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Early Childhood Education
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Do you want to make a difference to the lives and educational futures of young children? Then follow your passion and explore early education with an internationally-recognised team of academics and researchers in DCU.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

The Bachelor of Education will prepare you for a rewarding career as a Primary School Teacher, a role that has a positive and lasting impact on young children's lives.

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

The Bachelor of Education will prepare you for a rewarding career as a Primary School Teacher, a role that has a positive and lasting impact on young children's lives.

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Ullmhóidh an Baitsiléir san Oideachas tú do ghairm bheatha thaitneamhach mar Mhúinteoir Bunscoile, ról a bhfuil tionchar dearfach agus tionchar buan aige ar shaol leanaí óga.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

The Bachelor of Education (ISL) will prepare you for a career as a Primary School Teacher where you’ll make a lasting impact on young children and on society.

Science Education
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

If you love science and maths, and would like to share your enthusiasm, interest and knowledge with young people, you’ll thrive on the BSc in Science Education.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Are you a change-maker, interested in shaping teaching and learning for the future? Do you want to have a positive impact on young people’s lives, by introducing them to knowledge and skills that are transforming our world?  If so, this programme is for you!

Man playing saxophone in Cregan Library
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Are you passionate about music? Are you fascinated by the big questions and ideas at the heart of religious belief systems? With this degree, you can look forward to a great career as a post-primary teacher in two highly rewarding subjects.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Are you passionate about languages and learning? Do you want to play a part in the language development of the next generation? Then this course is for you.

Religious Education and English
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

This course gives you a pathway to a rewarding and varied career in post-primary teaching, qualifying you to teach Religious Education and English to Honours Leaving Certificate Level.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Are you interested in a rewarding and varied career in post-primary teaching? Are you fascinated by history and the big ideas that underpin religious belief? Do you want to have a positive impact on young people’s lives and development? If the answer is yes, then this course could be for you.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

There’s a strong demand for educators and trainers across Ireland, from individual communities through to large organisations. On this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to enter a career area that can change lives, and one that has excellent employment opportunities.

DCU St Patrick's Campus
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you want a varied career that allows you to develop people’s skills and knowledge in a wide range of settings? This course puts you on the road to being a qualified trainer and also offers a pathway to DCU’s BSc in Education and Training.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Become a leading professional in Accounting and gain skills to take your business career anywhere

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Take your knowledge to new heights and gain the skills for a successful career in Aviation. Become a pilot, air traffic controller or take up exciting management roles in the aviation sector

 

Business Studies
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Providing you with the essential toolkit for a career in the world of business

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Experience the world of work and study in the USA while you gain two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Immersing you into Canadian work-life and culture while you study - gain two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Learn how companies leverage digital technologies to innovate, transform and succeed

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Gain fluency in a second language and emerge into French work-life and culture while you study - Gain two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Dive into the world of global business while experiencing German culture and work-life - Gain two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the global business world while immersing yourself into the Spanish culture and work-life - with two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

If your ambition is to have a career in business that gives you international opportunities, then this course could be for you.

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Business School

Develop an entrepreneurial outlook and excel in an innovative marketing world led by technology

BA in Humanities (Psychology Major)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Open Education
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Psychology

Are you interested in upskilling by studying psychology modules? Are you seeking to study for personal enjoyment? Then the Single Module Programme Psychology (SMPPY) is for you.

Chemistry Overview
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Chemical Sciences

As a chemist, you can help to solve everyday challenges and change people’s lives for the better. 

 

Analytical Science
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Chemical Sciences

Are you interested in how analytical science can help make a better world?

 

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Chemical Sciences

Are you a highly motivated independent student who is eager to challenge yourself in the different branches of chemistry?

Chemistry with AI
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Chemical Sciences

Do you want to have real impact in an area such as drug design, climate change,fighting pollution, or smart materials development?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Health and Human Performance

Are you fascinated by how the body works and passionate about improving how people move, work, exercise and play sports? This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue a dual award and attain both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science.

Physical Education with Mathematics
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Health and Human Performance

Do you really enjoy both physical activity and mathematics? This course is a brilliant opportunity to combine your passions and go on to make a positive impact on society through education.

