University of Leicester

Introduction

At the University of Leicester, we are ranked in the top 1% of Universities in the world, and we are located in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city in the heart of England. We welcome students from across the globe, and you will be fully supported by our International Student Centre throughout your studies.

We offer a range of stimulating postgraduate programmes that are directly informed by our world-leading research. You will be taught by internationally renowned experts with great passion for their subject areas. Our academic departments are ranked highly in the major national league tables, so you can be sure that by choosing Leicester you will enhance your global career prospects and boost your earning potential.

Our Engineering courses are designed with the needs of the professional engineer in mind. Our Masters graduates leave us with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to play leading roles in industry, business or in the world of academic research.

We offer a rich portfolio of advanced Computer Science courses and a flexible structure that enables you to specialise in a particular area to gain the profile you want for your chosen career.

Our friendly postgraduate Geography community is housed in modern facilities with fully-equipped digital facilities. The quality of our programmes is reflected in our professional accreditation and the fact that we are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for Geography.

We are also highly ranked in the UK for Mathematics and we have an established global reputation for research and academic excellence. We provide an inspiring academic environment where students from around the world engage in problem solving, develop their knowledge and skills, and contribute to a wider understanding of their subject area.

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MPhil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Engineering is one of the largest departments in the University of Leicester. The department is internationally renowned [+]

Engineering is one of the largest departments in the University of Leicester. The department is internationally renowned for quality research and excellent teaching, and has links with many of the world's major engineering companies. Research The Department is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the Department submitted over 90% of its academic staff. The quality profile, as judged by the RAE, showed that 90% of the research was internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour. The Department of Engineering offers MPhil supervision in areas that are compatible with the research interests of its academic staff. Use the list below to identify the research group you would like to work in and one or two members of staff within that group whose research interests are closest to your own: - Bioengineering - Control Systems - Electrical Power and Power Electronics - Mechanics of Materials - Radio Systems - Thermofluids What if my research interests do not match the staff interests listed? It is important that the area you want to work in is broadly compatible with our research interests - otherwise we may not be able to accept your application. How to Apply 1) Look at our staff research interests and find the research group you would like to work in and one or two members of staff within that group whose research interests are closest to your own 2) Draft a brief (1,000 words maximum) personal statement that: - explains why you want to work in this area - describes any relevant research experience - for example, as part of a previous degree - lists any academic work you have published or which is awaiting publication 3) Prepare your supporting documents - with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements: - include all relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts - international applicants must provide official copies of their entire course transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used and, where possible, an indication of their class ranking/position in class - supporting documents not in English must be provided with a certified English translation 4) Submit your online application or apply by post [-]

MRes Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

The MRes in Engineering allows you to concentrate on an area of Engineering which you have previously explored at undergraduate [+]

Duration and mode of study One year, full time. Entry requirements A first or upper second class honours Engineering degree in field relevant to your chosen research topic. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £7,470 International: £16,715 Course Aims The MRes in Engineering allows you to concentrate on an area of Engineering which you have previously explored at undergraduate level, through an in-depth research project. This course can be taken on its own or as a preparation for a PhD. The MRes is a free-standing qualification. Course structure The MRes consists of two semesters. In the first semester you will study four taught modules: one on professional research skills, one on the MATLAB and CAD software which you will use, and two appropriate optional modules from those offered for our range of MScs, including: - Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Advanced Solid Mechanics - Electrical Machines and Drives - High Reliability Embedded Systems - Modelling and Classification of Data - Radio Systems - Robust Control - Understanding Surfaces in Engineering Also in the first semester, you will also select on your research project from a list of projects circulated among the students. This project will take up the second semester and the summer, from February through to the end of September. Teaching and Assessment Methods The taught modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures and tutorials. For your MRes project, you will provide: - Formal proposal and literature review (February) - Presentation and interim report (after Easter) - Draft dissertation (start of August) - Final dissertation (end of August) - Viva (September) You will also be expected to attend supervision meetings throughout your project. [-]

MRes Geography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The 40 taught credits are delivered by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed [+]

Duration and mode of study One year full-time or two years part-time. Start Dates October each year. Entry requirements Students are normally required to have at least an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an environment related or a science subject. Appropriate industrial or professional experience can be considered as an equivalent entry qualification on a case-by-case basis. Course aims The flexibility of the MRes in Geography allows students to develop their domain knowledge and research skills under the direct supervision of a member of staff. The relationship between staff and student is more direct than that under traditional MSc supervision. Each student will take 40 taught credits from existing modules and the dissertation component of the MRes allows the student to develop and explore a deep understanding of their topic. It is expected that the MRes will result in publications. The MRes is an ideal basis for pursuing a research career through a PhD. Course modules Core Modules Dissertation Optional Modules (two) - Introduction to GIS - Programming for Spatial Scientists - Spatial Information Science - Research Design and Methods in Geography - Geographical Visualisation - Earth Observation and Remote Sensing - Environment, Space and Society - Global Climate and Environmental Change - Environmental Economics - Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development - Sustainable Management of Biological Resources - Spaces of Social Change - Living with Environmental Change - Ecological and Environmental Assessment - Critical Resource Geography - Teaching and assessment methods The 40 taught credits are delivered by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MRes thesis is assessed separately. [-]

MRes Mathematics

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

The overall aim of the programme is to provide further in-depth knowledge into areas of mathematics previously explored at undergraduate level, with an emphasis in pure mathematics. [+]

Course aims The overall aim of the programme is to provide further in-depth knowledge into areas of mathematics previously explored at undergraduate level, with an emphasis in pure mathematics. Each student will take taught credits from existing modules in the department, followed by a large project module. This project component of the MRes allows the student to develop and explore a deep understanding of their topic. The flexibility of the MRes allows students to develop their domain knowledge and research skills under the direct supervision of a member of staff. It is expected that the MRes could result in publications. Furthermore, it aims to equip students with the research skills needed for advanced mathematical research at doctoral level. The course is aimed specifically at those students looking to pursue PhD studies in the near future and therefore wish to develop a more coherent research interest before embarking on a full PhD. Teaching and assessment methods The taught modules are delivered by a variety of methods including lectures, problem classes, self-paced learning and directed reading. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MRes project is assessed separately by means of presentations and a written project. Entry requirements Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved an Honours degree in a Mathematics based subject to the level of 2:1 or equivalent. Appropriate professional experience can be considered as an equivalent entry qualification on a case-by-case basis. Duration and mode of study One year full-time. Start Dates October each year [-]

MSc

MSc/PGDip Actuarial Science

Online Part time 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Our Actuarial Science programme is the only distance learning course accredited by the Faculty and Institute of [+]

Duration and mode of study Two years by distance learning for the Postgraduate Diploma. Three years by distance learning for the MSc. Start dates May and October each year. Entry requirements At least a 2:1 degree classification in a relevant science based degree. We expect a prerequisite knowledge of probability and calculus to an undergraduate level; this means students will typically be Mathematics, Statistics or Physics graduates. We will consider graduates from other disciplines on an individual basis and applicants may be subjected to mathematics assessment at the application stage. Also, if your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements. Fees These are the total course fees for all students, with the exception of those living in some Caribbean countries who may be charged in US Dollars. For further information, please contact the Actuarial Science Team. Fees 2014/5 (May 2016 intake): £10,800 PG Diploma, £13,500 MSc Fees 2015/16 (Oct 2015 intake): £10,800 PG Diploma, £13,500 MSc Payment options You will have the option to pay: - Your full tuition fee course on initial registration or - Half of your course fee on initial registration (the final half of your course fee will be due on the anniversary of your initial registration) or - Over six instalments over your registration period - The University accepts a range of payment methods. Course aims Our Actuarial Science programme is the only distance learning course accredited by the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. Actuaries are problem-solvers; business analysts; consultants and risk assessors, all rolled into one. Upon completion of the course your skills could be applied to the worlds of insurance; pensions; healthcare; banking; business management and risk assessment. You will be equipped with mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long-term financial implications of the decisions they make. By concentrating on both technical expertise and transferable skills (such as communication and problem solving) the programme prepares graduates for direct entry into the profession and a successful career. Our courses offer a fast track route to qualifying as an actuary by providing exemptions from the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries CT1-8 examinations. Obtaining a good overall mark across your taught modules on these programmes can lead to exemptions from these examinations. Course modules The compulsory modules below include the corresponding CT examination syllabus (example based on an October start): Year 1 - Financial Mathematics (CT1) - Finance and Financial Reporting (CT2) - Statistics (CT3) - Models and Mortality (CT4) Year 2 - Contingencies (CT5) - Statistical Methods (CT6) - Economics (CT7) - Financial Economics (CT8) Year 3 (Optional for MSc) - MSc Dissertation (no CT exemptions) - Teaching and assessment methods The distance learning option will be taught electronically via the University’s virtual online learning environment Blackboard, in a supported manner. The use of Blackboard will enable you to benefit from a structured breakdown of the modular syllabus through a series of topics. This is supported by electronic discussion forums, tutor moderation and fortnightly problem sheets submitted for feedback. Formative problem sheets are compulsory for students to engage with the course and online surgeries will be run by the module tutors to enable further discussion of problems. Final assessment for the CT1-8 subjects will be via a three hour unseen examination at the end of each module. However, progress throughout the course is reviewed via the completion of the regular problem sheets covering the core syllabus. [-]

MSc/PGDip Advanced Computational Methods

Campus Full time 21 - 24 months October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

The field of algorithms is today an extremely important enabling technology. Web search-engines, routing in the internet, genome [+]

Duration and mode of study

12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry.

