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Monday 23 October 2017

Rise in post-grad study

MORE third-level graduates than ever before are opting to further their education rather than enter the labour market.

A survey of 2009 graduates at one of the country's largest institutes -- the Limerick Institute of Technology -- has revealed that 17pc of honours degree students continued to postgraduate education.

This is almost three-times the figure (6pc) in 2007.

The survey of more than 800 graduates in 2009 also revealed that 73pc of 2009 Level 6 (Higher Certificate) and Level 7 (Degree) graduates progressed to further studies at the Institute.

LIT's graduate employment figure is 2pc above the national average for third level institutes/universities.

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