Physical Education with Biology
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Health and Human Performance

Do you really enjoy getting active while also having a passion for subjects such as biology and science?

Blood Lactate Profiling. Sample Collection
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Health and Human Performance

Can you imagine supporting an elite athlete to the heights of their career or helping to coach a team to be among the best in the world?

 

Psychology
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Psychology

Are you fascinated by the human mind and human behaviour? Would you like to understand how we think, act, react and interact, and use your knowledge and skills to help people?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Psychology

Are you interested in human behaviour? Do you have an aptitude for high-level mathematics and scientific inquiry? 

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Psychology

Do you want to gain the collaborative and transferable skills you’ll need to move forward in a society driven by digital and technological innovation?

Bioprocessing and Biopharma
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Biotechnology

Interested in developing new drugs such as life-saving vaccines or in creating innovative mass market food products?

Genetics and Cell Biology
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Biotechnology

Do you want to work at the forefront of genetic research and medical treatment?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Biotechnology

If you’re endlessly fascinated by how living things function and keen to make a contribution to humanity, biological sciences will appeal to you.

Biotechnology
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Biotechnology

Are you fascinated by the idea of controlling, fixing or changing biological systems to benefit humanity and global society? 

 

Environmental Science and Technology
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Chemical Sciences

Do you want to help solve society's greatest challenges such as climate change and environmental pollution?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

Interested in how the world works and how science seeks to answer the big questions? If you can answer yes to that question, have a logical mind and a flair for mathematics, Physics General Entry may be the route for you.

Physics with Astronomy
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

Do you enjoy maths and have a keen interest in how the universe works? This course is ideal for you.

Physics with Biomedical Sciences
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

Are you a naturally curious person with analytical skills, perseverance, and a broad range of interests?

Applied Physics
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

Are you interested in understanding how the natural world works at a deep level?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

By doing this groundbreaking degree, you’ll combine the skills and knowledge of a physics degree with the advanced data analytics tools you need to solve real-world problems in new and exciting ways.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mathematical Sciences

Want to use your love of and talent for mathematics to set yourself apart on the job market?

Actuarial Mathematics
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mathematical Sciences

Do you excel in mathematics and problem solving? Do you love to understand subjects through using logic and tackling challenges?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mathematical Sciences

Do you love maths? Do you especially enjoy calculus, probability and statistics?

Health and Society
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

If you know you’d like to support and improve people’s health, in Ireland or elsewhere, you can explore the possibilities in this course.

Nursing (Mental Health)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Are you interested in mental health? Do you love working with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds?

Nursing (General)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

If you have a genuine interest in people and love the idea of working with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, nursing could be for you.

Children's Nursing (Higher Diploma)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing and Human Sciences

If you’re already a registered nurse who would like to specialise in paediatric nursing, this course is for you.

Nursing (Children's and General integrated)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

If helping both adults and children, and making a difference to their lives while they are ill, appeals to you, this programme is a good choice for you.

Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Would you like a career providing holistic care to people with an intellectual disability?

Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Would you like a career as a peer support worker or a family peer support worker?  Then this course is ideal for you.

Homeless Prevention and Intervention
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Nursing and Human Sciences

Are you working in a service that supports homeless people?

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Computing

If you’re both creative and practical, a lateral thinker who loves tech and enjoys working with people, this course is for you.

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Can you imagine designing and building a better electric vehicle, jet engine or wind turbine? Maybe you’ve figured out a way to improve inhalers or door handles. If you’re fascinated by how things work and are made, enjoy getting caught up in the details, and thrive as part of a team, choose Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Transitioning to zero carbon is one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity. Students who do this innovative programme will be ready to tackle the huge challenges thrown up by climate change, while also being mindful of the environmental impact of any engineering work they do.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

From realistic and powerful prosthetic limbs to individually engineered implants, and from high-tech scanners to tiny cameras that can explore blood vessels, biomedical engineers work to develop products at the cutting edge of what is possible to heal and help the human body.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Computing

Our world runs on computing. It’s used in every single sector and industry. From climate modelling and the study of disease to high tech companies and the latest online games, innovation and progress needs software engineers to solve problems and build products.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Electronic Engineering

Do you want to create, innovate and make a lasting impact on the world? Are you a critical thinker who’d love to be part of a team solving real-world problems? Choose engineering.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Computing

Fancy a career as a professional problem solver, investigator and storyteller? That’s exactly what a data scientist is. 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Electronic Engineering

Calling maths lovers! If you’d like to be able to fix a gaming remote or build a smart doorbell from scratch, you need to study Electronic and Computer Engineering.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law & Government and Electronic Engineering

Want to change the world? To address global challenges like climate change, fake news and global inequality, the world needs curious, ambitious people who can develop smart, sustainable solutions.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Want to build the robots of the future? If you’re fascinated by robotics and automation, this is the course to do.

