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Post Graduate Course Comparison Table

Taught Postgraduate Course Comparison Table

Post Graduate Course Comparison Table




MSc Computer Science

MSc Data Science & Analytics

MSc Interactive Media

HDip in Applied Computing Technology

 NQF Level

NQF Level 9
NQF Level 9
NQF Level 9
NQF Level 8

Prior Background

Requires background in computer science or related discipline
Requires background in computer science, maths or related discipline

Course Code


Approx. Intake


Entry Requirements 

2H1 or equivalent
2H1 or equivalent
2H2 or equivalent   
Graduate of any degree

Schools Involved

Computer Science
50% Computer Science / 50% Statistics
Computer Science
Computer Science


12 months
12 months
12 months
9 months

Core Modules

  • Case Studies in Computing Entrepreneurship
  • Database Technology
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Project Development Skills
  • Complex Systems Development
  • Scalable Computing for Data Analytics
  • Dissertation in Computing Science
  • Databases
  • Datamining
  • Deep Learning
  • Foundations of Statistical Data Analytics
  • Generalised Linear Modelling Techniques
  • Programming
  • Dissertation in computer science or statistics
  • Authoring
  • Web Development for Digital Media
  • Graphics for Interactive Media
  • Audio and Sound Engineering
  • Digital Video Capture and Packaging
  • 3D Graphics and Modelling
  • Future and Emerging Interaction Technologies
  • Internet-based Applications
  • Digital Video Compression and Delivery
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Dissertation in Interactive Media
  • Computer Applications Programming
  • Internet Computing
  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving
  • Multimedia
  • Systems Organization
  • Web Development

Average Employment Rate

Average from 2018 and 2020
Average from 2018 and 2020
in 2020
Average from 2018 and 2020

Sample Career Opportunities (not limited to)

Software Development, Software Engineer, New Technology Researcher, Project Manager, Blockchain Developer, IT technical lead, Mobile Developer
Big data Development, Business Analytics; Customer Analysis; Data Analysis and Reporting; Data Engineering; Data Science; Data Science and Modelling; Data Warehouse Management; Fraud and Risk Analysis
Software developer, UX Design, Business Analyst, Information Developer, Technical Writer, Programmer, Web Developer, Multimedia Designer, Mobile Application Developer, Media Analyst, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality Designer/Developer and Technical Support  
Enterprise Technical Support Analyst, Service Desk Technician, Software Developer, IT Support, Software Engineers, Quality Control Analysts, Test Technicians 

Sample Companies/Types of Recruiting Graduates

Accenture, Alatada Technology Solutions, Alliance Technology Group, Clearstream, Dell EMC, Demonware, DXC Technologies, Ericsson, Erriga Inc., Facebook, Firefox, Google, IBM, LGC, Logitech, Microsoft, Musgrave Group, SAP, VMware 
  • Banking (AIB, BoI, Central Bank, Citi)
  • Financial Services (Elavon, Pramerica)
  • Food & Agriculture (Kerry, Glanbia)
  • Gaming (Paddy Power, Xanadu, Betbright)
  • Government (CSO, Revenue, HSE)
  • Health (HSE, HIQA, Optum)
  • Insurance (Allianz, Aviva, Aon
  • Management Consultancy (EY, PWC, FTI Consulting, Deloitte, Accenture, Clarion, KPMG)
  • Pharmaceuticals (Abbott, Novartis, Regeneron, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer)
  • Research (ESRI, Universities, Insight)
  • Retail (Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Super Valu, Amazon, Wayfair)
  • Software (Genesys, SAS, SPSS)
  • Sport (Munster Rugby, GAA, RTE, Sky Sports)
  • Technology (IBM, Intel, EMC, HP, Apple, Microsoft, Nuarca, Google, Dell, Facebook, Intel, Version 1, Virgin One) 
Johnson Controls, PFH group, ABB Group, Apple, MMD Distribution, HP, Siemens, Intel, Apple, Digisoft TV, Xanadu Consulting 
Dell EMC, Apple, Accenture, McAfee, Apple, VEC and Quest Software 


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