Cloud Technologies Research

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Computing in Cloud Technologies Research has 30 taught credits and a 60 credit dissertation. Developed in collaboration with the IT industry, following graduation you'll be perfectly positioned to make the most of your future career opportunities in cloud technologies and infrastructure.

At the heart of the course is a focus on a range of topics applicable to cloud technologies. This is followed by a research dissertation where you can apply your learning to demonstrate an extended knowledge and ability in that area. The dissertation will normally be completed over one to three semesters.

Key features
• Flexible part-time and full-time options
• Industry input into course design
• Excellent career opportunities for graduates
• An opportunity to develop in-depth skills through a major piece of research.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2), or Higher Diploma in Computing (Conversion Course into Computing). If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Subjects taught

What will I study
Semester 1
• Virtual Server Administration (E)
• Private Cloud Technologies (E)
• Enterprise & Data Centre Networking (E)

Semester 2
• Machine Learning (E)
• Security & Legal Issues (E)
• Storage Technologies (E)

Semester 4
• Research Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Pick three elective and do a Dissertation that is relevant to the overall learning outcomes of the course.

Not all modules will be offered in a given year. Letterkenny IT reserves the right to select which electives will run depending on demand and availability of resources.

Letterkenny IT reserves the right to resequencing which modules appear in which semester.


1 year, full time
2 years, part time


EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Multinational Companies
• Insurance Companies
• Data Centre Based IT Systems

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• Cloud Architect/Engineer
• Cloud Systems Administrator
• Cloud Services Developer

Successful graduates find opportunities in insurance companies, all major IT multinationals as well as any company using large Data Center based IT Systems. Roles include becoming a Cloud Architect or Engineer, a Cloud Systems Administrator or Cloud Services Developer.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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