MSc with industry

21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry.

Start Dates

January and October each year.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience.

Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims ... [-]

MSc/PGDip Advanced Computer Science

Online & Campus Combined Full time 21 - 24 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

This MSc is designed for students who wish to supplement their education in a specific set of advanced topics and cutting-edge technologies [+]

Duration and mode of study 12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry. MSc with industry 21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry. Start Dates January and October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Fees - 2013/2014 - Home/EU: £5,010 International: £15,305 - 2014/2015 - Home/EU: £5,235 International: £15,995 NB. There is an additional fee of £600 for the 'MSc with industry' variant (not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement). Course aims This MSc is designed for students who wish to supplement their education in a specific set of advanced topics and cutting-edge technologies that they require for their professional lives, or to pursue their studies further to a PhD on a specific topic. It offers a broad menu of modules from which students can construct their own pathway with the advice and assistance of a member of staff. Course modules Students on this course take a compulsory module on Personal and Group Skills and can compose their own pathway by choosing seven modules from the lists below (no more than two modules from list 2). Students progressing to an MSc also undertake a project. List 1 - Advanced System Design - Advanced Web Technologies - Algorithms for Bioinformatics - C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithm Design - Discrete Event Systems - Domain Specific Languages - Financial Information Systems - Game Theory in Computer Science - Generative Development - Networking and Distributed Computing - Semantic Web - Service-Oriented Architectures - Software Measurements and Quality Assurance - Software Reliability - System Re-engineering List 2 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Applied Numerical Mathematics - Communication and Concurrency - Compression Methods for Multimedia - Cryptography and Information Security - Distribution Systems and Applications - Financial Mathematics - Operations Research - Programming Secure and Distributed Systems - Systems Modelling - Wavelets and Signal Processing - Web Technologies Industry placement The industry placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the individual project. Its aim is to allow students to acquire industrial experience and, especially, develop an appreciation of how the skills acquired in the taught part relate to problems in industry. If for some reason students cannot or decide not to go on a placement, they revert to the normal variant of the course and proceed immediately to the individual project. Individual project An individual project is undertaken full-time after the industry placement. Using the experience gained during the placement, students choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, selfpaced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory Personal and Group Skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning. The industry placement and project are assessed separately. [-]

MSc/PGDip Advanced Distributed Systems

Campus Full time 21 - 24 months October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in [+]

Duration and mode of study 12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry. MSc with industry 21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry. Start Dates January and October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims The presence of software applications as components of many different kinds of systems with dynamic configurations is increasing at an unprecedented pace. The focus of this MSc is on new methods, architectures and design techniques for software systems that are able to operate, with guaranteed levels of quality of service, across heterogeneous and distributed platforms. Course modules The course consists of six core modules and two option modules. Students progressing to an MSc also undertake a project. Core modules - Advanced System Design - Discrete Event Systems - Networking and Distributed Computing - Service-Oriented Architectures - Software Reliability Option modules are chosen from the following lists. List 1 - Advanced Web Technologies - Algorithms for Bioinformatics - C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithm Design - Domain Specific Languages - Financial Information Systems - Game Theory in Computer Science - Generative Development - Semantic Web - Software Measurements and Quality Assurance - System Re-engineering List 2 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Applied Numerical Mathematics - Communication and Concurrency - Compression Methods for Multimedia - Cryptography and Information Security - Distribution Systems and Applications - Financial Mathematics - Operations Research - Programming Secure and Distributed Systems - Systems Modelling - Wavelets and Signal Processing - Web Technologies Industry placement The industry placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the individual project. Its aim is to allow students to acquire industrial experience and, especially, develop an appreciation of how the skills acquired in the taught part relate to problems in industry. If for some reason students cannot or decide not to go on a placement, they revert to the normal variant of the course and proceed immediately to the individual project. Individual project An individual project is undertaken full-time after the industry placement. Using the experience gained during the placement, students choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, selfpaced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory Personal and Group Skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning. The industry placement and project are assessed separately. [-]

MSc/PGDip Advanced Software Engineering

Online & Campus Combined Full time 21 - 24 months October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

This MSc focuses on the methodologies and technologies that address the challenges that companies are facing for competing in the volatile [+]

