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Computer Science Programme

BA (Mod) Computer Science
Master in Computer Science (MCS)

  • CAO Course Code: TR033
  • Special Entry Requirement: Leaving Certificate HC3 in Mathematics or equivalent
  • Further information about applying is available from TCD Admissions
  • Email enquiries@scss.tcd.ie for more information

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BA (Mod) Computer Science – 4 years

Master in Computer Science (MCS) – 5 years

Computer science is a professional subject concerned with the study of everything to do with computers and our relationship with them. The field began with the pioneering theoretical discoveries on logic and calculation in the nineteenth century and continued with the development of early computers in the middle of the last century right up to the present day, where computers have become an integral part of daily life.

Computers are critical to the efficient running of modern societies, in areas including health, security, banking and finance, transportation, communication, and now increasingly our interactions through social networks. Computing professionals, like their counterparts in medicine, law, engineering, accountancy and finance, deal with theoretical issues, solve complex problems, deal with matters of ethics and with society at large.

Theoretical issues in computer science relate to the abstract notions of computation and information. The study of these issues leads, for example, to efficient and robust algorithms and to new programming languages. Applications of computer science range from artificial intelligence to health informatics, from computer animation and graphics to information security, and from social network sites to educational and training systems.

Computer Science at Trinity

Jonathan Dukes

Trinity Computer Science students can study for an Honors Bachelor's degree (BA (Mod) Computer Science) over four years and have the option to study for a fifth year leading to a Master in Computer Science (MCS) degree, which includes an internship. The first three years of the programme are the same for all students. The choice to study for the Honors Bachelor's degree or the Master's degree is made at the end of the third year of the programme.

As a Trinity Computer Science graduate you will be able to work at the highest level in the global technology industry. You will develop entrepreneurial skills for building exciting new products and solutions, making decisions that will affect all our futures.

Each year the School invites leading employers in the sector to attend a special recruitment fair at which students can chat informally regarding many career opportunities. Graduates find employment in almost any sector from communications and entertainment to manufacturing and transportation, government, healthcare education and many more.

Contacts and Further Information

  • Course Director: Dr Mike Brady
  • Course Coordinator (Years 1, 2 & 3): Dr Jonathan Dukes

Last updated 8 October 2013 by enquiries@scss.tcd.ie.