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Governance, Compliance & Data Protection in Financial Services

Master of Arts in Governance, Compliance & Data Protection in Financial Services

Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Compliance & Data Protection in Financial Services

Is this course for me?
The M.A in Governance, Compliance & Data Protection in Financial Services aims to meet the legal, compliance, Governance and I.T needs of financial Services companies. The duration of the course is one year and this includes a substantial research project, either a traditional dissertation or a work-based learning project based on situated learning and reflection.

The M.A in Governance, Compliance & Data Protection 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 number of 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 in the financial services industry.

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, either a traditional dissertation or a 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 take the Research Practice module and will not be required to undertake the Dissertation or Work Based Learning project.

Key features
• Aims to meet the legal, compliance, Governance and I.T needs of financial Services companies and has been developed in collaboration with a number of key employers within the relevant industry.
• The Masters programme offers a capstone as a substantial research project, either a traditional dissertation or a 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.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Level 8 (Hons) Degree in Law, Higher Diploma in Governance & Compliance or a level 8 award in an area cognate to the area of the programme. Applications will also be accepted from candidates holding a qualification as a barrister or a solicitor in Ireland or the United Kingdom. Applicants with relevant experience may also be eligible to apply on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent to a Level 8 award.

Duration

1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time
PGDip: 9 months

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Financial Services
• Banking
• Insurance
• Pensions

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

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

Further enquiries

Contact
Siobhan Cullen
Head of Department
Email: Siobhan.Cullen@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6204

Subjects taught

Mandatory modules
Semester 1
• Virtual Server Administration (E)
• Computer Systems Programming (E)
• Private Cloud Technologies (E)
• Enterprise & Data Centre Networking (E)

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

Semester 3
• Big Data Architecture (E)
• Developing Cross-Platform Applications in the Cloud (E)
• Placement (E)
• Data Centre Industrial Automation (E)

Semester 4
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Students should pick either 1 or 2 electives in each semester. 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.

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

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

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