Postgraduate Courses

We have three taught postgraduate programmes here in the School of Computing in DCU.

M.Sc. in Computing (MCM)

One Year Full-time/Two Years Part-time
PAC Code: DC836 (full-time) DC837 (part-time)

The M.Sc. in Computing offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting edge skills, which enable them to produce high quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy.

Exposed to the latest ideas and best industry practice, students gain the opportunity to hone analytical, creative and critical faculties, as well as acquire novel techniques and experience. The importance of a developed awareness of the professional responsibilities, required in the software engineering profession, is also emphasised.

M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce (MECT/MECB)

One Year Full-time
PAC Code: DC821

Featuring a common core curriculum with two distinct streams: a business stream and a technical stream, this programme is designed to produce the kind of e-business technologists, managers and entrepreneurs in greatest demand by the information economy. It does this by providing students on each stream with a powerful combination of technological and business skills of relevance to electronic commerce applications. A strong collaborative ethos across the business and technical tracks is fostered through the extensive shared curriculum, interactive teaching modes and overall entrepreneurial orientation. As a result, the graduates of this programme are equipped with multi-faceted skills required to operate successfully in the exciting and dynamic industry of e-commerce.

M.A. in Data Protection and Privacy Law (MDPP)

One Year Full-time/Two Years Part-time
PAC Code:  DC786 (full-time)  DC787 (part-time)

This multi-disciplinary M.A. is jointly offered with the DCU School of Law and Government. The programme is designed to provide the next generation of system architects, CIOs and data protection officers that must chart the course between technological innovation in data processing and maintaining legal compliance while protecting the rights of citizens.

It offers a choice of two entry streams, for applicants from a computing or law background. Tailored modules will provide students with the preparation necessary to complete modules in a new discipline (e.g. law for computing graduates). Students can select from a set of advanced module options, and the final piece of research (a law dissertation or a computing practicum), will enable specialisation in either law or computing concerns.

Students will be immersed in the latest best practice and research at the intersection of law and technology. They will develop a systematic understanding of the rights, responsibilities, pitfalls and appropriate technological solutions required under GDPR and European data protection law. The importance of a well-developed awareness of professional responsibilities and ethics required is also emphasised.