share this page

Types of degree and qualification

CIT has designed its courses in a very flexible way in order to give you the option of graduating at different levels - bachelor degree, honours bachelor degree, professional and postgraduate. This "Ladder" enables you to progress through the system to qualifications appropriate to your personal requirements.

Options at Entry- There are two main entry streams for full-time students:

  • CIT offers "ab-initio" honours degrees. (Ab-initio means "from the beginning"). Students commit to the full four year programme from the start. These are shown in the CAO Level 8 list.
  • Alternatively, we have a great variety of Bachelor degree programmes of three years duration, which are shown in the Level 7 list. Most of these have the option to add on another year of study to gain an Honours Degree.
CIT Ladder of Progression

Many of our three-year bachelor degree programmes also have an "exit option" after two years; Students who successfully complete Year 2 of these programmes and who do not wish to progress to the third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.

Progression from Bachelor Degree to Honours Bachelor Degree

There are 30 honours degree courses at CIT. Most of these can be accessed from the bachelor degree level. Progression from a bachelor degree to an add-on honours degree normally requires a 50% average in the bachelor degree examination. However in order to transfer into one of the ab-initio honours degree courses, other requirements may apply.

The above is a general summary. Further details are contained in the sections on the individual courses.

© 2016 | Cork Institute of Technology