What will I study?
The MSc Computing and Technology programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in computing and IT and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities. By completing the MSc Computing and Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the disciplines of computing and digital technology.
This programme is also available full-time, or as MSc Computing and Technology with Advanced Practice which includes an internship, consultancy project or research project.
The central theme of the programme is to develop you as digital leader, and in support of this throughout the programme you will engage in a range of modules designed to develop your competences in areas such as Digital Leadership, Information Governance and Cyber Security, Innovation in Business & Technology, Software Engineering and Database Analytics.
The modular content has been designed to allow you to extend and deeper learning in specific areas in the areas of specialism which are relevant to you. For example, the digital leadership module is designed to support future career progression into roles within engineering and technology organisations. It also provides a useful foundation for those seeking to pursue a career in areas such as technology research and development, technology commercialisation, leading technology spin out firms and new business ventures, and innovation consultancy.
The programme recognises that as a computing professional you are required to develop competences in a range of specific computing techniques alongside softer skills in areas such as leadership, communication, problem solving and commercial reasoning. By successfully completing your programme you will have not only have demonstrated mastery of these skills but alongside the development of your personal practice your ability to impact on personal and organisational performance. It is the combination of these factors that will advance your personal development and enlace your career opportunities.
As you progress through the programme you will develop as a well-rounded and outward looking professional capable of taking responsibility for, and effective leadership of, computing and technology projects and people, capable of making good decisions and improving the performance of yourself, your people, your areas of responsibility and your organisation.
The programme will cover the following languages:
- Object Oriented Programming languages such as Java
- Database and Data Analytics- SQL, MySQL, and data analytics software (e.g. Tableau, etc.)
How will I be taught and assessed?
You’ll be taught using a range of methods such as workshops, tutorials, directed study and discussion forums, and led by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how the theories, tools, technologies and methods you will learn on the programme translate in to real life situations.
As a student working in the computing environment you will be encouraged by your tutor to integrate your work practice in the module content and development of assessments. By following this approach there are opportunities to connect learning delivered during the module to your role and vice versa.
For each module you can expect 24 hours of overall contact time delivered through interactive workshops and face-to-face classroom sessions. This will be supported by a minimum of 12 hours of guided tutor learning which can be delivered virtually, examples include tutorials, tutor led collaborative exercises with peers, discussion forums and video presentations.
You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 164 hours for each module. This will be supported by your module tutor and will consist of pre-class reading preparation, research, assessment preparation, development and writing as well as skills development and online tests and quizzes.
The assessment for this programme is 100% coursework, with examples including report writing and tangible pieces of work such as a programme or database, portfolio and final project.
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.
We offer extensive student support in and outside of the classroom with a dedicated student support team based in London.
Careers and further study
This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with partners from industry to ensure you learn up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers across the industry. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers.
The modular content has been designed to allow you to extend and deeper learning in specific areas in the areas of specialism which are relevant to you.
This MSc has been designed to ensure that graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management in IT, Software Engineer, Database Developer, Data Analyst, Information Security professional, Business Analyst, to name but a few.
Meet your Programme Leader, Usman Butt
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