MSc Computer Science (Conversion) is a skills conversion graduate programme for individuals who hold a primary degree in another discipline (e.g., Arts, Commerce), and would like to enter into an IT related career.
• Programme tailored to the needs of non-Computer Science graduates
• Modules covering the fundamental skills required by modern technology companies complemented by one semester of advanced specialized modules
• Significant research-oriented project with presentation
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
16 Months Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Programme tailored to the needs of non-Computer Science graduates.
- Significant research-oriented project with presentation.
- Modules covering the fundamental skills required by modern technology companies complemented by one semester of advanced specialised modules.
- There are excellent job opportunities, with 5,000 job vacancies in the sector at present.
How to Apply
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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
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
• An Upper Second class honors degree, or the international equivalent, in a discipline other than Computer Science is required for entry. (In exceptional circumstances, a Lower Second class honors degree (2:2 grade) will be considered if the applicant shows evidence of significant relevant prior experiential learning.)
• Computer Science is a mathematical subject involving logical understanding and reasoning and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of mathematics.
If English is not your native language, unless you have done your primary degree through English in an English speaking country, an English language qualification is required for all programmes. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
These are the minimum entry requirements additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- 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+
- 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 center 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
Ireland is home to the world’s top 10 technology companies. It is known as the Internet and Games Capital of Europe and is among the world’s most technologically developed nations. There are excellent job opportunities, with 5,000 job vacancies in the sector at present.
Some of the roles graduates of this MSc have worked in include the following:
• Software Engineer
• Computer Programmer
• IT Project Analyst
• Performance Engineer
• SAP Support Engineer
• Python Developer
• Web Applications Developer
• Business Analyst
• Technical Analyst
• Technical Consultant
Companies that have employed graduates include IBM, Dell, Accenture, SAP, Mastercard, Computershare Ireland, Deloitte Ireland, First Derivatives, General Motors, Bearing Point, Logentries, AIB, Eircom and Paddy Power.
High achieving graduates from this programme may also be eligible to pursue a graduate research degree in a Computer Science related field.