This award is aimed at graduates of Computing-related degrees who want to develop the key skills needed to create applications for phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. As well as downloadable applications for the consumer market, you will learn to create mobile clients for larger computer systems.
This is a full-time, on campus award with a placement but you can also study Mobile Device Application Development part-time by distance learning.
You need to be an experienced programmer before you start. Core modules on the award will teach you the programming and software engineering skills needed to develop and publish applications on three of the most popular mobile platforms: Android (Java), iOS (Objective-C) and Windows Phone (C#).
You will also study the design aspects of mobile systems, from user interface design to the design of enterprise systems which incorporate mobility.
You will undertake 12 month industrial placement where the University will advise you and help you in finding a placement opportunity. There is also a non-sandwich version of this award, which does not include the placment.
You will undertake an MSc dissertation which will involve researching and demonstrating advanced techniques in mobile application development.
Our laboratories are equipped with high-spec PCs with development environments for Android (Android Studio) and Windows Phone. iPhone and iPad development is supported with a laboratory of iMacs equipped with the XCode developer toolset. There are a variety of mobile devices available for application deployment and testing.
Core modules -Enterprise Mobility -Android Application Development -Advanced Android Application Development -Location Aware Mobile Application Development -Application Development for iOS Devices -Professional Development -Research Methods -MSc Dissertation
Plus one option from a selection of Masters-level Computing modules.
On graduating from this award you will be well equipped to become an independent developer of mobile applications, as well to work in the computing industry developing mobile clients and systems. You will also have a good foundation to progress to further research study.
International Merit Scholarship
No. of awards TBC
The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000 Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500 Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000
Value of Scholarship(s)
International Merit Scholarship
Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda Europe: Norway and Turkey East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.
Recipient: Staffordshire University
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