What will I study?
Businesses rely on computing to succeed, and on knowledgeable, skilled and passionate individuals to manage such vital technology within their organisation. Studying the MSc Computer Science programme offers you an excellent opportunity to learn the most up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers whilst also preparing you for a vast range of management roles.
The MSc Computer Science programme has been designed in consultation with partners including Accenture and Hewlett-Packard to ensure that you graduate with up-to-date and industry-relevant skills and knowledge.
Your modules will cover programming in Java, web development, database modelling, systems analysis and design with UML, and computer networks, whilst also building transferable skills in project management and research.
This programme is also available as MSc Computer Science with Advanced Practice which includes either an internship or project.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Throughout the duration of your course, you will participate in group work to complete practical tasks that simulate real-life situations and experience standard professional practice. You will be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning.
You will also have one-to-one support on your preparation for and the execution of your final project, where you will be able to specialise in an area of interest.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
Significant emphasis is placed on developing your ability to complete a Masters degree. As part of induction you will be made fully familiar with the learning resources and support available to you. There will also be weekly academic support sessions designed to build your confidence and ability as a postgraduate learner. You will also be allocated an individual guidance tutor at induction. You will meet this tutor at regular intervals across your period of study.
Careers and further study
Graduates from this course will have opportunities in a range of exciting careers in the IT industry. You may go on to use your technical skills to develop software applications, or your strategic knowledge to build and deploy applications in a business environment.
Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. These are offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility.