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Computer Science - Data Analytics

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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 a global shortage of talent and expertise in data analytics and data science. This MSc and Diploma programme will provide graduates of computing or related degrees with the deep technical knowledge and analytical skills to succeed in this growth area.

Applications may apply for the following programme options:
• One-year MSc full-time (GYE06)
• One-year Diploma (GY27)
• Two-year MSc part-time (GYE07)

Course Content
The MSc option is an 90-ECTS course with three main elements: foundational modules (20 ECTS), advanced modules (40 ECTS), and a substantial capstone project (30 ECTS). Students taking the two-year part-time option will undertake a larger capstone project (40 ECTS) and take 10 ECTS less in taught module.

The one-year part-time Diploma in Computer Science (Data Analytics) is a 30 ECTS programme. Diploma students will be eligible to progress to the second year of the part-time MSc if they achieve a minimum of a 2.1 in the diploma year. Career Opportunities Graduates will be excellently qualified to pursue new career opportunities in industry, to establish new ventures or do PhD-level research.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
This MSc is targeted at high-performing graduates of Level 8 computer science programmes or Level 8 science or engineering programmes that offer sufficient training in computing. Eligibility will be determined by the programme director. The minimum requirement for entry to the full-time and part-time programme is normally a 2.1 degree. Additionally, part-time applicants should have 3+ years of industry experience and availability to attend lectures in NUI Galway. On an exceptional basis, candidates who do not meet these requirements but are deemed by the programme director to have reached an equivalent standard may also be considered.


Full-time MSc: 1 year; Part-time Diploma: 1 year; Part-time MSc: 2 years.

Further enquiries

Mary Hardiman
T: +353 91 493 143


1. This is a distinctive programme that is closely aligned to the research and teaching expertise of the Discipline of Information Technology and The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway.

2. Graduates will be excellently qualified for new career opportunities in any area that relies upon data analysis for competitive advantage, research insights and innovation.

3. CNN lists jobs in the Data Analytics area in its "Top 10 best new jobs in America".

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