 

 

Humanities - Arts
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Communications
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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law and Government

Set yourself apart with the only degree in Ireland integrating Economics, Politics and Law in one degree programme

Politics - Arts
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law and Government
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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of History and Geography

Develop a unique set of skills to tackle climate and environmental issues facing industry and policy makers today

 

joint honours - languages
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
SALIS
Arts: Joint Honours (Law)
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law and Government
Joint Honours Media Studies
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Communications
Contemporary Culture and Society
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
SALIS

Explore media, politics, culture and innovation to develop key transferable skills for a thriving career.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law and Government

Do you enjoy problem solving and want to know more about the role law plays in the regulation of society? 

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law and Government

Calling all curious, open-minded, independent thinkers who want to know how the world really works (and how to change it) – this is the degree course with global career opportunities for you

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
SALIS

Become expert in two languages with excellent translation skills for an exciting global career

 

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Communications

Bring your passion for digital technologies to design multimedia experiences that engage, inform and entertain audiences at home and around the world.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Communications

Do you want to help people stay informed, entertained and understand the world? Become a journalist and play a leading role in informing society.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Communications

Explore the world of communications and develop hands-on media production skills

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

Gnó agus Gaeilge – Bí cruthaitheach agus iomaíoch

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Theology, Philosophy and Music

Are you passionate about music? Do you love singing, playing an instrument or both? This degree will help you become a fully trained, high-level performing musician.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Law & Government and Electronic Engineering

Want to change the world? To address global challenges like climate change, fake news and global inequality, the world needs curious, ambitious people who can develop smart, sustainable solutions.

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Theology, Philosophy and Music

Explore enduring questions, global issues and big ideas with a deep dive into the academic study of religion in a complex world

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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

Gnó agus Gaeilge – Bí cruthaitheach agus iomaíoch

BA Single Module
Level:
Undergraduate
School:
School of Theology, Philosophy and Music
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Level:
Undergraduate
School:
Institute of Education

Are you passionate about languages and learning? Do you want to play a part in the language development of the next generation? Then this course is for you.

Postgraduate course listing by Faculty

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

This flexible, blended learning programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to complete a programme of study focused on the theory and practice of learning and development in contemporary organisational contexts.  Students will also develop an advanced understanding of research methodologies and reflective and critical problem solving skills.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

Our MSc in Emergency Management programme is delivered, part-time, over two years via a block release structure. This means you typically attend classes over two consecutive days per month (usually Thursday and Friday). We do this so that you can adjust your study around your own daily life.

We are always horizon scanning and adapting the content of the course to suit the emergency manager of the future. Presently, the core topics include:

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

How the programme is delivered:

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

Full time students (DC516) will undertake six core modules in a range of digital marketing related topics in addition to an applied research project or dissertation in 12 months. 

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

Because all students come from similar backgrounds, it has been possible to design the MSc in Accounting so that it encompasses both professional and conceptual material.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The programme aims to produce professionally qualified Organisational Psychologists and Organisational Behaviour specialists who shall:

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School
  • The programme is designed in conjunction with both leading industry and academic experts.
  • Subject matter incorporates both professional and applied business material as well as an analytics component.
  • Lectures are delivered by experienced experts from academia, industry and practice, facilitating graduates with the most up-to-date theory and practice.
  • Select between a dissertation and an applied research project, where students can gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients.
Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The objectives of the programme are to provide graduates with:

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

What will I study?

Semester 1: 

International Business: Disruption & Challenges

Strategy in a Global Context

Marketing & Customer Experience Management

Cross Cultural Agility

Economic Geography & GeoPolitics

Business Process Innovation

Semester 2: 

Statistics for Business

Data Analytics & Visualisation

International Corporate Finance

Consulting Skills

Technology Management

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Intelligence and Technology covers a range of skills that are both in short supply and highly demanded.  This includes the ability to develop modern financial products and services that customers, especially young customers, want to use.  For that we focus on the technical skills of financial data science and machine learning. 

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Sustainability, Leadership, and Innovation (ASLI) is aimed at developing practitioners in the aviation management space to enable them to lead sustainably, innovate and understand the regulatory environment in their organisations and beyond.  The progamme has been designed to be complementary to the MSc in Aviation Leadership, whereby students can continue their studies to achieve the MSc degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Sustainability, Leadership and Innovation is delivered via blended learning, with on-campus classes, synchronous and asynchronous online lectures, and optional elements of on-campus events to enhance networking opportunities and a good student experience.  Additional e-tutorials, individual online tasks and discussion boards will be used to develop and apply learning.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The objectives of the programme are to provide graduates with:

An in-depth understanding of the theories and conceptual frameworks underpinning people management.

Insights into the latest developments in HRM.

An understanding of the strategic level of analysis at which business decisions are made and of the links between management of human resources, business strategy, finance and performance.

Expertise in cross-cultural management, industrial relations and managing human resources internationally.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

Students will take a number of key strategic management based modules. Strategy and Competition will provide students with a thorough grounding in the nature of business strategy, strategic interaction, competition, and competitive advantage, while Strategy and Leadership deepens students’ understanding of the strategy process in its wider context, developing skills in business analysis and strategic thinking.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

This one-year Masters programme is designed to produce the kind of professionals in greatest demand in the financial industry. It does so by fostering analytical and decision making skills and helping you build a set of rigorous competences in financial subjects.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The DCU Executive MBA is a part-time programme, delivered one day per week (Thursdays 2.00-9.00) over 2 years across 4 semesters.

 

In the first year of the Executive MBA programme, you will develop an understanding of the range of foundation disciplines and their potential contribution to business leadership and organisational effectiveness. The second year of the programme will be characterised by an integrated approach, which focuses more specifically on the key strategic drivers of sustainable growth and operational excellence.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The programme begins with an introduction to the key business disciplines. Accounting for Business Decision Making provides students with an introduction to and overview of financial and management accounting, focusing on the techniques of financial statement analysis and informed investment decision making for real life companies. The Economics module will further the students' understanding of economic principles and the application of economics to the business environment.

Level:
Postgraduate
School:
Business School

The programme objectives are:

  • To develop students' understanding of the concepts and theories which underpin markets and products
  • To enable students to price, hedge and manage the risk embedded in financial products
  • To equip students to create value in investment, treasury and banking environments.

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Level:
Postgraduate
School:
School of Physical Sciences

The programme is free to eligible post-primary teachers and is fully funded by the Department of Education and Skills as part of the national strategy to support the implementation of STEM education and improve standards in physics education in post-primary schools by increasing the numbers of qualified teachers of physics.

     
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The MSc in Specialist Nursing / Midwifery for Future Healthcare is a new blended delivery national programme which will prepare nurses / midwives for specialist clinical and managerial roles. Theoretical modules will be delivered primarily online, and the programme also has a significant practice based component which will be delivered through a supervised clinical practicum combined with tutorials.  

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The MSc in Child and Family Health and Wellbeing will appeal to recent graduates, early and mid-career professionals who work with, or who aspire to work with children, young people and their families in various capacities. The programme is suitable to individuals from across different disciplines, including, but not limited to, children’s nurses and other nursing disciplines, allied health and social care professionals, and related areas such as those working in community, voluntary and non-governmental organisations. 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The core curriculum of this programme, delivered by an interdisciplinary group of experts,  gives students the knowledge, skillsets and experiences required to understand and influence health and social inclusion in Ireland and abroad. Topic areas include:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Health and Human Performance

    The aim of the MSc in Elite Sport Performance is to provide an opportunity for postgraduate study to appropriately qualified early-career sport professionals across relevant sport performance disciplines (e.g., sport science and coaching) and to acquire advanced subject knowledge in this field. We will offer candidates the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary study that allows them to investigate issues in elite sport performance.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Biotechnology

    The programme is delivered via a hybrid approach of face-to-face teaching and online delivery of modules, together with hands-on experience in a research laboratory.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Biotechnology

    This course has been designed to:

    • Update and upgrade the knowledge, understanding and skills of graduates who are interested in pursuing or are currently working in the Biopharmaceutical industry.

