This Master's degree in Advanced Computer Science will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop high-quality computer-based systems and manage all aspects of their production and maintenance.
All over the world, the demand for advanced Computer Science graduates is on the rise. Through a combination of practice-based learning and theoretical modules, you will gain the advanced abilities and competence required to progress in your career or undertake further study.
The Advanced Computer Science postgraduate programme offers the following pathways of study:
- Advanced Computer Science - MSc/PgD/PgC
- Advanced Computer Science (Internship) - MSc/PgD/PgC
Industrial work experience is a key part of the programme. You will have the option to undertake a 20-credit Internship module to gain professional experience with local and national companies relevant to the sector. If you wish to follow the Internship pathway, you will undertake a core 36-week placement in industry as an alternative to a Technology Dissertation.
Compulsory modules for both pathways:
- Technology Project Management (20 credits)
- End-User Computing Risk Management (20 credits)
- Geospatial Analysis (20 credits)
- Programming for Data Analysis (20 credits)
- Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits)
- Information Security (20 credits)
- Team Software Development Project (20 credits)
- Internship (20 credits)
With specialist modules for pathways
For Advanced Computer Science:
- Technology Dissertation (40 credits)
For Advanced Computer Science (Internship):
- Internship Project (40 credits)
To obtain an MSc degree, you must follow and successfully complete a total of 180 credits. PgC (60 credits) and PgD (120 credits) may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.
Employability & Careers
Skilled graduates in Computer Science are met with a wide range of career opportunities. The Advanced Computer Science programme is career-focused and broad in scope, enabling you to enhance your existing skills to meet the increasing commercial demand for Computer Science graduates.
Learning & Teaching
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should have an Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.
Relevance shall be determined by the Programme Director with reference to the applicant’s transcript, and, if required, via an interview.
Equivalence shall be determined by:
- International Office for applicants from outside the European Union.
- The Programme Director for applicants who present professional qualifications such as from the BCS. Such an applicant would be interviewed by the Programme Director to establish suitability.
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.
Students with extant level 7 qualifications wishing to enter the course may apply on the basis of RPL for admission with Credit. In such cases, the regulations detailed in the Academic Handbook will apply and allows for a maximum RPL of 120 credits on a Master’s programme. In this case, the remaining 60 credits would consist of the research methods module and the dissertation.
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