Our Research Group

The TU Dublin – Blanchardstown campus Data Science Research Group is a vibrant community of experienced researchers that span a range of data science domains. Particular interests include:

  • Educational and psychometric data analytics, including accessible learning analytics for higher education and analysis of organisational silence
  • Unstructured web content & social media content
  • Data science in transportation
  • Text analytics in healthcare
  • Image and video analysis, including sign language analytics
  • Geospatial data analysis
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Our taught masters programme

Our Master of Science in Computing in Applied Data Science & Analytics is a part-time programme that runs fully online,  designed in collaboration with industry partners. It has gained a significant reputation for high quality content that combines a practical focus with technical depth and rigour. There is a strong demand for our graduates in sectors where data science and big data analytics is a critical component, such as the insurance, retail, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, business, travel, telecommunication, government, and intelligence sectors.

Lectures are delivered live, two evenings a week (Dublin time), using an online classroom environment. This, coupled with lecture recordings and other learning resources accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment, provides a truly flexible learning environment for all participants. Course modules are assessed through continuous assessment only, allowing students not resident in Ireland to complete the course.

More information on our Masters programme

Data Science and Analytics is one of the fastest growing areas of IT, across a variety of organisations and industries, and remains mission critical for businesses as it turns information into an asset for deriving insights and making decisions. The high demand for graduates from this our MSc reflects the need for companies to do business more smartly, enabled by data science.

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”



What our graduates say about our MSc:

The program challenged me to learn new & relevant data skills, the support to return to education and the flexibility to do so while balancing work and family commitments. The online delivery format was critical in this regard but ultimately second to the personal and committed support of the course team throughout the 2 yrs.

Michael O'Brien

This masters was a fantastic course for me, thank you so much! I learned a great deal and had a chance to meet with people within the industry. The experience will be valuable to me for the rest of my career. A special thanks to Geraldine and Markus for their help and guidance throughout!


‘An excellent course that transformed an interest into enhanced career choices. Without doubt, it was the best professional decision I have ever made.

Andrew Chisholm

The MSC developing all aspects of my data science capacity. It was delivered by knowledgeable and extremely helpful staff. It was well structured and planned. It has been my best experience in 3rd level education.

Michael Connolly

An excellent course applicable to many professional fields. The material is interesting and the lecturers supportive.


I found the course engaging and inspirational. The TUD team went out of their way to help and provide guidance and assistance at every point. The quality of the course was excellent.

Vincent English

‘Excellent program which taught me skills to transition from software engineering into data science. Everything that was taught there was really useful in my day-to-day job. And most importantly it was fun.

Karlo Sarin

I really liked the course and the freedom it provided with respect to both the things you could choose to work on and remote setting which provided enough flexibility to do the course besides working full time.

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