    • Retrain graduates working in related disciplines, by providing advanced level modules in the theory, analysis design and practical methodology of the rapidly evolving subjects that are associated with this sector.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mathematical Sciences

    The aims of the programme are:

    • To open up advanced career opportunities for graduates of traditional mathematics courses

    • To give specialists in other numerate disciplines (e.g. engineers, scientists or economists) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of mathematics and to master powerful modern mathematical techniques

    To achieve these aims it is intended:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mathematical Sciences

    The course involves three main strands: Astrophysics, Relativity, and Computational Science and Data Analysis. All topics are covered in the first semester of the course, laying the foundations for the advanced study of these topics in the second semester. 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Psychology

    This course is a one-year, intensive, full-time MSc, which has been fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. Classes are timetabled for between 20-30 hours per week each semester. This course covers the key mandatory areas of psychology including:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Psychology

    The 90-credit programme is offered on both a one-year full-time and two-year part-time basis.

    One-year, full-time

    The full-time commitment is between two and two and a half days on campus per week (Monday and Tuesday*) for one year. In addition, all students are expected to attend a week-long Spring School on the DCU Glasnevin campus, usually held in March*.

    Two-year, part-time

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    This course will: 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    Our strategic aim for this programme is to provide the first Irish Level 9, taught programme in Sexuality and Sexual Health Education. The objectives are to:

    • Train a generation of educators in sexuality and sexual health

    • Elaborate on sexuality-related literary, artistic and cultural discourses

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Health and Human Performance

    The programme comprises of both research and taught elements. Modules 1 - 4 comprise modules (60 ECTS) that critically reflect on theories and practice of sport performance, develop an advance understanding of research methodologies and skills, and provide students an opportunity to relate this knowledge and understanding to their own applied and professional context. Module 5, the DProfElite (Sport) Thesis (180 ECTS), involves the completion of a research project and thesis. 

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The programme is not running in September 2022.

    The structure of the Grad Cert award will comprise 30 credits. Students will undertake three modules in total: two 10 credit core modules and one 10 credit option module. Aimed at busy professionals wishing to study part-time, the programme offers two pathways of study (determined by their clinical work setting):

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

    The objectives of the course are to enable candidates to acquire:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Electronic Engineering

    About this course

    The programme offers advanced-level courses in the theory, analysis, design and modelling of electronic and computer technology in an up-to-date, industry-relevant modern programme, which aims for students:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    Life on Campus

    We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    Law & Government / Computing

    Programme Structure

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Electronic Engineering

    About This Course

    Students take a total of eight taught modules plus a year-long masters project. Taught modules are taken in Semester 1 (Sept-Dec) and Semester 2 (Jan-Apr). The masters project runs from October to August of the following calendar year, so students beginning their programme in September can complete in a total of 12 months.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    About this course

    This course aims:

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Computing

    About this course

    The strong practical focus of the programme culminates in a project practicum, carried out over the summer months. Typically, students will develop a prototype software system in their Major area that targets a real-world problem. They may also analyse processes or techniques, and propose and evaluate alternatives. Most projects are individual but, exceptionally, may be carried out as part of a team.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Electronic Engineering

    About this course

    To give students the knowledge, experience and skills to access either of our Masters programme in Electronic & Computer Engineering. The MEQ course itself does not carry an award, but it offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate their aptitude to join the Masters programmes.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Electronic Engineering

    About this course

    This programme is designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills in Electronic Systems and Telecommunications Engineering.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    About this course

    The aim of this course is:

    • To provide relevant fundamental Mechanical and Manufacturing knowledge in preparation for the MEng programme.
    • To be a skills conversion programme.
    MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure

    To facilitate both interdisciplinarity and specialisation, the MA will be divided into two streams: law and computing. Entrance on to either the law or computing stream will be dependent upon existing education. All students will complete 4 core modules which will offer a mix of law and computing and will be accessible to all admitted students. For example, the core law modules will be accessible to students from a non-legal background and the core computing modules will be accessible to students from a non-computing background.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    About this course

    The aim of this course is:

    • To provide relevant fundamental Mechanical and Manufacturing knowledge in preparation for the MEng programme.
    • To be a skills conversion programme.
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    The European Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI) offers a highly integrated, multilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum, which is articulated into two years (120 ECTS). EMILDAI students will receive a joint master’s degree awarded by the partner universities they attend (joint degree ‘per track’).

