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Computer Science (Conversion), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
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.

Overview

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.

Career

  • 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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    14135 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14135 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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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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