This Full-time MSc/Higher Diploma programme in Geocomputation aims to provide a sound theoretical and practical foundation in geocomputation for numerate graduates with suitable backgrounds in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, geography, computer science, geomatics, and mining, and professionals working in cognate disciplines.

Entry requirements

Candidates for research degrees will normally be expected to have at least an upper Second Class Honours degree or a relevant Masters degree. Relevant academic backgrounds include Geography, Computing Science, Surveying, Geomatics, Mathematics and Physics. We recommend that candidates contact the Programme Director in the first instance. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850


MH50B 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

There is an international shortage of highly skilled researchers able to handle large and complex datasets. Thus far our graduates have continued with research in academic environments but there are opportunities in public and private sector research and development, with environmental concerns and policy organisations: much depends on the substantive area of the thesis topic. This might focus on the innovative collection and processing of new datasets, on visualising complex datasets in multiple dimensions, on machine learning or on algorithms for the spatial analysis of data in a particular application area, for example health and retailing.

Further enquiries

Tel +353 (0)1 708 6455
Address The National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include geographical information science in practice, visualisation methods and techniques and spatial databases.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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