enhance Modern Church Leaders with a deeper look into God’s heart for His Church while meeting the needs of a postmodern leader or scholar looking for new paradigms. 

 

You will not only grow in your knowledge and strength, you will learn techniques and a system to bring that to others in a pragmatic way – in other words, Practical Theology and Biblical Leadership.

 

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline



Who is this for?

Candidates who are keen to learn and apply knowledge to real-life Biblical practice in any number of leadership roles should consider this program. For example: Modern Church Leaders seeking more, but perhaps too committed to their church or family to pack up and move to a distant university; Leaders that want to dive deeper into the Word and understand their purpose more fully; Pastors and Bible Teachers and Scholars that want to grow closer to the heart of God and be armed to bring such depth to others, while maintaining their lives and missions intact.

If you have a deep desire or calling to pursue a Masters with a focus within Theology but outside of leadership, be sure to contact the Program Director to discuss options.  Candidates will be expected to work independently and aggressively to identify and secure an understanding of the issues that seem most meaningful, the challenge of which will have the potential to stimulate the candidate to contribute to new knowledge in the discipline. There is academic progression on to a PhD in Practical Theology.

 

What will I learn?

Students may be exempt from certain modules in the curriculum, based on prior courses taken, and/or demonstrated knowledge of philosophy and related disciplines. Modules taken at any time during the student’s career may be counted, if they fulfil appropriate requirements.

Because of the enormous flexibility of the WCI program, students may work with their mentor to structure their program in the context of their individual interests, and professional and academic goals. Read the complete module descriptions for information as well as ideas – think of them as a set of guidelines, rather than rules. They will also give your ideas on areas you may wish to pursue most aggressively, in your graduate program.

120 ECTS credits, including a Master’s Thesis, will be required for the MA degree. In accordance with Agritech College regulations, MA candidates in Practical Theology and Biblical Leadership will need to fulfil the following requirements:

6 compulsory modules: 48 ETCS credits (8 ECTS credits each)

  1. Introduction to Biblical Leadership
  2. Apologetics and Biblical Continuity
  3. Leadership Lessons from the Epistles of Paul
  4. The Churches of Revelation and Ephesus as a Central Church Model
  5. The Modern Paladin System
  6. Developing a Personal and Effective Thesis

Thesis:  72 ETCS credits (approximately 30,000 words or 100 pages)

For Practical Theology, students must choose a subject of Theology as it applies to the real world.  A practical approach to Biblical leadership typically entails studying a book or section of the Bible, or weaving a theme throughout the text.  Some examples would include:

  • God’s Heart for Leaders expressed within the Book of Acts.
  • The evolution of Biblical Leadership Theory from Old to New Testament.
  • Peter as a model for leadership through Redemption.
  • Paul’s lessons to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.
  • The Teachings of Jesus on the Church.
  • A Study of Women Leaders within the Bible.


There are literally thousands of possible subjects and examples, and a student should develop those ideas as they apply to their particular mission and role within the church.

The Thesis should be composed in academic and research paper style (MLA preferred, but footnote accepted), with ample sources and textual quotes.  Word count should be between 30,000 to 40,000 words.

 

How will I learn?

Students work independently, with the guidance of an allocated mentor, interacting, when necessary, with groups conducting learning via our Online Moodle.  After the six modules are completed, students spend about 9 to 10 months writing their thesis which can be tailored to their specific needs but must be within the discipline of Practical Theology.  This program is academically-rigorous and focused, with pragmatic real-world goals.














Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology of Literature

Introduction

  • Are there instances of literary works anticipating future trends, but without there being a causal link?
  • Can literature be used to influence its own times and perhaps the future?
  • If so, how: to define and spread a national culture/identity or particular ideological, political views dear to the writer(s) in question?
  • Alternatively, if a given society wants to impose its religious or ideological standpoint on authors, how can the latter safeguard and express their independence?
  • Should we study a society in order to understand literature better or should we study literary works to learn about the society or age in which they were written?

