Higher diploma


Higher diploma

A higher diploma is an academic award in Hong Kong and Ireland. In Hong Kong the award is below the standard of the bachelor's degree, in Ireland it is above the standard of the bachelor's degree.

Hong Kong

A higher diploma is an academic award by a university or other tertiary institutions such as HKIVE in Hong Kong. The award is at the same standard as an associate degree, below the standard of a bachelor's degree and above the certificate or diploma.

Ireland, Republic of

The Higher Diploma ("Ard-Dioplóma" in Irish) is an award from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council that replaces the graduate diploma in the Republic of Ireland. The higher diploma is currently available in Irish colleges and has been awarded since June 2005; the standard of the award is broadly similar to the graduate diploma, and replaces reorientation-type courses. Professional-type graduate diplomas will be replaced by postgraduate diplomas.

The National University of Ireland also offers a broad selection of higher diplomas in its constituent universities and recognised colleges. A higher diploma in education is offered by the University of Dublin.

Common higher diplomas

ee also

*Higher National Diploma
*Professional certification


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