The aims of the programme are:
To open up advanced career opportunities for graduates of traditional mathematics courses
To give specialists in other numerate disciplines (e.g. engineers, scientists or economists) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of mathematics and to master powerful modern mathematical techniques
To achieve these aims it is intended:
To introduce relevant problems and to explain the context in which they arise.
To formulate these problems in mathematical terms.
To instruct students in modern mathematical methods powerful enough to deal with these problems.
To develop the student’s ability to solve problems, by reformulating the problem and adapting mathematical methods.
On completion of the programme, students will be competent:
To recognise, through discussion with the in that field, the essential features of a given industrial process or economic situation.
To assign variables and to formulate relationships in the form of mathematical equations.
To solve equations by appropriate analytical, numerical or approximate methods.
To interpret the mathematical solution in the idealised situation based on the essential features recognised above.
To validate the model in the real situation.
To make adjustments to the model in the event that it does not validate.
To communicate the implications of the model and advise on its implementation.
Programme Structure and Content
You’ll take four core modules, and choose two other modules from a suite of options, followed by a Policy Analysis Exercise. An innovative departure from the traditional dissertation, this Policy Analysis Exercise — which can be linked to your employment — is an opportunity for you to work on real policy problems set by public organisations.
Programme Aims and Objectives
Viewing public policy analysis as the technology to the science of social science is central both to the delivery of courses and to student assessment.
The course prepares students to perform, understand and communicate professional policy analysis in the public sector and sectors working to it.
Along with online lectures, the programme employs problem-based learning (PBL) — this involves you becoming versed in the most up-to-date aspects of and science behind a relevant discipline, observing these elements in operation by working through case studies, and then using the knowledge gained to solve set problems.
To prepare you for the working world, you’ll be prompted to collaborate with other students to define problems, identify relevant data to solve these and divide work in fair and efficient ways.
The MSc in Public Relations has been developed in partnership with the public relations industry in Ireland and with the advice and expertise of academics and practitioners across Europe and in the United States. The course is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), which is part of the Global Alliance of PR associations, representing 280,000 practitioners and academics in 126 countries. The MScPR programme is revised annually, with PRII input, to reflect the changing landscape of communications and the emerging use of the latest digital technologies.
Since the programme’s establishment in 2016/17, graduates are now working in communication roles on three continents, including in Australia, France, Italy, Norway, United States, as well as in the UK and Ireland.
The programme provides students with public relations theory and practice alongside an understanding of recent developments and challenges for the profession. These include the impact of social media; the decline of traditional media; growing issues of corporate social responsibility influencing organisational reputation; and the increasing influence of other social science disciplines on Public Relations theory and practice.
Based in DCU’s School of Communications, the MSc in Public Relations & Strategic Communications is built on the experience and expertise of the school’s research in media, communications and journalism for almost forty years.
The MSc in Public Relations & Strategic Communications has several features distinguishing it from other postgraduate offerings in this field:
All modules include lectures from market leading practitioners.
The programme is fully integrated with the Irish and European communications sector, within both the academic and professional circles.
The award-winning teaching staff have expertise and experience in key aspects of public relations and strategic communications.
The blended delivery of this programme requires students to work with online technologies that are a critical part of a contemporary workplace environment.
A capstone supervised dissertation, focusing on current topics of importance to the public relations, media and communications sectors.
Our mentorship scheme partners each student with a senior communications executive from an agency or in-house department for the academic year.
An emphasis on the vocational aspect of the course includes a “Careers Bootcamp” workshop in conjunction with members of the HR & PR sectors.
The MScPR is completed with a supervised three-month work placement with leading agencies and significant in-house communications departments.
This programme is offered full-time over one year and part-time over two years.
Students take a combination of core and option modules in areas such as Research Methods; Strategic Communications for STEM, Environment and Healthcare; Informatics in eHealth; Science and Health in the Media; Data Communication; Understanding Social Media. The programme also includes practically oriented modules including Media and Communication Skills and Making Smartphone Videos. All students complete a Major Project/Dissertation and can avail of a work placement.
The MSc in Translation Technology is a one-year, full-time programme at Dublin City University which provides advanced technical training, an essential element in the world of translation in the twenty-first century. It welcomes students with languages other than those covered by the MA in Translation Studies (i.e. French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese), with English as a common language.
Students on this course take modules including Software Development, Translation Technology, Localisation, Audio Visual Translation, Digital Methods in Language and Discourse and Computerised Terminology.
