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Computer Science (Joint Honours)

Computer Science and Business

Why study Computer Science and Business?
Computer Science and Business is a Joint Honours programme. The computer science subjects in this programme will build upon your problem solving, logical and mathematical skills and challenge you to develop a deep understanding of the science of computers. The business subjects will develop your knowledge, management ability and understanding of the operations of organisations and their critical role in society and the many roles available within organisations like marketing, organisational behaviour, human resources and finance. At the end of the course graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of computer science, business and management, along with their problem solving skills, in new and familiar environments, both within the disciplines of Computer Science and Business and in the wider context of the modern workplace.

Computer Science and Business: The course for you?
This joint degree programme aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and expertise needed to work in the technical field of Computer Science along with the business management skills required to understand the fundamentals of markets, organisations and business management. The course prepares students for challenging careers in computer science and/or business, as well as positioning them for postgraduate study and research in either of these fields.

Computer Science and Business at Trinity
Computer Science at Trinity is ranked number 1 in Ireland, top 30 in Europe and top 100 worldwide while the Business School is ranked number 1 in Ireland, 36th in Europe and in the top 100 worldwide (QS subject rankings, 2020). Over a period of more than 50 years, both the School of Computer Science and Statistics and the Trinity Business School have earned a strong international reputation. They have enduring partnerships in education, research and industry across the globe.

Graduate skills and career opportunities
Government and industry have identified a need for more graduates with Computer Science and Business skills. Graduates of this programme have secured employment in a variety of roles and areas. They have been hired by multinationals, both nationally and internationally, such as Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and by consultancy and accountancy firms such as Ernst & Young, Accenture, MRBI, PwC, and KPMG. Our graduates are also much sought after within the public sector and for small and medium sized businesses. Many students have set up and launched their own businesses, some of which have won entrepreneurship awards. Other students have pursued Master’s and Ph.D. studies in business and computer science disciplines.

Your degree and what you’ll study
The computer science subjects in this programme are listed on page the computer science JH student page available here. Details of the business subjects available to Joint Honours students are available here.

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Computer Science and Geography

Why study Computer Science and Geography?
The combination of Computer Science and Geography allows students to combine computational skills and geographical knowledge to address important global issues. Examples of this include Geographical Information systems (GIS) which is used to underpin decision making in: urban planning; land use planning and energy distribution or Remote Sensing/Earth Observation which can be used to monitor the impact of global change. Graduates of this programme will be well placed to develop the next generation of GIS; these may, for example, incorporate large volumes of IOT (Internet of Things), remote sensing data, integrate diverse forms of data, and present advanced visualisations. These developments which would be driven by computer scientists who understand geoscience. Graduates of the programme might apply "big data” techniques to geographic data, for example to predict flooding, to model urban traffic, to explain demographic changes or monitor long-term environmental change. Graduates with these skills will be at the heart of the design of future smart and sustainable cities and societies.

Computer Science and Geography: The Course for you?
This new course will suit you if you are interested in the world around you, in understanding the significant challenges that face our world, and would like to tackle those challenges with computer and related technologies. Computer Science is best suited to those who are comfortable applying logical thinking to situations. No prior knowledge of Computer Science or Geography is assumed.

Computer Science and Geography at Trinity
The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity is recognised for establishing computer science as an academic discipline in Ireland. The School has earned a strong international reputation and has partnerships in education, research and industry across the globe. Computer Science at Trinity is ranked number 1 in Ireland, top 25 in Europe and top 100 worldwide (QS subject rankings, 2020). Geography at Trinity is a place of intensive and extensive geographical scholarship in Ireland. The School carries out teaching and research across the discipline, from development theory to coastal modelling, and from climate change to the social economy, all within different contexts, from Nigeria to New Zealand. Trinity is ranked in the world top 100 universities for Geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

Graduate skills and career opportunities
Graduates from this new course will be highly skilled and employable in both industrial and governmental organisations both here in Ireland as well as overseas. Careers taken up by graduating geography students in recent years include urban and regional planning, environmental consultancy and research, and teaching as well as positions in such areas as financial services, foreign affairs, leisure and tourism and overseas development. Graduates from computer science find employment in almost every sector from communications and entertainment to manufacturing and transportation, government, healthcare, education and many more.

Your degree and what you’ll study
The computer science subjects in this programme are listed on page the computer science JH student page available here. Details of geography subjects available to JH students will be available soon.

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Computer Science and Linguistics


Why study Computer Science and Linguistics?
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguists investigate how language works; how patterns of sounds, words and sentences combine to convey meaning. Training in Linguistics promotes the critical evaluation of evidence, logical and detailed analysis, and the formulation and presentation of arguments. Studying computer science builds your problem solving, logical and mathematical skills and challenges you to develop a deep understanding of the science of computers. At the end of the course graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of computer science and linguistics, along with their problem solving skills to improve computer understanding and generation of language,  to use computing to explore languages, as well as to more general issues of computing and communication.


Computer Science and Linguistics: The course for you?
If you enjoy problem solving, conceptual analysis, mathematics, languages and are interested in combining topics in creative and insightful ways, then this may be the right course for you. It appeals to students with strengths in analytical reasoning. If you are interested in how language works and in how computers can be applied both to study language and to improve communication then this is an ideal combination. No prior knowledge of computer science or linguistics is assumed.

Computer Science and Linguistics at Trinity
Computer Science at Trinity is ranked number 1 in Ireland, top 30 in Europe and top 100 worldwide (QS subject rankings, 2020). There is a decades-long tradition of Linguistics teaching and research in the Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS). In both subjects, teaching is research-led: all members of the teaching team are engaged in state-of- the-art research. There is a long history of combined Computer Science and Linguistics study at Trinity.

Graduate skills and career opportunities
Graduates are qualified to work as language specialists, in the language and speech technology sector, as information technologists or software specialists in any of the IT, banking, publishing or multimedia sectors.

Your degree and what you’ll study
The computer science subjects in this programme are listed on page the computer science JH student page available here. Details of the linguistics subjects available to Joint Honours students are available here.

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