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67 Computer Science & IT Master's degrees in Ireland

, Postgrad.Dip. Computing

The Graduate Diploma in Computing was designed to meet the deficit in computing specialists. This one year full-time course equips graduates from other disciplines with the skills necessary for careers in the growing software industry.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
, M.Sc. Biology - Bioinformatics with Computational Biology

The MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at UCC is a one-year taught masters course commencing in September, University College Cork. Bioinformatics is a fast-growing field at the intersection of biology, mathematics and computer science. It seeks to create, advance and apply computer/software-based solutions to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of very large biological data sets.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
, M.A. MA in Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is a fast and growing interdisciplinary field at the cutting edge of 21st century research methods. It aligns traditional Humanities-based research with modern data-intensive computational methodologies to produce exciting new research avenues and questions in traditional fields of expertise.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
, M.Sc. Software Engineering

Software Engineering involves the application of specialised knowledge and skills to develop different kinds of large, complex software systems. There is continuous demand for software engineers both internationally and nationally. This award will provide an opportunity for students, to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in software engineering.

, M.A. Interactive Media

The M.Sc./M.A. in Interactive Media is a 12-month intensive course that is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
, M.Sc. Information & Library Management

The MSc Information & Library Management (LAI accredited) at Dublin Business School is designed for graduates of all disciplines wishing to pursue a career in Information & Library Management on a professional level. The programme also enables existing library personnel to obtain a professional library qualification for promotional purposes.

School of Business
, M.Sc. Geocomputation

This full-time MSc/Higher Diploma programme in Geocomputation aims to provide a sound theoretical and practical foundation in geocomputation for numerate graduates with suitable backgrounds in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, geography, computer science, geomatics, and mining, and professionals working in cognate disciplines.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
, MBA Information Systems

The DBS MBA (Information Systems) awarded by QQI,provides you with knowledge of current trends in computer networks and how best to use them. Information systems development skills provide you with detailed information on choosing and operating information systems to support the extraction and use of organisational information.

School of Business
, M.Eng. Computer Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering Programme combines software and hardware developments of computer, electronic and communication systems into a condensed course of study that will give you a much sought after background for today's demanding job market.

, M.Eng. Computer and Communications Systems

The Master of Engineering in Computer and Communications Systems will appeal to graduates with primary degrees in electronics or computing who wish to focus on a career in telecommunications, as well as to those with other science or engineering backgrounds who wish to work in the telecommunications industry.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
, M.Sc. Computing Science

This MSc Computing Science, University College Cork programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
, M.Eng. Electronic and Computer Engineering

The Me in Electronic and Computer Engineering programme at University College Dublin is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's (first cycle) degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline.

UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
, M.Sc. Multilingual Computing and Localisation

This programme was prepared in consultation with a large panel of academic and industry experts, and takes into account the changes in localisation and internationalisation practice. It caters for new and emerging requirements with a focus on high-quality research output. In addition, while it is centred around the technical aspects of localisation, it recognises the need for localisation professionals to have a good understanding of international business organisation.

, Master MBS (Information Systems for Business Performance)

This is a conversion course with an excellent employment record. It provides you with a coherent set of skills which are essential in building, managing and leveraging effective and efficient information systems (IS) for organisations. MSc ISBP graduates will acquire the skills necessary to manage and leverage IS for problem-solving, value-generation and cost savings.

Business Information Systems
, M.Sc. Computed Tomography

The MSc Computed Tomography (CT) course from University College Dublin is aimed at radiographers working in clinical CT. It has been developed to encompass contemporary technological advances in CT and to provide a platform for discussion of clinical and evidence-based CT practice.

UCD School of Medicine
, M.Sc. Technology and Learning (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

The course aims to meet the needs of 21st century learners, teachers, instructors and researchers in the context of the emerging Knowledge Society, by providing its students with the opportunity to participate in a research led Masters programme exploring the integration of learning and technology.

School of Education
, M.Sc. Interactive Digital Media

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period.

School of Computer Science and Statistics
, M.Sc. Digital Marketing

The Digital Marketing full-time programme from University College Dublin is open to graduates in business, IT, psychology and social science who wish to acquire digital skills and prepare for a career in marketing and/or the digital industry.

UCD College of Business
, M.Sc. Digital Marketing

The programme content is aimed at preparing graduates for marketing positions in business, particularly in the area of Digital Marketing. Therefore the programme will assist students to: become knowledgeable about a range of Marketing subjects to an advanced level,understand how marketing objectives can be achieved through the use of digital technologies,develop analytical, oral and written presentation skills;,acquire and be able to use accepted research methodologies,demonstrate your Digital Marketing specialism to prospective employers via an industry based research dissertation.

College of Business, Public Policy and Law
, M.Sc. Cloud Computing

The MSc programme is delivered using online learning technologies. CIT does not currently have plans to deliver this programmes using traditional full-time face-to-face delivery.

Computing
, M.Sc. Computing (with Major Options)

The M.Sc. in Computing offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting edge skills, which enable them to produce high quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy.

Faculty of Engineering & Computing
, Postgrad.Dip. Information Technology

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is an in-depth skills conversion programme aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in the information technology field, but whose primary qualification lies in an area outside IT or those who have no qualifications but have gained experience in IT.