The MSc in Translation Technology at DCU is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MSc programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. For more information see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/european-masters-translation-emt_en
Lecturers on the MSc in Translation Technology at Dublin City University are internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies, many of whom have extensive connections with the translation profession and the translation industry.
The MA in Translation Studies / MA i Staidéar an Aistriúcháin at Dublin City University is a one-year, full-time programme which provides advanced linguistic and technical training, leading to a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies.
Dublin City University offers a comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Studies, with a wide range of modules including Translation Technology, Audiovisual Translation, Research Methodologies, Translation Theory, Simulated Translation Bureau. Students take Translation Practice modules in one or two of French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Translation is into English except for students taking Irish who work into Irish.
The MA in Translation Studies at DCU is a member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MA programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. For more information see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/european-masters-translation-emt_en
Lecturers on the MA in Translation Studies at Dublin City University are internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies, many of whom have extensive connections with the translation profession and the translation industry.
The MSc in Astrophysics and Relativity is a one-year full-time course. Students will gain advanced knowledge of astrophysics, general relativity, computational science and data analysis and the up-to-date skills required to understand the universe we live in. You will also learn a variety of computational and data analysis skills that are highly sought-after in a wide range of industries.
You can find out more from our academics below:
High Energy Astrophysics
The detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO and VIRGO gravitational wave observatories and developments in electromagnetic based observations are contributing to the continued growth of the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, for example the direct imaging of the black hole at the centre of the galaxy M87 by the Event Horizon Telescope. There is a need to increase the number of scientists with the advanced knowledge and skills required to work in these fields, modelling the behaviour of high-energy sources, predicting their electromagnetic and gravitational wave emissions, observing these signals, and analysing the corresponding data streams.
The course is jointly run by the DCU School of Mathematical Sciences and the DCU School of Physical Sciences and led by researchers from the Centre for Astrophysics and Relativity (CfAR).
The Master of Science (MSc) in Bioprocess Engineering is delivered by DCU’s School of Biotechnology in conjunction with TCD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). It is accredited by DCU.
The MSc is an interactive and dynamic programme that will develop your knowledge and appreciation of the conceptual and factual bases for bioprocess design and operation. It also develops your understanding of bioprocessing, particularly the structures, roles and experimental methods associated with biopharmaceuticals, their analysis, production methods and technology for monitoring and control of bioprocesses.
It provides an advanced and up-to-date academic base in the major disciplines of bioprocess engineering and fosters a range of transferable skills across a full range of relevant subjects.
The MSc in Bioprocess Engineering won the Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Health Sciences at the Gradireland Higher Education Awards 2017 and again in 2018. The judges’ comment was as follows: “An excellent course with strong industry and inter-institutional collaborations.”
Climate change is growing ever more central to politics, policymaking, planning, business, and civil society, both in terms of mitigating our impact on the climate, and building resilience to current and future climate impacts through adaptation. At a global level, the Paris Agreement on climate change, agreed at COP21 in Paris in December 2015, set a pathway towards full decarbonisation of the global economy in the second half of this century.
The challenges posed by climate change are partly technical and scientific, but they are also profoundly political, institutional, and societal. According to Dr. Youba Sokona, former Vice-Chair of the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy … but what is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions”.
The MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society interrogates how societies are responding to climate change, and how that response can be strengthened. It is the only master’s programme in Ireland focused on climate change that adopts a social science and humanities perspective on this challenge. It brings together DCU’s unique strengths in the study of climate change governance and law, communications and media, societal transitions, and education.
Students take core modules on climate change policy and governance, EU and national climate change law, climate change and the media, the physical science basis of climate change, and climate change and societal transition, as well as choosing from a range of optional modules. Students also undertake research methods training and write a dissertation.
The programme is open to both full-time and part-time applicants. Full time students take the programme over one year, while part time students take the programme over two years. Classes are scheduled one day a week from 14:00 onwards to facilitate part time students
We are excited to announce our new MSc in Emerging Media building on over twenty years of expertise in research and teaching in the area of multimedia.
The MSc in Emerging Media:
The MSc in Emerging Media combines media production, innovative research and experimental practices to guide students in the discovery of new ways to communicate and tell stories. We provide a vibrate space for students who see the possibilities in new technologies to extend their creative voices. Through engaging with the most current research, which inspects the impact of digitisation, internet technologies, Internet of Things and social media on our culture and ways of communicating, students are equipped to navigate, analyse and contribute to our constantly evolving mediascape.