4 High-Demand Courses to Pursue in Ireland

4 High-Demand Courses to Pursue in Ireland

4 High-Demand Courses to Pursue in Ireland
The Irish economy has been thriving throughout the years and promises to soon approach full employment. There is an increased demand in industries such as engineering, technology, pharmaceutical, financial services, life sciences, and a lot more. With this, Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, became a hub of headquarters and development centers.

Due to this, various courses have become in-demand such as computer science, data science, cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud computing, business analytics, accounting and finance, pharmaceuticals, and even artificial intelligence, to name a few.

To guide you on what course you should take, here are the four most popular courses in Ireland:

Business Analytics

A combination of computer programming, business intelligence, and data analytics, business analytics is quite popular with students in Ireland. This course will enable you to analyze data and plan strategies for a business to profit. Business analysts who can improve operations are in demand across different industries in banks, e-commerce, and IT companies.

The average salary for an entry-level graduate in business analytics ranges from €40,000 to €52,000 per annum.

Investment Banking and Finance

Some of the world’s leading investment banks and asset companies are based in Dublin. With this, there is an increasing demand for people who can work under the risk and compliance department. There are a lot more work opportunities in the finance and banking departments. Some prominent banks in Ireland are Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The average salary of a finance graduate in Ireland depends on the profession: a yearly payout of €42,000 for financial analysts; €29,000 for fund accountants; €44,000 for investment banking associates; and €49,000 for financial accountants.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

A famous pharmaceutical location in Europe, Ireland is home to 9 out of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The pharmaceutical science degree consists of study in physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and more. These subjects will help you improve your skills for research and future work. Once graduated, you can be employed in laboratory settings in various industries. You can find work in global companies such as Pfizer, Roche, and Johnson & Johnson.

One can expect an average salary of €28,000 up to €55,000 yearly for a graduate-level pharmacovigilance officer. A pharmacist can earn €31,000 to €40,000 per annum.


Construction courses will prepare you for work in the construction industry. You will be trained in the necessary principles and skills needed for construction technology and management. You will meet the industry’s needs in the technical professional workforce. Some career scope in construction includes contract management, site management, estimating, and surveying.

A construction manager can earn an average yearly salary of approximately €43,000. A project manager can expect an average salary of €44,000 per annum.

If you plan on studying in Ireland, there are many courses to choose from. Make sure that it is the right one for you while considering its demand in the country.

Ireland is an excellent study destination for overseas students. MSM Unify has other articles about Irish education and the many things the country offers.


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