Faculty of Engineering & Computing
, M.Sc. MSc in Applied Science - Geographical Information System & Remote Sensing

Geographical, earth and environmental sciences are increasingly relying on digital spatial data obtained from remotely sensed imagery, analysed by geographical information systems and visualised on a computer screen. The aim of the MSc in Applied Science - Geographical Information System & Remote Sensing programme from University College Cork is to provide training in the developing technologies that enable the acquisition, analysis and dissemination of spatial data. These technologies, as well as an understanding of spatial data infrastructures, data management and data use are essential for the responsibile management of Earth resources and global environments, and will be taught through a range of applications drawing on expertise from within UCC. Students will learn a variety of related skills including IT, computer programming, spatial data analysis, cartography and visualisation, and research methods.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
, LL.M. LLM (e-LAW)

On the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law), University College Cork you will study the close connection between the fields of intellectual property (copyright, patents and trademarks) and e-law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce and cybercrime). You will discuss novel and dynamic issues concerning social networks, music and video copyright, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.

College of Business and Law
, M.Sc. Software Engineering & Entrepreneurship Management

The M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship aims to provide students with a blend of entrepreneurial business and knowledge, complemented by a proficiency in software engineering. The students will obtain an advanced understanding of software engineering principles and the ability to integrate these principles with entrepreneurship to create innovative internationally focussed small firms.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
, M.Sc. Management of Information Systems Strategy

The aim of this programme is to provide you with competencies in Information Systems and Technologies (IS/IT), which include the knowledge and skills to enable you to manage more confidently in an environment where information systems both drive and serve business, to align Information Strategy with the overall business strategy and to contribute meaningfully to ongoing Information Strategy development.

Open Education
, M.Sc. Applied Computing for Technologists

This programme is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree in Applied Computing for Technologists from Dublin Institute Of Technology. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in Technological or related disciplines. The course is aimed at providing graduates with a high level of applied computing skills. The successful graduates will be able to apply and develop these technologies successfully in their own professional areas.

Postgraduate Admissions
, M.Eng. Information and Network Security

The MEng in Information and Network Security programme aims to provide graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to contribute as technical leaders and researchers in systems security management.

, MBA Information Systems, MBus

The overall aim of this programme is to facilitate the further personal and intellectual development of students, encompassing the skills of analysis, interpretation and synthesis within their chosen field of knowledge

Business
, M.Sc. Software & Systems for Mobile Networks

The programme aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the vital area of mobile networks as mobile software developers, mobile networks specialists and researchers.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
, Postgrad.Dip. Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding with specific abilities in the areas of computing, information technology and associated best practices, as well as to act as a basis on which to progress to higher studies in computing.

Computing
, M.Sc. Applied Science (Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing)

Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing MSc, University College Cork The primary aim of this course is to educate you to MSc level in the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematical problem solving, mathematical model development, creating software solutions and communication of results.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
, M.Sc. Technology and Learning (PgDip)

The course aims to meet the needs of 21st century learners, teachers, instructors and researchers in the context of the emerging Knowledge Society, by providing its students with the opportunity to participate in a research led Masters programme exploring the integration of learning and technology. The focus for the students is on technology mediated transformative learning experiences.

School of Computer Science and Statistics
, 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. Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing

The course is equally split between both parts - GIS and Remote Sensing - with four core module introducing the theory and practice of both subject at an introductory and advanced level. Geographical Information Systems or GIS as they are better known, are widely used in a wide variety of subject fields across the physical and social sciences and even in the humanities, with applicability in everything from archaeology and astronomy to geomorphology and globalisation to soil science and social planning. Remote Sensing – the analysis and interpretation of aerial and satellite imagery – has transformed the manner in which we view the Earth.

Faculty of Social Sciences
, M.Sc. MSc 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. Information Systems Management (MSc)

This programme is designed as a specialist course which assists students in blending their existing talents with the technological skills and business knowledge needed to design, develop, use and manage information systems within modern organisations.

College of Business, Public Policy and Law
, 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.Eng. Telecommunications Engineering

In addition, students on the Electronic Systems and Telecommunications programmes may decide to focus their field of study into any of three areas: Telecommunications Engineering (Network Implementation Major), Electronic Systems (Nanoelectronics & Photonics Major), Electronic Systems (Image Processing & Analysis Major).

Faculty of Engineering & Computing
, M.Sc. Healthcare Informatics

The Healthcare Informatics course from University College Dublin is directed to medical practitioners, those in allied professions and also at those working in ICT areas in the health sector.

UCD School of Medicine
, M.Sc. Software Engineering and Database Technologies

Information Technology in general, and software/database design and development in particular, is one of the success stories in the Irish economy. This course will equip you to participate in this vibrant, international industry. Since IT is crucial in every sector, many of our graduates also have used the course for career advancement and progression within their current employment field.

College of Engineering and Informatics
, M.Sc. Digital Games

Digital games comprise a large and fast-growing part of the global entertainment industry. This new Masters programme from Dublin Institute Of Technology will prepare graduates to become innovators in this exciting field. It provides a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded education in game conception, design and manufacture,uniquely building on the combined expertise of the Digital Media Centre, and the Schools of Media and Computer Science.

Postgraduate Admissions
, M.Sc. Computational Finance

Faced with these challenges, the MSc in Computational Finance (MSc CF) is an intensive 12-month, full-time programme which has been designed to balance theoretically rigorous coursework with a practical emphasis on the acquisition of advanced quantitative skills and an intuitive understanding of the dynamics of risk in financial markets.

Kemmy Business School
, M.Sc. Computer Science (Software Engineering)

The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at NUIM 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. 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. 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. Organizations worldwide are facing a rapid growth in volume, velocity and complexity of data Computational analytics of large and heterogeneous volumes of data requires new approaches and tools This is exacerbated by the global shortage of data analytics talent, particularly of individuals with the required deep technical knowledge and analytical skills

College of Engineering and Informatics
, 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. 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.Eng. Computer Engineering

To provide a broadly based training in computer engineering for graduates who wish to augment their analytical skills with skills and knowledge of computer systems, computer programming, software engineering data communications and digital electronics.

Faculty of Science and Engineering