Network & Information Security

Griffith College Limerick

Network & Information Security

Take the next step in your career and become a network and information security specialist.

This Level 9 MSc in Network and Information Security aims to equip students with the necessary skills to pursue an interesting career in this specialist area.

Why Study Network and Information Security at Griffith College?
Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Network and Information Security at Griffith College is a one-year programme which aims to enable students to develop robust and efficient network security plans, strategies and solutions. Delivered on a full-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

- Obtain specialist knowledge and skills essential for a career in network security.

- Establish an analytical mindset necessary for independent academic and professional research.

- Gain a practical understanding of how to identify industrial requirements of computer network security and analyse security risks.

- Develop a team player attitude necessary to communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team.

- Build upon your knowledge of supporting topics in the area of network and information security.

- Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017.

Course Highlights
- Finish early with Post-Graduate Diploma
- Small class sizes
- Access to state of the art facilities
- A dedicated experienced lecturing Team
- Industry guest speakers

Course Details
The programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester and then you'll complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:
Information and Network Security Technologies
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information Security
IT Infrastructure Protection & Ethical Hacking
Computer Forensics
Managing Information Security
Telecommunication Networks and Services
Research Methods
Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice

Entry requirements

Candidates applying for this course should have a 2.2 Level 8 Honours degree or above in Computing Science, or a 2.2 Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Application dates

How to Apply
To apply for the MSc in Network and Information Security please submit an online application.

A member of our admissions team will then be in contact with you to request to following documents:

- A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts
- A copy of your passport or driving licence


1 year full-time.

Please Note: The duration for full-time students who commence the programme in Semester 2 will be 1.5 years.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.
February 2020*
September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 MSc in Network and Information Security, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression
Through the MSc in Network and Information Security, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialised in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

Information Security Architect
Information Security Risk Lead
Cyber Security Manager
Computing Consultant
Business Intelligence Analyst
Information Security Engineering
Microsoft Solutions Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Academic Research
Web Developer

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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