A new online master’s (MSc) degree course in co-operative and social enterprise for ICOS co-operative members has been launched. The course has been developed in conjunction with University College Cork’ (UCC) Business School and the Institute of Co-operative Studies and will be delivered by UCC, leading to a master of science qualification.

“This will be a two-year online programme, with first enrolments starting now and the programme will start in September. UCC has developed an impressive track record of online learning delivery, built up over the past 15 years, and we have a long-standing partnership with them across all of our co-operative governance and leadership programmes, so we’re delighted to work with them in bringing this important new programme into being,” head of learning and development at ICOS Skillnet Billy Goodburn said.