This UCD Study Abroad Programme will take place in Summer 2024 over a two-week period from May 20 - 31.  The programme - which involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, lab work and guided thematic tours - is hosted by University College Dublin, Ireland’s premier University and leading Study Abroad Destination. It is worth 5 ECTS credits. 

This exciting new course addresses the three core themes of Design, Data Science and Discovery.  The program is ideal for computer science and technical students interested in design; life science students interested in data science & machine learning; and creative design students interested in computer science and statistics.

University College Dublin is Europe's largest urban campus with world-class teaching and laboratory facilities and 325 acres of walking trails, woodlands and sports facilities to explore and enjoy! Our fabulous location on the East coast of Ireland within 30 minutes of Dublin Airport allows our students the opportunity not only to explore Ireland, but to explore other popular European cities during their visit.



Quick Facts


May 20 - 31

2024 Dates

2 weeks




February 1, 2024*

Application Deadline



 * Places are limited. Early application is recommended. 

The UCD Design, Data Science and Discovery course consists of a two-week academic programme with a mixture of lecture, team-based project work, and self study, as well a many thematic guided tours related to the themes of the course. Led by Course Directors Prof. Patricia Maguire and Adjunct Prof. Scott Rickard the course offers a truly interdisciplinary programme where data science, machine learning, medical sciences, and creativity intercept.
An essential element of the UCD Design, Data Science and Discovery is for students to experience Irish society and culture. As part of this Programme, a series of excursions are planned to enable you to explore and immerse yourself in Irish culture. Attendance of some of the trips is mandatory, as the trips form part of the course. Other trips and organized social activities are optional, but strongly encouraged. This will provide you with firsthand experience of the historic and cultural sites that surround you.