Duration and mode of study 12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry. MSc with industry 21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry. Start Dates January and October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims This MSc focuses on the methodologies and technologies that address the challenges that companies are facing for competing in the volatile markets of today. It looks at how to generate applications from high-level business models to reduce time-to-market and development costs and how to evolve legacy systems and promote business processes in an economy dominated by the need to offer and integrate, on demand, new services. Course modules Each course consists of six core modules and two option modules. Students progressing to an MSc also undertake a project. Core modules - Advanced System Design - Generative Development - Service-Oriented Architectures - Software Measurements and Quality Assurance - System Re-engineering - Personal and Group Skills Option modules are chosen from the following lists: List 1 - Advanced Web Technologies - Algorithms for Bioinformatics - C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithm Design - Discrete Event Systems - Domain Specific Languages - Financial Information Systems - Game Theory in Computer Science - Networking and Distributed Computing - Semantic Web - Software Reliability List 2 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Applied Numerical Mathematics - Communication and Concurrency - Compression Methods for Multimedia - Cryptography and Information Security - Distribution Systems and Applications - Financial Mathematics - Operations Research - Programming Secure and Distributed Systems - Systems Modelling - Wavelets and Signal Processing - Web Technologies Industry placement The industry placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the individual project. Its aim is to allow students to acquire industrial experience and, especially, develop an appreciation of how the skills acquired in the taught part relate to problems in industry. If for some reason students cannot or decide not to go on a placement, they revert to the normal variant of the course and proceed immediately to the individual project. Individual project An individual project is undertaken full-time after the industry placement. Using the experience gained during the placement, students choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory Personal and Group Skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning. The industry placement and project are assessed separately. [-]

MSc/PGDip Cloud Computing

Campus Full time 21 - 24 months October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Cloud computing offers scalable computing resources on demand, providing solutions and challenges for science and [+]

Duration and mode of study 12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry. MSc with industry 21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry. Start Dates January and October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims Cloud computing offers scalable computing resources on demand, providing solutions and challenges for science and business. Amongst others, the opportunities include a low cost entry point for small companies, more economical use of computing resources and the capability of handling very large data sets. Challenges for practitioners include the design and use of suitable algorithms, the design and implementation of suitable architectures and understanding of risks and opportunities. This MSc will provide a sound understanding of designing, analysing and engineering of systems for handling big data in a distributed environment based on dynamically scalable architectures. Course modules The course consists of four core modules and four optional modules (at most two of which can be from List 2). Students progressing to an MSc also undertake a project. Core Modules - Advanced Web Technologies - Internet and Cloud Computing - Service-Oriented Architectures - Personal and Group Skills Option modules List 1 - Advanced System Design - Algorithms for Bioinformatics - C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithm Design - Discrete Event Systems - Domain Specific Languages - Financial Information Systems - Game Theory in Computer Science - Generative Development - Semantic Web - Software Reliability - System Re-engineering List 2 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Communication and Concurrency - Compression Methods for Multimedia - Cryptography and Information Security - Distributed Systems and Applications - Software Measurements and Quality Assurance - System Modelling - Web Technologies Industry placement The industry placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the individual project. Its aim is to allow students to acquire industrial experience and, especially, develop an appreciation of how the skills acquired in the taught part relate to problems in industry. If for some reason students cannot or decide not to go on a placement, they revert to the normal variant of the course and proceed immediately to the individual project. Individual project An individual project is undertaken full-time after the industry placement. Using the experience gained during the placement, students choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory Personal and Group Skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning. The industry placement and project are assessed separately. [-]

MSc/PGDip Software Engineering for Financial Services

Campus Full time 21 - 24 months October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Financial services are not only one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy but also one of the two largest customers of IT. This MSc is offered together with the Department [+]

Duration and mode of study 12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry. MSc with industry 21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry. Start Dates January and October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims Financial services are not only one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy but also one of the two largest customers of IT. This MSc is offered together with the Department of Economics in order to give you both a command of the software technologies that financial institutions require to 'embrace the challenge of change' and of the business context and organisational structures that IT systems need to support. This MSc programme concentrates on architectures for building scalable financial software systems, thus preparing software engineers for a plethora of jobs in the financial industry. In particular it considers technologies and techniques that are particularly relevant for the challenges of the financial market, predominantly a need to migrate from mission-critical, monolithic legacy systems to more flexible architectures that allow speedy reaction to customer and business partner’s needs. The technical aspect must be seen in the context of the business environment, where software engineers typically interact with a world of financial jargon and departments with specialised roles and needs. Course modules Each course consists of five core modules and three option modules (at least one must be from List 1). Students progressing to an MSc also undertake a project. Core Modules - Corporate Finance - Financial Information Systems - Service-Oriented Architectures - System Re-engineering - Personal and Group Skills - Option modules are chosen from the following lists: List 1 - Advanced System Design - Domain Specific Languages - Game Theory in Computer Science - Generative Development - International Money and Finance - Networking and Distributed Computing - Principles of Banking - Software Measurements and Quality Assurance List 2 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Applied Numerical Mathematics - Communication and Concurrency - Compression Methods for Multimedia - Cryptography and Information Security - Distribution Systems and Applications - Financial Mathematics - Operations Research - Systems Modelling - Wavelets and Signal Processing - Web Technologies - Plus some Economics modules as additional options. Industry placement The industry placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the individual project. Its aim is to allow students to acquire industrial experience and, especially, develop an appreciation of how the skills acquired in the taught part relate to problems in industry. If for some reason students cannot or decide not to go on a placement, they revert to the normal variant of the course and proceed immediately to the individual project. Individual project An individual project is undertaken full-time after the industry placement. Using the experience gained during the placement, students choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory Personal and Group Skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning. The industry placement and project are assessed separately. [-]

