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MSc in Network and Information Security

MSc in Network and Information Security

Overview

Take the next step in your career and become a network and information security specialist

This Level 9 MSc in Network and Information Security aims to equip students with the necessary skills to pursue an interesting career in this specialist area.

Why Study Network and Information Security at Griffith College?

Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Network and Information Security at Griffith College is a 1-2 year programme which aims to enable students to develop robust and efficient network security plans, strategies and solutions. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

  • Obtain specialist knowledge and skills essential for a career in network security.
  • Establish an analytical mindset necessary for independent academic and professional research.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how to identify industrial requirements of computer network security and analyse security risks.
  • Develop a team player attitude necessary to communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team.
  • Build upon your knowledge of supporting topics in the area of network and information security.
  • Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017

Course Highlights

  • Finish early with Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Small class sizes
  • Access to state of the art facilities
  • A dedicated experienced lecturing Team
  • Industry guest speakers

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • 17th of September, 2018

  • 4th of February, 2019*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course details

Duration: 1 Year Full-time, 2 Years Part-time

Please Note: The duration for full-time students who commence the programme in Semester 2 will be 1.5 years

The programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester and then you’ll complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long.

Core Modules
Year One
  • Information and Network Security Technologies
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information Security
  • IT Infrastructure Protection & Ethical Hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Forensics
  • Managing Information Security
  • Telecommunication Networks and Services
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation / Dissertation by practice

Course Contacts

Bridget
Murphy
Limerick Campus
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for this course should have a 2.2 Level 8 Honours degree or above in Computing Science, or a 2.2 Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

How to Apply

To apply for the MSc in Network and Information Security please submit an online application

A member of our admissions team will then be in contact with you to request to following documents:

  • A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts

  • A copy of your passport or driving licence

Fees
Tuition Fees
Irish/EU

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Limerick

Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 7,750.00

International

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Limerick

Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 9,065.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 11,450.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 7,750.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Progression

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MSc in Network and Information Security, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression

 Through the MSc in Network and Information Security, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialised in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Information Security Architect
  • Information Security Risk Lead
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Computing Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Security Engineering
  • Microsoft Solutions Engineer
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Academic Research
  • Web Developer

Ready to take the next step?