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Advanced Computer Science Masters Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC
Advanced Computer Science Masters Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC

Advanced Computer Science Masters Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have an Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.

  • Relevance shall be determined by the Programme Director with reference to the applicant’s transcript, and, if required, via an interview.

  • Equivalence shall be determined by:

  • • International Office for applicants from outside the European Union.

  • • The Programme Director for applicants who present professional qualifications such as from the BCS. Such an applicant would be interviewed by the Programme Director to establish suitability.

​English Requirements

  •  Applicants whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Course Information

This Master's degree in Advanced Computer Science will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop high quality computer-based systems and manage all aspects of their production and maintenance.

All over the world, the demand for advanced Computer Science graduates is on the rise. Through a combination of practice-based learning and theoretical modules, you will gain the advanced abilities and competence required to progress in your career or undertake further study.

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 Compulsory modules:

This module aims to foster in students a critical appreciation of project management principles and practices in preparation for when they will manage – or be managed via – technology projects.

This module is designed to provide the student with a critical appreciation of End User Computing (EUC) risk management with an emphasis on the risks and management of spreadsheet technology.

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in handling spatial data, and to both identify and understand any patterns revealed within that data through the application of various techniques in spatial analysis.

The aim of this module is to help students acquire skills for job roles of Data Scientist, Data Modellers and Data Analyst. Students taking this module will have the opportunity to understand and implement various statistical and computational techniques for analysing datasets using various industry standard software and programming languages.

The aim of this module is to equip the student with the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to produce a dissertation with a research or technical focus.

This module aims to provide an insight into the implementation of data security in computer systems and to encourage students to appreciate the practical and theoretical management principles associated with information security.

The aim of the technology project is for the student to apply knowledge, skills and techniques developed during directed and independent study to solve a real world technology related project. The technology project may take the form of an in-depth research project or the development of a computer system.

  • Technology Project Management (20 credits)

  • End User Computing Risk Management (20 credits)

  • Geospatial Analysis (20 credits)

  • Programming for Data Analysis (20 credits)

  • Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits)

  • Information Security (20 credits)

  • Technology Dissertation (40 credits)

Optional modules:

This module aims to provide students with a practical and reflective experience of developing a software prototype in a team.

The aim of this module is to enable students to critically demonstrate, through practical experience, a more in-depth and critical understanding of technical, management and / or leadership within an organisation in the private, public or not-for-profit sector.

To obtain an MSc degree, you must follow and successfully complete a total of 180 credits. PgC (60 credits) and PgD (120 credits) may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.

  • Team Software Development Project (20 credits)

  • Internship (20 credits)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Skilled graduates in Computer Science are met with a wide range of career opportunities. The Advanced Computer Science programme is career-focused and broad in scope, enabling you to enhance your existing skills to meet the increasing commercial demand for Computer Science graduates.​​​

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OSHC: 624 ($) GBP per year

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