You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.
Months of entry
This broad-ranging course concentrates on the latest tools and techniques of modern computer science. Covering object-orientated programming, computer systems and networking, database analysis and design and much more, you will be exposed to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing.
The Computing MSc, Information Systems Management (ISM) MSc and Information technology (IT) MSc are very closely linked with a common first semester, giving you the option of changing between this course up until the Christmas vacation.
The course assumes no previous experience in computing and is ideally suited to graduates of other subjects who wish to add IT to their portfolio of skills.
The most essential requirements are enthusiasm for the subject and an inquiring mind.
First Semester (October to January)
- Object-Orientated Programming
- Database Systems and Design
- Computer Systems and Networks
- Systems Analysis and Design
Second Semester (February to May)
- Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics
- E-Commerce Software
- E-Commerce Systems
- Human Factors in Systems Design
Third Semester (June to September)
During the final semester you will work on your project/ dissertation, chosen by you and agreed by your project supervisor. Part-time students normally choose to work on their project over an entire academic year.
We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.
Accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society).
Information for international students
Useful information: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/international - If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential - On-site accommodation - A number of English Language courses are run for international students before courses begin in September
Fees and funding
We are delighted to offer the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000 to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. Head to dmu.ac.uk/sports to see eligibility and how you can apply.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||38|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||38|
|Dissertation||24 (12000 words)|
Course contact details
- Technology Admissions
- +44 (0)116 257 7456