A unique, two-year Joint Master programme, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Msc in Advanced Systems Dependability (DEPEND) is offered by Maynooth University in Ireland, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (UK), and the Université de Lorraine in Nancy (France).
The course provides students with the knowledge, skill, and in-depth technical understanding of the key topics of safety, reliability, availability, and security of software-based systems.
This is achieved by bringing together the theory and practice of software development through research projects and work experience in both industrial and research settings.
Students attend two of the three universities during the course, spending one year at each.
Annual summer schools are an important element of the course, and these take place at a different university each year.
The 120 ECTS course consists of taught modules, projects & dissertations, experiential learning activities (work placements), and opportunities to explore the culture of each country.
On successful completion of the course, students are awarded a Joint M.Sc. degree by a consortium of the three universities; the course is accredited in all three countries.
The DEPEND programme is intended for a small number of highly-qualified, highly-motivated international students.
In order to maintain a good professor/student ratio, approximately 30 students will be selected for entry to the course each year.
Courses are taught through English only.
The admission are criteria are:
1. A high honours degree in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline (with a grade equivalent to a II.1, B, or assez bien);
2. Non-native speakers of English must provide proof of an acceptable knowledge of English (for example, IELTS of at least 6.5, or equivalent).
Fully Funded Scholarships
Erasmus+ scholarships are available to students from all countries.
Many other local, national, and international scholarships and grants are available for studying abroad, which provide an alternate funding path for this course.
A small number of incoming student grants are available in Ireland, France and the UK (consult the postgraduate studies/grants pages of the university websites).
European and some other students may be eligible for free fees (consult the higher education web sites for further information).
Erasmus+ scholarships are funded by the EU under the Erasmus+/EMJMD programme, and cover the full participation costs for successful applicants (fees, etc.), and also provide a contribution to your travel costs as follows:
The maximum total scholarship grant is 49 000 EUR per applicant
Erasmus+ Programme Countries are European Union Countries and several other countries in Europe.
Students with a Partner Country citizenship who do not fulfil the
Each applicants place of residence will normally be verified based on the basis of the provision of the documents listed in the EU PRADO website:
Eligibility for Scholarship Grant
Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place.
The DEPEND Progamme has a total of 59 scholarships to offer over the next 3 years of the programme. The heading 1 scholarships are limited to a maximum of 3 per country per year. The ENI and DCI scholarships are additional.
Apply by February 28th.
For more information and application details, see; Erasmus Mundus MSc in Advanced Systems Dependability Scholarships
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