MSc/PGDip Web Applications and Services

Online & Campus Combined Full time 21 - 24 months October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment [+]

Duration and mode of study

12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry.

MSc with industry

21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry.

Start Dates

January and October each year.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience.

Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims ... [-]

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Agile Software Engineering Techniques

Campus Full time 21 - 24 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Today, software is becoming ever more complex, developed with very short time to market, and required to cope with changing requirements [+]

Duration and mode of study 12 months for October entry and 16 months for January entry. MSc with industry 21 months for October entry and 24 months for January entry. Start Dates January and October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £16,715 (With Industry: £19,220) NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement. Course aims Today, software is becoming ever more complex, developed with very short time to market, and required to cope with changing requirements. This scenario calls for increased levels of flexibility and agility, both in the technologies used and the processes followed for engineering software. This MSc will provide a sound background on the methods and techniques that can meet these challenges. Hands-on modules based on the Eclipse framework will ensure that this knowledge is framed in practical contexts of usage. Course modules The course consists of six core modules and two optional modules. Students progressing to an MSc also undertake a project. Core Modules - Domain Specific Languages - Generative Development - Service-Oriented Architectures - System Re-Engineering - Personal and Group Skills - Option modules are chosen from the following lists: List 1 - Advanced System Design - Advanced Web Technologies - Algorithms for Bioinformatics - C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithm Design - Discrete Event Systems - Financial Information Systems - Game Theory in Computer Science - Networking and Distributed Computing - Semantic Web - Software Measurements and Quality Assurance - Software Reliability List 2 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Applied Numerical Mathematics - Communication and Concurrency - Compression Methods for Multimedia - Cryptography and Information Security - Distribution Systems and Applications - Financial Mathematics - Operations Research - Programming Secure and Distributed Systems - Systems Modelling - Wavelets and Signal Processing - Web Technologies Industry placement The industry placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the individual project. Its aim is to allow students to acquire industrial experience and, especially, develop an appreciation of how the skills acquired in the taught part relate to problems in industry. If for some reason students cannot or decide not to go on a placement, they revert to the normal variant of the course and proceed immediately to the individual project. Individual project An individual project is undertaken full-time after the industry placement. Using the experience gained during the placement, students choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory Personal and Group Skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning. The industry placement and project are assessed separately. [-]

MSc Advanced Control and Dynamics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time [+]

Duration and mode of study The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to four years. Entry requirements A first or good second class Honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course Aims To provide the knowledge and skills required of a professional engineer to design advanced control systems for complex dynamical systems. The course includes advanced modules on dynamical systems and control theory and also covers the latest techniques for implementing these technologies on a range of high-performance applications. Course Modules Core modules are: - Matlab and CAD - Modelling and Classification of Data - High-reliability Embedded Systems - Robust Control - Design of Discrete Systems - Real-time Signal Processing - Non-Linear Control - Individual Project Option Modules (one from the following): - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems - Advanced Engineering Dynamics - Industry placement You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Advanced Control and Dynamics with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry. Teaching and Assessment Methods Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation which includes the results obtained in the individual project module. [-]

MSc Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period [+]

Duration and mode of study

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to four years.

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent.

Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course aims

To provide a coherent selection of electrical and electronic engineering subjects to advanced level. Module combinations include communications and signal processing through control engineering to electrical machines and drives. The course is ideal for the engineer who wishes to follow a career in the design and implementation of electrical and electronic circuits within the wider engineering environment.... [-]


MSc Advanced Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over [+]