Alternatively, if a given society wants to impose its religious or ideological standpoint on authors, how can the latter safeguard and express their independence?

Can literature be used to influence its own times and perhaps the future? If so, how: to define and spread a national culture/identity or particular ideological, political views dear to the writer(s) in question?

These are some of the questions which drive the sociology of literature, and are outlined in some of the modules listed below.

If you are curious already about the answers, sign up for the Agritech MA in the Sociology of Literature!

 

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum ^

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline

Who is this for?

Those with a passion for examining the circumstance of literature, including writer’s reaction to (or creation of) socio-historical trends and the ideology of a text.

The MA program in the Sociology of Literature is suitable for students who intend to develop professional careers in a wide range of settings. It is useful for those wishing to pursue a literary career including writing, criticism and scholarly work. However, the rigorous intellectual training that literary analysis provides has value and appeal to employers in areas such as: teaching (most likely at the college level), course development and curricula design, research, civil service, local government, charities, information technology, solicitor’s firms, publishing, journalism.

The series of research papers in this modular programme should enable students to reach a better understanding of the richness and multifaceted nature of literature, by examining some of the aspects of the complex relationship between literature and society.

 

What will I learn?

Some writers have, through their works, tried to highlight social evils and injustices, while others have simply depicted their own times so vividly that they have left us an indelible record. In this regard, it is interesting that the social conditions of Nineteenth-Century England are often referred to as “Dickensian”.

And yet, when all is said and done, many authors tell us something of themselves and their lives — whether explicitly or interwoven in the fabric of their characters’ lives — and, perhaps, give us an insight into the inner workings of their hearts, minds and souls.

The modules given below should be regarded as guidelines, since the College does not exclude viable alternative themes proposed by students, subject to mentor and College approval. Individual modules may either be combined with those from other programmes, or transferred to courses in other institutions.

The Agritech College Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Sociology of Literature by distance learning requires the completion of 120 ECTS Credits. The programme consists of 5 modules: 4 papers (to be chosen from the first 9 modules listed below) and a dissertation.
Students should submit: four papers (of between 7,000 to 8,000 words each, worth 20 credits each) — chosen from sections 1 to 9 below — and a dissertation (of 15,000 words, worth 40 credits) on any topic, subject to mentor approval.

Students do have the option of suggesting other acceptable topics, for the four papers, subject to the approval of the mentor and the University. The writers or literary works considered may be from different geographical areas or periods.

Modules

  1. The Impact of Society on Literature:
    (a) The impact of society on literature.
    (b) Literature and the environment from which it emerges.
  2. Literature and Symbolism:
    Literary works, both in terms of style and content, as repositories of:
    (a) the symbolism of the collective imagination of a given age,
    (b) a society’s changing codes and symbols.
  3. Literature as a means of communication:
    (a) To what extent literature is or has been affected by its role as a means of communication.
    (b) The historical, evolving nature of aesthetic value.
  4. Literature and national identity:
    (a) Literature as a vehicle for defining and spreading national culture/identity and/or political or religious views.
    (b) Literature’s relationship with the prevailing ideology (e.g., political and/or religious).
    In each of the above sections, a paper may be written on (a) or (b), or both.
  5. Literature and the “spirit of the age”:
    Literature as an expression of the Hegelian “zeitgeist” or “spirit of the age”.
  6. Literature and causal factors:
    (a) a “passive” mirror of past and present,
    (b) an “active” contemporary or future influence,
    (c) foreshadowing future trends, but without a causal link.
    Students may select any one of these options, or any combination.
  7. Evaluating Literary Texts:
    Evaluating a literary text in its historical context or as an autonomous work.
  8. Literature and Society:
    The study of a society in order to better understand literature or the converse.
  9. The Social Functions of Literature.
  10. Dissertation:
    Of 15,000 words, on any topic, subject to the mentor’s approval.

The satisfactory presentation of four research papers and a dissertation will lead to the award of the Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Sociology of Literature.

 

How will I learn?

The Program will be conducted by distance learning, through self-paced research, under the guidance of the Program Director.























