Taught course

Computer Science

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

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.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 British Computer Society. The programme is delivered by a specialist team of academics, and the research in the Faculty is recognised as world-leading (RAE 2008).

The mandatory topics are as follows:

  • Advanced Programming;
  • Computer Architectures and Principles;
  • Internet Systems Development;
  • Real-time and Embedded Systems;
  • Software Engineering Design;
  • Plus a single academic 15 credit topic, for example Database Systems.

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.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152
www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

PGCert

part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations17
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice33
Dissertation (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
UKPostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)24 7765 4321
Fax
+44 (0)24 7688 8609