Course Comparison Table

Course Comparison Table UG 2023 (PDF)


BSc Computer Science
BSc Data Science & Analytics
BA Digital Humanities & Information Technology
BA Psychology & Computing


Are you keen to understand the scientific and engineering
principles of how computers work and study advanced topics e.g. AI and cyber-security?
Do you like mathematics? Would you like to combine statistics with computing for advanced decision
Are you interested in the humanities? How about applying computing skills for cultural and societal benefits?

Are you interested in the psychology of how people use computing devices and how technology can be made more human-centric?

Approx. Intake


Additional Entry Reqt

O2/H6 in Mathematics
H3 in Mathematics
No additional requirements
02/H6 in Mathematics

Schools / Dept Involved

Computer Science
Computer Science (50%) and
Statistics (50%)
Computer Science (30 cr.) + Digital
Humanities (20 cr.) + Arts Minor
Subject (10 credits) choose one
Archaeology; Béaloideas; Celtic
Civilisation; Chinese Studies;
Economics; English; Geography;
German; Greek; History; Spanish;
Italian; Latin; Philosophy; Politics;
Religions and Global Diversity.
Computer Science (50%) and Psychology (50%)


4 years
4 years
3 years / 4 years with placement or
academic year abroad
3 years / 4 years with placement


2019 (402); 2020 (468); 2021 (495);
2022(507); 2023 (510)
2019 (509); 2020 (510); 2021 (531);
2022(465); 2023 (445)
2019 (307); 2020 (336); 2021 (339);
2022(347); 2023 (328)
2019 (402); 2020 (466); 2021 (488); 2022 (478); 2023 (488)

Work Placement



No prior experience necessary
No prior experience necessary
No prior experience necessary
No prior experience necessary

Programming Languages

Python, Java, C, JavaScript and Haskell  Python, R, Java, C, JavaScript  Python, JavaScript and HTML  Python, JavaScript 

Differentiating Modules

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Data structure & Algorithms / Compilers,
Middleware, Programming,
Security, Systems & Networks…
Distributed Big Data, Algorithms,
Machine learning, Data Visualisation...
Internet Computing; Information
Systems and Electronic
Commerce; Student Learning in
the Digital Age; Digital Tools &
Interaction Design, Social Computing, Human-Centred
Computing, User Experience (UX),
Applied Cognition, Research Design and Statistical Analysis...

Careers Opportunities (but not limited to)

Mobile/Multimedia Development;
Project Management; Security
Analysis; Software Engineering
and Development; Systems
Administration; Systems
Development; Technical
Consultancy; IT Analysis…
Big data Development; Business Analytic; Customer Analysis; Data
Analysis and Reporting; Data
Engineering; Data Science; Data
Science and Modelling; Data
Warehouse Management; Fraud
and Risk Analysis …
Digital Archivist; Digital Content
Curation; Digital Publishers;
Digital Resources Specialist;
Software Localisation /
The demand greatly exceeds the
supply for qualified graduates to:
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of
    technologies such as video
    games; social media,
    interactive exhibitions;
    simulated environments e.g.
  • Invent interfaces that interpret
    and mimic human senses, i.e.
    touch, speech, gestures e.g.
    robots, personal assistants such
    as Alexa, Siri.

Sample Companies / Types of Recruiting Graduates

Apple, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Pilz, VMware, Xerox …
AIB/BOI, Amazon, Apple, EMC, Ernest & Young, Facebook, Google, Government Departments / State Agencies, Paddy Power, PWC,
Museums, Social Media
Companies, News media,
Google, Apple…
Companies developing hardware & software to meet end-user needs across a wide range of
industries, including Apple, Jaguar/Landrover, Logitech, Google, Instagram, Teamworks,
Accenture, Ericsson, Deloitte.

Further Study in CS and Psychology Related Areas

1. MSc Computer Science,
2. MSc Data Science & Analytics,
MSc (research) / PhD (2H1 in UG degree)
1. MSc Computing Science
MSc (research) / PhD (2H1 in UG degree)
MSc Research / PhD (2H1 in UG
1. Higher Diploma in Psychology -CKA01 is a conversion course which makes you eligible to become a graduate member of Psychological Society of Ireland.
2. Higher Diploma in Applied
Computer Technology – those
who achieve a 1 H can apply for the MSc Data Science & Analytics and MSc Computer
3. MSc Interactive Media
MSc Research / PhD for those who achieve 2H1

School of Computer Science and Information Technology

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School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland