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Computing Science

About the course
Computing Science plays an exciting and ever increasing role in today's society. Technological innovation has been one of the driving forces behind Ireland's rapid economic growth and this Masters programme will help you to advance that innovation. The programme extends your education and skills and prepares you for an active role in a dynamic and evolving industry. The M.Sc. degree has been designed to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research.

By focusing on today's hot topics, students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and develop the skills necessary to carry out innovative work within one of the disciplines of computing. Students who complete this Master's degree will gain the ability to research and master technical issues, to analyse and present findings coherently, and to document their work in a professional manner.

Programme structure
Students may exit this programme with one of the following two related awards.

Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science
Students may opt to exit with this level 9 award provided they have completed the requirements of all eight taught modules covered by Semester I and Semester II.

M.Sc. in Computing Science
This is level 9 award which is awarded to students who have completed the requirements of all eight taught modules covered by Semester I and Semester II and have also completed the Dissertation / Dissertation by practice in Semester III.

Part-time programme
This course has been designed in consultation with leading industrial partners thereby making Griffith College flexible to the personal and professional requirements of our students. The part-time programme is typically delivered over four semesters.

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.


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

Careers or further progression

Graduates who are successful on the MSc course are eligible to be considered for entry onto a doctoral degree.

You will find opportunities as technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers, communication and security experts and other leading computing science roles. Industry research and development roles in the creation of new technologies will also present themselves.

Further enquiries

For Further Information
Please contact the Admissions Office
t: +353 1 415 0415

Subjects taught

Full-Time Programme
Stage 1
Semester I
Research Methods, Telecommunications and Network Services, New and Emerging Technologies, Information Retrieval and Web Search

Semester II
Communication Security, Concurrent and Parallel Programming, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Cloud Computing,

M.Sc. Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice


Validated by QQI.

Enrolment and start dates

Application can be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via the website

Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website and relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to or posted to:

The Admissions Office,
Griffith College Dublin,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8.

*All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth).

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