This Masters programme in Computing provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to embark on a career in IT, through study within an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment.
At Edge Hill Business School you will benefit from the experience of highly qualified academics, whose research and engagement with the IT community informs and enhances their teaching.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This programme is for anyone who wants to study a wide-ranging and practical course in computing. If you are a graduate looking to develop the skills and knowledge to work in the IT industry then this could be the course for you.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAMME?
You will learn some of the practical skills around systems analysis, databases, programming, networks and the Internet. An important aspect of the programme is the opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into practice through undertaking a short work placement.
A dissertation provides the opportunity for in-depth research about an aspect of computing of your choice. This advances your capability for critical thought and provides an opportunity to specialise in an area of interest.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The programme provides advanced knowledge in the key aspects of computing and information systems. It will also help you to develop the critical interpersonal skills demanded of IT professionals.
Modules all have a practical element and use examples drawn from real-life IT software projects. The emphasis is on giving you the skills to lead a project.
HOW WILL I STUDY?
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical labs, tutorials, group exercises and a work placement. Classes are highly interactive with a focus on the practical application of concepts and the use of cases drawn from real life. An emphasis on small groups ensures that you will have plenty of opportunities for individual discussions with your tutors.
WHO WILL BE TEACHING ME?
You will be taught by highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic academics who research and regularly engage within the wider business and academic environment.
Staff specialise in a variety of subjects so you will benefit from a wide range of knowledge and experience. The programme team is occasionally supplemented by external IT professionals who are invited to teach particular sessions relevant to their area of expertise.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development will be assessed throughout the programme. This is achieved through a combination of coursework, case studies, problem-solving exercises and examinations. You may be assessed individually or in a group.
WHAT ARE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
The MSc Computing will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop your interests for a career in IT. Your next step will depend on your background or career interests with Edge Hill University
being committed not just to your education, but to enhancing your CV to improve your employability.
To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours. BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6) is also accepted for entry to this programme. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.