MSc Degrees in Ireland

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The Master of Science, or MSc, is an academic degree awarded to those who effectively complete about two years of intensive study on a given topic. Many MSc courses offer a combination of classroom and research-based curriculum.

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MSc Environmental Technology

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. MSc Environmental Technology Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes It will appeal particularly to: Science, engineering and technology graduates Course Description This programme is delivered by a highly research intensive School, which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding, which is comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible. Career Opportunities Graduates of this masters can find employment opportunities in the following areas: Engineering Consultancy Environmental Regulation Eco-Consulting and Design Public Services Research What modules can I take? The programme runs over 3 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 focus on taught modules. The third semester focuses on a relevant project that combines the student’s interests and academic... [-]

MSc Environmental Policy

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. [+]

MSc Environmental Policy Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. The programme takes an international perspective on environmental issues and explores the increasingly complex environmental challenges that societies and governments face across the globe, addressing contemporary environmental debates such as Climate Change, Water Policy, Energy Security and Sustainability, and Urban Resilience. During the one year degree you will have the opportunity to study both core and specialised modules in environmental policy. Teaching is focused on areas and skills within environmental policy-making, such as: Environmental Economics Climate Policy Energy Transitions Urban Risk and Resilience GIS Policy Design and Analysis European Environmental Policy and Politics Research Methods Training. You also have the opportunity to choose specialist option modules from a broad, interdisciplinary range. Students also undertake an integrated group project (Professional Tools for Sustainable Development) to provide practice-based insights into environmental policy-making. Finally, you will have the opportunity to further enhance your specialist interests during the completion of a thesis in the third semester. The MSc in Environmental Policy is designed to provide you with key knowledge, skills and professional tools to work in environment-related careers. These employment areas include: Policymaking and Public Sector Policy and Environmental Consultancy Management (e.g. corporate environmental responsibility) Media and Communications Research and Teaching Environmental NGOs... [-]

MSc in Bioprocessing Science

Institute of Technology Sligo
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Sligo

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally. IT Sligo together with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT)* have been delivering a part-time online MSc and PGD in Biopharmaceutical Science since 2008 (www.nibrt.ie/masters). These courses (designed in extensive collaboration with industry) are aimed at Science and Engineering graduates with industrial experience who wish to up-skill or cross-skill for a career in biopharmaceuticals and normally take 2.5 years to complete. The courses have been shown to be extremely successful at up-skilling and cross-skilling individuals either working or hoping to transition into the Biopharmaceutical sector. There still however remains a skills gap in the Bioprocessing area which means that additional graduates from Industry focussed programmes are needed. In a recent 2016 “Trends in Biopharma” Survey, recruitment and development of talent has emerged as a key threat to the future growth of the sector (1). Following on from the success of our industry-led part-time online MSc in Biopharmaceutical Science we have developed a one-year full time MSc and PGD. These new programmes are intended to increase the skills... [-]

MSc in Computer Science - Graphics and Vision Technologies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

This strand aims to produce graduates with the skills to contribute to the interactive entertainment technology industry of the future. It is built on research expertise in the school's GV2 lab with active input from their range of industry partners. Students learn by doing, building a portfolio of work comprised of projects, papers and a significant research dissertation which should contribute to successful future career opportunities. Graphics & Vision Technologies Strand Modules [+]

Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will choose at least two modules from a pool of three. The first of these is Computer Vision which will equip you with knowledge of a range of image processing, feature extraction and shape representation and transformation techniques. It will build on the machine learning course by targeting these techniques in the computer vision domain. Computer Graphics will deal with basic modelling and linear algebra techniques before delving into the computer graphics pipeline, openGL, projection and viewing techniques and illumination models. The third module in this set; Mathematics of Light & Sound will delve into the maths needed for the synthesis and analysis of audio and video signals. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to either complement your core interests in graphics and vision technologies or delve further into your core topic. In the 2nd semester, you will cover a 10 credit course in Advanced Software Engineering which explores the methods and techniques involved in large-scale software development encompassing Agile and eXtreme Programming (XP), Test-driven development and Re-factoring. In Real-time Rendering you will explore the graphics pipeline, GPUs as well as a variety of shading, illumination and rendering techniques. The Augmented Reality module equips students with a solid background in alternative 3-D compositing techniques. You will learn to develop interactive applications on both PC and mobile devices. The third core strand module explores Real-Time Animation techniques which in addition to... [-]

