Technical Writing (Distance Learning)

University of Limerick

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
2250 EUR/year
814 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Technical communication is a fast-growing discipline worldwide, as communication media become more pervasive and technology more complex. The University of Limerick offers the Technical Writing (Distance Learning) programme.



The purpose of this Technical Writing (Distance Learning) programme at University of Limerick is to equip graduates with the skills needed to design and develop multimedia content and technology-enhanced learning solutions. The need for this type of expertise is expanding rapidly as more and more companies and institutions use information and communication technologies (ICTs).

On successful completion of the programme, graduates can:

  • Write clear, correct, precise content.
  • Use multimedia applications.
  • Design and deliver online learning materials and environments.
  • Evaluate instructional tools and programmes.
  • Deploy and use Web 2.0 technologies to collaborate.
  • Manage complex writing and design projects.
  • Communicate effectively in online and face-to-face environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Professional & Technical Communication & Information Design
  • Theory of Technical Communication
  • Workplace Issues in Technical & Professional Communication
  • Content Development & Information Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for EU students are accepted on a rolling basis


IELTS or TOEFL needed





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prior experience working as a technical writer or instructional designer will be an advantage, and students lacking a formal degree can apply to be considered through APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning).
  • Applicants must have a high standard of written English. 
  • ECDL-level computer experience is a requirement, i.e. thorough familiarity with Word (advanced features), Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet. Candidates must have access to the Internet, as much of the programme is delivered online.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2250 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    814 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 814 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Technical Writing (Distance Learning)
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