MSc In Computing (Artificial Intelligence)

Government Funded MSc in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of a digital transformation which is fundamentally redefining the world of work. By 2023 it is expected that almost two-thirds of businesses in Ireland will be using AI or machine learning – a significant increase from the 22 percent who have implemented the technology to date. To realise Ireland’s ambition to become a global centre for AI we need to build the talent base to support it. In order to increase the number of skilled AI specialists, DCU has partnered with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to offer a part-funded, part-time online MSc in Artificial Intelligence.

Ireland is already home to a vibrant, open AI ecosystem that supports collaboration. Over 40 of the world’s leading innovators in AI have an established presence here. The high representation of global leading AI firms in Ireland is not only a significant boost to our economy, it also greatly enhances Ireland’s capacity to compete globally across sectors in which the application of AI is growing, including the healthcare and Medtech sectors, as well as financial services, transportation, and retail. 

To build on this foundation and ensure AI can enable the work we do as well as create new job opportunities and boost our competitiveness on a global level, it is important that the AI talent agenda is prioritised and continually invested in. 

Skillnet Ireland, working in partnership with industry and academia, is playing an increasingly important role in shaping the AI talent agenda through the delivery of learning and development programmes that respond to the growing demand for AI skills in Ireland – and will continue to do so in alignment with the AI: Here for Good strategy. 

Through Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and in partnership with IDA Ireland, Skillnet Ireland facilitated the development of the MSc in Artificial Intelligence which is delivered through Dublin City University (DCU). The MSc programme offering has significantly enhanced the postgraduate learning opportunities of people working in the industry, who have been keen to deepen their computing skills through specialisation in AI.

Leveraging deep roots within the tech sector, the Masters in AI is an entirely industry-designed programme with input from a number of leading ICT companies including Accenture, Citibank, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia Bell Labs, SAP, Storyful, Sytorus, Valeo, and Zalando among others. 

Who Should Apply

This course is aimed at those employed in Republic of Ireland registered companies. To qualify for direct entry to this MSc in Artificial Intelligence the candidate must have a Level 8 Honours Degree (2.2) or higher in Computer Science, Computing, Computer Applications or a related discipline. Applicants without these entry requirements (e.g., Level 7 degree or lower than an Honours 2.2 in a Level 8 degree) may be considered if they can demonstrate previously obtained competence equivalent to the entry requirements.

If you or your business are interested in learning more about the MSc in Artifical Intelligence at DCU, visit the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet website.