MSc in Software Development
Cork Institute of Technology – CR_KSDEV_9

1 year full-time course

Course Overview

The programme is designed to provide the postgraduate student with the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for their continuing professional development (CPD) in the software industry. The main focus is in the area of software development with particular emphasis on current software design principles and methods and software quality.

Course content

In part-time mode, students attend up to 2 -3 evenings per week depending on the modules selected.
Each taught module is scheduled for 2 hours lectures, 1 hour laboratory/tutorial per week

Career prospects; Further studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a primary honours degree with first or second class honours or its equivalent, in a computing discipline. Other applicants may be accepted if they have at least four year’s experience in Software Development and can satisfy CIT that they possess an adequate background for the programme.

Applicants may be interviewed by an admission panel. Particular attention will be paid to the applicants software development experience and motivation as well as their formal knowledge of object oriented technologies. Applicants may be directed to undertake bridging studies before commencing the programme. The interview will also be used to explore the student’s CPD plan.


€420 per 5 credit module (incl. exam fee)
€840 for the 30 credit Research Project
Non-EU Applicants: please email

Contact details

Dr John Creagh
021 433 5113