International Foundation Certificate
Core Module 3 – European Culture and Society
This module will create an awareness and understanding of European history and culture and modern Irish society.
Topics include history, politics, social issues, art, music, literature, lifestyle and language. This module will include
Aims and Objectives
social events and student outings as well as visits to cultural sites such as Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel.
To ensure international students are prepared for the challenges of studying abroad, Tipperary Institute offers a
programme that provides the language and study skills needed for academic success. This programme will help
Core Module 4 – English for Academic Purposes
students to improve English language skills, adapt to new methods of teaching and learning, settle into life in a
This module covers reading techniques, oral comprehension, grammar, essay and report writing, public speaking
new country and make new friends. Successful completion of the International Foundation Programme will
skills and oral presentations.
significantly improve prospects for graduating with good grades and excellent career opportunities.
Elective modules may include:
The Programme will help students to develop Computer Studies, Business Studies, Environmental Science, Multimedia Studies.
• English language skills in an academic setting
• Study skills required for degree level education in Europe
• Cultural awareness and understanding of Irish society
From September for 28 weeks
• More detailed knowledge of their chosen degree programme
From February for 28 weeks
Students should have attained the minimum academic requirements for their chosen degree course – a high
school certificate (12 years of education). They should also possess English language skills at least equivalent to
IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 500, Computer TOEFL 173, Internet TOEFL 59-60 or a good pass in the Cambridge First
Certificate in English.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Accounting and Finance
Programme Outline TI010 (Thurles)
Participants will take 4 Core Modules and 2 Elective Modules. All modules are taught in a friendly practical 3 years
way and learning methods used in the classroom will include a variety of opportunities for students to discuss and Please note that this course requires English language skills at least equivalent to IELTS 6.0,
TOEFL 550, Computer TOEFL 213, or Internet TOEFL 79-80.
Core Module 1 – Communications and Personal Development The overall aim of this programme is to provide students with a specialised education in accounting and finance
This module will introduce students to techniques for developing an awareness of the communication process and while facilitating their personal and professional development. The programme aims to provide students with a
skills for improving their own communication. The module will also enable students to develop personal thorough grounding in the theories, concepts, principles and practices essential either as a basis for further
effectiveness skills and improve their self-confidence. Topics covered will include – motivation, assertiveness, stress academic study or for the pursuit of a fulfilling and rewarding career in the area of professional accountancy.
management, problem solving, group dynamics, verbal and non-verbal communication, making presentations and
literature. This programme provides the student with a fast track entry to the accountancy profession, having been developed
to gain exemptions from accountancy bodies ACCA and CIMA, making it particularly appropriate for students
Core Module 2 – Learning and Study Skills planning to qualify as professional accountants. This programme also offers students a competitive advantage
This module is aimed at enabling students to develop skills and habits that will help to support their learning and through the provision of a significant finance and fund accounting element.
studying, for example – setting goals, organising time, using libraries and searching for information, note-taking,
writing assignments and examination techniques.
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