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Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Analytics, Technology and Innovation - FAQ's

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application process?

Your first step is to fill out the Expression of Interest form. Link HERE


What are the costs?

The programme fee is €7,600. This is a 12 month intensive programme leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS at Level 9).


50% funding will be available to eligible applicants. This high level of grant will only be available to the first cohort of participants (class of 2024-2025).


The cost to eligible participants, after grant aid will be €3,800.


To be eligible for grant-aid you

  • Need to work for a company registered in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Companies should be private sector commercial entities.
  • If your employment is not in a private sector enterprise, please outline the nature of your organisation in your ‘Expression of Interest’.
  • If your employer is based in Northern Ireland or GB, you can participate in the programme but cannot avail of grant aid from the Irish Government.
  • Grant aid at 50% applies whether your employer is paying your fees, or you are paying individually.

When does the programme start?

The programme start date is Friday 16th April 2024 on campus in Dublin. This will be preceded by an online induction.

What are my time commitments?

  • The programme lectures are arranged around a working professional’s commitments, and the assessments are staggered so that the workload is manageable.
  • Contact hours: 1 evening (Thursday) per week, with one in-person day in TU Dublin per month. 
  • Study hours: Each week, new content (recorded lectures, reading materials, study notes, links, etc) will be published online. You can view/study this content at your own pace. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 3-8 years industry experience, working in the sports technology sector.
  • Participants must have a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of a 2:2 (transcripts required)
  • Candidates with significant work experience but without the requisite qualifications will be considered under a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. 

What is the assessment approach?

The programme learning outcomes are achieved through continuous assessment (CA). An assignment will follow each module. There are no exams. 


The assessment philosophy for this programme is designed to promote real world learning and the application of skills in different contexts. Applied assessment involves students in challenging tasks that closely map those of the workplace. 

Learners will engage with live problems and dilemmas faced by SportsTech and allied organisations.

Do I need programming knowledge for this course?

No, but candidates need solid digital literacy skills. This would include Microsoft Office and spreadsheet applications such as Excel.


I have a disability. Who should I talk to about my needs?

The programme team at TU Dublin will introduce you to the relevant Disability Support Services.


Where can I get further information?

You can email with any further questions you may have.