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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    24 April 2018

Course content

The Computing & Internet Systems MSc programme is an innovative computer science course that will improve your ability to solve challenging computing-related problems arising in the context of the internet. This course is an ideal study pathway for graduates who already possess a good foundation in computer science. 

Key benefits

  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • You will learn advanced software engineering skills preparing you for leading creative roles in the professional and research communities.
  • You will develop critical awareness and appreciation of the changing role of computing in society and motivating you to pursue further professional development and research.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in advanced computing and related fields.
  • The Department of Informatics has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Description

Rooted in the renowned research strengths of the Department of Informatics, this programme will introduce core topics like data structures and their implementation in C++, web infrastructure and software engineering of internet applications and then allow you to specialise through your choice of modules.

You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project of around 15,000 words. You will also participate in a group project that will provide you with invaluable experience of working in a team to design, implement and document a substantial internet application.

Course purpose

For graduates with a substantial background in Computer Science, this programme will enhance your ability to solve a broad range of challenging computing-related problems and gain a broad introduction to aspects of the Internet. Research for your individual project will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. The individual project will be assessed through a 15,000-word dissertation. 

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Location

The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the Strand Campus, with occasional lectures and practical sessions taking place at the Waterloo Campus. 

Career prospects

Our graduates have continued on to find employment in general software consultancy companies, specialised software development businesses and the IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Recent employers include Logica and Inteliscape.

Other graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research in areas such as software engineering and computer networks.

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