Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Computational Social Science

University College Dublin

Course Overview


Do you want to work for companies like Google or Facebook or a Public-Sector organisation that deals with big data about individuals, social networks or social groups?

The new BSc degree in Computational Social Science is at the forefront of this development in Europe. It provides a unique combination of training in social sciences subjects. You learn how to understand human social behaviour through data analysis, social simulation and mathematical modelling, providing crucial skills for a competitive job market.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

During the third year, semester-long study opportunities will be offered in a number of international partner universities.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

500

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This degree is designed to prepare students for employment in companies such as Google or Facebook, but also for work in traditional sectors where the analysis of social data is becoming more and more important.
  • Over the next few years, there will be an increasing demand for graduates who can combine social sciences training with analytical and programming skills.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


This degree is designed to prepare students for employment in companies such as Google or Facebook, but also for work in traditional sectors where the analysis of social data is becoming more and more important. Over the next few years, there will be an increasing demand for graduates who can combine social sciences training with analytical and programming skills. It also leads to a range of graduate study opportunities in social sciences, social data analytics, statistics or computer science.

Notes


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