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Overview
Take the next step in your career and become a computing and IT specialist.

This specialist Level 9 MSc in Computing aims to equip students with the necessary skills to pursue an active and leading role in a dynamic, evolving industry.

Why Study Computing at Griffith College?
Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Computing at Griffith College is a 1-year programme which aims to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research. Delivered on a full-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

Obtain specialist knowledge and skills essential for a career in computing or IT.

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

Gain a practical understanding of how to research and master technical issues, analyse and present your findings coherently, and document your work in a professional manner.

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 many disciplines of computing.

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

Entry requirements

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

Duration

1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time.

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

Full-time students will complete the two taught stages over two semesters and will complete the dissertation/dissertation by practice in an additional third semester.

Part-time students will complete the two taught stages over four semesters and will complete the dissertation/dissertation by practice in an additional fifth semester.

Careers or further progression

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 MSc in Computing, 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 Computing 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:

Technical Applications Developers
Computing Consultant
Systems Analysts
Database Administrators
Network Managers
Head of Data Science
Digital Designer
IT Operations Manager
Systems Analyst
Web Developer

Further enquiries

Dublin - Main Campus
+353 1 415 0400
admissions@griffith.ie

Dublin City Centre
+353 1 415 0450
admissions.wts@griffith.ie

Course Contacts
Barry Denby
Programme Director
Dublin Main Campus
T: 01-4150487
E: barry.denby@griffith.ie

Subjects taught

Stage One
Research Methods
Computer Networks & Internetworking
Mobile Development
Information Retrieval and Web Search

Stage Two
Information Security
Agile Software Development
Cloud Platforms & Applications
Parallel & Distributed Programming

Dissertation Stage
Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice

Comment

Validated by QQI.
NFQ Level 9.
Campus: Dublin Main Campus/Dublin City Centre.

Application date

How to Apply
To apply for the Master of Science in Computing 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

Enrolment and start dates

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

*subject to sufficient numbers.

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