The programme is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills within the field of computing. The course is aimed at students who already have a first degree in computing, have some existing software engineering skills, and wish to deepen their knowledge. This programme will have a strong focus on how data can be exploited within an organisation and will emphasise the communication of that data to a target audience.
Graduates would undertake a range of tasks associated with IT in organisations, and develop sophisticated solutions to IT problems.
Main programme themes:
Web based application development
Database development, deployment and integration
Project and team management in the computing sector
This programme will equip students with those skills at a high academic level and also crucially enable them to practically implement their knowledge because of the ‘hands-on’ emphasis of the programme.
Each of these themed areas is itself an area of significant international strategic importance and will enable students to gain important and valuable skills.
The Web based application development theme reviews current trends and technologies. Complex challenges faced by web developers are investigated in detail.
The Database development, deployment and integration theme covers the important areas of Data Warehousing and Data Analysis both of which are cited as important skills that are in great demand by businesses.
The final theme, Project and team management will concentrate on developing the skills of project management and systems analysis, both of which are in great demand by employers.
Data Warehousing (20 credits)
Distributed Web Apps (20 credits)
Leadership and Management (20 credits)
Managing Information Systems and Projects (20 credits)
Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credits)
Web Technologies for e-Commerce (20 credits)
Major Project (60 credits)
The normal entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are:
1. an Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline
2. for graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (e.g. TOEFL 550 or equivalent)
The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.
Equivalent Qualifications will be considered for entry onto the programme. For example, a candidate with a good HND, together with at least five years relevant experience would be considered. The candidate would be expected to provide evidence to support his/her application.
Mature Candidates (over 25 years old) who lack the normal entry qualifications are welcome to apply. Each candidate will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Evidence of personal, professional and educational experience will be sought, to provide indicators of the ability of an individual to satisfy the requirements of the programme. All students accepted onto the programme must be eligible for matriculation under the University of Wales regulations.
For information on our postgraduate study scholarships please visit: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/