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Data Science

The Master of Science in Data Science provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing graduates for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries. As well as studying a range of taught courses reflecting the state-of-the-art and the expertise of our internationally respected academic staff, students will undertake a significant programming team project, and develop their own skills in creating a project proposal and in conducting a data science project.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Applicants must have obtained either a second class honours level 8 primary degree (or equivalent) in computer science or mathematical sciences or a second class honours level 8 primary degree (or equivalent) with a strong numerate content (e.g. engineering, finance, physics, biosciences or economics). In such cases the programme team must be satisfied that the numerate content is sufficient for entry to the programme and that applicants have an aggregate grade of a 2H2 in appropriate modules.

Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


Springboard participants take the MSc 1 year part-time. Option for self financing students to take MSc over two years part-time.

CLASSES Springboard - 2 days and 2 evenings per week. Self-financing students over 24 months, two evenings per week from 7-10pm.

Further enquiries

IT Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow, Ireland
Tel: 059 91 75000
Fax: 059 91 75005

Subjects taught

Modules for this programme include: Infrastructure for Data Science, Statistics for Data Science, Programming for Data Analytics Algorithms, Data and Database Technologies, Planning Data Science Applications for Cloud and Mobile Platforms, Data Visualisation and Insights, Research Methods.

Application date

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Course fee

This programme was supported by HEA Springboard+ in 2016/17. Fees under review for 2017/18.

FEES FOR 2016-17 €3,700 per year Springboard

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