MSc Urban Design & Planning

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. MSc Urban Design & Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. This Masters programme is focused on the role of urban design in the context of urban planning, and is delivered with an emphasis on the distinct methodologies, professional perspectives and pedagogies of that discipline. It provides specialist knowledge and skills in: urban design theory; urban conservation; risk, resilience and sustainability; as well as social science research methods applied to the built environment. The programme will enable graduates to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create better places through urban design. Students will also have the opportunity to draw upon the School’s specialist research and teaching in environmental policy, to place urban design centre-stage in tackling wider environmental risks. This programme will equip planners and others working in related areas with the capacity to develop urban design solutions, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in regards to their implementation one for which there is a growing demand. This includes traditional urban design concerns surrounding the urban public realm, residential quality etc., but also emerging challenges surrounding the role of urban design in mitigating or adapting to climate change, the role of design in promoting ‘healthy’ cities or neighbourhoods, and the incorporation of ‘nature’ into design (e.g. bio-mimicry) to address biodiversity loss. The MSc Urban Design... [-]

MSc in Interactive Digital Media

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters... [+]

MSc in Interactive Digital Media This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters. Each student selects and commences a research project, which must be submitted in the form of a dissertation of 12,000 words by mid March. Students will also complete a final project, which can be a collaborative development with a number of students from the class . There is significant emphasis on theory rather than on media or software applications. A special laboratory is provided for the class where students can become familiar with software applications. The courses offered include: Introduction to Programming; XML/HTML; Audio Technologies; Sensors; Interactive Authoring; Graphic Design; Image Processing; Cultural and Critical Studies; Research Methodologies; Client/Server Technologies and Networking; Interactive Narrative; Mobile Computing; Image Processing and 3-D Modelling; Game Development and Production; Legal Issues in Digital Publishing.; Digital Media Enterprises This course is especially suited to graduates with a primary degree in either Humanities or in Computer Science as both disciplines are important to the digital media sector. Applications will be accepted from good honors graduates in any discipline or from mature students with relevant industry experience. This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students. Language Requirements Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in this language through one of the well-established international... [-]

MSc in Psychological Science

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The MSc in Psychological science (1-year full-time postgraduate programme) is an exciting new MSc programme which provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications. [+]

MSc in Psychological Science

The MSc in Psychological science (1-year full-time postgraduate programme) is an exciting new MSc programme which provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications. The postgraduate programme showcases the core strengths of the Department of Psychology with emphasis on research methods, applied and social psychology, and clinical psychology. The course represents an exit route for those interested in research careers in the voluntary or state sector, and it provides an excellent basis for entry to doctoral level degree programmes in psychology.

 

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MSc in Computer Science Data Science Strand

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

Data Science or Big Data has become a hugely important topic in recent years finding applications in Healthcare, Finance, Transportation, Smart Cities and elsewhere. In this strand, Trinity's leading experts in this field will guide you through how to gather and store data (using IoT and cloud computing technologies, process it (using advanced statistics and techniques such as machine learning) and deliver new insights and knowledge from the data. [+]

Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will learn the key techniques of Data Mining & Analysis including classification techniques, neural networks and ensemble methods with practical work in the R language. You may choose one additional module (5 ECTS) from a pool. You will build on this in the 2nd semester with a course on Optimisation Algorithms for Data Analysis which will explore topics such as Convex optimisation, large dimension simulation with an opportunity to apply your new found skills in a project using Python, R or Scala. In Applied Statistical Modelling, you will deal with many popular techniques such as Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Simulation with an opportunity to apply these techniques to a real data set. You will learn how to reveal the insights derived from large data sets in the Data Visualisation module. Finally, you will discover how large data sets might be gathered and manipulated in large cloud computing facilities in the Scalable Computing module and cover essential cyrpto and security concerns in the Security & Privacy module. In addition, you can choose one additional module from a pool. By April, you will have chosen your Dissertation topic, picked and consulted with your chosen supervisor and be ready to develop substantial time researching and prototyping your work. We expect that the top projects should deliver publishable quality papers over this period. At the end of the year, all projects will be showcased to an industry audience comprising indigenous, small & medium... [-]

