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 Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City University

Dublin City University

Join DCU and become a part of our vibrant and innovative community of 19,000+ students from over 100 different countries. Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally, we are regarded as one of the world’s leading young universities. DCU is ranked 1st in Ireland 23rd in the world for its graduate employment rate (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022) and employers consistently choose our graduates to make an impact in their organisations.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings lists DCU’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal as:

  • 6th best university in the world for SDG 10, Reduced Inequalities.
  • 8th best in the world and first in Ireland for SDG 5, Gender Equality.

Postgraduate study

Why should you choose a Postgraduate degree? Our current students gave the following answers:

  • I need the professional qualification to start my preferred career.
  • I want to improve my existing qualifications so I can advance or change my career.
  • I want to develop an interest from my undergraduate degree.
  • I'm just interested in learning more about this subject!

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. We run a range of events to help you constructively research and explore your options at DCU.

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, human rights, cellular biotechnology, neurotherapeutics, plasma technology, biomedical diagnostics, machine translation, cloud computing and data analysis.

Find all of the information you need by visiting our Postgraduate Hub or by emailing us at studenthelp@dcu.ie.

Visit our Postgraduate Hub

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:

Facilities and Student Services

Careers Services

Throughout your studies, our careers service will be on hand to guide you through postgraduate career opportunities. We can help you with your CV, offer one-to-one career advice sessions and you can attend numerous recruitment and career events.

Libraries

Gain access to our wealth of digital and print resources across three libraries, study collaboratively in our group study rooms or on your own in our quieter spaces.

Polaris

This brand-new facility will offer 10,000m² of laboratory, teaching, research and learning space, showcasing the university’s reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering and giving you the modern tools to pursue your academic interests.

Student Support and Development

We offer all our registered students support with personal, academic skills and professional development. Many students make use of the Writing Centre and Maths Learning Centre.

The U Student Centre

This modern building acts as a hub of activities, including a cafe, shop and bar, and halls for large and small events, as well as containing the Students’ Union.

Sports Complex

Our state-of-the-art facility incorporates health, wellness and sports to meet all your exercise and leisure needs. DCU Sport provides a variety of facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool, spa facilities, fitness centres, group fitness classes and more. (There is a second, smaller facility on the St Patrick’s Campus, (where our Education courses are based) and a dedicated Sports Campus across from our Glasnevin Campus.

Clubs and Societies

Make the most of your college experience outside of lectures by joining some of our 130+ clubs and societies, catering to a variety of hobbies and interests. Try something new!

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 122 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.

Visit our Global Hub


Business & Management (5) Finance (14) Psychology (31) Sociology (33) Theology & Religious Studies (34) Education (11) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Social Work (32) Nursing & Health (27) Medicine (26) Biological Sciences (4) Mathematics (25) Chemistry (6) Engineering (12) Computer Science (8) Linguistics & Classics (23) Philosophy (28) History & Archaeology (19) Geography (17) Politics & Government (30) Environmental Sciences (13) Communication & Media Studies (7) Law (22) Creative Arts & Design (9) Physics (29)

Department / School information and available programmes:

DCU Business School is within the Top 5% of business schools globally. Since its establishment, the school has developed a full range of full time and part time postgraduate business management degree programmes and has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We pride ourselves on our 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. The hallmarks of DCU Business School postgraduates are their capacity for creative thinking, their cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving, and their ability to execute plans and projects effectively. DCU Business School is leading the way in international linkage programmes with strong student exchange arrangements, promoted the concept of integrating business education in technology programmes and pioneered new modes of assessment in Irish business education.

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The Faculty of Engineering and Computing is home to more than 2,400 students - of which over a third are international students. It offers a supportive, innovative learning environment. Our students benefit from real engagement with our research staff (which includes world-leading academics in Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability Engineering and Biomedical Engineering), while enjoying the practical experience of lab based environments. 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, thriving within companies like Amazon, Apple, Meta, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, and SAP. Their continued employability is assured through the Faculty’s ever deepening links with industry partners and an evolving curriculum that empowers students with real-world work experience, industry-led team challenges and global engagement in line with DCU’s internationalisation strategy.

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The Faculty of Science and Health is a place to discover, experiment and explore. Our inclusive environment serves to innovate from the norm and inspire our students. Our seven internationally recognised schools thrive on the enthusiasm and achievements of its staff. 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. 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 Institute of Education is the newest DCU faculty, which brings together students of education across all sectors, out of a conviction that research in education and the support of teachers are central to the transformation of lives and communities. 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. Committed to academic excellence and innovation, the DCU Institute of Education is confident its students, staff and graduates can flourish and lead in the challenging and complex contexts of 21st century education.

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