Taught course

Database Systems

University of Central Lancashire · School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

You will be expected to be competent in IT skills such as accessing the internet and word-processing and spreadsheet applications. In addition you should have one of the following: an Honours (normally) upper second class Honours or equivalent; degree in an appropriate subject and substantial relevant industrial experience; BSc Postgraduate Diploma plus PGD Project.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Database Systems has an emphasis on design, from the logical and physical design through to the interface. Database Systems provides the opportunity to develop the skills to manage the development and implementation of a maintainable database system, taking into account user requirements. You will also have the opportunity to work on a substantial database proect of your own choice. In addition this course will help you to become Oracle-accredited, however the course is not a training course in Oracle.

MSc Database Systems will help you to develop the skills and understanding needed as a database developer. You will learn how to choose and use appropriate analysis and implementation tools, implement a database system to make best use of the hardware and/or software constraints, and monitor/fine-tune the implemented database for optimum efficiency. You will also develop skills in database administration and an understanding of the database administrator role. You will develop transferable skills in evaluation of ideas and concepts, effective communication, synthesis of ideas and become a reflective practitioner. You will have the opportunity to plan and carry out a supervised project to develop a substantial database system.

Full-time Year 1 - Compulsory modules:

Masters Project (60 credits)
Critical Evaluation (20 credits) September to January
Database Driven Web Development (20 credits) September to January
Web Technologies (20 credits) September to January
Database Administration (20 credits) January to June
IT Projects and People (20 credits) January to June
Optional modules:

Computer Security (20 credits) January to June
Researching People-Centred Computing (20 credits) January to June

Information for international students

See www.uclan.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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