Taught course

Information Technology

Maynooth University · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course are required to hold a university degree, or its equivalent, in non-computing discipline(s) recognised by the Senate of the University. Applicants who have taken substantial computing units previously may not be admitted and are recommended to apply for the Higher Diploma in Science (Computer Science) MHG58 instead. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry


Course content

The Higher Diploma in Information Technology is a postgraduate conversion course intended for graduates whose primary degrees are not in Computing and Information Technology. On completion of the course participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of 3-year computer science graduates.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Computer Science