The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following:
(a) a Bachelor degree from this University with at least Second Class (Honours) in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Communications, and the Humanities, or in any other area which the Board deems as appropriate or
(b) a Bachelor degree from this University with at least Category II in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Communications, and the Humanities or in any other area which the Board deems as appropriate or
(c) a professional qualification/qualifications and/or experience as evidenced by a substantial portfolio of recent works, deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to satisfy in full or in part the admission requirements of the Course, provided that such applicants may be required to complete a preparatory theoretical programme as specified below.
The admission of applicants under sub-paragraphs (b) and, if necessary, (c) may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.
The Board shall recommend to Senate the number of applicants that may be allowed to register for the Course, depending on the availability of resources. The Board shall announce the number of available places at the time of the call for applications.
When the number of places is so limited and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be selected using the following criteria, the weighting of which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:
(a) degree type and classification
(b) experience in the area of the proposed study and
(c) performance during an interview.
Interviews, when necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed for the purpose.
For the purpose of selection, applicants who fully satisfy the entry requirements by 31st August preceding the commencement of the Course shall be considered first.
Applicants admitted under sub-paragraphs (b) and, if necessary, (c) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 ECTS credits and not more than 60 ECTS credits, and to obtain an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.
The Board may grant students full or partial exemption from the requirement of the Preparatory Programme if it is satisfied that the students possess post-first cycle qualification work experience that is relevant to the Course.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October
For more detailed information please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here