International Executive MBA (IEMBA)

Introduction

Time is a luxury that businesses do not have.

 

The dual-award International Executive MBA (IEMBA) is not just another academic qualification – it is focused on equiping business managers with the leadership skills to transform their organisations and execute decisions competently.

The IEMBA can help you to develop an extensive and practical knowledge-base of theory, tools, skills, practices, and research related to business and apply these to the problems and opportunities that are encountered in the business environment. Learn to appraise and select innovative and creative solutions to business problems and opportunities. Demonstrate effective professional and interpersonal practices essential in business.

 

Key Info

Duration: 3 terms (12 months)

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: 1st of any month

Prerequisites: Candidates should have a verified English proficiency level of IELTS 6.5 or more, a recognised undergraduate qualification in management and business majors, and at least three year’s managerial experience. Each candidate will be considered on individual academic and career merits.

Who is this for?

This special International Executive MBA (IEMBA) program is designed for individuals who want to gain business acumen and competencies either as general managers and or business owners in order to raise their business to the next level of performance.

Are you one of the following?

  • Working applicants with a recognised degree with a minimum of 5 years working experience at executive or managerial level, OR
  • Working applicants with a recognised Diploma with a minimum of 10 years working experience at executive or managerial level, OR
  • Working applicants with a recognised professional qualification, such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Commercial Pilot Licenses (CPL), Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licenses (AMEL), with a minimum of 10 years working experience at executive or managerial level, OR
  • Working applicants with a recognised professional certificate such as MLVK, MCSE, CISCO, with a minimum of 15 years working experience at executive or managerial level, OR
  • Working applicants with a recognised certificate with a minimum of 15 years working experience at executive or managerial level, OR
  • Working applicants without a formal academic qualification must have a minimum of 10 years and hold a senior position such as Director, Owner or CEO.

All applicants must demonstrate good English language proficiency (at least IELTS 6.5).

What will I learn?

The MBA program has been designed for serious business executives who cannot take the time to attend a traditional residential program, but who wish to enhance their business skills and gain a useful qualification. The final residential leadership summit will help you to improve your skills and provide excellent networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world.

International Executive MBA Core Modules

  1. Managing Organisations To Greatness (12 ECTS)
  2. Best Practice Operations Management (12 ECTS)
  3. Building Strength with Corporate Finance (12 ECTS)
  4. Winning with Competitive Management Strategy (12 ECTS)
  5. High Performing Decision Making (12 ECTS)
  6. Developing Executive People Skills (12 ECTS)

Electives (8 credits each)

Choose any two from the list below (customisable to a certain extent):

  • Developing and Managing Emerging Markets (12 ECTS)
  • Enhancing Supply Chain Network (12 ECTS)
  • Managing Marketing Innovation (12 ECTS)
  • Reinventing Enterprise with Business Modelling (12 ECTS)
  • Managing Project Complexities (12 ECTS)
  • Execution Leadership (12 ECTS)

Final Project (24 ECTS credits)

Includes Project Management concepts. This is a Customised Project or Thesis (with prior College approval) which is aimed at consolidating all the knowledge learnt in the previous modules into an applied outcome.

WCI and AIMSMET Leadership Summit

This short residential programme is a requirement for the course, and provides an opportunity to meet colleagues.

Students will take part in lectures, workshops, seminars, games, simulations and other activities. The emphasis of the residential is to consolidate learning and apply concepts in practice. High-level speakers will address the participants and visits will be scheduled to industry places of interest.

The Residential will cost between €5000 to €1000 depending on the location, and the fee will include hotel accommodation (4 or 5 star-rated), meals, field visits, excursions and academic activities. Participants are responsible for their own airfares, insurance, entertainment and other expenses, and any costs not mentioned above.

Award

For the award of the MBA degree, 180 ECTS credits must be successfully completed and participation in the WCI and AIMSMET Leadership Summit in Europe.

How will I learn?

Apart from the Leadership Summit, the International Executive MBA program is conducted via distance learning. There are online study materials available for each module. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module.

