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APPLYING FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY? IELTS CAN GET YOU THERE


having a conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills. You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General


students. Major institutions all over the English speaking world recognize that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English. If you are applying to study in Australia,


What is IELTS? The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, taken by over 1.5 million people each year.


admissions at DIT. “It helps different country and gaining y experience there.


Technology and Nutrition, features an advisory panel made up of fashion industry figures and organisations, as well links with Mod’Art International in Paris, which students visit in the first semester and an industry placement during the first semester. P Some European


Europe by studying in a our students cross over into industry.” One example of this is the college’s postgraduate MSc in Food Science,


For example, the European diploma in Fashion Buying and Management, which open to all level 8 science graduates, is jointly offered by DIT, the Catholic University of Applied Science Sint- Lievenin in Ghent, Belgium, the University of Applied Science of Anhalt in Köthen, Germany and the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto, ortugal. The two-year


course not only offers the chance to study at partner institutes but to also work in industry in the second year. Aalborg University in


Denmark runs a number of research projects in collaboration with diverse industries, giving students the chance to work on solving practical issues. One of its more recent research projects has seen a collaboration between the University’s departments of Computer and Mathematical


MANY MASTER’S COURSES NOW INCORPORATE A PLACEMENT IN INDUSTRY


postgraduate programmes on the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme offer students the chance to expand their horizons in


Canada, the UK or the USA, there is only one English language test you need − IELTS.


IELTS creates opportunities “I got an IELTS score 7.5... I stood out from 24 candidates for an education PhD programme. My English skills greatly improved when I prepared for IELTS. I really appreciated IELTS which brought me great opportunities and personal developments.” IELTS candidate, score: 7.5 − Admitted


Accessible and convenient The test is offered up to four times a month in over 135 countries. Results are available just 13 days after the test. You’ll receive a copy of your results and we can send your score to up to five institutions for free.


The international test IELTS uses British, North American and Australian varieties of English, making it a truly international test.


Over 1.5 million people take the


to Binghamton University, NY USA. So the right IELTS score not only helps


you get into the institution of your choice, but gives you the confidence to succeed.


Who accepts IELTS? The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.


Why choose IELTS? A test of real communication skills IELTS assesses all your skills − reading, writing, listening and speaking. The speaking test is personal and interactive, involving a conversation with a trained examiner. Uniquely IELTS tests your English conversation test centre, visit www.ielts.org


IELTS test each year. Join them. For more details or to find your nearest


skills through a face-to-face Speaking test which means that you are assessed by


Accepted across the USA Over 3,000 higher education institutions and programs in the USA accept IELTS scores as proof of English language proficiency. IELTS is trusted by the USA’s top 25 universities 2011 and used by programs at the top 50 US universities with the most international


Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future. Whatever your reason for taking IELTS, make the most of your language skills.


Moving into industry via a business master’s


Many business and management master’s courses are naturally strongly linked to business, for example, the Master of Law and Business (MLB) Program offered at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU) and Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany,


Industry-academic research in the UK


In the UK, PhD students can apply for CASE studentships at many of its universities. ‘CASE’ stands for Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering and as the title suggests, are a collaboration between a UK research council and a non-academic organisation. Funding for doctoral


Industry research in Germany


In Germany, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research for the direct benefit of both private and public enterprise. It is the largest organisation for applied research in Europe and its research is almost entirely geared towards the needs of industry, the


European collaboration in robotics


Industry and academia in Europe has consolidated its knowledge and resources with the sole aim of advancing innovation in the field of Robotics. The ECHORD programme (European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development) is an EU-funded project


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