Master's Degrees in Computer Sciences in Ireland

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Studying Computer Sciences

Computer sciences deal with the study of representation and organisation of information and the study of information processing algorithms on a computer. One of the main aspects computer sciences focus on is designing and decoding programming languages.

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Studying in Ireland

From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!

Applying to a Master's in Ireland

If you've decided to study a Master's degree at a university in Ireland, you will have to gather the right documents to prove that you fit the application requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement. You'll also have to present supporting documents:

  • An English proficiency certificate;

  • Your past diplomas and certificates;

  • Identity proof;

  • Personal essays or writing samples;

  • Recommendation letters;

  • Your high school grades.

If you are already a native English speaker or you have studied before in English, then you won't need to provide an English certificate. If you didn't study in English or you are not a native speaker, then you should prepare a TOEFL, IELTS, or C1 Advanced or Proficiency. Be sure to check out if you also need a BMAT or LNAT for the degree you want to apply to. The Republic of Ireland is probably the country with the longest application period ever! First application round is October to March, and the second one is May to end of June.

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52 Computer Sciences Master's degrees in Ireland

M.Sc. Management of Internet Enterprise Systems

The online programme in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems at Dublin City University develops learner’s knowledge and skills in the areas of Cloud Computing and Social Networking, so that they can manage and apply key IS strategies to organisations.

Open Education
M.Eng. Electronic and Computer Engineering

This Electronic and Computer Engineering programme at Dublin City University is at the highest European Masters degree level. It offers advanced-level courses in the theory, analysis, design, modelling and manufacturing of electronic and computer systems.

Faculty of Engineering and Computing
M.Sc. Applied Computing for Technologists

This programme is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree in Applied Computing for Technologists from Dublin Institute Of Technology. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in Technological or related disciplines. 

Postgraduate Admissions
PG Dip/MSc Software Development (Advanced) - International

The aim of International MSc in Software Development (Advanced) - International at Dublin Institute Of Technology is to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organizations need and who are equipped to both work in China and in partnership with Chinese organisations. 

M.Sc. Computing (with Major Options)

The MSc in Computing (with Major Options) at Dublin City University offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting-edge skills, enabling them to produce high-quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy.

Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Master Computing (Security and Forensics)

The Computing (Security and Forensics) programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology focuses on producing computing graduates that will possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct complex, data-intensive forensics examinations involving multiple operating systems, file types, cloud, and mobile operating systems.

M.Sc. Software Technology (Applied)

The Software Technology (Applied) programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology addresses the needs of the ICT sector in Ireland to equip participants with the skills required for a successful career in software engineering. It delivers work ready graduates, covering all aspects of the technical roles required for a career as a software engineer.

M.Eng. Computer Engineering

To provide a broadly based training in computer engineering for graduates who wish to augment their analytical skills with skills and knowledge of computer systems, computer programming, software engineering data communications and digital electronics.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Computing (Taught Programme)

The aim of this taught Master Degree programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to enable their professional development in the IT industry. This programme has been partially funded by the HEA IT Investment Fund. 

MSc in Computer Sc. Data Analytics

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.

College of Engineering and Informatics
M.Sc. Computer Science - Software Engineering

The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Computational Finance

The MSc in Computational Finance programme is a technically-oriented Masters in Finance programme, which is designed to equip graduates from cognate backgrounds with the combination of advanced technical knowledge and industry-facing skills which employers increasingly require of graduate hires in the international financial services industry. 

Kemmy Business School
M.Sc. Computing in Medical Device Software

The aim of this taught Master Degree programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to enable their professional development in the IT industry, particularly in the field of regulated software. 

M.Sc. Software Development

The programme is designed to provide the postgraduate student with the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for their continuing professional development (CPD) in the software industry.

MSc- External Stream Software Design and Development

This course is aimed at students who have already obtained a Level 8 postgraduate qualification in IT and are interested in pursuing an MSc qualification. As a distance-learning programme, it suits candidates who are in full-time employment and/or living abroad. 