What support will I receive?

The program is run by the Faculty of Asia Metropolitan University with support from Agritech College. All support is provided online.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art or Photography

Introduction

  • Are you passionate about fine arts or perhaps an artist yourself?
  • Are you a potential Warhol or a gifted Van Gogh?
  • Perhaps you have a research interest in the fine arts that you would like to see to fruition?

To be an artist is to be burdened and blessed with the “freedom of no choice!”

The need to express oneself through art is as essential to the visual artist as food and water. Art is continually being redefined, which makes it very exciting! Agritech College recognizes that much of the work defined as “art” is comprised of crafts and minor arts. Hence, the WC studio art program welcomes artisans as well as fine artists to its graduate programs. At Agritech, “fine arts” includes photography – so get snapping!

Key Info

Duration: 8 terms (32 months) minimum

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: monthly

Prerequisites: A recognized undergraduate degree in a similar/related discipline.

Who is this for?

The MFA in Studio Art or Photography qualifies the graduate to work as a professional artist in numerous arenas, depending upon the graduate’s area(s) of expertise. Professional opportunities might include: Fine arts, Graphic arts, Illustration, Fashion, interior design, Advertising and Teaching (which may require additional credentials).

Master of Fine Arts recipients are also qualified to work in a variety of employment capacities in Arts Administration, Program Development, Travel and Tourism.

MFA students may also work in museums, galleries and a host of arts organizations. The MFA program familiarizes students on the business of being an artist.

What will I learn?

MFA students will be required to complete a minimum of 140 ECTS credits, which include an independent MFA Project(s) and/or Exhibition. Compulsory and elective modules must be equivalent at the 700 level or above. 

The program is open to individuals who hold a BFA degree. Those holding a BA degree in another discipline may also apply, however they will most likely need to take some additional introductory level modules to prepare themselves for the program. All applicants must submit a portfolio.

 

14 modules (112 credits)
MFA Exhibit and/or Project* (28 credits)
* This will be developed by the student with oversight and guidance by the Mentor.

The following modules are compulsory: (6 modules, 8 credits each, total of 48 credits)

  1. ART 701 Studio Methods, Practices and Procedures for Professional Artists
  2. ART 702 Critical Terminology for Professional Artists
  3. ART 703 The Business of Being an Artist
  4. ART 704 Topics in Critical Analysis for Fine Arts Majors
  5. ART 705 Building a Professional Portfolio
  6. ART 706 Western Cultural Art History for MFA Students OR            ART 707 Non-Western Cultural Art History for MFA Students OR ART 708 History of Photography for MFA Students

The following modules are elective: (8 modules, 8 credits each, total of 64 credits)

  • A Choice of 7 modules in or directly related to the major area of fine arts emphasis;
  • A Choice of 1 module outside of the major area of fine arts emphasis.

Because of the enormous flexibility of the WCI program, learners may work with their mentors to structure their program in the context of their individual interests, talents, and professional goals. Read the complete course descriptions for information as well as ideas. Think of them as a set of guidelines, rather than a set of rules. The descriptions will give you a sense of areas in which to proceed at the graduate level and professionally.

How will I learn?

This program is entirely online – you do not have to travel anywhere. MFA candidates will be expected to complete a substantial and significant body of work independently. All students work independently under the guidance of a mentor or tutor. We expect students to be motivated and have plenty of initiative, as ‘spoon-feeding’ is not encouraged.

On-site and virtual courses will be taught in atelier style. All graduates will be required to submit a professional portfolio, as per standards established by the art department and Agritech College, and to complete program projects.

Advanced Masters in Biblical Studies (AMBS)

Introduction

The Advanced Masters in Biblical Studies (AMBS) is a new degree not offered anywhere else in the world. Due to the depth of  study, including every single word of the Bible, it has its own special designation, like the MBA which is a terminal degree for Business Managers, the ANP for nurses, or the MFA for artists.

