The MSc in Computer Science (Applied) offers students with degrees that include three years of Computer Science a personalised programme of advanced CS modules to enhance their knowledge and fit their strengths. Furthermore, students deepen their research and practical skills through a project and dissertation plus an industrial work placement meaning they will get the opportunity to apply the skills from the lecture hall and the research laboratory in a real industrial environment. This will be a key part of their training and enhance their employment prospects following their graduation.
The course lasts two years. In year one, students will do 12 taught modules selected to complement their previous experience and knowledge. In year 2, semester 1 consists of an advanced module in programming plus a choice of optional modules. In addition, student undertake a major individual software project and preparation for work placement. In semester 2, students are placed within software companies to gain at least six months of relevant work experience.
Graduates of the MSc in Computer Science (Applied) will be well placed to obtain positions in the software industry as programmers, designers and developers. In addition they will have an all-round qualification in computer science that makes them eligible for a wide range of computer-related positions.