For direct entry onto the Master’s programme: A lower second honours degree in Computer Science or equivalent is required for direct entry onto this Master’s programme. or A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.
Upon entry students will: be assessed for their capability to program to a good standard. The inability to meet the required standard will result in the student transferring to the MSc Information Technology degree
For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme (Completion of which, with a minimum of grade C in all modules, will allow a student to progress to the Master’s programme) A pass at degree level. Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview. Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.
Minimum English competency is the standard MSc entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
Months of entry
This course is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely allied field. There is a separate award in Information Technology for students who do not have a strong background in Computer Science. This course will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised or applied areas of Computer Science. You will be encouraged to independently synthesise information and novel ideas in chosen areas of Computer Science and to evaluate or argue alternative approaches. The course will promote a professional attitude in students wishing to enter employment within the field of Computer Science and enhance the career prospects of all its students.
This degree builds upon some of the fundamental undergraduate areas to give the students an deep knowledge and understanding in those areas. The course focuses on Distributed and Mobile Computing, Database Server Management, Software Tools, Web Technologies and Group-based Software Development in which the staff are actively researching or have national or international reputations. Specialist laboratories support the teaching, for Networking and Mobile Computing. This award has a strong practical element, enhancing the underpinning knowledge with a range of practical skills designed to enhance the students’ career prospects.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||30|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||40|
|Dissertation||30 (12000 words)|
Course contact details
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