Taught course

Computer Science

Institution
Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. You will also be considered for entry if you do not have the standard entry qualifications, but can provide evidence of necessary knowledge and skills to successfully enter and complete the course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Overview

The MSc Computer Science will provide you with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in a range of advanced topics in computer science. A central theme of the programme is the development of mobile and distributed systems for innovative applications.

The programme is designed for graduates in computer science or related areas, who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge and learn about developments at the forefront of the subject. It provides a robust grounding in key principles and tools, together with a strong focus on industrial applications, and will provide a foundation for either further research or a career applying leading edge technology in industry.

In addition to mobile and distributed systems, the programme explores advanced issues in software development, web science and data mining. A key aspect of the programme philosophy is that the learning experience integrates use of major commercial software - Cisco (networks and distributed systems) and SAS (data mining and business intelligence) - with investigation of the wider theoretical context. You will also learn about the skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur in the IT sector.

The programme may be studied in full or part-time mode. The full time duration is one year (17 months for January start).

Key Facts

  • This programme provides a robust grounding in key principles and tools, together with a strong focus on industrial applications, and will provide a foundation for either further research or a career applying leading edge technology in industry.
  • In addition to mobile and distributed systems, the programme explores advanced issues in software development, web science and data mining.
  • A key aspect of the programme philosophy is that the learning experience integrates use of major commercial software - Cisco (networks and distributed systems) and SAS (data mining and business intelligence) - with investigation of the wider theoretical context.
  • The Master’s project will enable you to pursue a particular area of interest or become involved in the faculty and school research agenda, for example in business intelligence and data analytics.

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. International Students can apply on-line on the website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
29 months
full time
17 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595
Fax
+44 (0)121 331 7994