Duration and mode of study The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to four years. Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course Aims This course provides you with the opportunity to study subjects from a broad range of Engineering disciplines. For example, the Department offers modules in mechanical, electrical, electronic, software, and communications engineering. This wide spectrum of topics enables students to study new areas of interest as well as deepening their knowledge of others. Since industry increasingly uses multidisciplinary teams, an understanding of a variety of Engineering subjects may form a key part of career development. Course Modules Core modules: - Matlab and CAD - Individual Project Option Modules (three from the following): - Radio Systems - Modelling and Classification of Data - High-reliability Embedded Systems - Robust Control - Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Understanding Surfaces in Engineering - Electrical Machines and Drives - Advanced Solid Mechanics Option modules (four from the following): - Design of Discrete Systems - Real-time Signal Processing - Digital Communications - Radio Communications - Embedded Systems for Condition Monitoring and Control - Non-Linear Control - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Aerospace Materials - Advanced Computational Methods in Materials Modelling and Engineering Design - Electronically Controlled Motor Drives - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems - Advanced Engineering Dynamics NB. Some modules in the second group may have modules from the first as prerequisites. Timetabling and other considerations may limit the combinations of modules that can be studied. Industry placement You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Advanced Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry. Teaching and Assessment Methods Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation which includes the results obtained in the individual project module. [-]

MSc Advanced Materials Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts [+]

Duration and mode of study The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or can be taken part-time over a period of up to four years. Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. Fees - 2013/2014 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course aims The aims for MSc Advanced Materials Engineering are to: - Gain broad knowledge of the properties, processing, characterisation, design and selection of materials for transportation, energy and aerospace applications. - Obtain board knowledge of computer aided engineering design and mathematical modelling of processes to engineering materials with advanced properties. - Develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between processing, structure and mechanical properties of major classes of advanced engineering materials. - Develop the organisational, practical and computational skills necessary to carry out research in advanced materials engineering. - Experience individual research project work for materials used in transport, energy and aerospace industry. - Enable students to propose, plan, conduct research and report research outcomes in the areas related to materials processing, characterisation and failure analysis, component life prediction. - Secure knowledge and research skills so that students are able to take their studies further to do a PhD, in case they complete the full MSc Course modules. Course modules Core modules: - Advanced Solid Mechanics - MATLAB and CAD - Aerospace Materials - Individual Project Optional modules: - Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Understanding Surfaces in Engineering - Modelling and Classification of Data - Advanced Materials Modelling - Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems - Industry placement You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Advanced Materials Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry. Teaching and assessment methods Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation including the results obtained in the individual project module. [-]

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or can be taken part-time over a period of up [+]

Duration and mode of study The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or can be taken part-time over a period of up to four years. Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course aims To introduce and develop the state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques relevant to current and future strategies for the design of mechanical systems and components. Particular attention will be given to the development of investigative, modelling and computational strategies. The course covers fluid dynamics, solid structures, advanced and conventional materials and control systems. Course modules Core modules: - Matlab and CAD - Individual Project Option modules (three from the following): - Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Advanced Solid Mechanics - Understanding Surfaces in Engineering - Modelling and Classification of Data - Robust Control Option modules (four from the following): - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Aerospace Materials - Advanced Computational Methods in Materials Modelling and Engineering Design - Design of Discrete Systems - Real-Time Digital Signal Processing - Non-linear Control - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems - Industry placement You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry. Teaching and assessment methods Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation including the results obtained in the individual project module. [-]

MSc Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

This course will provide you with practical skills in computation and technical knowledge in numerical modelling to [+]

Duration and Mode of Study

One year full-time, campus-based

Start Date

October each year

Entry Requirements

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering. International applicants will be required to fulfil the English Language requirements for Science based subjects (equivalent to IELTS 6.0).

Course Aims

This course will provide you with practical skills in computation and technical knowledge in numerical modelling to a level suitable for doctoral study or direct entry into industry. It is a truly interdisciplinary physical science course which draws on cutting edge expertise from across the College of Science and Engineering.... [-]


MSc Data Analysis for Business Intelligence

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

This course aims to meet the potential gap for data analysis professionals around the world. The McKinsey Global Institute calls big data “the next frontier for innovation, competition [+]

Duration and Mode of Study One year full-time, campus-based Start Date October each year Entry Requirements 2:2 undergraduate degree in Mathematics or other numerate subject such as Physics or equivalent international level. Applicants from a computer science background would be considered on a case by case basis through the assessment of the student transcript. International students will need to meet the University English language requirements for Science based courses (e.g. IELTS 6.0). Course Aims This course aims to meet the potential gap for data analysis professionals around the world. The McKinsey Global Institute calls big data “the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity.” According to IBM, mankind creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Businesses and industry have already realised that the investment in big data is absolutely necessary to survive in the modern world. This course will prepare you to work with data in the business environment. The course will provide a route for you in your transition from undergraduate study to employment in data-led sectors. It provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in databases (and achieve two professionally accredited certificates) and a rigorous understanding of applied statistics, data mining, operational research and related areas. Course Modules Core Modules - Scientific Computing - Mathematical Modelling - C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithms - Operations Research - Data Mining and Neural networks - Financial Services Information Systems - Research Project Optional modules include - Generalised Linear Models - Financial Mathematics I - Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations - Applied Statistics - Further Statistics - Internet and Cloud Computing - Game Theory - Analysis and Design of Algorithms - Teaching and Assessment Methods Teaching is through a combination of lectures, workshops, independent work, group and team work, supervised study and directed reading. Assessment is through written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral presentations and written project reports. The term will also include preparation of two IT certification exams (with mini-projects for each system): SAS and SQL. [-]

