M.Sc in E-Commerce (Business/Technical)

M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce ranked 14th globally, out of 4,000 programmes

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More good news for the School of Computing.  The M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce has been ranked 14th, globally, and first in Ireland out of 4,000 programmes, by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking. Twelve years ago,  Professor Alan Smeaton and Professor Brian Leavy from the DCU Business School set up this programme which at the time was novel in its content and in the introduction of the Practicum. The program has consistently pulled in strong numbers of students year after year.  It has continued to  grow successfully and demand is always high for places on the programme. 

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Course Delivery

Innovative Teaching Methods

ecommerce students DCU's MSc in Electronic Commerce really is a degree for life. Not only do students gain an in-depth knowledge of e-commerce, its workings and many applications, but the programme's strong emphasis on practical assessment also means that students can hone vital transferable skills in areas such as presentation, organisation and team-working. This is achieved primarily through the use of innovative teaching methods- including case studies, seminars, presentations, problem-solving exercises and real-life projects- which serve to facilitate integration of theoretical and practical aspects of the programme.The use of guest speakers has also been an important element of the course over the years, with past speakers from companies such as Ericsson, SmartForce, Siemens, IBM, Arthur Andersen and DMR Consulting bringing an industry perspective to proceedings.

Fees & Requirements

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

There are two distinct intakes into the degree programme reflecting the two different streams of the graduates produced:

Technical Stream: Minimum Second Class Honours degree in Computer Science, Computing, Computer Applications or a related discipline. Candidates with significant experience in the electronic commerce/software development sectors, in addition to a primary degree in some other discipline, may also apply for entry.

Business Stream: A minimum second class honours degree in Business, Computing or a related discipline.In exceptional circumstances, candidates with a Lower Second Class Honours degree may be admitted. Candidates with significant business experience, on top of a primary degree in some other discipline, may also apply for entry.


Fees & Funding Support

This programme will be supported by the HEA under the Information Technology Investment Fund resulting in a reduced fee for European Union Students but this decision is subject to review each year. Up-to-date fee information on fees for EU and non-EU students is available on the university's Finance Office webpages.

All EU and Non-EU applicants wish to apply our next intake in September should apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre using the PAC code DC506 for the Business concentration and DC821 for the Technical concentration..

Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are advised to apply as early as possible.

A full list of postgraduate application deadlines can be found here.

Informal enquiries regarding this programme should be directed to

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