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Master of Advanced Computer Science with Placement Year
Master of Advanced Computer Science with Placement Year

Master of Advanced Computer Science with Placement Year

  • ID:UH440159
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • For admission to MSc Computer Networks and Systems Security, the normal requirement is a good Honours Degree (or equivalent) in computer science or cognate discipline. The choice of award title students may be accepted on to will be determined by the award applied for and the prior learning of the student as demonstrated by the transcript for existing qualifications held by the applicant.

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

One of a range of degrees from the taught Master's Programme at the Department of Computer Science.

This course will enhance your career prospects or prepare you for a programme of research that requires knowledge of one or more of these sub-discipline areas. You will benefit from wide range of taught modules from which to choose, and will be expected to complete a major project that extends and applies what you have learnt in one or more of the taught modules you have taken.

  • One of a range of advanced courses within our postgraduate Master's programme in Computer Science, this particular course provides you with a specialism combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills in advanced computer science.
  • This MSc will enable you to develop skills in using and critically evaluating a range of methods and tools currently employed in at least two specialist topics of computer science to advanced depth.
  • Taught by a highly-regarded and long-established computer science department with strong links to business.
  • Half the research outputs in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire have been rated at world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

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  • Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional
  • Programming Paradigms, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Network System Administration, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Advanced Computer Science Masters Project, 60 Credits, Compulsory
  • Preparation for Placement, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional Work Placement for MSc Computer Science, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Team Research and Development Project, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Legal and Ethical Practice Exercise, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Data Mining, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Programming for Software Engineers, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Distributed Systems Security, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Secure Systems Programming, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Artificial Life with Robotics, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Neural Networks and Machine Learning, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Theory and Practice of Artificial Intelligence, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Information Security, Management and Compliance, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Digital Forensics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Penetration Testing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cyber Operations, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Investigative Methods for Computer Science, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Professional Issues, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Foundations of Data Science, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networking, 30 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our masters programme is designed to give Computer Science graduates the specialist, up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research. This particular course will prepare you for a career such as a software engineer, developer or project manager.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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