MSc Embedded Systems and Control Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to [+]

Duration and mode of study The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to four years. Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course aims To provide the knowledge and skills required of a professional engineer to design embedded systems for use in control, diagnostics, monitoring and communications. State-of-the-art techniques in control system design, signal processing and software design will be core elements of the course. Course modules - Modelling and Classification of Data - High Reliability Embedded Systems - Robust Control - Matlab and CAD - Design of Discrete Systems - Real Time Digital Signal Processing - Embedded Systems for Condition Monitoring and Control Non-linear control - Non-linear Control - Individual Project Industry placement You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Embedded Systems and Control Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry. Teaching and assessment methods Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation including the results obtained in the individual project module. [-]

MSc Environmental Informatics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

All campus-based modules are assessed by a variety of coursework and/or examination. The dissertation is assessed separately [+]

Duration and mode of study One year full-time or two years part-time. Start Dates October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline from an approved institution or relevant professional or commercial experience. Course aims To provide you with a multi-disciplinary education and training in geographical information systems in the context of environmental science, enabling you to gain employment in public/private agencies/businesses that deal with the sustainable management of natural resources (including conservation, planning, and environmental management). Course module Core: - Introduction to GIS - Research Design and Methods in Geography - Geographic Visualisation - Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development - Dissertation Optional: - Programming for Spatial Scientists - Spatial Information Science - Earth Observation and Remote Sensing - Environment, Space and Society - Global Climate and Environmental Change - Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Tropical East Africa - Environmental Economics - Sustainable Management of Biological Resources: Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation - Teaching and assessment methods All campus-based modules are assessed by a variety of coursework and/or examination. The dissertation is assessed separately and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc. [-]

MSc Financial Mathematics and Computation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

To acquire knowledge and understanding of financial mathematics and computational techniques for finance that will equip programme graduates to enter competitively the pool of [+]

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time and two years part-time.

Start Dates

October each year.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a good second class honours degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering.

Course aims

To acquire knowledge and understanding of financial mathematics and computational techniques for finance that will equip programme graduates to enter competitively the pool of potential employees of investment banks and other financial institutions; to be able to formulate problems from finance in mathematical terms, select and develop an appropriate numerical method, write a computer program to numerically approximate the problem, and present and interpret these results for a potential client.... [-]


MSc Geographical Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught [+]

Duration and mode of study One year full-time or two years part-time. Start Dates October each year. Entry requirements Students are normally required to have a second-class honours degree in any subject. Students who do not possess the normal qualifications but who have relevant industrial or academic experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 (With Industry: £6,290) International: £14,000 (With Industry: £16,100) Course aims To provide excellent training in handling and analysis of geographic information. The teaching of these technical skills is complemented by a thorough grounding in the academic theory of GI. Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data. Course modules - Introduction to GIS - Programming for Spatial Scientists - Spatial Information Science - Geographical Visualisation - Earth Observation and Remote Sensing - Research Design Methods - Research Dissertation - Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework is by a mixture of computer based practicals, essays and small group projects. The dissertation is assessed separately and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc. [-]

MSc Global Environmental Change

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

Students are normally required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an environment related [+]

Duration and mode of study One year full-time or two years part-time. Start Dates October each year. Entry requirements Students are normally required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an environment related or a science subject. Upper second-class and first-class students will be preferred. Appropriate industrial or professional experience can be considered as an equivalent entry qualification on a case-by-case basis. Course aims As a Global Environmental Change student you will develop a broad understanding of the causes and impacts of environmental and climate change and awareness of a range of mitigation and adaptation options. You will develop in-depth expertise in the area of your MSc thesis. Specialists in this area are increasingly sought by the private sector, international non-governmental organisations, the UN and government departments. The MSc can also be an ideal basis for pursuing a research career through a PhD. Course modules Core modules - Research Design and methods in Geography - Global Climate and Environmental Change - Dissertation Optional modules - Methods and Modelling in Palaeoclimatology - Introduction to GIS - Programming for Spatial Scientists - Earth Observation and Remote Sensing - Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Tropical East Africa - Environmental Economics - Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development - Sustainable Management of Biological Resources: Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation - Living with Environmental Change - Ecological and Environmental Assessment - Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MSc thesis is assessed separately. [-]

MSc High Reliability Embedded Systems

Online & Campus Combined Part time 27 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Embedded processors form a core component of an enormous range of systems, from aircraft, passenger cars and medical equipment, to childrens [+]

Duration and mode of study

Two years by 'blended learning': 27 months for the Masters Degree or 24 months for the Postgraduate Certificate (which does not include an individual project).

