National College of Ireland

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National College of Ireland has a proud history of providing excellence in education for over 60 years.  We are a learning community of over 4,000 students, researchers and faculty with a mission to change lives through education.  Areas of expertise include business management, human resources, finance, psychology, marketing, learning and teaching, cloud computing, web technologies, mobile technologies and data analytics.  All courses are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland and are recognised internationally.

National College of Ireland has a fantastic location in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC, minutes from Buasras and Connolly Station with its own Luas stop at NCI/Mayor Square.

We are known for courses that are highly relevant to industry, for expert faculty and for a friendly environment.  Postgraduate programmes start in September with some also having a January start.  We have open evenings throughout the year to find out about the course that is right for you.


Postgraduate study

NCI offers world-class accredited full and part-time postgraduate courses in business such as an MBA, MSc’s in Marketing, Finance, Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship and an MA in HRM.  In computing we have a renowned MSc in Cloud Computing, an MSc in Data Analytics and MSc programmes in Mobile and Web Technologies. 

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Learning and Teaching.  NCI offers the majority of its postgraduate courses on both a full and part-time basis with a highly supportive and learner-centered approach. We also offer an MSc by Research and PhD programme in Technology Enhanced Learning.  

For you, as a postgraduate student, NCI offers courses that have been developed in conjunction with industry, experienced faculty, a state-of-the-art modern campus, small class sizes and flexibility in terms of delivery. We have postgraduate scholarships available for some programmes and we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your postgraduate study plans.



NCI is a modern purpose-built state-of-the-art campus in the IFSC. The 122,000 square feet and 5 storeys-high campus, provides a range of excellent features.  These include a large 270-seat lecture theatre and modern computer laboratories and large studio classrooms and extensive lecture hall space with tiered lecture theatres. 

For postgraduate students we have a large modern library with extensive IT facilities, seminar rooms and wireless connectivity throughout the campus.  The campus also boasts an excellent subsidized restaurant, student recreation facilities and an on campus gym and fitness club. 

The campus has a fantastic location and an underground car-park and a crèche facility in the building. NCI has adapted its premises to the needs of students with disabilities and provides a dedicated learning centre and student support team for all students to help them with their educational journey.  We also offer a full careers service which has contributed to NCI being voted “best for jobs” in the Sunday Times survey of higher education.


Our teaching is shaped by pioneering research and our academic team are highly active researchers.  We are active in research areas around learning and teaching which influences the innovative teaching approaches we use in our courses. 

NCI research is also closely linked to industry. We are the educational partner of professional bodies such as the Sales Institute of Ireland, the Irish Institute of Pensions Management and Ireland’s largest provider of CIPD HR courses. NCI also has a Business Incubation Centre which houses early stage companies in the technology area.

NCI is also home to the Early Learning Initiative, a project which aims to address educational under-achievement in marginalised communities. This project uses action research to ensure that it meets its goals. These close links to industry and society enhance and inform research at NCI. If you have an interest in research you will find all the support you need at NCI.

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