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Academic Structure

From semesterisation to modularisation and timetables to exams, find out below how the college year is organised.

The academic programme at Mary Immaculate College is semesterised; meaning it is divided into two equal periods. It is also modularised. This means each subject is divided into components or modules. 

Each semester is comprised of 15 weeks: 12 weeks of lectures followed by one study week and two weeks of examinations. Each programme module lasts one semester and usually involves three hours of lectures/tutorials per week. Each programme module is equal to six European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. The ECTS, which is used across the European Union and other collaborating European countries, compares the volume of learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.

A full year’s academic programme is assigned 60 academic ECTS credits and one semester’s academic programme is assigned 30 ECTS credits in total.


The University of Limerick accredits MIC’s BA, B Ed, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate degree programmes.

Academic Calendar & Semester Timetables

Click here for Academic Calendar and Timetables for each year of every programme.


For information on Examinations, click here.