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in an appropriate related subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider candidates with significant directly relevant industrial experience instead. You must meet the University's English language requirements.

Fees 2015/16: Home/EU MSc: £9,635 Home EU PGCert £6,105 International MSc: £11,680 International PGCert £6,835 About the course

Embedded processors form a core component of an enormous range of systems, from aircraft, passenger cars and medical equipment, to childrens’ toys, DVD players and washing machines. The growth in the power and features of processors has helped to drive the semiconductor industry from start-up some 50 years ago to more than £150 billion in annual revenue today. The embedded market is now estimated to be worth around 100 times the ‘desktop’ market, and is forecast to grow exponentially over the next decade. This degree will give you the state-of-the-art skill set needed to deal with the challenges of producing flexible, robust, reliable, and cost-effective embedded systems in applicable industrial domains. The core curriculum is very focussed on currently relevant tools and best practice, and covers the development of both COTS (commercial off the shelf) systems and bespoke designs based on Field Programmable Gate Arrays. The course also explores large scale embedded systems development and maintenance.... [-]


MSc Information and Communications Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

The processing of data and signals digitally together with the communication of such information over fixed and wireless [+]

Duration and mode of study The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to four years. Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. Fees 2015/2016 Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree. Course aims The processing of data and signals digitally together with the communication of such information over fixed and wireless links is of major importance in many aspects of modern engineering. This course aims to develop a good understanding of digital signal processing, radio systems and digital communications together with topics covering real time implementation of the signal processing techniques. The theoretical aspects of the course will be reinforced with extensive “hands-on” exercises to further develop understanding. Course modules - Radio Systems - Modelling and Classification of Data - Matlab and CAD - High-reliability Embedded Systems - Design of Discrete Systems - Real-time Signal Processing - Digital Communications - Radio Communications - Individual Project - Industry placement You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Information and Communications Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry. Teaching and assessment methods Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation which includes the results obtained in the individual project module. [-]

MSc Space Exploration Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

The MSc entry requirements are a first or 2:1 BSc, BEng, honours degree, MPhys, MEng or Masters degree in a relevant subject or a qualification [+]

Duration and Mode of Study Full Time (12 months for the MSc, 6 months for the PGDip) Mode of study will include: lectures, workshops, laboratory work, seminars, project based learning, independent learning and team working activities. This is a campus based course. Start Date September (from 2013) Entry Requirements The MSc entry requirements are a first or 2:1 BSc, BEng, honours degree, MPhys, MEng or Masters degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University of Leicester as equivalent. Students with a 2:2 or equivalent degree classification applying for the course will be considered on a case by case basis. Fees 2015/2016 MSc Home/EU: £5,470 International: £16,715 PGDip Home/EU: £4,376 International: £13,372 Teaching and Assessment Methods The taught component of the MSc and PGDip courses runs for six months and encompasses a range of teaching methods: lectures, computational and practical workshops, laboratory work, seminars, project based learning, independent learning and team working activities. Seminars and course material delivered by industrial partners and experts in the space sector will be a key element of the programme. International collaborators with honorary positions at the University of Leicester will provide assistance in delivering the taught component of the course. The project based component of the MSc course spans six months. During the project phase students will have the opportunity to interact with mentors and project supervisors from academia and industry. These individuals will be expert practitioners in the fields which they supervise. Assessment methods will include examinations, continuous assessment and assessment by coursework. Additional assessment methods are currently under development. Special features You will be able to complete your major project in the UK or select an optional international project placement in Space Exploration Development Systems (SEEDS). [-]

MSc Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester + 1 more

Course aims: To produce highly qualified and highly motivated Masters graduates equipped with knowledge and understanding of a range [+]

Duration and mode of study One year full-time or two years part-time. Start Dates October each year. Entry requirements Normally at least a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline from an approved institution. Course aims To produce highly qualified and highly motivated Masters graduates equipped with knowledge and understanding of a range of natural resource management subjects. Specifically, the course aims to provide students with a multidisciplinary education and training in critical issues, philosophy and methods in contemporary natural resource management and research. The course is designed to enable course graduates to gain employment across a range of public/private agencies and research bodies, businesses, NGOs and charities that deal with the sustainable management of natural resources (including conservation, planning, and environmental management). Course modules Core: - Research Design and Methods in Geography - Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development - Sustainable Management of Biological Resources: Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation - Dissertation Option modules: - Earth Observation and Remote Sensing - Global Climate and Environmental Change - Environment, Space and Society - Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Tropical East Africa - Environmental Economics - Spaces of Social Change - Living with Environmental Change - Critical Resource Geography - Ecological and Environmental Assessment - Teaching and assessment methods Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MSc thesis is assessed separately. [-]