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MSc Innovative Computing


University of Buckingham    School of Computing

Full time January MSc 1 year

About the course

Course outline

This programme of study aims to train first-degree holders in computing-related areas into specialists in selected areas of IT and computing. Based on the current expertise in the Department, the programme offers students opportunities for in-depth study in:

  • Secure mobile and wireless communications
  • Biometrics and authentication
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Imaging techniques and applications

The programme is carefully designed to suit the varied needs of different students from different backgrounds and with different career objectives.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours degree or significant experience in computing.

Other suitable qualifications: If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow the Graduate Diploma in Computing programme.


Fees

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Student Profile(s)

Akua Biney

The MSc Innovative Computing programme is a standard, challenging and exciting degree programme. Its broad course content and structure allows students to realize their IT potential and which aspects of the IT industry they can fit in. Intellectually, so much knowledge is gained from the courses in the one year period.

Lecturers are also very helpful and friendly in pushing students to learn, be creative and innovative and not to give up in times of academic challenges.

With the acquired MSc degree in Innovative Computing, I am being promoted to a better position than I was previously.

All in all, I really enjoyed my studies with the Applied Computing Department and hope to still further my studies with the Department.

Praveen Kumar Guntoju

After graduating with a BSc in Information Technology from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India) I worked as a Web Developer for a couple of years before deciding to pursue my master’s degree.

I decided to do my studies at University of Buckingham based on the recommendation of my brother who also encouraged me to do my own research into the institution. Based on independent research and talking to former students as well as staff I felt that Buckingham met the key requirements I was looking for in my next place of study. The admissions process was very smooth from start to finish; the staff were always happy to answer questions I had and guided me in completing all the necessary documentation.

During my time at Buckingham I was especially impressed by the small classes as well as the open-door policy of the School of Computing. Firstly, the small classes meant that no student was left behind as the lecturers were able to provide support as part of a group as well as individually. I also greatly benefited from the open-door policy, as I was able to approach any of my lecturers whenever I required both academic and career advice.

Apart from the specialist knowledge and advanced programming skills, the MSc Innovative Computing programme enabled me to develop a range of employability skills. For instance, the group work we had in some of the modules were especially beneficial now as they helped me improve my confidence and learned to prioritise my work. This helped me secure employment as a Software Developer at Deepnet Security (UK) straight after completing my studies. In my current role I have learned a lot on security of applications and latest technologies to secure data.

I would recommend University of Buckingham to anyone considering joining as the people here are very outward looking, very supportive and truly care about your success both academically and as an individual who is going to join and contribute to the society. I have gained an education leading me to employment in the UK and have also made friendships for life. The overall experience has been fantastic.

Scholarships

A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

33% reduction in tuition fees

Eligibility

The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.

Application Procedure

This scholarship will automatically be awarded, there is no formal application required.

History of the Scholarship
In 2003 Sir Christopher Ondaatje kindly gave a very generous donation to the University to fund one-year scholarships for Buckingham graduates or for overseas graduates undertaking postgraduate studies at Buckingham, and for Buckingham students attending Massey College, University of Toronto, to undertake postgraduate studies there. Students who obtain a Master’s degree are then eligible to apply to have their PhD studies funded by the University of Toronto.

Scholarship details
We offer up to four scholarships for postgraduate study at Buckingham to students commencing their studies in September or January. Each scholarship is awarded on merit and is open to competition.

The scholarships are worth up to £4,000 each towards the tuition fees for one year’s postgraduate study.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,000

Eligibility

Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study.

Application Procedure

Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study, but cannot apply once they have commenced their Master’s degree. Completed applications should be emailed to: admissions@buckingham.ac.uk

Applications should include:
- Ondaatje Scholarship Application form 2020 (download from: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships/open/ondaatje)
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- An academic reference
- A letter stating your proposed programme of study, why you wish to undertake it and why you believe that you should be awarded the scholarship

Applications for postgraduate courses commencing September 2020 will close 16th July 2021.

Applications for postgraduate courses commencing January 2021 will close 5th November 2021.

The final decision regarding the awards will be made by the Scholarship Committee Members. Candidates will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.


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