    MA in European Law and Policy
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure and Content

    The Masters in European Law and Policy is designed to integrate legal and policy analysis and to equip students with complementary knowledge and skills across both fields.  It is designed to ensure students have a comprehensive grounding in both EU law and policy analysis while allowing for some specialisation in either law or policy through optional modules and the dissertation topic. 

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    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

    Clár an chúrsa:

    Thar tréimhse dhá bhliain, tugann mic léinn pháirtaimseartha faoi mhodúil i réimse topaicí a bhaineann leis an ngnó digiteach, bainistíocht agus ceannaireacht, agus cúrsaí straitéise agus margaíochta, chomh maith le tionscadal nó tráchtas sa taighde feidhmeach. Dearadh gach ceann de na modúil ar mhaithe le freastal ar threochtaí atá ag teacht chun cinn i saol na hoibre sa lá atá inniu ann.

    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    Law & Government / Computing

    Programme Structure

    MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure

    To facilitate both interdisciplinarity and specialisation, the MA will be divided into two streams: law and computing. Entrance on to either the law or computing stream will be dependent upon existing education. All students will complete 4 core modules which will offer a mix of law and computing and will be accessible to all admitted students. For example, the core law modules will be accessible to students from a non-legal background and the core computing modules will be accessible to students from a non-computing background.

    MA in Creative Writing
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of English

    Programme Aims and Objectives

    MA in Translation Studies
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    SALIS

    Programme Structure and Content

    The MSc in Translation Technology:

    • Develops a range of professional and linguistic skills appropriate to the translation profession
    • Equips students with the technological tools and skills required in the profession
    • Provides practical training in the use of translation tools and an introduction to computer programming
    • Introduces students to contemporary theoretical issues in Translation Studies

    Students on the MSc in Translation Technology take these core modules

    MA in Children's Writing and Literature
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of English

    Why Do This Programme?

    MA in Theology and World Religions
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Theology, Philosophy and Music

    Why Do This Programme?

    You’ll have access to DCU’s widely recognised expertise in the fields of Christian theology, comparative theology and world religions, theological ethics, biblical studies, philosophy of religion, public dialogue, and to the resources of our Institute of Ethics and the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue.

    Upon completion of this programme, you’ll:

     

    MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility)
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Theology, Philosophy and Music

    Programme Content and Structure

    The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) specifically expands on the theoretical perspective of business ethics as well as its practical management tools.

    Upon successful completion of the course of study for this award, a graduate will be able to:

    MA in Ethics
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Theology, Philosophy and Music

    Why Do This Programme?

    • Gain an understanding of a broad range of ethical theories and principles at the forefront of general and applied ethics.
    • Acquire a critical awareness of contemporary public and professional ethical issues, together with new ethical insights, developed and informed by a variety of philosophical, theological, human rights, and intercultural perspectives.
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    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

    Struchtúr agus Ábhar an Chláir

    Is féidir an chéim a bhaint amach trí chlár bliana lánaimseartha nó go páirtaimseartha trí chlár dhá bhliain. Má roghnaíonn tú an clár bliana, déanfaidh tú trí mhodúl i Seimeastar 1 agus trí mhodúl eile i Seimeastar 2, agus freastalóidh tú ar léachtaí ar an gcampas cúpla tráthnóna sa tseachtain. Scrúdú scríofa nó measúnuithe leanúnacha a bhíonn i gceist leis an measúnú. Déanfaidh tú miontráchtas a scríobh faoi stiúir léachtóra.
     

    MA in History
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of History and Geography

    Programme Structure and Content

    Modules are taught through a combination of seminars, workshops, small group discussions and field trips. There is a strong emphasis on active and independent learning.  All modules are 10 credits and are examined by continuous assessment in the form of reviews, essays, research papers, learning journals and class presentations.

