Course Overview

Insight's Web Science agenda focuses on (i) analysing the topology, dynamics, content and user behaviour of the Web and the impact of underlying algorithms, protocols and architectures, (ii) designing and evaluating innovations in semantically enhanced technology for its future and (iii) ensuring its continuing benefit to various aspects of society.
Our central hypothesis is that the creation of a “network of knowledge” can assist people, organisations and systems with their individual as well as collective problem solving, enabling innovation and increased productivity and also helping to bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds through the inclusion of emerging sensor technologies.

Programmes Available

MEngSc (Insight), full-time
MEngSc (Insight), part-time
MAppSc (Insight), full-time
MAppSc (Insight), part-time
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the degree of MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

We have specific openings in the areas of:
  • Semantic web and social software 
  • Semantic web services 
  • Semantic desktop 
  • Service orientated architecture 
  • Computational linguistics

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€15,000 p.a. (€15,140 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

Contact Us

Ms. Hilda Fitzpatrick
T +353 91 495 053