Master's Degrees in Master of Science in Ireland

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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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446 Master of Science Master's degrees in Ireland

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. The Design Innovation programme is offered by the Maynooth University. 

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.

M.Sc. Climate Change

The MSc in Climate Change at Maynooth University is offered by the Department of Geography to provide Graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable them to undertake analysis of both global and Irish related climate change science, impacts and policies. 

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Strategy and Innovation

The MSc in Strategy and Innovation at Maynooth University is designed for applicants holding honours undergraduate degrees in business and/or management disciplines. Applications from managers with significant work experience holding degrees in non-business disciplines are also encouraged.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship program, offered by Trinity College Dublin, is designed for those with an entrepreneurial mindset, this programme will equip students with specialist knowledge and the practical ability to start or support new and existing businesses. 

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. 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. 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.Sc. Psychology

The Psychology programme is suited to graduates who hold a first qualification in Psychology of an upper Second Class Honours (2.1) at NFQ Level 8 or above accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland or show eligibility for accreditation by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

M.Sc. Medical Physics

This MSc programme is designed to meet the demand for qualified medical physicists. It is primarily geared toward training for physicists in the application of radiation physics in medicine but maintains a reasonable exposure to key aspects of clinical engineering so that students receive a comprehensive knowledge of the application of the physical sciences and engineering to medicine. 

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Computational Genomics

This programme is specifically designed to train the next generation of quantitative scientists and engineers to work in this exciting new field. With backgrounds ranging from mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science and engineering, graduates of this programme will learn advanced analytical techniques and gain practical experience in applying these techniques to genomics data. The genomics sciences have revolutionised our ability to explore at the molecular level every living organism on the planet. Using innovative and powerful algorithms, genomics scientists continue to identify and analyse the signals encoded in DNA sequences in areas as diverse as agriscience, evolutionary biology and precision medicine.

College of Science
M.Sc. Quantitative Economics

UCD School of Economics is Ireland’s leading economics department. Our economists are experts with international reputations in a wide range of topics such as macroeconomics, econometrics, applied microeconomics, international trade, health economics and economic history.

UCD School of Economics
M.Sc. Local Development and Innovation

This course, which includes a work placement, provides international state of the art knowledge and specialised analytical skills in the field of local development and innovation. The programme is intended to prepare participants to act as managers, administrators and professional advisers in the public, private and community sectors.

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. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The central aim of this course is to provide students with the theoretical basis for training in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy and child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

School of Medicine
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. Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research

The programme will empower participants to become competent and self-directed clinical educators. The aims of this MSc are also to develop learners with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to use and contribute to evidence-based practice and to enable them to take a leadership role in designing and implementing research to support best practice.  

College of Business, Public Policy and Law
M.Sc. Economic Analysis

The programme will equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for a career as an economist.

Kemmy Business School
M.Sc. Wildlife Conservation & Management

MSc in Wildlife Conservation & Management programme from the University College Dublin enables students to develop an integrated judgement and analysis of problems associated with wildlife management and conservation both nationally and internationally.

School of Agriculture & Food Science
M.Sc. Person-Centred Care (Older Persons)

The Master of Science Person-Centred Care (Older Persons) from University College Dublin seeks to develop valuable knowledge and skills to meet the needs of older people and to develop areas of clinical leadership and practical research methods that can be applied in the workplace.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
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. Drug and Alcohol Policy

The course is aimed primarily at those who hold management or policy-making positions in any of the human service organisations which deal with drug and alcohol problems, but it also seeks to attract professionals who might play a leadership role in addictions work within their own professions.

School of Social Work and Social Policy
M.Sc. International Business

The International Business course from University College Dublin offers the perfect match for students with an international background and profile who are seeking to build a business career in today’s increasingly globalised market place.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Intellectual Disability 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. Nursing Studies

The MSc Nursing Studies programme prepares and advances students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become confident, critical, analytical and research aware graduates. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice and aims to advance the student's aptitudes in becoming confident, analytical and research aware.  

M.Sc. Translational Oncology

This M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology will provide high-quality training for basic scientists and clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. A major focus of the programme is the cellular genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Marketing Practice

This MSc has been specifically designed to provide recently qualified marketing graduates with professional marketing experience, while allowing Irish companies to develop and enhance their marketing capabilities. 

College of Business, Public Policy and Law
M.Sc. Finance and Capital Markets

The M.Sc in Finance is a one-year Masters program providing a leading European finance education, a high degree of flexibility in your learning experience and modern industry-relevant specialisms.

