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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 (QS Quality Employability Rankings 2022) and employers consistently choose our graduates to make an impact in their organisations.

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

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:


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.


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.

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.

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.

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Dublin City University Business School is the youngest provider of University management education in Ireland. Since its establishment in 1980, the Faculty of Business has developed a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate business management degree programmes. It’s guiding principles are Relevance and Excellence; Relevance to students, to the business sector, to the Irish economy and to society in general; Excellence in teaching, research, facilities and delivery.

In it’s 24 year existence, the Business School has become a significant and core component of business education in Ireland. The School prides itself on it’s ability to deliver excellent management education, firmly rooted in the needs of the market and for providing students with the knowledge, competence and ability to apply it. We believe that the hallmarks of our postgraduates are their capacity for creative thinking, their cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving and their ability to execute effectively. Our portfolio of professional studies includes full and part time Masters Programmes in Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Management and Human Resources, as well as our AMBA accredited Executive MBA programmes.

DCU Business School is a recognised force for innovation and change in management education in Ireland. Since it’s inception, it has:

Pioneered the integration of languages with business education

Led the way in international linkage programmes with strong student exchange arrangements across Japan, the US and Europe

Developed a ground-breaking portfolio of business degrees with a BA Accounting & Finance, a BA in International Marketing and Languages and specialisms on the BBS programme

In parallel with the University of Limerick, it pioneered the inclusion of work placements on its degree programmes
Promoted the concept of integrating business education in technology programmes

Pioneered new modes of assessment in Irish business education.

In particular, DCUBS has strongly developed the provision of high quality executive education within the business school structure, catering for post-experience Masters programmes.

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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.

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The Faculty is home to three Schools and hosts or participates in a number of large scale research centres. We offer degree programmes at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels, while online Level 9 courses are now enabling those in employment to upskill in sought after areas such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Our graduates continue to be highly sought after by industry, and their continued employability is assured through the Faculty’s ever deepening links with industry partners and an evolving curriculum that allows real-world work experience, industry-led team challenges and global engagement in line with DCU’s internationalisation strategy. The Faculty of Engineering and Computing offers a supportive, innovative learning environment in classes and tutorials and our students benefit from real engagement with our research active staff, in both contexts, while enjoying the experience of lab based environments. Overall, we continue to commit ourselves to strive for ever more innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and, in doing so, to bring about a meaningful transformation in the lives of our students, alumni and the broader society.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Health.

A place to discover, problem solve, experiment and explore. An inclusive environment that serves to innovate and inspire. Our internationally recognised centre of excellence thrives on the enthusiasm and dynamism of its people.

With 3,500 students and 169 academics across seven schools, there is always room for more.

Our Mission is to foster and deliver education, research, and professional and practice development in science and health that is of national and international significance.

Together the Schools and Centres provide a unique set of synergies to advance education and research in science and health and to support DCU to pursue its goals to transform lives and society.

Staff in the Faculty have strong links to industry and also work closely with a range of community, health, and education organisations within the local community.

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The DCU Institute of Education is the newest faculty of Dublin City University and is based in DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra. The Institute brings together students of education across all sectors from early childhood, to primary and post-primary, and further and higher education. As well as providing a range of undergraduate programmes in education, the Institute offers a rich menu of taught and research-based postgraduate programmes, at doctoral, masters, diploma and certificate levels. As a centre of expertise and excellence in teacher education and education more generally, the Institute hosts a range of research centres in key areas of priority and has an ambitious and growing programme of research. With internationally-recognised experts in education policy, inclusive and special education, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment, literacy, evaluation and teacher education, the Institute provides a dynamic learning and working environment. As one of the world’s leading young Universities, DCU has established its fifth and newest faculty out of a conviction that studies and research in education and the preparation and support of teachers are central to the transformation of lives and communities. Committed to academic excellence and innovation, the DCU Institute of Education is confident its students and staff, and its graduates, can flourish and lead in the challenging and complex contexts of 21st century education. Latest News...

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