Program Title

MSc Social Data Analytics

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Graduate degree

Admission Criteria

University College Dublin international admission is based on a variety of factors including the students' past academic records and grades, standardized test scores, etc. If an interview is required as part of the application, the university will be in touch with the applicant through a phone call or an online interview.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Official English Proficiency Test Scores
  • 2 Letters of Academic reference/recommendation (wherever applicable)
  • Resume, CV or Portfolio (wherever applicable)
  • Letter of Acceptance issued by the University College Dublin
  • A current passport/travel document
  • 2 coloured passport-sized photographs
  • Medical Insurance
  • Financial Support Statements
Program Description

The MSc in Social Data Analytics is a one year taught programme, delivered by schools within the College of Social Sciences and Law (Sociology), and College of Science (Computer Science). It equips students with a range of social scientific, computational, informational, statistical, and visual analytics skills, for the analysis of large or complex data that arise from human interaction. Students will receive training in sociological analysis, as well as core coding and programming skills, allowing them to avail of emergent technologies to manage real-world challenges, and conduct informed decision making. Students can also opt to complete an internship as part of their studies. The MSc in Social Data Analytics is suitable for graduates of social science or computer science programmes, or related disciplines such as psychology, politics, geography, or economics who want to develop their analytical skills further.

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