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Studying Computing Science at the University College Cork

This MSc programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development. In the final part of the degree, you will also get the chance to demonstrate the skills you have learned by completing a substantial research and development project.


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Computing Science: Course Practicalities

A typical five credit module includes:

  • two lecture hours per week
  • one to two hours of practicals per week
  • outside these regular hours, you are required to study independently by reading and by working in the laboratories

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Computing Science: Career:

Companies actively recruiting our graduates:  

Accenture, Aer Lingus, Agility M3, Allied Irish Banks, Altada Technology Solutions Ltd, Amazon, Apple, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Ireland, BT, Central Statistics Office, Cisco, CiTi-Technology, Clearstream, Cloudreach, Dell EMC, Deloitte, Deutche Bank, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Ervia, Facebook, First Derivatives, Google, Guidewire, Intel, IBM, Janssen, KPMG, Logitech, Microsoft, Open Text, Paddy Power, Pfizer, Pilz, PWC, SAP Galway, Screendragon, Transverse Technologies, Trend Micro, Tyco, Uniwink, Verizon Connect,  Snipp Interactive, Version 1 (Software), VMware, and more.

Starting Salaries

Many employment agencies report on typical salaries for different sectors. An example of those reported for careers in computer science are as follows:

  • software engineer: €55,000 – €65,000
  • senior software engineer/developer/programmer: €80,000 – €110,000
  • mid-level python developer: €60,000 – €70,000

These figures are indicative only. Salaries are in general higher than many other industries.


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Computing Science: Requirements:

Candidates must have obtained either:

  • a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline OR
  • a First Class Honours in a Higher Diploma conversion course, such as the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology at UCC.
  • Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.
  • applicantions from other suitably qualified candidates, or from those with equivalent technical experience/qualifications, will be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
     

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here


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University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Information Technology & Telecommunications

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Information Technology & Telecommunications

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18130 EUR / year

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