Fees and Entry Requirements

Fees & Funding Support

Up-to-date fee information on fees for EU and non-EU students is available on the university's Finance Office webpages.

General Entry Requirements

For admission to the MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law programme, successful applicants will have - 

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent.
  • Computing stream applicants must have an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent in Computer Science, Computing, Computer applications or a related discipline. Candidates with significant experience in the software development sector in addition to an Honours primary degree in some other discipline, may also be considered for entry.
  • Law stream applicants must normally have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade One (H2.1) in a primary degree (level 08) in law or an interdisciplinary degree which includes law as a significant component. Applicants who have not achieved a H2.1 may apply but applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.
  • If an applicant has not yet completed their degree, then a conditional offer may be made on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of no less than a H2.2 degree.
  • Applicant with appropriate combinations of professional qualification and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here.

 

To apply for this programme

All applicants should apply through www.pac.ie. 

Search for course code DC786 for Full-Time and DC787 for Part-Time.

  • Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
  • A 400 word (approx.) personal statement including:
  1. State which stream you are applying for (Law stream or Computing stream);
  2. Why you wish to study the programme;
  3. What in your record and experience makes you suitable for the MA programme;
  4. The impact which you expect the MA. programme would have on your future career.

Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.

If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.

International Applications

Applicants must providence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.

Please note if you are an International Student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:
Closing date for non EU applicants is 12th July 2019.
Closing date for EU applicants is 9th August 2019.
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.
Queries
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to registry@dcu.ie
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to international.office@dcu.ie
Commencement of Programme 
The programme commences in September 2019.