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MSc Computing


Course Description

Computers are now ubiquitous with devices and systems being controlled by software. Building robust and reliable software systems requires deeper knowledge of software design principles and programming methodologies.

The MSc Computing is a full time, one year taught course, intended for students seeking a professional career in the Software Industry with the focus on programming and programming related aspects. The course is designed for students who already possess a degree in IT or related discipline or have equivalent industrial experience. The course covers a range of topics including advanced programming, advanced user-interface design, concurrent programming, formal methods and software engineering. The course has been specifically designed for those who already possess basic IT and programming skills and want to deepen their knowledge in software systems.

Course aims

• Advanced Programming: A thorough grounding of advanced programming concepts using Java, concurrent and realtime programming principles and practical introduction to reactive systems.
• User-Interfaces: Introductory and advanced methods in HCI (Human Computer Interaction).
• Advanced Software Engineering: Principles of software engineering using UML, formal methods and software testing.

Visit the MSc Computing page on the University of York website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Yue Zhang

1883.jpg During my MSc programme, in York, I was well trained in nearly every aspect of Computer Science: from theory to practice, from software development to software testing, from programming language to human-computer interface, from computer architecture to web design, and from real-time programming to design patterns.

What have you learned from your time studying in York?

In lectures, tutorials and seminars, I developed a solid foundation of knowledge, the ability to learn new technologies and a comprehensive way of thinking in order to analyse and solve problems. In practicals, I was assigned plenty of coursework, which helped me to develop strong technical skills. This made me feel more confident when I started working in industry.

In York, you will not only be taught the knowledge and skills of Computer Science, but also the ethics and morality of a technical role. You'll know what is right and what is wrong, what you should do and what you mustn't do. This may not seem to be very important in the UK, but it does make sense in other countries.

What did you think of the Department?

The staff in the department are very friendly and professional, and many of them have in depth experience of working in industry. Every lecture was well prepared and delivered; and every email I sent to them was responded to in plenty of time.

Whenever you need help, the staff are on hand to assist, and they are totally reliable. Personally, I received assistance from the Department's staff before I came to York, when I was at York and even after I left. My academic supervisor was Professor Alan Burns and my project supervisor was Professor Jim Woodcock, and both are renowned professors in their areas. I felt I could talk to them without any hesitation and they would always help me out.

Did you enjoy your time with us?

No matter whether you are a UK student or an international student, York has a diversity of cultures and it will feel like home.

As an international student myself, I didn't feel any culture shock. People here are friendly and you can look for help from anyone. I can guarantee that you will be treated with warmth and respect no matter where you are from, with staff offering professional help and advice at all times.


(Scholarship)

Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

All UK/EU applicants holding an offer of a place for one of our full-time MSc taught courses for entry in September 2016 are eligible to apply for the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship. See eligibility details.Assessment
You will be assessed on:
Your academic excellence (qualifications obtained from outside the UK will be assessed for equivalency using NARIC).
Your reasons for applying for your course.
The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.
Evidence of your commitment to your future career and previous practical or academic achievement.Eligible programmesMSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Computing
MSc Cyber Security
MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
MSc Information Technology
MSc Software EngineeringApplication Deadline: 31 May 2016, 12 noon (GMT).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

be self-funding
be classed as UK/EU for tuition-fee purposes
not be in receipt of any other University of York (or other) award
hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computer Science postgraduate taught course (listed below)
expect to begin your masters studies in September 2016

Application Procedure

To apply download the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship Application Form and email the completed form to Application form available from the link below.

Further Information

https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/scholarship/


(Scholarship)

Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

All overseas applicants holding an offer of a place for one of our full-time MSc taught courses for entry in September 2016 are eligible to apply for the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship. See eligibility details.You will be assessed on:
Your academic excellence (qualifications obtained from outside the UK will be assessed for equivalency using NARIC).
Your reasons for applying for your course.
The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.
Evidence of your commitment to your future career and previous practical or academic achievement.Eligible programmesMSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Computing
MSc Cyber Security
MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
MSc Information Technology
MSc Software EngineeringApplication Deadline: 31 May 2016, 12 noon (GMT).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

be self-funding
be classed as overseas for tuition fee purposes
not be in receipt of any other University of York (or other) award
hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computer Science postgraduate taught course for 2016 (listed below)
expect to begin your masters studies in September 2016

Application Procedure

To apply download the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship Application Form and email the completed form to Application form available from the link below.

Further Information

https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/scholarship/



Entry Requirements

The MSc in Computing is intended for students who already have a Computing or related degree. Typically, you will have achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent), and you will have already studied databases, programming and relevant mathematics.

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