Cloud Computing (Extended International) MSc

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Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 2 Years
Course start January, September
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Course outline

MSc Cloud Computing provides specialist study of Cloud Computing. This is a growing area to addressing the issues of collaborative working with data stored centrally either in house or externally.  The award is built around a core of networking at CCNP level, the networking topics utilise Cisco networking equipment and support material provided by Cisco Systems Inc.

Virtualisation, server side technologies and mobile/wireless technologies are investigated in the context of supported mobile workers in an enterprise environment.  

Unfortunately applicants who require a Tier 4 visa for study in the UK are not able to apply for the Sandwich degree in the first instance due to visa regulations.  We encourage International students, once enrolled, to apply for a placement and if successful apply to extend their visa and transfer to the sandwich award

Course content

On the computing extended MSc  you will spend your first semester studying modules which have been written to provide you with the academic, professional and technical skills that you will need to succeed on your chosen award.  All students on the extended MSc study the same modules for one semester and then  study specialist modules depending on their degree.  This means that whether you have chosen  MSc Computer Science, MSc Computer Networks & Security,  MSc Web Development or any of our other taught MSc Computing awards, you will study the following modules in your first semester:

Academic English:  This module will help you to develop your English Language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and will introduce you to the conventions of academic writing.

Study skills & Employability:  This module will help you to develop the skills and knowledge required to support study at Masters level. It will also help you to develop skills which will aid you in the job market and will look at things such as writing a C.V. and creating a personal development plan.

Computing Fundamentals: This is a double module which has been designed to  provide an introduction to fundamental concepts which underpin Computing.  The module will enable you to revise and refresh your existing skills to prepare you for study on your specialist awards.

After successfully completing the first semester you will study the PgCert where you will study five modules –this includes a 2 week preliminary study course, followed by four core modules, the completion of these modules makes you eligible for a PgCert.   In the second stage the, PgDip you will study a further four modules.  Once you have completed these 9 modules you can start the dissertation stage in order to qualify for a MSc.

On finishing the PgCert or  PgDip stage you have the opportunity to undertake a work placement of up to  12 months. The placement has to be started and completed before you start your dissertation.  You will finish your award by completing a dissertation on a network related topic.
Core modules

Core modules

 Dissertation  (60 credits)

Course handbook


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