  • Why it is like a Masters: The AMBS contains more work than a normal MA and takes longer, but the number of actual words produced are equivalent to the higher end of Master’s
    Thesis requirements and the timeframe is within the upper parameters of a Masters.
  • Why it is more than a Masters: The AMBS takes longer and contains far more information than any recognized Masters level program. No MA or MDiv requires study of every single
    book of the Bible. That is unprecedented.
  • Why it is not a PhD? While the AMBS is longer and more difficult than a Masters, and the timeframe closer to a PhD, the writing produced is not as lengthy as a PhD Dissertation. A
    PhD contains a major thesis of great length on one subject while the AMBS contains many smaller essays about each of the books of the Bible.



When online programs were first introduced, they were considered inferior to the full-time face-to-face study at a university. The world has changed, and now online programs are more and more accepted, partly because the ‘traditional’ institutions have now started offering them.  Agritech College is glad to offer an elevated level of advanced education. Welcome to the Advanced Masters in Biblical Studies (AMBS).

 

The AMBS program at Agritech College is designed to be the world’s premier comprehensive biblical studies program, looking at every book of the Bible (and some of the Apocrypha).

Key Info

Duration: 4 terms (16 months) minimum

Credits: 30 US credits (60 ECTS credits)  

Fees: $200* per credit for each program

Start: monthly

Prerequisites:  Undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline. 

Who is this for?

Any candidate who is keen to enhance their knowledge by undertaking a rigorous and substantive research into the Bible. It is ideal with serious church leaders and Biblical scholars. Senior Leaders that want to dive deeper into the Word; and Pastors, Bible Teachers, and Scholars that want to understand the Bible like never before are why this degree exists. Candidates will be expected to work independently and aggressively to identify and secure an understanding of the issues that seem most meaningful, the challenge of which will have the potential to stimulate the candidate to contribute to new knowledge in the discipline. There is academic progression on to a PhD in Theology by research.

What will I learn?

There are many differences between other MA programs and this particular program from Agritech, but the length is the first clue. 127 weeks (not counting breaks) is much longer than a regular master’s programme, and longer than many PhDs. This timeframe is necessary to look at every word in the Bible, especially if you plan to try to understand every book. The entire idea is unique, and that has created a brand-new type of degree that is more than a Masters and not quite a PhD, a terminal degree that is all about the Word.

Advanced Master’s candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 200 ETCS (100 US) credits, which will include study of every book of the Bible plus some Apocrypha. They will produce 25 essays and a Summary Introduction of between 30,000 to 40,000 words. The 25 Modules include introduction and background as well as every book of the Bible (see below).

The credits are comprised of 25 month-long modules plus 1 week between modules and two weeks at the end for final compilation, which equals 127 weeks, and at a 9-month school year that takes about 3.5 years.

Advanced Program Modules:

