Dublin City University

Introduction

Dublin City University – Ireland’s University of Enterprise

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university, celebrated for being cutting edge and forward thinking. We work closely with industry to give students a modern, relevant, well-researched curriculum delivered in world-class facilities. We are noted for having an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative culture. We are renowned for our excellent employability statistics and the success of our graduates.

DCU is recognised internationally as a research intensive, globally-engaged University of Enterprise that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit.

Why choose Dublin City University?

  • DCU is currently ranked 46 in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking (2015) and 79 in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Ranking (2016)
  • In 2016, the Business School gained AACSB accreditation, putting it into the top 5% of business schools globally
  • DCU has the best graduate employability record of all Irish universities - 92% of DCU students go into work or further study within six months of graduating.
  • We have an excellent reputation for work based learning and connection to industry.
  • DCU qualifications are recognised and respected worldwide. A DCU qualification gives you a wider choice of career paths, better employment prospects and a higher salary.
  • DCU is home to several world renowned research centres and a reputation for world leading research, providing a home to a large number of PhD students.
  • DCU is home to over 2,000 international students from more than 110 different countries.
  • We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming and supportive environment in which to study and socialise.
  • Our 85 acre campus is one of the safest campuses in Ireland. It features bright modern architecture and fantastic facilities.
  • Our International Office team have many years of experience in supporting students through the application process and are here to help when you arrive on campus.

Key Facts

  • Start date – September
  • Duration – 3 or 4 years (Undergraduate Degrees) 1 year (postgraduate taught degrees)
  • Entry requirements – School leaving qualification equivalent to Irish leaving certificate / Honours degree from recognised University
  • English requirements – IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92
  • Location – Dublin City
  • International fees - from €12,000 per year

Why Study in Ireland?

Ireland is the most westerly country of the European Union with a population of just over 4.5 million people. Contemporary Ireland is multicultural and multilingual and one of the most open economies in the world. Ireland a safe, friendly English-speaking country. Proof of this is that Dublin has been voted the world's second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, and the world's fifth friendliest city by readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Ireland has also been named one of the top 10 friendliest countries in the world by Lonely Planet.

STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for Higher Education Achievements
BENEFIT from Ireland's investment in the education system
CHOOSE from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications
ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes
CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland
ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe's most entrepreneurial country
JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland's vibrant culture
LIVE in the only English speaking country in the Eurozone
EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world

Graduate Working Visa

Ireland is the European hub to over 1,000 leading multinational companies and these companies require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success chose to locate in Ireland. Students who complete a recognised, full time higher education degree in Ireland are entitled to remain in the country and work full time for 12 months under the Third Level Graduate Scheme – giving you a fantastic opportunity to gain experience at some of the top global companies located here.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

Contemporary international relations impact on our lives in realms such as international politics, human rights, the economy, communications and trade. This degree offers a broad interdisciplinary introduction to this subject. It explores the concepts, forces and processes underpinning international relations, looking at the role of powerful states and international organisations, legal frameworks, foreign policy, and the international political economy. Students come from all corners of the globe and are both recent undergraduates and those already immersed in the field (NGOs, teachers), who want to further their professional development. [+]

Introduction

Contemporary international relations impact on our lives in realms such as international politics, human rights, the economy, communications and trade. This degree offers a broad interdisciplinary introduction to this subject. It explores the concepts, forces and processes underpinning international relations, looking at the role of powerful states and international organisations, legal frameworks, foreign policy, and the international political economy. Students come from all corners of the globe and are both recent undergraduates and those already immersed in the field (NGOs, teachers), who want to further their professional development. The programme is suitable for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, from politics, law and languages, to history, business and sciences.... [-]


MA in Journalism

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Journalism at DCU provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields. It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse, demands being made on entrants to journalism. Upon completion you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career. [+]

Introduction

The Masters in Journalism at DCU provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields. It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse, demands being made on entrants to journalism. Upon completion you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career.

Who is eligible?

Up to 25 places are offered at each annual intake to the programme. To be considered for admission, applicants must have, at minimum, an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Places also may be made available for candidates who have relevant professional experience.... [-]


MA in Social Media Communications

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

How are social media linked to the economy? What role do they play in politics? How different is a life lived in and through social media? This MA in Social Media Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise and rise of social media, and their increasing domination of the media and communication field. [+]

Introduction

How are social media linked to the economy? What role do they play in politics? How different is a life lived in and through social media? This MA in Social Media Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise and rise of social media, and their increasing domination of the media and communication field.

