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Dublin City University

Dublin City University

Join DCU and become a part of our vibrant and innovative community of 17,000+ students. Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally, we are regarded as one of the world’s leading young universities. DCU is ranked 19th in the world for its graduate employment rate DCU is ranked 19th in the World for Graduate Employment Rate (QS Quality Employability Rankings 2020) and employers consistently choose our graduates to make an impact in their organisations.

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Postgraduate study

Why should you choose a Postgraduate degree? To further your studies. Follow your passion. Gain a professional accreditation. Discover new ways of thinking about your chosen field. 

There’s much to think about if you’re considering further study. Our comprehensive postgraduate portfolio offers a wide range of options to choose from across five faculties. Find all of the information you need by visiting our website or by emailing us at postgradtaught@dcu.ie.

Visit the faculty pages below to learn more about our postgraduate offerings and to discover why DCU is regarded as one of the world’s leading young universities:

DCU Connected - Online Education

As a world leader in digital education for 25 years, DCU has enabled thousands of people living throughout Ireland, and beyond, to upskill and advance their careers by studying fully online through DCU Connected.  

Online education at DCU is not something we do in half-part. DCU Connected fully infuses the potential of new digital technologies right to the heart of a transformative online learning experience. From your finger-tips at the convenience of your own time and study space, anywhere you live, our fully online courses give you the chance to upskill, get an edge and thrive in the new digital world. Learn more about DCU Connected and our fully online programmes here.

Facilities

Our students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning resources, and our research facilities are among the best in Ireland. DCU is home to leading research centres in areas such as educational assessment and evaluation, bullying prevention and human rights, cellular biotechnology, neurotherapeutics, sensors, plasma technology, biomedical diagnostics, machine translation, cloud computing and data analysis.

Careers Services

DCU graduates continue to be highly sought after by employers. Throughout your programme, our careers service will be on-hand to guide you through postgraduate career opportunities.

Libraries

DCU’s two libraries provide a wide range of print and digital resources for our students. Study how you want, whether that’s collaboratively in our group study rooms, or on your own in our quieter spaces. 

The U Student Centre

In 2018, DCU unveiled its brand new student centre, the U. This building acts as a hub of activities, providing student support services and enhancing the overall student experience for our rapidly growing student population.

Sports Complex

DCU Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art facility which incorporates health, wellness and sports to meet all your exercise and leisure needs. The Sports Complex provides a variety of facilities; a 25-metre swimming pool, spa facilities, fitness centres, group fitness classes and more. Find out more here.

Clubs and Societies

Further your experience outside of lecture hours by joining some of our 150+ clubs and societies, catering to a variety of hobbies and interests. Discover how you can get involved here.

Funding

Postgraduate students can continue their Higher Education Grant or apply for one if they satisfy the necessary requirements. For more information on maintenance grants, click here.

Faculties also run individual scholarships for certain postgraduate programmes, for further information visit Faculties Scholarship opportunities.

Research Councils are a major source of financial support for EU students wishing to register for postgraduate research degrees – however, funding for certain taught programmes is occasionally available. For more information, click here.

Employer Sponsorship

Some students have taken the route into a postgraduate degree by getting sponsorship from their employer. This can come in many different forms from flexible employment arrangements to covering some of the costs of a degree. Visit here to find out more about sponsorship from an employer for a postgraduate degree.

International Students

Whether you are from Ireland, the EU or further afield, here at DCU you’ll be living and working with people from all over the world. Over 1,000 of our taught and research postgraduate students are international, from 95 different countries.

We also have a large number of academics from international backgrounds, so your learning and teaching experience will place you in a truly global and stimulating environment. Find out more here.

DCU International Merit Scholarships

DCU offers a number of Merit Scholarships to International Students from NON EU countries. The Scholarship Programme is funded by DCU International Office and aims to attract high achieving global applicants normally liable for Full NON EU fees. Full Degree Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programme / High achieving applicants will automatically be considered for Scholarships worth up to €2000 on application. 

DCU Non-EU Study Abroad / Exchange Returning Masters Scholarships​

Any returning Study Abroad or Exchange student applying to DCU One Year Taught Masters Programmes as a NON EU student are automatically eligible for a €2,000 tuition fee scholarship off the NON EU Fee only (self-funding students only).

DCU Continuing Student – Masters Programme

Students studying at DCU at Full Undergraduate Bachelor Programmes wishing to progress onto One Year Taught Masters Programmes upon graduation may be eligible for EU fees for their One Year Masters Programmes.  Contact international.office@dcu.ie for further details or see: DCU International Scholarships for more information.

Research

DCU is a dynamic university - conducting intensive research activity in a number of areas where society faces global challenges, and focusing on translating its results into outputs for societal and economic benefits. The DCU research environment is highly collaborative, not only among its five faculties, but nationally and internationally. 

Much of the research activity is concentrated in a number of research centres, where different expertise converges to generate multidisciplinary approaches to key challenges. For more information, visit Research Support or email research@dcu.ie.

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