  1. Module I, Introduction (Parts 1 and 2 of 4)
    • Introduction to Format and Technique of the AMBS Programme: 1 Week.
    • Old Testament History and Structure: 1 Week.
  2. Module II, Pentateuch Part One: Genesis. 4 Weeks.
  3. Module III, Pentateuch Part Two: Exodus. 4 Weeks.
  4. Module IV, Pentateuch Part Three: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy: 4 Weeks.
    • Leviticus: 1 Week.
    • Numbers: 2 Weeks.
    • Deuteronomy: 1 Week.
  5. Module V, Promised Land: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth: 4 Weeks.
    • Promised Land Geography and History: 1 Week.
    • Joshua: 1 Week.
    • Judges: 1 Week.
    • Ruth: 1 Week.
  6. Module VI, Last Judge and First King: 4 Weeks.
    • Samuel I: 2 Weeks.
    • Samuel II: 2 Weeks.
  7. Module VII, Kings and Chronicles: 4 Weeks.
    • I Kings: 1 Week.
    • II Kings: 1 Week.
    • I Chronicles: 1 Week.
    • II Chronicles: 1 Week.
  8. Module VIII, Old Testament Side Stories: 4 Weeks.
    • Ezra: 1 Week.
    • Nehemiah: 1 Week.
    • Esther: 1 Week.
    • Job: 1 Week.
  9. Module IX, Psalms: 4 Weeks.
    • Psalms 1-37. 1 Week.
    • Psalms 38-75. 1 Week.
    • Psalms 76-113. 1 Week.
    • Psalms 114-150. 1 Week.
  10. Module X, Works of Solomon: 4 Weeks.
    • Proverbs: 2 Weeks.
    • Ecclesiastes: 1 Week.
    • Song of Solomon: 1 Week.
  11. Module XI, Isaiah: 4 Weeks.
  12. Module XII, Works of Jeremiah: 4 Weeks.
    • Jeremiah: 4 Weeks.
    • Lamentations: 1 Week.
  13. Module XIII, Ezekiel: 4 Weeks.
  14. Module XIV, Daniel: 4 Weeks.
  15. Module XV, Minor Prophets, Part One: 4 Weeks.
    • Hosea: 1 Week.
    • Joel: 1 Week.
    • Amos: 1 Week.
    • Obadiah and Jonah: 1 Weeks.
  16. Module XVI, Minor Prophets, Part Two: 4 Weeks.
    • Micah and Nahum: 1 Week.
    • Habakkuk and Zephaniah: 1 Week.
    • Haggai and Zechariah: 1 Week.
    • Malachi and The Inter-Testament Time: 1 Week.
  17. Module I, Introduction (part 3 of 4).
    • New Testament History and Structure: 1 Week.
  18. Module XVII, The Gospels, Part One: 4 Weeks.
    • Matthew: 2 Weeks.
    • Mark: 2 Weeks.
  19. Module XVIII, The Gospels, Part Two: 4 Weeks.
    • Luke: 2 Weeks.
    • John: 2 Weeks.
  20. Module XIX, The Foundation of the Church: 4 Weeks.
    • Acts: 2 Weeks.
    • Romans: 2 Weeks.
  21. Module XX, The City Epistles, Part One: 4 Weeks.
    • I Corinthians: 1 Week.
    • II Corinthians: 1 Week.
    • Galatians: 1 Week.
    • Ephesians: 1 Week.
  22. Module XXI, The City Epistles, Part Two: 4 Weeks.
    • Philippians: 1 Week.
    • Colossians: 1 Week.
    • I Thessalonians: 1 Week.
    • II Thessalonians and Final Summary of Cities: 1 Week.
  23. Module XXII, Personal Epistles and Hebrews: 4 Weeks.
    • I and II Timothy: 1 Week.
    • Titus and Philemon: 1 Week.
    • Hebrews: 2 Weeks.
  24. Module XXIII, Apostolic Epistles: 4 Weeks.
    • James: 1 Week.
    • I and II Peter: 1 Week.
    • I, II, and III John: 1 Week.
    • Jude and Final Summary of Epistles: 1 Week.
  25. Module XXIV, Revelation: 4 Weeks.
  26. Module I, Introduction (Part 4 of 4)
    • Overview of Non-Canonical (and “lost”) Books: 1 Week.
  27. Module XXV, Deutero-Canonical Books: 4 Weeks
    • Esdras (I and II): 1 Week.
    • Tobit and Judith: 1 Week.
    • Baruch and Sirach: 1 Week.
    • Maccabees (I and II): 1 Week.
  28. Final Compilation and Presentation of Results. 2 Weeks.

There are literally thousands of possible subjects and examples, and a student should develop those ideas as they apply to their particular mission and role within the church.

The Thesis should be composed in academic and research paper style (MLA preferred, but footnote accepted), with ample sources and textual quotes. Word count should be between 30,000 to 40,000 words.

 

How will I learn?

This program is delivered via distance learning. Students work independently, with the guidance of an allocated mentor, interacting, when necessary, with groups conducting learning via the Online Moodle. Each of the 25 modules results in an essay of 1000-1500 words and all of those essays are combined at the end into a total Bible summary with an introduction from the student about their process.