Rapid developments in technology have resulted in a wealth of opportunity across all sectors and industries for people who are qualified in multiple areas of computing.
Our MSc Computing Degree is a conversion programme that requires no previous academic experience in the field of computing, making it the ideal course if you want to change career or develop a new set of skills to complement your existing experience and move a wider range of exciting roles in computing and IT.
The course focuses on core computing skills such as software development, databases and cyber security, helping you to become competent and fluent computing professional. You will learn key programming skills across languages and platforms, as well as how to provide data solutions and security systems. You will become familiar with cyber security, exploring the lifecycles, legal frameworks and tools of the computer science professional, including legal, social and ethical concerns of computer security such as hacking and its ethical standpoint.
You will learn about developing software and working with data and build your fluency in Python, and also be provided with the opportunity to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (EH) through the EC-Council.
You will complete your degree with a project that will explore a topic of your choice, producing a product and a supporting report. The project will fit one of the following four types; student defined, research-based, industry-defined or social enterprise. You will be able to work with academic staff across the University, not just within Computing.
Your teaching time at the University takes the form of labs, workshops and tutorials. These are supported by videos that introduce the key concepts that students should watch weekly before class. This provides students with a more tailored experience, with plenty of face-to-face contact time. Industry-standard IT resources are hosted in the cloud to allow you to work on projects and assignments from anywhere.
Students enrolling on this course in January will be taught in the Spring Term (January - May), with no teaching in the Summer Term between May and September - through an optional work placement may be undertaken. You will then continue studies in the Autumn Term (September - January) and complete your MSc Project in the following Spring Term (January - May).
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost their employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.
Why take a placement?
A placement year is a perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience and to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.
How we support you
The University’s Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.
Why this course
Train to become a socially responsible IT practitioner, contributing to the evolving technology sector.
Gain an MSc in Computing with no previous experience in the field.
Work on projects from anywhere using a cloud platform.
Study in labs in the brand-new state-of-the-art media centre on campus.