Building Surveying

This new MSc graduate conversion programme provides an opportunity for construction graduates to become educated for a career in Building Surveying/Building Engineering in Ireland and abroad.

It has been developed as an alternative route into the Building Surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honour’s undergraduate degree. The programme is designed for graduates who wish to upskill and convert to a career in the construction Industry.

This new MSc in Building Surveying course addresses the qualification requirement set down by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building & RICS) in respect to conversion courses, which will qualify participants (subject to validation) to take the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and become chartered.

Sport, Excerise with Enterprise

The course will deliver graduates who have developed knowledge of sustainability and how sport and enterprise activities need to meet the needs of organisations and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.

During this Honours Degree course students will study various contemporary issues relating to sports and physical activity, address problems with cultural and environmental sensitivity. Students will also learn through practical experience and will follow a step by step process-based approach whereby they develop new venture ideas into blue prints for business plans.

Theatre & Film Practice

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the practical application of both theatre and film production skills, a mix of which are currently unavailable to prospective students on the island of Ireland at this level, along with key acting skills and a theoretical foundation.

It will diversify the skills of potential performing arts students by allowing them to develop skills not only in voice, acting and movement, but also in film studies and film production & post-production.

Uniquely, this course will also allow students the opportunity to gain core skills in technical theatre practice, including set design and construction, sound and lighting design, costume design and stage management. They will also practice promotion, administration and management skills in their third year projects, subject to the modules being available.

Veterinary Nursing

This three-year, Level 7 degree course in veterinary nursing equips students with the professional knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) in Irish and European veterinary practices.

Youth Work

The BA (Honours) in Youth Work provides a one year add on for graduates of the BA in Youth Work. This Honours Degree course will facilitate the education of community youth work practitioners capable of critical analysis of policy/practice structures which shape professional activities. Upon successful completion students will have a BA (Honours) in Youth Work and a professionally endorsed youth work qualification. (NSETS)


Communication skills and research are key skills embraced here as students enhance their knowledge through research led dissertation, student presentations and group work. The programme may run in both on a full- time and part-time basis and because of its modular nature includes the possibility of registering for individual modules, contact us for further information.

Students will develop advanced skills and knowledge in the areas of software development, project management, research capabilities and entrepreneurial skills.

Graduates of this programme will be capable of:

Designing, managing and developing complex quality-assured software systems;
Identifying computing problems that require further research and developing research strategies for the investigation of these problems;
Analysing and critically evaluating emerging technologies and trends in the computing industry from a business opportunity perspective;
Taking responsibility for the work of individuals and groups, and will develop a high level of competence in initiating, leading and managing technology projects and processes.

Agricultural Biotechnology

The aim of the MSc course is to produce graduates with a deep knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including:

Animal genetics
Nutrition and health
Crop and feed production
Genetic engineering
Sustainable food and energy production
Bioinformatics and bioremediation
Graduates will be familiar with all aspects of policy and legislation in relation to this field and will be able to appraise the ethical, social, biosafety and policy implications of existing and emerging technologies. They will be competent in all the relevant data acquisition and numeric methods and have advanced research and communication skills.


The aim of the MSc in Bio-Energy is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge, with a highly developed research capability and innovation skills to enable their professional development as leaders in the bio-energy industry.

Students undertaking the MSc in Bio-Energy programme will undertake a substantial research project. In the Research Project module, the student will implement appropriate research techniques to address/solve a chosen bio-energy related problem.

Four modules, aimed at providing the student with specialist knowledge, are undertaken along with the Research Project module.

Data Analytics

The aim of this programme is to produce highly-skilled graduates with expertise that cuts across the core disciplines of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. It emphasises the critical connection from data to information, from information to knowledge, and from knowledge to decision making, encompassed in the Data-Lifecycle.

The educational aim is to develop students’ analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills and to foster their research capabilities and innovation skills in the area of Data Analytics.

The primary aim is to develop expert knowledge in aspects of data required to become highly-skilled Data Analysts: with modules in Statistics, Data Visualisation, Time Series, Data Architecture, Machine Learning, Statistical Programming and Ethics in Data.

Entrepreneurship & Marketing

The aim of the MBS in Entrepreneurship and Marketing is to produce independent minded, self-reliant graduates with the theory, practice and research capability for employment as managers in both specialist and non-specialist roles across a broad range of industry sectors, with a specific specialism in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

This programme is available on a one year full-time basis (attending 2 days per week), or a two-year part-time basis (attending 1 day per week). The period of structured tuition is September to May (2 semesters), with the dissertation submitted in August. Examinations will take place in January and May.

Graduates should also be capable of pursuing further studies to Ph.D. level.