Postgraduate
MSc Software Design and Development

NUI Galway

Course Overview


MSc (Software Design & Development): This two-year MSc is aimed at candidates with little or no IT experience who want to pursue a career in the IT industry.

The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in research and its application in a specific ICT (information and communications technology) domain. Students can exit this programme after Year One with a Higher Diploma (1SD1).

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

2 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

30

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in research and its application in a specific ICT (information and communications technology) domain.
  • A variety of opportunities are open to graduates in the software industry or in a range of other sectors, such as telecommunications, medical informatics, energy informatics, digital media, banking and consulting.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Candidates must have a minimum 2.1 honors (Level 8) undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualification). If applicable, applicants require a GPA score of 3.0 (or equivalent international qualification) and an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent international qualification).

English Requirements

Science/Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


A variety of opportunities are open to graduates in the software industry or in a range of other sectors, such as telecommunications, medical informatics, energy informatics, digital media, banking and consulting. Many graduates continue with careers related to their specialized field of research. Companies/organisations that have recruited graduates recently include Fidelity Investments, Galway; Cisco, Galway; and Ericsson, Athlone.

Notes


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