Computer Science (Conversion)

University College Dublin

16 months
25600 EUR/year
9650 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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MSc Computer Science (Conversion) at University College Dublin is a skills conversion graduate programme for individuals who hold a primary degree in another discipline (e.g., Arts, Commerce), and would like to enter into an IT related career.


Computer Science (Conversion) Programme at University College Dublin tailored to the needs of non-Computer Science graduates.Modules covering the fundamental skills required by modern technology companies complemented by one semester of advanced specialised modulesSignificant research-oriented project with presentationIreland is home to the world’s top 10 technology companies. It is known as the Internet and Games Capital of Europe and is among the world’s most technologically developed nations. There are excellent job opportunities, with 5,000 job vacancies in the sector at present.


  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • IT Project Analyst
  • Performance Engineer
  • SAP Support Engineer
  • Python Developer
  • Web Applications Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technical Consultant
Companies that have employed graduates include IBM, Dell, Accenture, SAP, Mastercard, Computershare Ireland, Deloitte Ireland, First Derivatives, General Motors, Bearing Point, Logentries, AIB, Eircom and Paddy Power.High achieving graduates from this programme may also be eligible to pursue a graduate research degree in a Computer Science related field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming
  • Data Structures & Algorithms 
  • Relational Databases & Information Systems 
  • Python OOP
  • Operating Systems
  • Networks & Internet Systems
  • Computer Architecture & Organistion 
  • Web Application Development
  • Java Programming 
  • Software Engineering
  • Computational Thinking 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Upper Second class honours degree, or the international equivalent, in a discipline other than Computer Science is required for entry. (In exceptional circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree (2:2 grade) will be considered if the applicant shows evidence of significant relevant prior experiential learning.)
  • Computer Science is a mathematical subject involving logical understanding and reasoning and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 EUR per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9650 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9650 EUR per year and a duration of 16 months.


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