M.Sc. in Computing

Career Prospects

The M.Sc. in Computing, MCM (Major) aims to help meet the demand from industry for recruitment of personnel, with significant exposure to relevant advanced topics in computing.

The programme is suitable for both experienced professionals and recent graduates.

It enables software professionals with a number of years’ experience, to improve proficiency across a range of key disciplines in the field and to update skills beyond the narrow remit of training courses. It also supports recent graduates of computing and cognate disciplines to gain specialised knowledge and skills for higher level industry entry at an early stage in their careers.

Fees & Requirements

Fees & Requirements

Fees & Funding Support

This programme will be supported by the HEA under the Information Technology Investment Fund resulting in a reduced fee for European Union Students but this decision is subject to review each year. Up-to-date fee information on fees for EU and non-EU students is available on the university's Finance Office webpages.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold, at a minimum, a Second Class Honours degree in Computer Science, Computing, Computer Applications or a related discipline. Candidates with significant experience in the software development sectors, in addition to an Honours primary degree in some other discipline, may also be considered for entry.

All EU and Non-EU applicants wish to apply our next intake in September should apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre using the PAC code DC836 (Full-time) or DC837 (Part-time)

When appling please specify in the appropriate selection which major you are interested in pursuing. Example:

  • MCM (SE) Masters in Computing (Software Engineering Major)
  • MCM(Cloud) Masters in Computing (Cloud Computing Major)
  • MCM(SFC) Masters in Computing (Security and Forensic Computing Major)
  • MCM(DA) Masters in Computing (Data Analytics Major)

Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are advised to apply as early as possible.

A full list of postgraduate application deadlines can be found here.


Course Structure

The M.Sc. in Computing, (with Major), is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. It consists of two (full-time) or four (part-time) taught semesters, followed by a practical project, completed between May and early September.

M.Sc. in Computing (MCM)

Programme Introduction

Chair of Programme: Mr. Renaat Verbruggen
For all queries, please contact

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