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University College Dublin MSc Digital Policy
University College Dublin

MSc Digital Policy

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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EUR 20,220 / per year *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* full time non-EU fee per year - € 20220; EU fee per year - € 8140 | part time non-EU fee per year - € 10110; EU fee per year - € 8140


With support from Microsoft Ireland, UCD’s School of Information and Communication Studies has established the Microsoft-UCD Digital Policy Programme with the goal of building digital policy training and capability in Ireland and Europe.

The innovative programme mixes the abstract and the applied with core modules from the School of Information and Communication Studies and optional modules from other Schools in the College of Social Sciences and Law (COSSL) and Computer Science. This programme introduces students to basic concepts and issues in digital policy, giving a historical and critical understanding of how to theorise digital objects and environments by learning to situate them in perspectives such as platform capitalism, governance, data infrastructures, information analytics, interface critique and software studies.

The MSc in Digital Policy is designed to prepare graduates for careers in evaluating, implementing, and studying core topical, theoretical, and methodological issues that arise in digital policy today. The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the institutional and public policy dimensions of the prevalence of digital technology, as well as the underlying social conditions (economic, political, and cultural) and public/private sector contexts that give rise to such technologies and their governance.

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