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Postgraduate Studies


Welcome to UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics

Postgraduate by Research Director: Prof Joao Marques-Silva
Postgraduate Taught Director: Dr Lorraine McGinty

The School of Computer Science and Informatics has a thriving community of postgraduate students. Currently, we have over 430 registered taught postgraduates and an additional 90 research postgraduates.

Taught Postgraduate Studies

Recently, we have introduced a number of new taught postgraduate degrees. For example, we offer a taught NFQ Level 9 Computer Science Conversion degree which gives graduates with primary degrees from non-computing disciplines (e.g., Arts, Commerce) an opportunity to enter an IT-related career upon graduation. High achieving graduates from this degree may then be eligible to pursue a research postgraduate degree. We also offer a related NFQ Level 8 Higher Diploma in Computer Science (ICT Skills Conversion) degree.

We also offer taught postgrads a new MSc by Negotiated Learning which is specifically targeted at IT professionals or employees from related ICT disciplines who are interested in upskilling. This MSc is the first of its kind on the island, whereby students have the opportunity to select modules that best align with their own individual needs and career goals. We also have a number of other taught degrees in areas such as Cognitive Science, Advanced Software Engineering and Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing and Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation. Further information about each of these can be found by following the Taught Degrees link.

Research Postgraduate Studies

In addition to taught postgraduate courses, we currently have 90 students enrolled in our MSc and a PhD by research programmes. These research students also have the opportunity to take advanced modules, and they participate fully in our ongoing seminar series. Information on how to apply can be found by following the Research Degrees link.

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