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Course content

This course is for non computing graduates who would like to study the area of computing, and would like to do so at a postgraduate level and undertake a dissertation of considerable depth at the end of the course.

The award includes the option of a placement in industry for a period of 12 months which may give focus to the dissertation. Alternatively the student's dissertation may research a relevant issue linked to their employment.

Note a separate preliminary course fee also applies for the computing skills module.

Course content

Year 1 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning.
Core modules:
-Computing Skills (2 week preliminary module in Sept)
-Principles of Software Engineering (PSE)
-The Management of Database Environments (MDE)
-Computer Systems Architecture (CSA)
-Systems Analysis and Design (SAD)

Year 2 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning.
Three Option modules taken from the following list:
-Perspectives in Information Technology Security
-Object Oriented Software Systems Development
-Management of Business and IT
-Management of Database Environments
-Java for Enterprise Applications
-Electronic Commerce
-Design of Enterprise Communications Systems
-Business Process Re-engineering with IT

Core module:
-Personal Development and Research Methods (PDRM)

Year 3
MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)

Graduation destinations

On completion of the award you may seek employment as an analyst, interface designer, computing manager, or applications programmer.

Visit the Computing MSc (Distance Learning) page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

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