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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    Full-time (12 months) Part-Time (2 years)

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    2017/8 Home/EU International
    Full time £6,020 £12,445
    Part time £3,010
    These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • Last Updated

    21 October 2017

Course content

Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely allied field. There is a separate award in Information Technology for students who do not have a strong background in Computer Science. This course will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised or applied areas of Computer Science. You will be encouraged to independently synthesise information and novel ideas in chosen areas of Computer Science and to evaluate or argue alternative approaches. The course will promote a professional attitude in students wishing to enter employment within the field of Computer Science and enhance the career prospects of all its students.

This degree builds upon some of the fundamental undergraduate areas to give the students an deep knowledge and understanding in those areas. The course focuses on Distributed and Mobile Computing, Database Server Management, Software Tools, Web Technologies and Group-based Software Development in which the staff are actively researching or have national or international reputations. Specialist laboratories support the teaching, for Networking and Mobile Computing. This award has a strong practical element, enhancing the underpinning knowledge with a range of practical skills designed to enhance the students’ career prospects.

What happens on the course?

  • Research Methods for Computing
  • Distributed and Mobile Computing
  • Database Technologies
  • Group-based Software Development Project
  • Enhanced Professional Development and Experience
  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Dissertation

Career Path

You will be able to approach a variety of high level roles with confidence, in areas such as the creative industries, product design, the games industry, education, public bodies and environmental monitoring.

If you are already in employment, the programme will enhance your academic and professional skills, enabling you to accelerate your career within the organisation, or seek employment in another organisation at an equivalent or higher management level.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

Display mastery of the principles and practices of advanced Computer Science topics; integrate and apply knowledge and skills to complex problems in a new area or form;

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts and technologies underpinning modern distributed systems, mobile platforms and the internet;

Apply appropriate tools and advanced techniques to develop sophisticated web sites and Internet applications;

Make informed judgements on the application of appropriate models and techniques in modern data handling systems;

Demonstrate expertise in software construction and implementation; apply well-chosen techniques and methodologies to generate sophisticated applications through team work;

Conduct research into advanced areas of Computer Science; apply and extend an understanding of the nature of research and development; demonstrate the professional skills required to produce a high-quality deliverable and communicate results clearly through appropriate media.

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