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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

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393 Master of Science Master's degrees in Ireland

M.Sc. Equality Studies

The MSc in Equality Studies from University College Dublin is the only masters of its kind in Europe and offers a unique opportunity to examine global equality issues from a range of perspectives.

M.Sc. Nursing (Palliative Care)

The overall aim of the Nursing (Palliative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Marketing

The Marketing programme offered by Trinity College Dublin focuses on marketing strategy, branding, consumer psychology and the communication skills required for graduates to excel in their choice of specialised marketing career.

Trinity Business School
M.Sc. General Nursing Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Nursing (Advanced Practice) Gastroenterology

This Nursing (Advanced Practice) Gastroenterology programme at University College Dublin will equip nurses with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to enhancing nursing practice. On completion of the programme successful applicants can apply for registration to become an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) and a registered nurse prescriber with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Computing and Information Systems

The MSc in Information Systems with Computing provides students, with an interest or experience in Computing, Information Systems and Management, with an opportunity to further enhance their skills and knowledge of Computer Systems Technologies and Information Systems.

School of Business
M.Sc. Plant Biology and Biotechnology

The MSc Plant Biology & Biotechnology programme, offered by the University College Dublin, is suitable for the majority of life sciences graduates who wish to develop their skills in Plant Biology, particularly in recent developments in genetics, biotechnology, climate change, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biotic and abiotic stress responses.

UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science
M.Sc. Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy

MSc Clinical Pharmacy is a two-year, part-time distance learning course specially designed for pharmacists employed in a healthcare setting, who want to enhance their clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice skills. Much of the learning is case-based so scientific and professional elements are integrated. The course is designed to maximise contact between student and tutor while allowing distance learning via the internet and through teleconferences/webinars with experienced medical and pharmacy practitioners.

College of Medicine and Health
M.Sc. Design Innovation

There has never been a better time to study innovation! Innovation is the no. 1 priority of the Irish government as a driver for economic growth; it is the central pillar of EU and US development strategies.

M.Sc. Mental Health Nursing Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Information Systems

The MSc in Information Systems offered by the University College Dublin focuses on the foundations, key theories and principles associated with information systems and information management.

UCD School of Information and Communication Studies
M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology - Postgraduate Diploma

This two-year distance learning course has run successfully for 25 years. It intended for graduates in the pharmaceutical industry who wish to satisfy the EU educational requirements concerning the ‘Qualified Person’ responsible for the manufacture of human and veterinary medicinal products.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
M.Sc. Environmental Technology

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities.

UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
M.Sc. Coaching and Exercise Science

The MSc in Coaching and Exercise Science from University College Dublin is designed to provide graduates with a state-of-the-art training in the theory and practice of coaching and applied exercise science, which will equip them for future careers in research, teaching in further or higher education, in industry, or in applied sports science support.

M.Sc. Computing (Taught Programme)

The aim of this taught Master Degree programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to enable their professional development in the IT industry. This programme has been partially funded by the HEA IT Investment Fund. 

M.Sc. Applied Physics

The aim of the MSc is to meet the needs of graduates who wish to augment their existing skills with an understanding of the methodology of physics and a knowledge of the physical principles underlying the operation of industrial processes and equipment.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Psychological Science

On successful completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to: describe advanced research methods and a variety of psychological theories and paradigms, and identify the applicability of psychological methods and theories to personal and social issues.

M.Sc. Human Resource Management

The MSc in HRM has a strategic and international focus and reflects the transition from HR as a peripheral concern to HR as an area of strategic importance within organisations. 

Kemmy Business School
M.Sc. Health Informatics

Health informatics is a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional field. This field focuses on the creation, modelling, management and sharing of health data and knowledge to support data analysis and timely decision making in medicine and health care together with the information science and technology to support these tasks.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. General Health Care Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Applied Social Research

This Masters course aims to equip students with the skills necessary for the conduct of social research, including advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This is achieved through teaching across three core modules, the completion of a work placement, and the completion a dissertation based on an applied research project.

School of Social Work and Social Policy
M.Sc. Food Safety Management

Recent food crises highlight the essential need for professional, up to date training in Food Safety Management. This interdisciplinary, skills based MSc. Programme, focuses on the complex, national and EU regulatory and management systems in place to ensure Food Safety and consumer protection, and reviews the many proposed future changes in Food Regulation.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Finance

Ranked 3rd in Western Europe for Corporate Finance (Eduniversal 2017), the Finance programme, offered by Trinity College Dublin, is designed for students who wish to develop their careers in the financial services arena.

