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Computing (MSc)


Course Description

Through this programme you will get a first hand understanding of what computational systems can achieve and the vital problem solving role of software. You will learn, practice and demonstrate the professional skills required by all software engineers, individually or as a part of a team, when developing a software solution.

Through a gentle introduction and intensive support, you will be introduced to programming skills using important languages such as Java and Python. Emphasis is placed on handling data and you will develop essential skills in SQL (Structured Query Language) for advanced database functionality using industry standard products such as Oracle™.

A choice of taught optional modules allows you to further develop skills in areas of your choice.

Visit the Computing (MSc) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Andrew Harrison (MSc Computing)

"My interest in computing was sparked off by my work as a website designer and I decided to take the MSc to broaden and deepen my knowledge. The course is very intensive but it is well structured, coverage of subject areas is broad and the resources are excellent."

(Student Profile)

Mehreen Tariq (MSc Strategic Information Systems)

Having a technical degree, I always wanted to see the other side of the picture. This programme has taught me how to investigate, understand and solve problems in a professional manner. Studying at Cardiff University has also given me the chance to work with people from different cultures and professional backgrounds.


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Master's Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC


“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure


We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:

6 April and 27 July 2016.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Applicants will possess minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in or equivalent professional qualification in a subject other than computing.Non-graduates whose relative lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by their relevant work experience will also be considered.Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 5.5 in each area).

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