Governance & IT in Financial Services - Letterkenny

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Governance & IT in Financial Services - Letterkenny

The M.A in Governance and IT in Financial Services aims to meet the legal, compliance, governance and I.T needs of financial Services companies and has been developed in collaboration with a few key employers within the relevant industry. The course is designed to enhance skills, judgment and ability to apply the regulatory requirements in the management and practice of compliance.

Semester 1 modules primarily focus on the development of knowledge around financial services Industry, principles of data protection, governance and ethics and information systems. Semester 2 modules focus on further developing skills around regulatory frameworks as well as I.T security, compliance and privacy and risk management and audit. The Masters programme offers a capstone as a substantial research project, work based learning project based on situated learning and reflection, marrying best practice literature with situated practice, to form critical insights on theory in practice.

We also offer a postgraduate diploma qualification for this course. This course offers learners an opportunity to study the same modules and may suit those seeking a shorter programme duration as the length of programme is 9 months. Learners studying the PG Diploma will not be required to undertake the Work Based Learning project.

Subjects taught


Financial Services Industry Mandatory 10 4
Blockchain Technology and Practice Mandatory 5 2
Principles of Information Systems Mandatory 5 2
Governance Ethics & Regulation Mandatory 5 2
Research Methods Mandatory 5 0

Financial Services Regulation Mandatory 10 4
IT Security, Compliance & Privacy Mandatory 10 4
IT Risk Management & Audit Mandatory 10 4
Work Based Learning Mandatory 30 0

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree with a specialisation in law, business or IT, second class honours 2.2, (2.1 preferable)

Application dates

Application Deadline - 14 September.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. Online course.


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

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Other Masters Programmes/ Doctoral Studies

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
Financial Services
Graduate Careers

Graduate careers typically include:
Anti-Money Laundering
Corporate Governance Manager
Compliance Manager
Case Analyst
Internal Auditor

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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