Trinity Business School
M.Sc. Master in Computer Science

Almost everything we do results in data being created and stored somewhere. Individuals, communities, business and governments face major challenges in harnessing all this data to create knowledge that that will underpin a healthier, safer, more productive world.

College of Engineering and Informatics
M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Management

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Management at University College Dublin provides a professional preparation programme producing effective and efficient sport and exercise managers to service the middle and senior management levels of sport agencies in the public.

M.Sc. Healthcare Risk Management & Quality

The Healthcare Risk Management & Quality programme from University College Dublin is specifically aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Disability Studies

The M.Sc. in Disability Studies provides students with a deep understanding of disability from social, historical, cultural, economic and policy perspectives. Graduates of the M.Sc. are equipped with the knowledge, analytical skills and perspectives to help translate rights into reality in the field of disability.

School of Social Work and Social Policy
M.Sc. Management of Information Systems

Many graduates of computer science, computer engineering, information technology and information systems courses start their careers as developers, software engineers or in technical area like network support. However, as their careers develop, they find themselves increasingly confronted with business and management problems which, notwithstanding their technical skills and experience, they have not been trained to handle.

School of Computer Science and Statistics
M.Sc. Business Analytics

This technically-oriented course hones quantitative and computer techniques in its students to assist them in exploring management issues and supporting decision-making within a business context.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Nursing (Advanced Practice)

The MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice) programme at University College Dublin will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to enhancing nursing practice. On completion of the programme you can apply for registration to become an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP).

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Computer Science - Software Engineering

The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Human Resource Strategies

The MBS in Human Resource Strategies has been established to respond to the dramatic changes that have taken place in the nature of personnel/human resource management.

Dublin City University Business School
M.Sc. Quantitative Finance

Ambitious students with an educational background in Economics, Finance or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and with a proven quantitative talent will be ideally suited to this programme.

MSc Business Programmes (1yr full time or 2yrs part-time)
M.Sc. Economic and Financial Risk Analysis

The MSc. Economic and Financial Risk Analysis was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment. It provides students with international quality training in the fundamental concepts and tools required by the financial sector. 

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Business, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

he MSc in Business, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (mBITE) is aimed at non business graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The course was designed to help non-business graduates develop skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing, strategy, project management, finance, data analytics and management. 

M.Sc. Real Estate

This exciting full and part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-property graduates to become educated for a range of careers in real estate and related industries in Ireland and abroad.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Technology Management

The programme is designed for managers, technical specialists, engineers or those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations. A wide range of career opportunities are open to graduates of the programme in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy. 

M.Sc. Nursing Studies

The MSc Nursing Studies, University College Cork aims to build on your existing knowledge and skills to enhance professional practice and support career development. The course has been designed to provide you with opportunities to act as a practice innovator and to demonstrate higher levels of judgment and autonomy in your area of nursing. The course will develop your professional expertise, research skills and critical inquiry. MSc Nursing Studies is an investment in your career and your professional practice.

College of Medicine and Health
M.Sc. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master’s course will also provide structured research opportunities.

College of Medicine and Health
M.Sc. Finance

Applications are invited for this intensive one year full-time programme for finance graduates wishing to pursue a career in the financial services industry or a career in the finance function.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Biological Psychiatry (P.Grad.Dip.)

This multidisciplinary Masters course in Biological Psychiatry explores the relationship between basic principles, biological factors and clinical features in mental health disorders, allowing students to translate scientific understanding into effective clinical practice.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

This programme provides a detailed knowledge of advanced methods in Mechanical Engineering including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Computing in Medical Device Software

The aim of this taught Master Degree programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to enable their professional development in the IT industry, particularly in the field of regulated software. 

M.Sc. Software Development

The programme is designed to provide the postgraduate student with the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for their continuing professional development (CPD) in the software industry.

Computing
M.Sc. Biopharmaceutical Science

The 100% online Masters in Biopharmaceutical medicine offered by the National Institute For Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) has been designed in extensive collaboration with Industry to provide graduates with a range of cutting-edge skills in Biopharmaceutical Science and Medical Biotechnology thereby making them highly employable within the Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology Industries.

