Postgraduate
MSc Computer Science – Data Analytics

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Almost everything we do results in data being created and stored somewhere. Individuals, communities, business and governments face major challenges in harnessing all this data to create knowledge that will underpin a healthier, safer, more productive world.

There is an acute global shortage of talent and expertise in Data Analytics and Data Science. Due to the strong demand for these graduates and the leading edge quality of this particular programme, annual demand for places on the programme is extremely competitive. This is an advanced MSc programme that is delivered full-time over one year, and provides graduates of Computer Science and closely related areas with in-depth knowledge and skills in the emerging growth area of Data Analytics and Data Science. The MSc in Data Analytics is delivered by a team of highly respected academics based in NUI Galway that are considered international experts in their respective fields. Some of the topic areas include large-scale data analytics, advanced data-mining and machine learning, deep learning, information retrieval, natural language processing, data visualization, web mining, linked-data analytics, simulation and modelling, and digital image processing.
This programme is aimed at graduates with a primary qualification in Computer Science or related subject area. It is not a conversion course, and students are expected to be already at a very high technical standard with regard to the technical elements of their computing background. In addition to completing a range of advanced modules, students will then reinforce their newly gained skills through a 30-credit project that is completed during the summer and evaluated through a thesis (minor dissertation) format. For these projects, students work directly with an academic supervisor in their chosen area of specialization, while they also can pursue the opportunity to collaborate with a research groups across NUI Galway or with an industry partner.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

50

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Data analytics skills are required in every industry.
  • Our graduates currently work for companies as diverse as IBM, SAP, Cisco, Avaya, Google, Fujitsu, Accenture, Paddypower.com, Merck Pharmaceuticals as well as many specialised companies and start-ups.
  • Graduates will be excellently qualified to pursue exciting careers in national and multinational industries in a wide range of areas.
  • Opportunities include: The development of innovative new services and products based on data analytics, The development of new types of data analysis.

Entry requirements

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Prior Qualification: this MSc is targeted at high-performing graduates of Level 8 (or equivalent) computer science programmes, or Level 8 (or equivalent) science/ engineering programmes that offer sufficient training in computing. The minimum academic requirement for entry to the programme is a First Class Honors (or equivalent) from a recognized university or third-level college. However, a good Second Class Honors (or equivalent) can be deemed sufficient on the recommendation of the Programme Director.

English Requirements

Science/Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

Additional English Requirements:

Entry to these programmes requires a minimum overall score of 6.5 IELTS, with no less than 6.5 in the writing ability band and no less than 6.0 in the other bands. If using Duolingo, the equivalent requirement is a score of 110.

Career Prospects


Data analytics skills are required in every industry. Graduates will be excellently qualified to pursue exciting careers in national and multinational industries in a wide range of areas. Our graduates currently work for companies as diverse as IBM, SAP, Cisco, Avaya, Google, Fujitsu, Accenture, Paddypower.com, Merck Pharmaceuticals as well as many specialized companies and start-ups.
Opportunities include:
• The development of innovative new services and products based on data analytics
• The development of new types of data analysis services and solutions
• The creation of leading-edge start-ups that provide analytics solutions and products.
• PhD-level research in NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland, or abroad

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