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Information Systems, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MSc in Information Systems from University College Dublin (UCD) is about capturing, organising, protecting, archiving, and appropriately disseminating information critical to an organization’s success.

Overview

The MSc in Information Systems from University College Dublin introduces students to core disciplines integral to the deep exploration of the practical and theoretical issues related to the design and deployment of human centered information systems. The degree incorporates a strong interdisciplinary and human-centered focus, combining theory and practice-based perspectives from across a range of disciplines. They envisage students to become critical thinkers as to the role of the human within the development and design of interfaces and systems and impact that technology  has upon individuals, organisations and society.

The learning environment of the programme encourages the development of research and design as well as  analytical and group work skills. Students conduct a range of individual and group based assignments that focus on key theoretical, research and design based challenges in human centered computing.

The programme engages students primarily through lectures, online learning exercises and group work as well as individual assignments.

Career

Graduates will be qualified to work in industry, government, universities and NGOs in roles such as:

  • Web content manager
  • Social media manager
  • Webmaster
  • Knowledge management analyst
  • Digital publisher
  • Information architect

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Architecture: Designing the Web
  • Management for Information Professionals
  • Foundations of Info Studies
  • UXD: User-Centered Design
  • Research Methods
  • Thesis
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Research Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Language Technologies
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Publishing
  • Managing Information Technology for Information Professionals
  • The Digital Self
  • Information Ethics

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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 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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General Requirements

  • This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14135 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14135 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:
  • EU: fee per year - 5115 EUR
  • nonEU: fee per year - 9435 EUR

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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