Welcome to the LIT website
LIT has been among the best performing Irish higher education institutions in the EU Student Barometer for three years running, and with good reason! We offer you a wide range of programmes across a number of disciplines all geared to the needs of today’s economy and society; our research income is one of the fastest growing among IOTs in Ireland, our campuses in Limerick and Tipperary have the most up-to-date facilities at your fingertips and we’re renowned for success both academically and in the sporting arena.
At LIT we use the term “Active Learning” to describe the educational philosophy behind all that you will do; it’s in the way we provide each first year student with a mentor; the way that teaching is not just done in the classroom, but in the labs, the studios and computer suites. Active Learning is hands-on learning; not just learning the theory, but experiencing the practical side of your chosen programme.
What’s one of the best parts about coming to LIT, you might ask? It has to be the choice – not only with programmes available to you, but with how to achieve what you want out of your education. You can get your Degree, your way!
We offer ladder approach programmes, which means you build-up from a base of two years for a Higher Certificate, add one more year for a Degree, and another year for an Honours Degree; and we also offer ab-initio programmes which take four years straight for an Honours Degree – with most of these programmes offering a work placement in Year 3. All LIT Schools now have post-graduate pathways for students who wish to continue, whether on a taught master’s programme or a research programme. We also have thriving Enterprise Centres for graduates wishing to set up their own business.
Our custom designed programmes have been created to meet today’s national and international employment needs; LIT is continually developing new programmes and improving existing programmes to make sure you get the most well-rounded educational experience possible.
Welcome to the LIT family: Love IT, Live IT, Learn IT! - Dr. Maria G. Hinfelaar, President.