MSc in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies)

Are you looking to bridge skills gaps, gain the knowledge and development skills necessary to excel in the fast-growing field of Blockchain? Look no further than our co-funded Masters in Blockchain, delivered through the School of Computing at DCU.

As blockchain grows in popularity this technology has the potential to revolutionize industries ranging from finance to healthcare to manufacturing. With real-world business applications that range from data protection and security to cost efficiencies and transparency, blockchain is in high demand and block chain specialists are needed now more than ever.

Designed to give ambitious technologists hands-on experience in all the latest blockchain technologies, this Masters in Blockchain helps prepare you to take on the most challenging projects and contribute to developing this revolutionary technology.

The MSc in Blockchain program is structured for flexibility, catering to your busy schedule through asynchronous, part-time online delivery over a span of two years.

Modules and Practical Experience

Throughout the program, you’ll engage in eight core modules and undertake a Blockchain practicum in the second year. This practicum significantly contributes to the final marks for the Masters Degree and offers opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world problems. You’ll have the chance to analyze blockchain subsystems, suggest enhancements, or develop prototype Blockchain software systems, potentially sponsored by external clients or based on your own concepts.

These projects typically involve feasibility studies, project planning, and the creation of a Blockchain application or a thorough theoretical analysis.

By participating in this program, you’ll acquire practical skills and hands-on experience, enhancing your competitiveness in the job market. The DCU faculty comprises field experts, granting you access to cutting-edge technology and resources. Although continuous assessment elements for modules are submitted electronically, end-of-term examinations require in-person attendance at DCU.

Asynchronous Learning Approach

The course utilizes the Futurelearn platform for asynchronous delivery, offering a distinct method from traditional face-to-face classroom teaching. All course materials will be accessible online, allowing students to progress at their preferred pace.

These online resources will be interactive and include regular self-assessment milestones. Additionally, there will be specific assessment deadlines, including module exams at the end of each semester.

Apart from exams and the initial orientation session at the academic year’s commencement, physical campus attendance will not be necessary. Synchronous sessions will be conducted in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 to reinforce student support services.

The fees for this programme are part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

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