Taught course

Computer Science

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Improve your computer science expertise by developing industry level skills to design, develop and implement web solutions for clients worldwide. Specialise in cloud infrastructure within modern data centres, web application programming and IT security within business.

We’ll cover all aspects of technologies and user environments, along with the skills to create and manage IT solutions. This will include how to apply hardware and software technology to complex user requirements, and ensure their systems are secure. You’ll diagnose problems and respond to operational challenges.

You’ll gain practical experience in our advanced computing laboratories, setting up infrastructure and creating database applications, multimedia tools, browsers and server architecture.

Our course keeps you up-to-date with latest topics and developments in areas such as web applications and e-business engineering. Along the way you’ll acquire the research skills you need to prepare you for your dissertation.

The Masters Project offers a valuable opportunity to research a topic in depth. For those with business connections, this is a great opportunity to start working on a real life project, either with a company or in order to prepare for a full time job straight after graduation. Here’s how James’s dissertation project helped him gain his first professional role as an IT Development Consultant.

By the end of the course, you’ll have experience covering the full lifecycle of a web application, specifically:

  • Developing the front end and back end of a web app whilst securely storing the data in relational databases
  • Using ontologies as an alternative to the databases to store information and query it
  • Recognising the vulnerabilities and learning techniques to build secure systems
  • Being confident in knowing the infrastructure required to deploy web applications successfully

From here, you’ll be able to successfully apply your knowledge to the development of any other type of software application (being it mobile, cloud, standalone).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team