Master's Degrees in Computer Science & IT in Ireland

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Computer sciences and IT degrees focus on developing the theoretical foundation for information and computer systems as well as the application of those foundations. Computer science students can pursue a broad area of specialisations, in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer networks, IT security, information databases, web technologies, graphics and multimedia, and more.

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80 Computer Science & IT Master's degrees in Ireland

M.A. International Peace Building, Security and Development Practice

This International Peace Building, Security and Development Practice programme at Maynooth University empowers actors and practitioners from development, security and other peace and security related institutional backgrounds involved in international peace-building with the knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to provide leadership.

M.Sc. FinTech

This is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on finance, data analytics and computing. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to gain exposure to Fintech - the technology enabled business model innovation in the financial sector.

M.Sc. Computer Science (Applied)

The MSc in Computer Science (Applied) at Maynooth University offers students with degrees that include three years of Computer Science a personalised programme of advanced CS modules to enhance their knowledge and fit their strengths.

M.Sc. Data Analytics

With increased availability of information about customer preferences and actions, production processes and supply chains, there is growing recognition of the economic returns from the use of big data and Data Analytics.

M.B.A. 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

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
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Computational Finance

The MSc in Computational Finance programme is a technically-oriented Masters in Finance programme, which is designed to equip graduates from cognate backgrounds with the combination of advanced technical knowledge and industry-facing skills which employers increasingly require of graduate hires in the international financial services industry. 

Kemmy Business School
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. 

Postgraduate Admissions
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. Healthcare Informatics

Information management and the utilisation of associated technology is becoming a major activity of the healthcare professional. This course 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.Eng. Telecommunications Engineering

This programme is at the highest European Masters degree level. It offers advanced-level courses in the theory, analysis, design, modelling and manufacturing of telecommunications systems.

Faculty of Engineering & Computing
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.

M.Sc. Information Systems Management

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Computing (Data Analytics)

The MSc in Computing (Data Analytics) is a specialist post-graduate programme run by the Dublin Institute of Technology Schools of Computing and Mathematical Sciences designed to create hybrid technologists to work in the growing and important area of data analytics.

M.Sc. Spatial eHumanities

Spatial eHumanities is a truly interdisciplinary programme combining geocomputation, cultural heritage, design, and humanities/arts research. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to focus on spatio-temporal concepts, methods, and tools in the development of computational and visual frameworks from which to explore the past and better understand our present.

M.B.A. 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

M.Eng. Information and Network Security

Security has recently become a top priority as communication and information have become a key factor in economic and societal development. Networks and information systems are now supporting services and carrying data to an extent inconceivable only a few years ago. 

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. 

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. DevOps

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. DevOps is also characterized by operations staff making use many of the same techniques as developers for their systems work.

M.Sc. Management of Information Systems Strategy

The online course in Management of Information Systems Strategy will develop your confidence to manage in an environment where IS both drives and serves business, to align Information Strategy with the overall business strategy and to contribute to ongoing Information Strategy development.

Open Education
M.Sc. Enabled Innovation

This Masters programme will expose students to the leading edge tool for assessing and managing IT, the IT-CMF. This is the world’s most comprehensive IT Management framework and has been developed through years of research with leading global companies. This course differs from many other IT programmes because of its leading edge industry inputs and also because it sets IT Management in the context of the business environment. 


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. Advanced Software Engineering

Advanced Software Engineering from the University College Dublin is a dynamic field where technology, techniques and processes continually evolve and fresh areas of application appear on a regular basis. 

School of Computer Science and Informatics
M.Sc. Applied Science - Geographical Information System and 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
M.Sc. Computing (with Major Options)

The MSc in Computing offers a choice of 4 Majors (Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Security & Forensic Computing), 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. This programme is offered on a one year, full-time or two year, part-time basis. 

Faculty of Engineering & Computing
M.Sc. Cloud Computing

The MSc in Cloud Computing is taught online using Cloud based technologies, so students can learn about the cloud in the cloud. Learning technologies such as Blackboard, Adobe Connect, and virtualised lab infrastructures are just some of the systems that are used to deliver this innovative programme. 

M.Sc. Digital Marketing

This full-time Masters course in Digital Marketing at University College Dublin is aimed at graduates who wish to develop a deep understanding and high level of competence in the application of digital marketing tools and techniques. The combination of strategic, analytical and practical elements will provide graduates of this course with a distinct advantage in the marketplace.

UCD College of Business
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. Data Science and Analytics

The MSc in Data Science and Analytics is a 12 month conversion course (new in 2017) designed to give students the knowledge and skills to collect, process analyse and visualise data in order to extract useful information, explore patterns and evaluate models. 

M.Sc. Computed Tomography

The MSc Computed Tomography (CT) course 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. 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. 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. 

M.Eng. Electronic and Computer Engineering

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. Graduates of this highly sought after Masters leave equipped to forge a career at the highest level in this major sector of the world economy.

UCD School of Electrical and Electronic 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. 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.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.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
M.Sc. Information and 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. Data Analytics - PGDip

The MSc and Professional Diploma in Data Analytics from University College Dublin will help you analyse and understand the large data sets that are regularly being created via the huge growth in freely available online information.

M.Sc. Global Financial Information Systems

The Masters of Science in Global Financial Information Systems (MSc in GFIS) commenced in September 2012. The MSc in GFIS (Level 9) was developed in response to the current and future demand from the Financial Services (FS) industry, for hybrid finance-technology graduates with a specific focus on the application of ICT to Financial Services.

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. 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 engineering graduates both internationally and nationally. This course will provide an opportunity for students to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in software engineering. 

M.A. 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. 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
Postgraduate Diploma Computing

The objective of the Graduate Diploma programme is to provide participants with the skills necessary for the analysis, design, testing, implementation and maintenance of computer based information systems in a commercial or industrial environment. Since its inception in 1979 it has been highly successful in achieving this aim.

Faculty of Science and Engineering