M.Sc. On Campus

Social Data Analytics

University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7315 EUR/year
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The MSc in Social Data Analytics is a one year taught programme at University College Dublin, delivered by schools within the College of Social Sciences and Law (Sociology), and College of Science (Computer Science).


Social Data Analytics equips students with a range of social scientific, computational, informational, statistical, and visual analytics skills, for the analysis of large or complex data that arise from human interaction. Students will receive training in sociological analysis, as well as core coding and programming skills, allowing them to avail of emergent technologies to manage real-world challenges, and conduct informed decision making.


  • A wide range of different organizations including government departments, semi-state bodies, private companies in IT, finance and consultancy, as well as sectors such as education, health and social welfare are now exploring the benefits of combining large and complex data resources, including administrative data, for decision making and resource use. 
  • The MSc in Social Data Analytics at the University College Dublin is ideal for graduates who want to upskill and avail of these excellent employment opportunities. It is designed to enable individuals to combine their social science and/or cognate training with strong technical and analytical skills, and to exploit the wide range of digitised and digital data now accessible by public and private sector organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analytical Sociology
  • Social Simulation
  • Quantitative Data Analytics and Applications
  • Dynamic Social Networks
  • Programming 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be required to hold a 2.1 honours degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent), preferably with a social sciences or cognate discipline component, and excellent academic references. 
  • This programme includes core modules from Computer Science, which is a mathematical subject involving logical understanding and reasoning and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7315 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU fee per year - € 4760
  • nonEU fee per year - € 9950

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.


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