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General Information for Prospective Students

 



Fees


Fees for all UCD CCI programmes are subject to change, and can be found online at http://www.ucd.ie/students/fees/. These annual fees can be paid either at the start of the academic year, or alternatively in three payments at the start of each semester (September, January, May). As part of your registration as a UCD student (via SIS Web), you will be prompted to make payment, and provided with access to your annual fees balance, payment options, record of payments and an option to print a receipt for tax purposes. You can access this information via SIS Web at any time of the year.

The cost of examination trips is not included in the tuition fee and students are expected to support themselves while attending examinations and other events.

Students on the MSc Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing programme must pay a €500 deposit to secure their place within 15 days of offer being made. This deposit is not payable for students on the Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (FCCI) programme.


Completing the Online Application Form


Apply Online

Step 1:

Click on the following link www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/apply.html which will bring you to the UCD Online Application webpage. Here you will see a blue box marked Apply to UCD, which you should select. This will bring you through to UCD's applications system for graduate students.

Step 2:

If you have not used this system before, you will need to create a new account. Creating a new account is easy and only takes a minute. Click Start a new Course Application and then create a new account - you will be asked simply for your name, email address, password, and security question. Then press create account. An automatic confirmation email will be sent to you which will contain your applicant ID number.

Step 3:

The next step will be to Log in with your newly created user account.

Step 4:

The Application Summary page shows you the five sections which you must complete: Select a course, Academic Record, Employment History, Referees and General Questions. Fill in these sections with the following information:

1) Select a course

Please ensure that you select the correct option, paying particular attention to whether you wish to take this course full time or part time. To see which option to select from the Course Finder menu, please choose which of the following options you wish to apply to:

Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation Programmes:

Master of Science (MSc)

FT/PT Start Date Please Select the following option under "Select a Course"
Part Time Sept MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation Sept PT (T025)
Full Time Sept MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation Sept FT (T146)

Graduate Diploma (GD)

FT/PT Start Date Please Select the following option under "Select a Course"
Part Time Sept Grad Dip Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation PT (T007)
Full Time Sept Grad Dip Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation FT (T235)

Graduate Certificate (GC)

FT/PT Start Date Please Select the following option under "Select a Course"
Part Time Sept GradCert Forensic Computing&Cybercrime Investigation Sept PT (F007)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

FT/PT Start Date Please Select the following option under "Select a Course"
N/A Sept Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (CPD) (F001)

MSc in Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing:

FT/PT Start Date Please Select the following option under "Select a Course"
Part Time Sept MSc Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing PT (F021)
Full Time Sept MSc Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing FT (F020)


2) Academic Record

Add information on prior third level institutions and qualifications obtained.

3) Employment History

Use this section to record details of your current and any previous employments.

4) Referees

Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation Programmes: You must provide details of at least 2 work referee(s).

MSc in Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing: 1 Academic and 1 Professional referee are normally required. In the case of recent graduates, 2 Academic referees are acceptable. However, in order to complete the application process you will need to mark one of these as 'Work Referee' in the 'Referee Type' section.

5) General Questions

Finally, please answer the general questions in this section.

Step 5:

The Application Checklist shows the remaining items which must be submitted in order for your application to be deemed valid:

1) Application Fee

All applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee when paying online. This covers multiple applications for the same session. Applicants who wish to pay by cheque or postal order will be subject to an additional handling fee of €5.

2) Contract of employment

(Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation Programmes only)
Please provide a copy of your contract of employment either by uploading new documents or by linking to documents which you uploaded previously. Applicants who attended a police academy or training college should provide copies of their academic transcripts.

3) Additional Documentation

Please upload any other documentation which you feel would be beneficial to your application but which has not been specifically requested. You are not required to supply anything in relation to this item unless you wish to do so.

Step 6:

The final stage in this process is to submit your application. You are not required to send in an original transcript at this stage. You can log back into your application at any time and click on the application to view its status.

 


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