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The MSc course in all its strands aims to produce very high quality graduates that can become leaders in high-tech industry and academic research.  It will be intensive, demanding and rewarding.
For entry to the course, we require the following:

  • A II.1 (60%) grade or higher from a reputable university in Computing or strongly related discipline
  • A standard of English language competency that will allow full participation in coursework, classwork and other activities - this means an IELTS level of 6.5 overall
  • You need to be able to be fully competent in programming in C, C++ or Java [ for Augmented and Virtual Reality, you will need to have or acquire competence in C++]
  • A strong work ethic and the resolve to strongly engage with the demanding program.  This means, for example, that it will be extremely difficult to do the course while holding part-time employment
As part of the selection process, you will be asked to take an on-line programming test (in C, C++ or Java).

Admission Links

The following links will take you directly to the Trinity College on-line application process:

Apply for MSc Data Science Apply for MSc Intelligent Systems
Apply for MSc Future Networks Apply for MSc in Augmented and Virtual Reality


The online application system is now open to accept applications for the academic year 2021/2022..


The following documents MUST be submitted with your application.

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcript of academic results to date
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Two Academic references
    • Please note these must be either (a) on the TCD academic reference template or (b) on paper bearing the letterhead of the referee's institution and dated within the last 12 months.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to submit documentation of reasonable competence in the English language. This may be one of the following:
    • a minimum score of at least 570 on the paper-based TOEFL test, or
    • a minimum score of at least 230 on the computer-based TOEFL test, or
    • a minimum score of at least 88 on the Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL test (with a written score of 21), or
    • a minimum of Grade 6.5 overall in the IELTS , or
    • a minimum of Grade C in the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
    • a minimum of Grade C in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • as a special measure, due to COVID-19, the Duolingo Online test will be accepted for 2021/22 (requirement: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020 )

The University may require additional documents based on your circumstances. Guidelines on how to complete the application form as well as the additional documents that must accompany an application are available from the Graduate Admissions Office.

In limited cases where there are pending documents, excellent candidates may be made a Conditional Offer. Candidates should be aware that the conditional offers are not indefinite and may be withdrawn if further information or relevant documents are not provided in due course.

If you are applying from India and you have sat the All-India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEE) or if you have taken or intend to take the All-India Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), please include your scores.

General queries for the MSc in Computer Science can be sent to

Notification of Decision

Most candidates should expect a decision within 4-weeks following the receipt of the complete application. However, response times may vary depending on the volume of applications. Please note that if there are any missing documents at time of submission, this is likely to delay processing of an application: 

Course Fees

The fee level for the 2020/2021 academic year was as follows (we will update this as soon as the 2021/22 fee levels are available):

Students from European Union Countries

Tuition: €7,726

Levies for Sports, USI Membership and Commencements: €293
Total Fee: €8,039

Students from Non-European Union Countries

Tuition: €23,252
Levies for Sports, USI Membership and Commencements: €293
Total Fee: €23,545

For general information about studying at Trinity, including an explanation of the costs, please check here

For further information, visit the TCD Fees page here.