Masters and Diploma Programmes

Our school offers a range of taught postgraduate programmes preparing students for a wide variety of careers and further research options:

>We have HEA fully funded postgraduate places for two of our programmes - Apply by December 4th, 2020

>Apply now - Professional Cert In Digital Policy - a One Week online Course, December 14 - 18, 2020

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With support from Microsoft Ireland, UCD School of Information and Communication studies is establishing the Microsoft-UCD Digital Policy Programme with the goal of building digital policy training and capability in Ireland and Europe.

Designed to offer graduates the opportunity to study some of the core topical, theoretical, and methodological issues that arise when investigating the institutional and public policy dimensions of the prevalence of digital technology, digital infrastructure, and data production, capture, and analysis in all dimensions of life.

It will also allow students to study the underlying social conditions (economic, political, and cultural) that give rise to such technologies and their governance, as well as the multiple public sector and commercial contexts where policy is made and enacted.

Choose from:

MSc Digital Policy - Full Time and Part Time options

Professional Certificate Digital Policy - W470 is a One Week Full-Time Online Course starts December 14th - 18th 2020.

For further information contact Prof Kalpana Shankar


Our new Communication and Media programmes are the first in Ireland to offer a broad degree in communication and media studies from an Information school perspective, where students can choose tracks to focus on Ethics & Policy, Design & Culture and Data Journalism.

Choose from:

Msc in Communication & Media – Full Time and Part Time options

Digital Information Management combines core elements of digital preservation and curation as well as area-specific tracks to prepare students for work in cultural institutions, civil service and higher education and in the private sector.

Choose from:

MSc Digital Information Management  - Full Time and Part Time options

Graduate Diploma in Digital Information Management - Full Time

Graduate Diploma in Digital Information Management - Part Time

Professional Certificate in Digital Information Management - Part Time

Information Systems studies focus on the design and deployment of human-centred computing and information systems, combining theory and practice-based perspectives from across a range of disciplines.

Choose from:

MSc Information Systems – Full Time and Part Time options

Our Library and Information Studies programmes have prepared generations of graduates for careers as information and library professionals.

Choose from:

Masters in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) – Full Time and Part Time options  
Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies – Full Time and Part Time options