M.Sc. Computing Science

University College Cork

Application deadline: July 1 (EU); June 30 (EU)
Tuition fee:
  • € 2,750 / Year (EEA)
  • € 9,960 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Please note that late applications will be considered if the programme has not been filled in the first round offers, or by the first round waiting list who meet the selection criteria requirements. Offers will then be made to late applications only if places are still available on the programme and if candidates meet the selection criteria requirements.

Recent years have seen tremendous developments in the design and implementation of software and systems in both industrial and research settings.

This MSc programme provides students with the skills required to appreciate the entrepreneurship and innovation required in the software industry. Core material will cover area such as

* Advanced Information Storage and Retrieval

* Case studies in Computing Entrepreneurship

* Large Scale Commercial and Research Application Development

* Project Development skills

The programme allows students to select from a range of additional options that may include:

* Mobile Networks and Devices

* Network Security

* Virtualisation Technologies

* Mobile Multimedia

* Datamining

The main aim of this programme is to provide the graduates with the most up to date knowledge & skills required by employers to contribute to the knowledge economy.

Students will also get a chance to demonstrate the skills they have learned by completing a substantial research and development project.


The Masters Degree consists of 90 credits. This comprises taught modules for a total of 60 credits and a research/development project for a total of 30 credits. The 60 credits of taught modules comprise 30 credits of core modules and 30 credits of elective modules.

Students are required to seek approval of the Head of Department for their choice of elective modules, following consultation with the programme coordinator. Not all elective modules will be offered each year. Laboratory work will be associated with many of the units.


Candidates must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related technical discipline.

The MSc is targeted at candidates holding a strong undergraduate degree in Computer Science and with a passion for computing technology and software development.

Part-Time Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

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