Discover Our Postgraduate Opportunities
UCC is home to internationally renowned taught postgraduate programmes that are highly sought after by students both at home and internationally. The demand that employers have for ICT graduates exceeds the supply and the ICT sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry, with 8 of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in the country. The School of Computer Science and Information Technology currently offers four taught postgraduate courses.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
- MSc Computing Science
- MSc Data Science and Analytics
- MSc Interactive Media
- Higher Diploma in Applied Computing
Our taught postgraduate courses attract Irish, European, and international students as we provide the highest standard of education delivered by internationally regarded staff. Non-EU students graduates of these programmes are permitted to work in Ireland full-time for 2 years after graduating.
Research Opportunities, PhD and Masters
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology's academic faculty and researchers are held in high esteem globally, with many holding prominent roles in Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre.
- ADVANCE Centre for Research Training
- AI Centre for Research Training
- Confirm Smart Manufacturing
- Connect Centre for Future Networks
- Insight Centre for Data Analytics
- Lero, The Irish Software Reseatch Centre
These research centres regularly offer PhD and postdoctoral research opportunites.
Why study with us?
Our Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Computer scientists are the ones who innovate to conceive such systems and who design, build, and maintain the complex computer systems that make them function. As a Computer Science student, you will master the core technologies that provide the building blocks of modern computer systems, such as networks, database technology, algorithms, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, web technology and applications. You will learn how to craft software and hardware solutions based on these technologies in order to solve real-world problems as they arise.
Data Analytics enable people to make sense of the huge volumes of data (big data) that confront us in today’s world. Expertise in data science and analytics involves storing and manipulating relevant data and then analysing this data to extract the most salient information necessary for decision-making. Our course focuses on new ways to capture and understand data from the world around us. Being able to extract the most relevant information from data helps us make better decisions for people, communities, industry and society as a whole.
Interactive digital media seeks to entertain, inform and inspire an audience. The creation of interactive digital media is a challenging and complex activity requiring a blend of creative and technical skills using a range of existing and emerging technologies. An
exciting conversion programme that prepares students for a career in the creative and technical industries.
The course provides you with an understanding of the principles of internet based computer systems and will equip you with a range of core IT skills, including web design, web server configuration, managing and manipulating multimedia content, interfacing with databases and working with common office software.
Good luck with your studies and course choices! We look forward to welcoming you to UCC.
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The School of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) conducts internationally leading research, with a strong emphasis on applied research for the benefit of society, the ICT industry and the wider economy. Our research programme is structured into four themes: Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Algorithmics; Networks, Computer Architectures and Software Systems; Interactive Media and Human Computer Interaction; and Security, Privacy and Ethics. CSIT staff have leadership roles in four of the national Science Foundation Ireland research centres in ICT, and in two of the interdisciplinary SFI Spoke awards. We maintain active collaborations with a wide range of Irish and international industrial researchers and academics. The school has a large and active postgraduate research student community.