The normal entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are: 1. an Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline 2. for graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (e.g. TOEFL 550 or equivalent) The very nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.
Two distinct pathways wikll be offered, leading to the following awards:MSc e-Commerce (Business)MSc e-Commerce (Technology)
Months of entry
e-Commerce is now a mature industry in the UK and covers a wide range of technical skills. This programme is aimed at providing graduates with the in-depth knowledge and skills to enable them to satisfy the demands of employers. Graduates of the programme will gain the expertise to manage teams that design, implement, test and maintain innovative e-Commerce based solutions in contemporary organisations.
The course has been designed to cover established, new and rapidly changing technologies within the field of e-Commerce and is taught by research-active academics. It is suitable for recent graduates wishing to fast-track their careers within the computing field or those that wish to change direction within their profession.
The programme is structured around three key themes within e-Commerce; software; data analysis; and management considerations. You will undertake a range of tasks associated with e-Commerce in organisations, and gain experience in developing sophisticated solutions to e-Commerce problems.
The ‘e-Commerce software’ theme is covered in the Web Technologies for e-Commerce and Marketing and Web Analytics modules. The theme focuses on developing, designing and testing for web services through various approaches. The ‘Data Analysis’ theme covers the important areas of data mining, marketing and web analytics, and data analysis, which are cited as important skills that are in great demand by businesses.
The final theme, ‘Management’ concentrates on developing the skills of project management and systems analysis; this is done in the Managing Information Systems and Projects module. Human considerations are paramount before any technical details relating to systems design or analysis can be considered, and consequently the Leadership and Management module seeks to provide this knowledge to students.
Learning and Teaching
The School of Applied Computing believes in the importance of combining vocational and theoretical instruction within all of our MSc courses. Courses are designed to enhance our graduates’ employability by gaining practical abilities and familiarity with current technologies combined with their underpinning theoretical knowledge.
We build project management and research skills into all of our MSc courses. This makes the programmes distinct when compared with more traditional computing MSc programmes. Students who complete three or six, 20-credit modules can graduate with an award of PG Certificate or PG Diploma respectively.
- Data Mining
- Leadership and Management
- Managing Information Systems and Project
- Marketing and Web Analytics
- Research Methods and Data Analysis
- Web Technologies for e-Commerce
- Major Project (Dissertation)
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||100|
Course contact details
- Gaynor Thomas