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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    2 years (15 weekends)

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    14 January 2019

Course content

The MSc Computing and Technology programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in computing and IT and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities. By completing the MSc Computing and Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the disciplines of Computing and Digital Technology.

The programme is specially aimed at those who are wishing to develop and advance their career within the technology sector and is ideally suited to those who have no prior learning in computing subject areas, the modular content is reflective of this strategy.

Key facts

  • Designed for those wishing to develop or accelerate a career in computing and technology
  • Delivered over 2 years in Part-Time mode – 15 weekends with supporting online or face-to-face tutorials as required
  • Enhance your knowledge in the application of programming language, big data and software life cycle modelling
  • Learn how to develop an innovation strategy whilst assessing associated risks and innovation capabilities in an organisation
  • Structured professional practice support for career development or transition, including a career review and development plan.

What will I study?

The MSc Computing and Technology programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in computing and IT and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities. By completing the MSc Computing and Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the disciplines of computing and digital technology.

This programme is also available full-time, or as MSc Computing and Technology with Advanced Practice which includes an internship, consultancy project or research project.

The central theme of the programme is to develop you as digital leader, and in support of this throughout the programme you will engage in a range of modules designed to develop your competences in areas such as Digital Leadership, Information Governance and Cyber Security, Innovation in Business & Technology, Software Engineering and Database Analytics.

As you progress through the programme you will develop as a well-rounded and outward looking professional capable of taking responsibility for, and effective leadership of, computing and technology projects and people, capable of making good decisions and improving the performance of yourself, your people, your areas of responsibility and your organisation.

The programme will cover the following languages:

  • Web Technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Object Oriented Programming languages such as Java
  • Database and Data Analytics- SQL, MySQL, and data analytics software (e.g. Tableau, etc.)

How will I be taught and assessed?

You’ll be taught using a range of methods such as workshops, tutorials, directed study and discussion forums, and led by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how the theories, tools, technologies and methods you will learn on the programme translate in to real life situations.

You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 164 hours for each module. This will be supported by your module tutor and will consist of pre-class reading preparation, research, assessment preparation, development and writing as well as skills development and online tests and quizzes.

The assessment for this programme is 100% coursework, with examples including report writing and tangible pieces of work such as a programme or database, portfolio and final project.

Modules

All modules on this course are core.

  • Information Governance and Cyber Security (20 credits)
  • Leadership in a Digital Age (20 credits)
  • Principles of Software Engineering (20 credits)
  • Database and Analytics Principles (20 credits)
  • Innovations in Business and Technology (20 credits)
  • Research Methods for Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (0 credits)
  • MSc Computing and Digital Technologies Project (60 credits)

Tuition fee 2018/19:

  • £7,650

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £200-250 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

Payment plans

We offer an interest free monthly payment plan available to all self-funded students after payment of your deposit.

Scholarships

For more information on scholarship opportunities, please contact us today.

Government Loan for Masters study

For the Academic Year 2018/19, the Government will be providing a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) up to the value of £10,609 for UK and EU students. If you enter either full-time or part-time postgraduate study after the 1st of August 2016, you could be eligible to receive this funding.

PAYMENT PLANS AND PGL

Early Application Discounts

Our Early Application Discount is awarded to you when you submit your application and holding deposit, before the deadlines specified on our dates and fees page. The discount is applied to your remaining fees after you pay your full deposit. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer – please contact us for more details on eligibility.

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How to find out more

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the MSc Computing and Technology. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

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Visit the Computing and Technology (Part-Time) MSc page on the Northumbria University (London Campus) website for more details!

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