Computer Science - Computing Science MSc - CKR40

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Course Title: Computer Science - Computing Science

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Computer Science - Computing Science

Duration: 1 year

Teaching Mode: Full-time

This course runs for 12 months from the date of first registration for the course.

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: The Irish/EU fee for 2014/15 for this partially-funded programme is €3,750 (1 year full-time).

Entry Requirements: Candidates must normally have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. See detailed entry requirements.

Course Code: CKR40

Closing Date: Applications will open on November 1st 2014

Next Intake: 7th September 2015


This MSc programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development. You will also get the chance to demonstrate the skills you have learned by completing a substantial research and development project.

For further information see our brochure

Course Details

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Detailed Entry Requirements

Candidates must normally have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates who have obtained at least a Second Class Honours in a Higher Diploma conversion course, such as the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology offered at UCC, having attained at least Second Class Honours level in an object-oriented programming module therein, will be considered. Applications from other suitably qualified candidates, or from those with equivalent technical experience/qualifications, will be considered

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Course Practicalities

A typical five credit module includes:

•             two lecture hours

•             one to two hours of practicals per week

•             outside these regular hours, you are required to study independently by reading and by working in the laboratories


The MSc in Computing Science will be examined through a combination of:

  • mid-term exams
  • end-of-term exams
  • assignments
  • research and development project

Who Teaches This Course

Course Coordinator: Dr Marc Van Dongen

Course lecturers:

Professor Barry O Sullivan

Professor Gregory Provan

Professor Cormac Sreenan


Research profiles for the following:

Dr Simon Foley

Dr Dan Grigoras

Dr John Herbert

Dr Steve Prestwich

Dr Sabin Tabirca

Mr Humphrey Sorensen

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