College of Engineering and Informatics
M.Sc. Interactive Media

Ireland’s media industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in IT and is of significant strategic value to Ireland’s future economy. Advances in technology are at the centre of this growth, with the internet, e-mail, mobile phones, games and digital TV now being a common part of everyday life. The creation of interactive digital media is a challenging and complex activity requiring the use of a range of existing and emerging technologies. These Interactive Digital Media products aim to entertain, inform or inspire an audience.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
M.Sc. Technology and Learning (PgDip)

The course aims to meet the needs of 21st century learners, teachers, instructors and researchers in the context of the emerging Knowledge Society, by providing its students with the opportunity to participate in a research led Masters programme exploring the integration of learning and technology. The focus for the students is on technology mediated transformative learning experiences.

School of Computer Science and Statistics
M.Sc. Computing in Information Systems Processes

The MSc in Computing in Information Systems Processes combines the human, the organisational, and the technological to provide a broad perspective of modern information systems and their development. The human aspects of the programme explore issues such as human-computer interaction, psychology, computer ethics, and systems development in the human-centred tradition.

M.Sc. Software Design and Development

 This two-year MSc is aimed at candidates with little or no IT experience who want to pursue a career in the IT industry. The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in research and its application in a specific ICT (information and communications technology) domain. 

College of Engineering and Informatics
M.Sc. DevOps

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. DevOps is also characterized by operations staff making use many of the same techniques as developers for their systems work.

M.Sc. Advanced Software Engineering

Advanced Software Engineering from the University College Dublin is a dynamic field where technology, techniques and processes continually evolve and fresh areas of application appear on a regular basis. 

School of Computer Science and Informatics
M.Sc. Computer Science (Applied)

The MSc in Computer Science (Applied) from Maynooth University offers students with degrees that include three years of Computer Science a personalised programme of advanced Computer Science modules to enhance their knowledge and fit their strengths.

M.Sc. Interactive Digital Media

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period.

School of Computer Science and Statistics
M.Sc. Computed Tomography

The MSc Computed Tomography (CT) course is aimed at radiographers working in clinical CT. It has been developed to encompass contemporary technological advances in CT and to provide a platform for discussion of clinical and evidence-based CT practice.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Multilingual Computing and Localisation

This programme was prepared in consultation with a large panel of academic and industry experts, and takes into account the changes in localisation and internationalisation practice. It caters for new and emerging requirements with a focus on high-quality research output. 

M.Eng. Electronic and Computer Engineering

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. Graduates of this highly sought after Masters leave equipped to forge a career at the highest level in this major sector of the world economy.

UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
M.Sc. Computing Science

This MSc Computing Science, University College Cork programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
M.Eng. Computer and Communications Systems

The Master of Engineering in Computer and Communications Systems will appeal to graduates with primary degrees in electronics or computing who wish to focus on a career in telecommunications, as well as to those with other science or engineering backgrounds who wish to work in the telecommunications industry.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Eng. Computer Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering Programme combines software and hardware developments of computer, electronic and communication systems into a condensed course of study that will give you a much sought after background for today's demanding job market.

M.A. Interactive Media

The M.Sc./M.A. in Interactive Media is a 12-month intensive course that is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Software Engineering

Software Engineering involves the application of specialised knowledge and skills to develop different kinds of large, complex software systems. There is continuous demand for software engineering graduates both internationally and nationally. This course will provide an opportunity for students to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in software engineering. 

M.A. Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is a fast and growing interdisciplinary field at the cutting edge of 21st century research methods. It aligns traditional Humanities-based research with modern data-intensive computational methodologies to produce exciting new research avenues and questions in traditional fields of expertise.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
Postgraduate Diploma Computing

The objective of the Graduate Diploma programme is to provide participants with the skills necessary for the analysis, design, testing, implementation and maintenance of computer based information systems in a commercial or industrial environment. Since its inception in 1979 it has been highly successful in achieving this aim.

Faculty of Science and Engineering