Data Analytics

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
17750 EUR/year
7215 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Almost everything we do results in data being created and stored somewhere. Individuals, communities, business and governments face major challenges in harnessing all this data to create knowledge that will underpin a healthier, safer, more productive world. There is a global shortage of talent and expertise in Data Analytics and Data Science at National University of Ireland, Galway.


This MSc and Diploma programme at National University of Ireland, Galway will provide graduates of Computing or related degrees with the deep technical knowledge and analytical skills to succeed in this growth area.

This is an advanced MSc programme that provides graduates of Computer Science and closely related areas with in-depth knowledge and skills in the emerging growth area of Data Analytics. It includes topics such as large-scale data analytics, advanced data-mining and machine learning, applied regression modelling, information retrieval techniques, natural language processing, data visualisation, Web mining, Linked-Data analytics, simulation and modelling, digital image processing. 

The course provides several foundational modules in topics such as probability and statistics and  programming techniques for data analytics. Students on the programme further deepen their knowledge of data analytics and science by working on a project either in conjunction with a research group or with an industry partner. 

Career Opportunities

Data analytics skills are required in every industry. Graduates will be excellently qualified to pursue exciting careers in national and multinational industries in a wide range of areas. Our graduates currently work for companies as diverse as IBM, SAP, Cisco, Avaya, Google, Fujitsu, Accenture,, Merck Pharmaceuticals as well as many specialised companies and startups.

Opportunities include:

  • The development of  innovative new services and products based on data analytics
  • The development of new types of data analysis services and solutions
  • The creation of leading-edge start-ups that provide analytics solutions and products.
  • PhD-level research in NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland, or abroad

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability
  • Machine Learning & Data Mining 
  • Linked Data
  • Modelling 
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Mathematical Molecular Biology 
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation 
  • Modern Information Management
  • Applied Regression Models
  • Tools and Techniques for Large Scale Data Analytics 
  • Programming for Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




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.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

This MSc is targeted at high- performing graduates of level 8 computer science programmes or level 8 science or engineering programmes that offer sufficient training in computing. Eligibility will be determined by the programme director. The minimum requirement for entry to the full-time and part- time programme is normally a 2.1 degree. Additionally, part-time applicants should have 3+ years of relevant industry experience and availability to attend lectures in NUI Galway. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7215 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7215 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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