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The academic component consists of two modules; one core and one optional.

All students are registered to the core module: Academic Internship Project.

Students also take an elective module and will choose between:

Classes for these modules take place in week one, the Friday of week three or four and final assessment in week eight. Students will receive pre-readings from their lecturers three weeks prior to the beginning of the programme. 

Time is allocated for group work, project work and individual study by providing you with some free Fridays where you can work in the business school or in the library.

Week 1-2 Orientation & Academic Classes
Week 2-7 Professional Internship placement in Dublin, Monday-Thursday, approx. 32 hours/week
Week 8 Complete Internship and presentation of research paper at UCD 

Students are assessed in both of their academic modules. Assessment may include group work, presentations, assignments, exams and project components. Assessment is also included with compulsory attendance at your academic class. Participation is also essential in the assessment criteria. You will receive pre-readings from your lecturers three weeks prior to the beginning of your programme. At the end of the programme the student should have an in-depth knowledge of the area and business in which they are placed.

We would recommend that 3 US credits are awarded for both modules offered in this programme. Each module is worth 5 ECTS. The students’ home institution decides on credits to be awarded. We will be pleased to provide full information to enable institutions to make decisions regarding the transfer of credits. UCD will send an official transcript to the home institution approximately six weeks after the completion of the programme.

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