Alternative Routes to Success

There are multiple ways to achieve your career goal.

You can complete an honours degree in IT Sligo followed by additional study and become for example a Teacher, Physiotherapist or Crime Investigator.

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language, Radiography

IT Sligo launched a new course in 2019, the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Health & Exercise Science. It is a 2-year course that gives students the chance to pursue various allied health courses elsewhere (e.g. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language, Podiatry or Radiography). UK Universities have a history of welcoming IT Sligo Health Science graduates onto BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.
Many graduates of BSc(Hons) Health Science & Physiology know before they start at IT Sligo that they want to become an allied health professional and progress onto MSc Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Speech and Language.

Teacher Training

There are a number of degrees in IT Sligo that meet Irish Teaching Council criteria  ( For example, by completing a Honours Level 8 degree at IT Sligo and continuing with a Masters in Education (2 years), you can become a qualified teacher, either Primary or Secondary.

Garda Training and Garda Technical Bureau

One of the primary functions of An Garda Síochána is the investigation, detection and prevention of
crime. Graduates of BSc Forensic Investigation and Analysis from IT Sligo often go on to work for Forensic Science Ireland – an associated office of the Department of Justice and Equality.
The laboratory and scientific skills learned in this degree can be used in the investigation of crime in order to produce balanced expert reports to support justice. Students from BSc Forensic Investigation and Analysis have had work placement opportunities with the State Pathologist.
IT Sligo graduates (from any degree path) can also choose to do Garda Training and upon successful completion receive a BA in Applied Policing. The Technical Bureau is made up of teams with expertise in a range of areas including photography, ballistics, fingerprints and mapping.

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