Course Comparison Table

Course Comparison Table (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?

(Accredited by Psychological Society of Ireland)

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 Requirement

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);
2019 (509); 2020 (510); 2021 (531);
2019 (307); 2020 (336); 2021 (339);
2019 (402); 2020 (466); 2021 (488); 2022 (478)

Work Placement


Programming Languages

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

Differentiating Modules

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Data structure & Algorithms / Compilers,
Middleware, Programming,
Security, Systems & Networks…
Distributed Big Data, Algorithms,
Machine learning, Data Visualisation, Linear algebra,
Calculus, Statistics, Mathematical modelling, Stochastic modelling,
Operations research
Note some of the statistic modules allow for actuary
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,
Health Psychology, Psychology of Ageing, Psychology of Childhood
and Adolescence…

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

Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Cisco,
Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Google,
IBM, Intel,, Mckensson,
Microsoft, Pilz, Poppulo, Workday,
VMware, Xerox …
AIB/BOI, Amazon, Apple, CSO,
EMC, Eli Lilly, Ernest & Young,
Dairygold, Dell, Facebook, MaRei,
Google, Logitech, KPMG,
Government Departments / State
Agencies, Paddy Power, PWC,
Tesco, Zurich,
Museums, Social Media
Companies, Stryker, Teamwork,
McAfee, Musgrave, 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
1. MSc Computing Science

MSc (research) / PhD (2H1 in UG degree)
MSc Research / PhD (2H1 in UG
1. MA Applied Psychology As the programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland, graduates are eligible to apply to selected master courses in Psychology in
2. Higher Diploma in Psychology
3. Higher Diploma in Applied
Computer Technology – those
who achieve a 1 H can apply for the MSc Data Science &
Analytics and MSc Computer
4. MSc Interactive Media

MSc Research / PhD for those who achieve 2H1

Salaries - Morgan McKinley Salary Guide 2022

Software Engineer

0-3 years - €40,00- €50,000

3-5 years - €50,000 - €70,000

5+ years - €70,000 - €90,000

Data Scientist / Data Architect/

0-3 years - €50,00- €65,000

3-5 years - €65,000 - €80,000

5+ years - €80,000 - €110,000

Technical support / Web Designer

0-3 years - €30,00- €45,000

3-5 years - €45,000 - €60,000

5+ years - €60,000 - €75,000

Front end /UI Developer/UX


0-3 years - €30,000 - €55,000

3-5 years - €55,000 - €60,000

5+ years - €65,000 - €85,000


School of Computer Science and Information Technology

Scoil na Ríomheolaíochta agus na Teicneolaíochta Faisnéise

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