Technical Writing (Distance Learning)

University of Limerick

Postgraduate Certificate Online
24 months
4500 EUR/year
1628 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
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

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

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2250 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1628 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 814 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Technical Writing (Distance Learning)
University of Limerick


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