The MA in Social Media Studies offers a critical examination of the history, operation, ramifications, functions, use and embeddedness of social media in all spheres of life. It is aimed at people who look for a critical reflection on social media, who wish to understand their uses, and also learn how to analyse and mobilize them strategically.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Computing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. in Computing offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting edge skills, which enable them to produce high quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy. [+]

The M.Sc. in Computing offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting edge skills, which enable them to produce high quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy. Exposed to the latest ideas and best industry practice, students gain the opportunity to hone analytical, creative and critical faculties, as well as acquire novel techniques and experience. The importance of a developed awareness of the professional responsibilities, required in the software engineering profession, is also emphasised. Graduates from the programme will be well positioned to advance their careers in a fast changing industry.

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MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one-year Masters programme is designed to produce the kind of professionals in greatest demand in the financial industry. It does so by fostering analytical and decision making skills and helping you build a set of rigorous competences in financial subjects. You will be exposed to first-class specialist education in financial subjects, develop your quantitative skills, and have the opportunity to learn the latest econometrics and data analysis techniques, which are becoming extremely important for a successful career in the financial industry. [+]

Introduction

Study within the DCU Business School – AACSB accredited in 2016, putting it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

This one-year Masters programme is designed to produce the kind of professionals in greatest demand in the financial industry. It does so by fostering analytical and decision making skills and helping you build a set of rigorous competences in financial subjects. You will be exposed to first-class specialist education in financial subjects, develop your quantitative skills, and have the opportunity to learn the latest econometrics and data analysis techniques, which are becoming extremely important for a successful career in the financial industry.... [-]


MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The innovative and distinguishing features of the Masters programme are its focus on international elements of management, its emphasis on enhancing leadership capability and the importance given to building professional competencies through skills workshops. This postgraduate programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which is the leading professional body in HRM. Graduates who successfully complete the programme qualify for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). [+]

Introduction The innovative and distinguishing features of the Masters programme are its focus on international elements of management, its emphasis on enhancing leadership capability and the importance given to building professional competencies through skills workshops. This postgraduate programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which is the leading professional body in HRM. Graduates who successfully complete the programme qualify for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Who is eligible?

To apply for this programme you must have:

An honours grade 1 degree (or international equivalent) in a Business discipline... [-]


MSc in Management (Business)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This Masters is the leading graduate programme of its kind in Ireland. The MSc in Management (Business), is designed for people who do not have an undergraduate degree in management or business, but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a career in managing a business. [+]

Introduction

Study within the DCU Business School – AACSB accredited in 2016, putting it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

This Masters is the leading graduate programme of its kind in Ireland. The MSc in Management (Business), is designed for people who do not have an undergraduate degree in management or business, but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a career in managing a business. It is a busy and intensive programme which runs for 12 months commencing in September. People taking this programme typically wish to complement their undergraduate degree with a business qualification at masters level, or would like to convert from their original undergraduate discipline and gain business acumen at a masters-level. We do not assume any prior knowledge of the modules or topics covered.... [-]


Master

MEng in Electronic Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one year, full time Masters programme is designed to deepen students’ understanding on electronic systems. If you are ambitious, want to stay abreast of new developments, wish to enhance your qualifications, are prepared to commit time to personal development and yet have limited opportunity for on-campus attendance, then this programme structure is designed for you. You can take courses remotely over the WEB - the distance learning option, attend lectures on-campus, or mix and match combining on-campus and distance learning to suit your particular circumstances. [+]

Introduction

This one year, full time Masters programme is designed to deepen students’ understanding on electronic systems. If you are ambitious, want to stay abreast of new developments, wish to enhance your qualifications, are prepared to commit time to personal development and yet have limited opportunity for on-campus attendance, then this programme structure is designed for you. You can take courses remotely over the WEB - the distance learning option, attend lectures on-campus, or mix and match combining on-campus and distance learning to suit your particular circumstances.

Who is eligible?

To apply for this programme you must have a good honours degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or other Engineering disciplines. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website. ... [-]


MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This Masters programme allows students to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to widen their knowledge from their undergraduate studies. [+]

Introduction

This Masters programme allows students to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to widen their knowledge from their undergraduate studies. It enables graduates to apply their knowledge using computer–based technology to solve mechanical and manufacturing engineering problems. This programme introduces the use of advanced Computer Aided Engineering tools and, by experiencing these advanced techniques and software, the graduate will gain a vital edge. It allows the candidate to keep up with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in Sustainable Systems/Energy, or Biomedical Engineering.... [-]