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MSc Computing


Course Description

This Masters degree in Computing is for anyone who wants to study a wide-ranging and practical course in Computing.

You will learn practical skills of information security management, databases, programming, and project management, studying within an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, gaining the practical skills and knowledge to embark on a career in IT.

You will benefit from the experience of highly qualified academics, whose research and engagement with the IT community informs and enhances their teaching.

What will I study?

The programme provides advanced knowledge in the key aspects of computing and information systems. It will also help you to develop the critical interpersonal skills demanded of IT professionals.

Modules all have a practical element and use examples drawn from real-life IT projects. The emphasis is on giving you the skills to lead a project.

How will I study?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical labs, tutorials, group exercises and a work placement. Classes are highly interactive with a focus on the practical application of concepts and the use of cases drawn from real life. An emphasis on small groups ensures that you will have plenty of opportunities for individual discussions with your tutors.

How will I be assessed?

Your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development will be assessed throughout the programme. This is achieved through a combination of coursework, case studies, problem-solving exercises and examinations. You may be assessed individually or in a group.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic academics who research and regularly engage within the wider business and academic environment.

Staff specialise in a variety of subjects so you will benefit from a wide range of knowledge and experience. The programme team is occasionally supplemented by external IT professionals who are invited to teach particular sessions relevant to their area of expertise.

What are my career prospects?

The MSc Computing will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop your interests for a career in IT. Your next step will depend on your background or career interests with Edge Hill University being committed not just to your education, but to enhancing your CV to improve your employability.

Visit the MSc Computing page on the Edge Hill University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours. BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6) is also accepted for entry to this programme. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

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