The Department of Computer Science has taught MSc programmes designed to suit a wide range of interests. The MSc in Computing Science, and MSc in Data Science & Analytics (offered in conjunction with the Department of Statistics) require candidates to have previously studied Computer Science or a related discipline. The Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology and the MSc in Interactive Media are conversion courses and can be undertaken by students from varied backgrounds. For the MSc in Bioinformatics with Computational Biology candidates must have significant element of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Biology.
MSc Bioinformatics with Computational Biology
IT Conversion Courses are open to graduates of any discipline, that means you do not have to have studied computer science previously. Undertkaing a UCC IT Conversion Course will enhance your exisiting degree providing skill in demand by the ICT sector. This industry a thriving and growing with 9 of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland. The sector is one of the country's most prevalent employers with over 75,000 people employed by ICT companies in Ireland.
Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology
Students of the UCC Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology can opt for one of two routes:
1. Students who receive a 1H in a Higher Diploma can apply for an MSc in Computing Science or MSc Data Science & Analytics.
2. Others opt for the employment route and get jobs as IT technical support and operations in companies such as EMC, McAfee, Apple etc.
MSc Interactive Media
Students entering the MSc Interactive Media have very varied backgrounds from arts, business and the sciences.
Where are our graduates?
Graduates have taken up employment with many companies including HP, Siemens, Intel, Apple, Digisoft TV, Xanadu Consulting plus others. The types of positions held include: Programmers, Web Developers, Multimedia Designers, Mobile Application Developers, Media Analyst and Technical Support.
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Postgraduate Non-EU Students:
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of a programme.
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Language Requirements
|Programmes||English Language Qualification||Postgraduate Language Requirements|
|All Programmes||IELTS Minimum Requirements||6.5
Minimum individual sections 6.0
|All Programmes||TOEFL Minimum Requirements||TOEFL 90,
Listening 20; Reading 19;
Speaking 21; Writing 23
|All Programmes||Cambridge Proficiency Exam||Grade C|
|All Programmes||Cambridge Advanced Exam||Grade B|
|All Programmes||Pearson PTE||Minimum Score of 63
with no section score below 59
UCC Language Centre Course Information
The English Language Centre at UCC offers additional language courses, should you be interested.
English Language Centre website at: http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/
Year-round English Courses: http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/yearoundcourses/
Summer School English Language Course: http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/summer/
Part-Time English Language Course: https://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/parttimecourses/
Please note that a charge is payable for all courses and examinations at the UCC Language Centre.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and application form.
The following link outlines many topics including procedures and rules, deferrals of examinations, plagiarism, breach of examination regulations, conduct, mitigation and much more.
In particular, if you are currently in the process of completing UCC Postgraduate Studentship and research grant forms for the 2017/18 academic year, the Postgraduate Student Funding guidelines may be of interest to you.
Forms can now be downloaded from the following link: Click Here
We are delighted to announce the launch of Quercus Academic Taught Masters’ scholarships for 2017-18. This is the first time UCC will offer a consolidated postgraduate scholarship initiative across all four Colleges and the scholarships will build on the successful Quercus brand by offering academic scholarships for taught Masters’ programmes to exceptional EU and Non-EU applicants. Each scholarship will comprise a 50% reduction in fees.