MSc Computer Science – Future Network System

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview

The new M.Sc in Computer Science has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Computing specializing in one of four exciting areas:

Data Science, Intelligent Systems, Graphics and Vision Technologies and Future Networked Systems. The course is designed and taught by staff who are renowned research leaders in their fields. The course content is inspired by their cutting-edge work as well as their contacts with leading industry researchers around the globe. We expect our graduates to be in high-demand for top-end research and development positions within leading multi-national companies and from startup companies alike. There will also be opportunities to progress to PhD study with many funded positions available locally.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

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?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 23,950

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • This strand is linked to the CONNECT research centre. CONNECT is a national research centre for Future Networks and Communications. It brings together world-class expertise from ten academic institutes to create a hub of expertise in Wireless Networks, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security.
  • Ireland is consistently voted one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world.
  • It is also aligned with the Trinity Centre for Future Cities which investigates the modern metropolis and explores how existing infrastructures can be optimised to improve how cities work.
  • The Future Networked Systems strand deals with how things become smart and connected as software systems are more and more embedded in our everyday environments, from mobile social networking to managing city resources such as road traffic.

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

The MSc programme aims to produce very high quality graduates that can become leaders in high-tech industry and academic research. It will be intensive, demanding and rewarding.
For entry to the course, we require the following:
• A II.1 (60-69%) grade or higher from a reputable university in Computing or strongly related discipline
• A standard of English language competence that will allow full participation in coursework, classwork and other activities – this means an IELTS level of 6.5 overall with no single component below 6.0
• You need to be able to be fully competent in programming in C, C++ or Java [for Graphics and Vision Technologies, you will need to have or acquire competence in C++]
• A strong work ethic and the resolve to strongly engage with the demanding programme. This means, for example, that it will be extremely difficult to do the course while holding part-time employment.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

Graduates will be suited to careers with large-scale multinationals such as Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Amazon, Google, Arista Networks Limited, Cisco and Bell Labs, together with management consulting companies and a variety of dynamic start-ups.


Applicants are advised to apply early as we receive a very large number of applications for this course