Taught course

Computer Science

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Department of Computer Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree or equivalent in a computing-related subject. Those applicants who do not have a first degree may be granted entry on the basis of their relevant work experience. Such work experience must total five years or more

MSc

Months of entry

September

Course content

Key features

  • Study a broad range of IT disciplines including online database applications, intelligent agents, programming embedded systems, professional project management systems architecture, network systems, distributed and parallel architectures and cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Explore and analyse current trends in the continually expanding area of internet technologies including wireless internet and network configurations and enjoy opportunities to work with innovative distributed environments and architectures
  • Develop practical and business skills necessary for a wide range of careers in IT from management to high-level web application development or system administration
  • Gain in-depth skills in network management and administration (allowing you to work as a Network Manager) including essential security aspects, grid-computing and fault tolerance
  • Benefit from developing expertise equipping you for a career as an IT Consultant, Programmer, Systems/Business Analyst, in web development/web services or in further study on an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.
About the course
This course is ideal for computing graduates who want to prepare for a general career in IT without the need to specialise at this stage. Subjects range from data modelling, embedded systems and systems architecture to intelligents agents, equipping you to fully understand the application of computer technology in real-world situations whilst gaining the practical business skills that employers seek.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
Career opportunities

You will gain valuable skills for a career within Computer Science as well as those relevant for the wider world of IT and business.

The unit ‘Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control.

You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance

Areas of study may include:
  • Research Methodologies and Project Management
  • Network Systems and Administration
  • Intelligent Systems and Data Mining
  • Distributed and Parallel Computing Technologies
  • MSc Project – Computer Science

Information for international students

Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language.

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1582 743 500