Taught course

Digital Innovation

University College Dublin · UCD School of Business

Entry requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline OR A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

We are living in a golden age of digital innovation. During our lifetimes, an entirely new digital infrastructure has been created. At the same time, new technologies like social media, cloud computing, analytics and big data, wearable devices, 3D printing are transforming every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

The MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society. It is designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital era. The careful balance of theory and practice within the course prepares graduates to enter the world of digital innovation or, in the case of professionals, progress further in their career.

The programme offers:

  • Leadership skills regarding the strategic application of IT for digital innovation.
  • The capacity to create and critically assess the business case for ICT deployment.
  • In-depth knowledge and managerial insights into systems development methodologies and processes.
  • Skills in business process redesign, change management, global sourcing and process modelling.
  • Skills in designing and undertaking industry-relevant research projects.
  • Ability to be a team player in distributed, cross-cultural, multiple time-zone projects.

Information for international students

Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language as outlined on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Niamh O Riordan