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Computer Science - MSc


Course Description

The MSc in Computer Science will be of particular relevance to graduates who have a first degree in computer science and now wish to extend their capability. We are committed to the advancement of computer science and its related fields. Research in the Faculty includes Pervasive Computing, Distributed Computing and Applications; Innovative Applications for Interactive Worlds Serious Games and Virtual Worlds.

Our research activities are strengthened by collaborations both within the University and externally with prestigious institutions such as the Serious Games Institute. These links provide a close interface between high-level applied academic research and leading edge technology companies in the fields associated with computing.

The course is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The programme is delivered by a specialist team of academics, and the research in the Faculty is recognised as world-leading (RAE 2008).

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The MSc in Computer Science programme curriculum consists of core topics and a substantial MSc project. Successful completion of both parts leads to an award of MSc in Computer Science. Completion of the taught modules without a project leads to an award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The topics are as follows:
-Advanced Computing Technologies
-Computer Architectures and Principles
-Internet Systems Development
-Advanced Software Design and Development
-Research Methods
-The MSc Project

The Master of Computer Science postgraduate programme includes the completion an individual project. Guided by an expert tutor, the MSc project serves to provide a method of applying previous learning whilst further developing the skills necessary to carry out research and facilitate the acquisition of valuable professional experience integral to that of a computer science professional.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

Careers open to you upon completion of this masters degree include:
-Software architect
-Software consultant
-Software designer
-Systems analyst

Opportunities also exist to complete a PhD research degree upon completion of the master’s course.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Computer Science - MSc page on the Coventry University website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a computing discipline, or an unclassified degree in computing plus professional experience within the field of computing.

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