MSc in Computer Science Future Networked Systems

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Computer networking has transformed society over the past 20 years and is continuing to enable new advances from social networking through Internet-of-Things to Cloud computing. This strand builds on research activity within the CONNECT research centre and a long history of innovation and start-up companies at the school. [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will choose two modules from a list of three. These include Distributed Systems - which deals with concurrency, the science of distributed transactions, web services and advanced application frameworks. In Internet of Things, we explore the technology underlying this burgeoning area including middleware, service discovery and composition and sensor and network virtualization. Practical exercises will lead you through design, implementation and deployment of an end-to-end IoT application. In Next Generation Networks, we explore future trends in fixed and wireless communications networks including next-generation access, LTE and Software-Defined network technologies. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to complement your core interests in Future Networked Systems. In the 2nd semester, you will cover a 10 credit course in Advanced Software Engineering which explores the methods and techniques involved in large-scale software development encompassing Agile and eXtreme Programming (XP), Test-driven development and Re-factoring. Scalable Computing looks at how applications and workloads can be serviced by warehouse-scale computing facilities. The module will explore cloud architectures, resource management and security considerations. Arising from research within the school's Smart & Sustainable cities research centre, our Urban Computing Module will explore the techniques for gathering urban data, management of that data, visualization and alerts and will involve the development of a complete smart city application. A course in Security & Privacy will complement other courses covering such topics as Authentication, Digital Rights... [-]

MSc Computer Science - Intelligent Systems

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

The Intelligent Systems strand focuses on smart, interactive web applications and systems, which are becoming an integral part of our daily lives - at home, in the workplace, and in social interaction. Designing and building these systems requires expertise in artificial intelligence, human language understanding and generation, web systems and applications, data analytics and knowledge engineering. This strand is closely linked to the school's research groups involved in the ADAPT centre for Digital Content Technology. [+]

Course Content Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will gain a grounding in Artificial Intelligence techniques including models of human cognitive architectures, knowledge representation techniques such as Ontologies and models of natural language processing. In Knowledge & Data Engineering, you will learn about the semantic web including model design, reasoning and querying. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to complement your core interests in Intelligent Systems. All students in the 2nd semester will cover a 10 credit course in Advanced Software Engineering which explores the methods and techniques involved in large-scale software development encompassing Agile and eXtreme Programming (XP), Test-driven development and Re-factoring. In Information Retrieval & Web Search, you will examine in-depth the theoretical and practical issues involved in searching the web or any or large corpus of documents, including text processing, ranking scores, classification etc. This course is complemented by the Text Analytics module which demonstrates how finite-state methods, model theory and category theory can be used to analyse content and determine sentiment. The Adaptive Applications module is hands-on, exploring how applications can adapt to suit individual users. Finally, Option 2 allows you to once again broaden your core skills in Intelligent Systems with a module chosen from the other strands in this MSc programme. By the time semester 3 has come along, you will have chosen your Dissertation topic, picked and consulted with your chosen supervisor and be ready to develop substantial time... [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts... [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts, and; preparation for business innovation and job creations opportunities in renewable energy systems technologies development, plant biotechnology and entrepreneurship. The programme is underpinned by the best European practice by incorporating compatible EU policy drivers such as the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) for energy research, current R&D in Crops (through ongoing and research initiatives under the Charles Parsons Energy Research programme), and the collaboration with internationally acknowledged experts in the subject domains from universities, research institutions and industry. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Applications welcome from wide range of qualifying disciplines and academic backgrounds both locally and internationally. Career Opportunities Graduates of the MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies programme will have competences and skill sets for employment in companies and organisations geared to planning, deploying and utilising a wide range of green technologies systems including environmental impact mitigation. Typical opportunities will be in waste-to-energy facilities, biogas plants, ethanol production facilities, district-heating operations, renewable energy research laboratories, facilities utilising wind energy (including wind farms), solar energy, biomass and hydrogen energy, as well as leading energy utility companies, and research institutions. The knowledge and skill... [-]