Dublin City University Business School
M.Sc. Applied Psychology

The Master’s course in Applied Psychology is designed to provide students with a general awareness of the problems of applying psychology, a knowledge of skills required to apply it effectively and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application. The themes of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Nursing (Education)

The Nursing (Education) course at University College Dublin will build on your existing knowledge and skills within nursing and will prepare you to teach this subject in the clinical and classroom setting. Possessing this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to become a valuable member of the team that supports students who are undertaking both undergraduate and specialist programmes.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Nursing (Peri-operative Care)

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. Child Protection and Welfare

The M.Sc. comprises a series of lectures/seminars on organisational change and development, evaluation research methodology and related issues, entailing attendance at College approximately two days per month over the academic year.

School of Social Work and Social Policy
M.Sc. Biotherapeutics and Business

The MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business offered by the University College Dublin educates students on the practical uses of molecular advances in the discovery and of protein and other biomolecular drug candidates and their development into biotherapeutics.

UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
M.Sc. Advertising

This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills in the field of advertising. Students are exposed to a range of relevant marketing communications topics. The degree is designed to equip students for a career in advertising in general, and in advertising agencies in particular.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Strategic Management Accounting

Co-designed with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Strategic Management Accounting programme from University College Dublin targets high-level graduates with a solid background in management accounting, financial accounting and reporting, finance, taxation or law.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programme from University College Dublin provides a critical and theoretical understanding of the principles underlying psychoanalytic psychotherapy and contributes to the professional training necessary to undertake this therapeutic method with adults.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Respiratory Physiotherapy (PgDip)

Respiratory Physiotherapy is one of the core areas of Physiotherapy Practice. The aim of this course is to develop physiotherapists’ knowledge and skills in the physiotherapy management of the patient with respiratory disorders.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice

This novel course is a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability devised by UL and NUIG to respond to the continuing interest among students in an environmental/resource management taught MSc., and to market demands for graduates with more applied knowledge of the environmental sector. 

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology MSc, University College Cork This course covers the breadth of classical and modern food microbiology, including food safety and spoilage; food fermentation; food biotechnology; hygienic production of food; the impact of diet on health; the molecular mechanisms of infectious microbes and the role of the gut microbiota in human health.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
M.Sc. Emergency Management

The DCU MSc in Emergency Management is the first programme of its kind in Ireland, endorsed by the National Steering Group for Major Emergency Management, The Emergency Planning Society (Republic of Ireland Branch) and Pharmachemical Ireland as being suitable for improving the emergency management skills of individuals in both the public and private sectors.

Dublin City University Business School
M.Sc. Clinical Leadership in Healthcare

This Clinical Leadership in Healthcare master’s programme from University College Dublin is designed to build on current clinical leadership programmes to enhance the students knowledge of concepts, theories and research relating to clinical leadership.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Economic Analysis

The programme will equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for a career as an economist.  Candidates will learn to understand the historical and social context of economic analysis and to critically analyse economic issues from different perspectives. 

M.Sc. International Relations

MSc International Relations from the University College Dublin probes into the causes and consequences of phenomena such as war, trade, regional integration, migration and terrorism.

School of Politics and International Relation
M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling

This course will provide training in techniques of applied mathematics, and will focus largely on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations, and methods of solutions, both numerical and analytical, of the models.

M.Sc. Immunology and Global Health

This programme represents an innovative development in higher degree options in the biological sciences. It is targeted at biological and health science graduates who are interested in the major challenges in health and development today and who wish to broaden their understanding of immunology, its importance in global health and the factors that impact on immunological intervention strategies in health and disease.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Medical Imaging

This programme aims to educate and train graduates in an innovative multidisciplinary approach, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Information Systems Management

The MSc in ISM works in both ways for prospective applicants. The course offers up to date IT and computing knowledge for use in a business or organizational context. On the other hand it is also ideally suited for those with a number of year’s technical background that need to develop people and business skills.

College of Business, Public Policy and Law
M.Sc. Management in the Built Environment

The programme therefore examines the key contemporary issues in the built environment sector. It blends theory and practice to ensure that the learner will be equipped with practical skills underpinned by theoretical foundations. In addition, learners will be able to feed into and drive built environment developments, professional practice and future research.

M.Sc. Hospitality Management

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Postgraduate Admissions
M.Sc. Bioprocess engineering

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Bioprocess Engineering is delivered by DCU's School of Biotechnology in conjunction with TCD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). It is accredited by DCU.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Finance

This Masters has been designed to offer an equal measure of applied theoretical research and the acquisition of the essential practical skills for a future career in financial services. Particular emphasis is placed upon the study of corporate finance and investment markets.

UCD College of Business
M.Sc. Nursing

The MSc Nursing programme at University College Dublin is about promoting the development and growth of professional nursing and midwifery. The MSc Nursing has been developed as result of close partnership and collaboration, in a spirit of collegiality, with a variety of health service providers.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Digital Marketing

Marketing has been dominated in recent years by a shift to digital, mobile and social media, hyper-targeting and feedback of real-time metrics and data leading the way over traditional marketing where interaction information is not as forthcoming.

Dublin City University Business School