Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH603

CAO Points : 532

Closing Date : 01 July 2024

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  • Study Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy in an accelerated three-year Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Learn how to combine human creativity with the power of computers to solve problems.
  • Examine the essentials of theoretical computer science and their mathematical foundations.
  • You will have the option of undertaking a 1-year work placement or study abroad between 2nd and 3rd year (subject to availability).

Why choose this degree?

  • Acquire hands-on programming skills, advanced problem-solving techniques, and learning to think logically and analytically when approaching complex problems developing your creativity and communication skills.
  • Study Philosophy (seeking to understand and analyse human knowledge and thinking) and Advanced Mathematics.
  • The Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University was founded in 1987 and is located in the Eolas Building, a €20M state-of-the-art ICT hub. Our laboratories and equipment provide excellent facilities for practical work and all our courses include a mix of lectures and lab work.

Duration: 3 year accelerated degree

1st year

  • 4 modules in Computer Science
  • 6 modules in Mathematics
  • 2 modules in Philosophy

2nd year

  • 6 modules in Computer Science
  • 4 modules in Mathematics
  • 2 modules in Philosophy

You will have the option of undertaking a 1-year work placement or study abroad after 2nd year (subject to availability)

3rd year

  • 6 compulsory Computer Science and Mathematics modules
  • 6 optional modules chosen from among the 3 core disciplines

Coding languages currently covered in the CT degree:

  • First year - Python, Java, SQL
  • Second year - C, R, Haskell
  • Final year - Languages of choice in projects of choice
Course Duration: 3 years (accelerated)

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Our BSc Computational Thinking has been specifically designed to answer calls from industry for graduates with strong analytical competence, problemsolving skills and the ability to think critically. Graduates enjoy outstanding career prospects across a range of areas such as software development and analysis, mathematical and financial modelling, bioinformatics, cryptography and security.

Postgraduate study options currently include:

  • MSc Geocomputation, MSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) 
  • PhD Computer Science (Research)
  • MSc in Data Science and Analytics
  • PhD Statistics/Data Science
This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes N/A H2
Science No N/A N/A

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21. 

Click here to be taken to our mature applicant information page - tab 3 on that page outlines application steps for this degree.

Mature applicants who have a disability 

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office. 

Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

01 February 2024

Additional Information

Leaving Certificate Applicants

Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7 and O6/H7 in Irish, English & H2 Mathematics. MH603 Round 1 Points 2023: 432


DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.

HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Contact the Access Office for more information about these access routes.

Apply to CAO

The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.

Categories of applicant:

  • School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
  • Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
  • EU/EFTA/UK students
  • International students (outside the EU)
  • QQI (Further Education) students
  • Transferring students
  • Deferring students
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