M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course)

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course) is a fully accredited postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology (e.g., in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational [+]

The M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course) is a fully accredited postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology (e.g., in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology or other related areas) but who do not hold an honours degree in psychology and are not eligible for Graduate Basis for Membership from the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). The course structure and curriculum have been designed to provide an education in psychological theory and research methods of sufficient breadth and depth for the course to be taken as a first qualification giving eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or equivalent. The course will allow graduates to proceed to further postgraduate training, including higher doctoral degrees by research, and to specialise in an area of professional psychology. Course Content and Structure Students will cover the 6 mandatory areas of psychology required for Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation: - Cognitive Psychology - Biological Psychology - Social Psychology - Developmental Psychology - Individual Differences - Advanced Research Methods At least two modules in each of the six areas will be available every year. All conversion students must gain credit in each of these areas by passing a module in that area. Five core modules are compulsory and will be offered every year: - Statistics & Methodology I & II - Advanced Psychology - Conducting Research in Psychology - Introduction to Psychometrics Optional modules will be offered every year (subject to staff availability,... [-]

MSc in Environmental Science

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues... [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. MSc in Environmental Science Welcome to the MSc in Environmental Science webpages: the first environmental science course developed in Ireland. Here you will find details of modules offered within the course, student’s previous experiences and application details. This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues. The programme The taught MSc degree in Environmental Science has an established pedigree, attracting students with diverse academic backgrounds for Ireland and abroad. This full time intensive course is intended for administrative and scientific workers and new graduates with an appropriate biological/earth science background. The course provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills relating to environmental science. It aims to provide a firm scientific understanding of current environmental issues that will be of relevance to those interested in environmental management and related areas. The course provides a foundation and understanding of current environment policies and legislation, and building on this with practical and theoretical courses. Course overview The overall aim of the course is to promote students understanding of environmental science, and their capability to apply that knowledge to current environmental issues. Students should develop the necessary intellectual skills and the practical expertise to enable them design and execute high quality independent research and become skilled environmental communicators. The course is taught through a variety of methods including... [-]

MSc. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity. This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications. The course will be taught through a variety of methods: lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures will also be adopted - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and assessment of dissertations. The approach will be to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course, providing a smooth transition for those entering both directly from undergraduate degrees, and for those entering the course from industry. Students will undertake an individual desk-based study where they work closely with an academic supervisor. They also undertake a three-month research project involving experimental data collection, analysis and interpretation, leading to the submission of a dissertation. A highlight of the course is the residential spring field course based in South Africa, which focuses on ecology and the practical aspects of biodiversity... [-]

MSc in Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or... [+]

MSc Degrees in Ireland 2017/2018. MSc in Neuroscience This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research. Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations. Specialist modules covered include: Form and Function of the Nervous System Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology Neuropharmacology Drug Development Neuroimmunology Experimental Neuroscience Scientific Literary Skills Neural Engineering Neuroimaging Technology Current Topics in Neuroscience Research Skills The third Term consists of a research project on some novel aspect of Neuroscience. Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is a dynamic research environment with research spanning molecular/cellular neuroscience to clinical/translational neuroscience. Projects across these research areas may be undertaken in consultation with an expert supervisor. For students interested in a project in cellular/molecular neuroscience a range of cellular techniques such as tissue culture, immunocytochemistry, western immunobloting and immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, Immunoassays, flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and high performance liquid chromatography are available. In addition, some projects will involve assessing behavioural, electrophysiological and neurochemical endpoints using in vivo models of neurological and psychiatric disease.... [-]