What’s it like to study a Masters in Dublin?
Though now famous as a friendly tourist hub with a bustling pub culture (complete with a certain internationally famous local beverage) Dublin actually originated as a 9th-century Viking settlement. Since then it has become a major administrative centre and has at times been one of the largest cities in Great Britain and Ireland.
Whilst studying a Masters in Dublin you’ll have the chance to enjoy a vibrant nightlife and exceptionally rich cultural history. The city features a range of renowned museums, theatres and art galleries and has associations with famous writers including Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.
Dublin has also been responsible for some of the world’s most famous recording artists (including U2, Sinéad O’Connor and My Bloody Valentine) and is home to a range of live music venues. Of course, many of Dublin’s evening entertainments go particularly well with an authentic pint (or two) of ‘the black stuff’ – aka Guinness.
Universities in Dublin
The oldest university in Dublin is the University of Dublin, represented by its sole constituent college, Trinity College Dublin. Founded in 1592, Trinity is one of seven ‘Ancient Universities’ in the British Isles and is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.
Dublin is also home to a number of other prestigious Irish university institutions, including the Dublin Institute of Technology (one of Ireland’s national Institutes of Technology, with specialisation in technological training and research) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Other higher education providers offering postgraduate courses in Dublin include University College Dublin and Dublin City University as well Dublin Business School and the National College of Ireland.
Careers in Dublin
Dublin has a vibrant economy with a particularly strong representation from multinational tech companies. The likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay and Twitter all maintain significant offices in the Irish capital, some of which are located at the so-called Silicon Docks. Financial services and pharmaceuticals also play an important role in Dublin’s economy.