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    Interpretation and Argument in History Writing

    MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Communications

    Programme

    DCU’s MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications focuses on the “why” of communication decisions, rather than just the “how” of any communication activities. As a result, students completing the programme will: 

    MSc in Climate Change
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure and Content

    Climate change is growing ever more central to politics, policymaking, planning, business, and civil society, both in terms of mitigating our impact on the climate, and building resilience to current and future climate impacts through adaptation. At a global level, the Paris Agreement on climate change, agreed at COP21 in Paris in December 2015, set a pathway towards full decarbonisation of the global economy in the second half of this century.

    MA in Refugee Integration
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    SALIS

    Programme Structure and Content

    As a full-time student, you will take three core modules in Semester 1, together with a (year-long) research methodology module. In Semester 2, you will choose three modules from a range of options. A 12,000 word dissertation will be submitted in September.

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    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Theology, Philosophy and Music

    The next intake for this programme will be September 2023.

    Programme Content and Structure

    The programme is offered part-time over two years. Lectures take place in Drumcondra on Monday evenings and on one Saturday per semester. 

    Students must successfully complete six core taught modules:

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    LLM
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure and Content

    MSc in Public Policy
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure and Content

    You’ll take four core modules, and choose two other modules from a suite of options, followed by a Policy Analysis Exercise. An innovative departure from the traditional dissertation, this Policy Analysis Exercise — which can be linked to your employment — is an opportunity for you to work on real policy problems set by public organisations.

    MA in Political Communications
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Communications

    Programme Content and Structure

    The MA in Political Communication examines the rapidly changing relationship between the media, politics and the public, and considers how their overlapping relations influence democracy and the distribution of power.

    The Programme deals with major issues in the contemporary political communication arena including media coverage of politics, the role of spin, agenda-setting, public relations, political advertising and digital media.

    MA in International Security and Conflict Studies
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure and Content

    This MA can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or in two years on a part-time basis.

    As a full-time student, you’ll take three core modules in Semester 1, along with a research methodology class. In Semester 2, you’ll take three modules from a range of thematic- and region-focused options. A 15,000 word dissertation is due in September.

    MSc in Translation Technology
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    SALIS

    Programme Structure and Content

    Students on the MA in Translation Studies take core modules Translation Technology, Computerised Terminology, Translation Theory, Research Methodologies and Simulated Translation Bureau. Specialised translation modules available are from French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese into English, and from English into Irish.

    Optional modules include, Localisation, Community Interpreting, Digital Methods in Language and Discourse.

    MA in Social Media Communications
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Communications

    Programme Aims

    • To introduce students to theories, critical concepts and methods relating to social media.
    • To Investigate and relate institutional, technical and social factors shaping social media practices.
    • To critically examine social media practices by a variety of actors, including politicians, businesses, journalists and publics.
    • To analyse the impact of social media in politics, socio-cultural and economic life.
    • To enable students to develop effective social media communicative strategies.
    MA in International Relations
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    Programme Structure and Content

    This MA can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or in two years on a part-time basis.

    As a full-time student, you’ll take three core modules in Semester 1, along with a research methodology class. In Semester 2, you’ll take three modules from a range of thematic- and region-focused options. A 15,000 word dissertation is due in September.

    MSc in Science and Health Communication
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Communications

    Programme Content and Structure

    This programme is offered full-time over one year and part-time over two years.

    MSc in Emerging Media
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Communications

    Programme Content and Structure

    This programme is offered full-time over one year.

    Students take a combination of core and option modules in areas such Responsive Media, Moving Image, Media Innovation, Sound Design and Media Animation. All students complete a Final Team Production Project.

    To provide students from a range of undergraduate and skills' backgrounds with an effective learning environment with respect to digital media technologies and content creation.

    MA in Journalism
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Communications

    Programme Aims and Objectives

    International MA in Security Intelligence and Strategic Studies
    Level:
    Postgraduate
    School:
    School of Law and Government

    The IMSISS consortium recognises that we are operating in an extraordinary time and that our applicants may be concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    The IMSISS programme continues to operate and will run for students joining the programme in September 2021. We are continuing to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation as it develops. 

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