Masters of Arts in Computer Science

Compare 5 Master of Art Programs in Computer Science

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A master's degree generally takes one to two years to complete and provides a more advanced education to help one achieve his or her career goals. Master of Arts degrees are available in a wide range of fields and often include the opportunity to concentrate on a specific area of expertise.

What is an MA in Computer Science? An advanced degree in computer science provides students with a more intensive education in the concepts and techniques for the design, programming and application of computer systems. Students can choose to get a general computer science degree or they can focus on a specialty, including data science, game development, computer security, computer networks, software engineering, intelligent robotics, multimedia and creative technologies, and high performance computing and simulation. Courses include advanced work in computing, operating systems, computer communications, algorithms, coding and associated subjects.

Advanced coursework in computer science provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in work involving computers, which is also becoming an essential life skill. It is a highly sought-after degree in today's technology-dependent market. 

The price for obtaining an advanced degree in computer science differs depending on the institution, length of study and geographical location. To accurately budget for your degree, you will need to contact prospective schools directly and ask about their tuition fees.

With an MA in Computer Science, most graduates find work in the information technology field. Typical careers include IT or network architects, data scientists, database administrators, security engineers, configuration managers, application developers, database or software developers, or user experience designers. With an advanced degree, graduates often work at a senior or management level within the different IT fields.

Many institutions around the world offer advanced degrees in computer science, but they have different focuses. To find the right school for you, be sure to research the offered areas of expertise. To start your path toward an MA in Computer Science, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Communications Policy

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you a critical analysis of issues of policy and regulation in the media, information and/or telecommunications/internet sectors, which may include links between policy and policy-making affecting media industries and telecommunications/internet and political, economic or social developments affecting markets, companies, technologies, institutions or international relations. [+]

MA Degrees in Computer Science. This course is designed to give you a critical analysis of issues of policy and regulation in the media, information and/or telecommunications/internet sectors, which may include links between policy and policy-making affecting media industries and telecommunications/internet and political, economic or social developments affecting markets, companies, technologies, institutions or international relations. The course encourages diversity and is designed to have international appeal. It ensures that you receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base, enabling you to have a wide, clear and comprehensive understanding of communications policies. Based on continuous assessment, the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). You will be part of a bustling, multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture. You will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues. Course content Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules, semester one DISSERTATION MODULE A taught module and group workshops in the first semester will guide you in conducting a major piece of independent research. This module will be supplemented by individual supervisions beginning from the second semester. The aim is to give you a guided framework within which you can demonstrate your ability to carry out advanced independent study and write it up in the form of a dissertation. The dissertation is a 15,000-word piece... [-]

Master of Arts in Computer Science

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

When you study computer science, you will learn about the fundamental principles of the science as well as advanced techniques that are used for practical systems development. You will learn how to think and solve problems in a logical way and how to express your solutions as computer programs. You will work on individual and team projects to develop new systems. [+]

When you study computer science, you will learn about the fundamental principles of the science as well as advanced techniques that are used for practical systems development. You will learn how to think and solve problems in a logical way and how to express your solutions as computer programs. You will work on individual and team projects to develop new systems. Our program is one of practical hands-on experience, designed to engage your passion for technology, computers, and problem solving with grounded fundamentals and practical application. Language of Instruction: 1. English, 2. Georgian Programme Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS) Awarded Qualification: Master of Computer Science Tuition fee for Georgian citizens: 3540 GEL Tuition fee for international students: 3000 USD Programme Advantages Our strength lies in our ability to conduct innovative, collaborative research aimed at solving large and complex interdisciplinary problems. Our Research program marries great depth and breadth of expertise in core areas including theoretical computer science and computer systems. Student’s exchange According to Agreements with IBSU partner universities students have an opportunity to participate in various international exchange programs. Carrier Opportunities The career opportunities for computer science graduates can be classified into a variety of categories such as programming and software development, information systems, networking, security, computer science research, web and Internet etc. Graduates can also continue their study with Doctorate Program in related fields to be a part of academic world. Admission to the Programme A person is admitted to the programme if He/she holds a BA or... [-]

MA in Web Design & Content Planning

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is designed for people who manage corporate websites, those who wish to start their own web business and those who would like to build a career in the web design industry. The design of excellent websites presents a notable intellectual challenge and, during the programme, students develop a modern, professional and 'real-world' approach. Our objective is to provide a balanced education in the three main aspects of web design and content management: technical, functional and aesthetic. [+]

The technical aspects of the teaching provide an understanding of the tools, technologies and principles used for the design and development of contemporary websites. This includes the creation of semantically correct markup, the separation of presentation from content (HTML and CSS) and compliance with web standards (W3C).

The functional aspects focus on the creation of websites with good information architecture that are accessible, useable and findable as a result of effective search engine marketing and optimisation (SEM/SEO). Students learn how people use the web, how they navigate web content and how they search for information. The aesthetic aspects of web design are considered in relation to graphic, artistic, typographic and business objectives, including corporate identity and branding.... [-]


MSc in Data Analytics

National College of Ireland
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Ireland Dublin

This computing course aims to produce high-quality, technically competent, innovative graduates that will become leading practitioners in the field of data analytics. Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to... [+]

MSc in Data Analytics This computing course aims to produce high-quality, technically competent, innovative graduates that will become leading practitioners in the field of data analytics. Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to: Conduct independent research and analysis in the field of data analytics Implement a research idea using the latest industry practices Demonstrate expert knowledge of data analysis and statistics Critically assess and evaluate business and technical strategies for data analytics Develop and implement business and technical solutions for data analytics About this Course The course structure accommodates a wide audience of learners whose specific interests in data analytics may be either technically focused or business focused. All students will also gain exposure to pertinent legal issues and product commercialisation considerations associated with the data analytics field. The course will be delivered using academic research, industry-defined practical problems, and case studies. This approach will naturally foster a deeper knowledge of the subject area and create transferable skills for work such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creative thinking, communication, teamwork and research skills. The course is completely delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in data analytics. Who is the course for? This course is ideal for graduates that are looking to progress into the emerging data analytics market to increase their employment potential. The course is suitable for graduates who have technical or mathematical problem solving skills. Graduates from disciplines that have not developed these skills will need to be able to demonstrate an aptitude... [-]

MA in Computer Science

University of Lodz
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland Łódź

The programme includes algorithms analysis, network programming and distributed systems, advanced databases, internet portals, artificial intelligence, neural networks and genetic algorithms. During the course of the studies participants acquire professional knowledge that enables them to work at the offices of the public administration, as well as institutions of the European Union. [+]

MA Degrees in Computer Science. The programme includes algorithms analysis, network programming and distributed systems, advanced databases, internet portals, artificial intelligence, neural networks and genetic algorithms. During the course of the studies participants acquire professional knowledge that enables them to work at the offices of the public administration, as well as institutions of the European Union. The graduates are awarded MA degree in Computer Science. The graduates of this programme will possess: knowledge of the rudiments in Computer Science that enables them to solve computer problems single-handed and implement their solutions, proficiency in programming, the understanding of computer's specification and complexity, basic skills in preparation, implementation and verification of computer software, ability to use computer tools in practice and knowledge that enables fast adaptation to dynamically changing computer reality. Typical graduate can find employment as a supervisor of computer systems, as a programmer, operator and service attendant of information systems and, after completing additional requirements, he or she can also be employed as a Computer Science Teacher. Requirements Candidates holding higher education (Bachelor) diplomas or Master degrees may apply. A transcript of records showing the subjects/grades and a certificate of proficiency in English for foreigners (unless the first degree was taught in English) are required. [-]