Information Systems

Grad Dip Informaton Systems brings together aspects of information technology, data analytics, information & communication studies with a firm grounding in social science. Students will gain an understanding of informatics and will explore the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence on society.

The course is flexible allowing for different areas of specialisation. For instance, students may focus on human-computer interaction, organising information or on using machine learning to mine information from data.

UCD School of Information & Library Studies is an active member of the iSchools consortium – a global collection of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field and sharing a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Quantitative Data AnalysisIS40730
Data & SocietyIS40840
Project ManagementIS40890
AI & EthicsIS41100

Stage 1 - Option
Human Language TechnologiesCOMP40020
Introduction to Cognitive ScieCOMP47230
Digital LibrariesIS40560
Research Theory and PracticeIS40820
Media & SocietyIS40860
Topics in Digital Media & CommIS40870
Communication TheoryIS40880
Digital PolicyIS40910
Media Production CulturesIS40950
Digital Policy IIIS40960
Information EthicsIS41020
Platform GovernanceIS41050
Media Law & PolicyIS41190
Creative & Interactive MediaIS41230
Social Networks Online and OffIS41510
UXD: User-Centered DesignIS41520

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.

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.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip Information Systems FT (W329)
Deadline: Rolling*

Grad Dip Information Systems PT (W330)
Deadline: Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


1 year full time, 2 years part time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
Graduates will be qualified to work in industry, government, universities and NGOs in roles such as:
• Web content manager
• Social media manager
• Webmaster
• Knowledge management analyst
• Digital publisher
• Information architect

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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