M.Sc. International Management - CEMS MIM

This is a unique dual degree with graduates awarded an MSc in International Management from UCD Smurfit School and a Masters in International Management (MIM) from CEMS. This International Management - CEMS MIM is offered by University College Dublin.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Science Communication

The programme explores social issues in science and technology and the communications and controversies surrounding them. It aims to ensure that students have a good grasp of the social significance of science and are capable of reflecting critically on the place of science and technology in society.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Psychotherapy

This Programme will provide students with the opportunity to specialize in depth in a therapeutic modality, namely an integrative modality or a constructivist modality, in order to work psychotherapeutically with a diversity of clients with complex and multifaceted needs.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Project Management

Students receive a comprehensive preparation in project management via real-life examples, as well as having the opportunity to test their own knowledge and skill acquisition via their own projects.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Sports and Exercise Medicine

The course includes lectures, practical and clinical work. It aims to present a scientific basis for the study of all aspects of sports and exercise medicine; to outline a comprehensive programme for injury prevention and treatment; to define guidelines for the scientific monitoring and training of athletes.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is the management of all activities in business networks. This means managing the flow of products, services, and information not just within your own company but also through suppliers and customers. 

MSc Business Programmes (1yr full time or 2yrs part-time)
M.Sc. Interactive Media

Ireland’s media industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in IT and is of significant strategic value to Ireland’s future economy. Advances in technology are at the centre of this growth, with the internet, e-mail, mobile phones, games and digital TV now being a common part of everyday life. The creation of interactive digital media is a challenging and complex activity requiring the use of a range of existing and emerging technologies. These Interactive Digital Media products aim to entertain, inform or inspire an audience.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
M.Sc. Biology

Students entering the Structured Postgraduate Programme in Biology will be under the supervision of an experienced researcher. All academic staff members in the Biology Department are experienced and active researchers and can supervise research students.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Nursing (Rehabilitation of the Older Person)

The overall aim of the programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Marketing

The Master of Science in Marketing from Dublin Business School is a new specialised and innovative programme, which has been created to meet the needs of recently qualified business or marketing graduates who seek to develop their understanding and knowledge of the many exciting concepts and frameworks of marketing at an advanced level. The programme is designed for students with a Marketing background (or Business where Marketing was a main component) who seek to develop their knowledge of Marketing at an advanced Masters level. The MSc Marketing aims to develop student’s expertise and broaden their skills and knowledge, enhancing their career prospects as marketing executives of the 21st century.

School of Business
M.Sc. Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour

A key feature of this Masters programme is the educational philosophy, which is built firmly on the ‘Adult Learning Module’. This emphasises collaborative and participative team learning, and draws heavily on the experiences and insights of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert.

Dublin City University Business School
M.Sc. Multimedia

The Programme addresses how new digital tools and networks are becoming increasingly pervasive in the production and distribution of all kinds of media genres and information formats, both in the media industries and other sectors, as well as in everyday social and cultural life.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Clinical Chemistry

This advanced taught Masters Programme in Clinical Chemistry is offered on a part-time basis over 2 years and is delivered by a panel of national and international medical and scientific experts in the discipline.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Computing in Information Systems Processes

The MSc in Computing in Information Systems Processes combines the human, the organisational, and the technological to provide a broad perspective of modern information systems and their development. The human aspects of the programme explore issues such as human-computer interaction, psychology, computer ethics, and systems development in the human-centred tradition.

M.Sc. Advanced Healthcare Practice

The MSc is designed to enhance graduates' critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduates will obtain an in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice. From this MSc, graduates will be able to describe and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the current range of theory and research.

M.Sc. Planning and Development

This two year, part-time course provides the educational requirements for practice as a Planning and Development Surveyor. It also serves the purpose of broadening the knowledge and skill base of professionals working in the built environment field.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The MSc MRI programme will develop the expertise of radiographers working in the field of MRI, broadening their knowledge of routine and advanced MR applications, and developing communication skills and critical thinking.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Health

The importance of the link between food and human health is becoming increasingly evident and graduates of the Master in Food, Nutrition and Health course from University College Dublin will be educated to a high level in the science of food as it pertains to human nutrition and health.

M.Sc. Energy and Environmental Finance

You will acquire a detailed understanding of the economic and financial processes and procedures associated with the energy and environmental markets sector. You will also develop the knowledge and skills (both professional and personal) necessary for a career in the area of energy and environmental markets.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Co-operative and Social Enterprise

If you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field, the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise is designed with you in mind. It is a part-time course taken over one or two calendar years.

College of Business and Law
M.Sc. Supply Chain Management

This Masters course offers a robust understanding of the concepts and best practices in Supply Chain Management for application in today’s global economy. Supply chain management and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. 

M.Sc. Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts, and; preparation for business innovation and job creations opportunities in renewable energy systems technologies development, plant biotechnology and entrepreneurship.

UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering