Independent College Dublin

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Independent College Dublin


Independent College Dublin is a college in Dublin, Ireland which offers courses at Certificate, CPD, Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate levels. The college is part of, and supported by, the Independent News & Media plc group. It has been established in the year 2007


The College consists of five Faculties, Law, Accountancy, Media & Journalism, Psychotherapy & Arts and Business & Management. Independent College Dublin programmes are validated to the highest standards both nationally and internationally. The college focuses on programmes that are relevant to today's challenging workplace, allowing students to develop personally, professionally and academically in a supportive environment.


The programmes are internationally recognized and are validated by a range of institutions including HETAC, ACCA, the University of Chester, the University of the West of England ,The Institute of Commercial Management, The Institute of Legal Executive and The Institute of Public Accountants in Ireland .



















Location & Facilities

Independent College Dublin is located in the heart of the city centre at 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin. This city centre location is within two minutes walking distance of Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green. Surrounded by the recreational and cultural amenities of the city centre, this location provides an ideal atmosphere for students both before and after lectures. The university is easily accessible with excellent transport links including Luas, Bus and Rail.


The campus has 22 purpose-built lecture rooms across 28,000 square feet of teaching space, an on-site library, computer laboratories and café. The Joshua Dawson Library is situated on the second floor of the Independent College campus at 60/63 Dawson Street. The library has generous opening hours, extended around examination times (February – June). While the library remains the hub of research resources and services, there is online access throughout the building via the College Wi-Fi network, as well as from external locations. Academic programmes at Independent Colleges are supported by a range of electronic databases. It also has FE1 lecture series on DVD and Research tutorials for 1st, 2nd, 3rd year students and post-graduates


The school offers self-catering apartments all year-round in two fantastic locations in Dublin city centre. The student can choose to live at the Charleston Road Apartments in the lively area of Ranelagh in a Single Occupancy Studio Apartment or Twin/Double Apartment or at the Archway Court Apartments in a single bedroom sharing the living and kitchen areas with other students.
















List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

The College consists of five Faculties, Law, Dispute Resolution, Business, Arts and Psychotherapy, Accountancy. Media and Journalism.


Faculty of Law

The School of Law offers :

  • LL.B (Hons) Degree in Irish Law
  • LLM in Comparative Media Law
  • MA in Dispute Resolution
  • Preparatory Programmes for Solicitors and Barristers


Faculty of Professional Accountancy

The School of Professional Accountancy offers accounting courses and IATI courses.

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA Full-time )
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA)


Faculty of Media & Journalism

The School of Journalism offers journalism and writing courses.

  • BA (Hons) in Journalism
  • MA in Journalism
  • MA in Radio & TV Journalism
  • Professional and Diploma Courses in all areas of Journalism


Faculty of Arts & Psychotherapy

The School of Arts offers programmes at diploma, degree and masters level in Psychotherapy, Management, Psychology and Communications.

  • BA (Hons) in Psychotherapeutic Studies
  • Certificate in Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Arts (Sept 2012)
  • H. Dip in Psychotherapy Studies
  • M.A in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Professional and Diploma courses in Psychotherapy and Arts


Faculty of Business & Management

Faculty of Business at Independent Colleges focuses on Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional Courses for students who wish to pursue studies Full-time in the areas of Business, Accountancy, Event Management, Public Relations and Project Management.

  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies
  • Msc in Accounting
  • MA Marketing
  • Msc in Strategic Financial Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Event Management
  • Professional and Diploma Courses in Business and Management



















Courses Offered


Name of the Program



LL.B (Hons) Irish Law with Accounting & Finance



LL.B (Hons) Irish Law



LL.M Comparative Media Law



Postgraduate Certificate Comparative Media Law



Postgraduate Diploma Comparative Media Law



MA in Dispute Resolution



BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance



BA (Hons) in Marketing



BA (Hons) in Business Studies



MSc in Accounting with Finance



BA (Hons) in Journalism & Digital Media (Level 8)



MA in Journalism & Digital Media (Level 9)



BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Level 8)



M.A. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Level 9)



Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
(ACCA Full-Time)


















Below are the list of courses where students can avail of the partial scholarships:

Undergraduate Programmes :

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies specializing in Accounting with Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies specializing in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Studies specializing in Management and HR
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)  in Journalism
  • LL.B (Hons) in Irish Law


Postgraduate programmes :

  • Msc in Accounting
  • H.Dip  Psychotherapy Studies





















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