Computer Science (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

Computer Science is a BCS accredited Masters degree that is designed to broaden understanding and knowledge of computing science, and enhance the ability to apply this within industry or commerce.  Also in addition to gaining an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies, it also develops further the competence and ability to apply them, particularly through the inclusion of an optional period in industry as an integral part of the course.

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 be able to study core modules and choose from option modules as set out in your award handbook.  

The core modules will equip you with professional and research skills and will explore the social, legal and ethical aspects of computer science. The option modules will allow you to develop key skills in the different branches of computer science such as programming, multimedia, web, games, Android and mobile application development etc.

Core Modules

Option Modules, Subject to availability

Final module

COIS71052 MSc Dissertation

Course  Handbook 

 

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline
If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.  

Accreditation

BCS accredited: CITP Further Learning and CEng/CSci (partial fulfilment). BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and accredits UK Computing courses

Graduate destinations

On completion of the course you will be a computing professional with a broad and deep knowledge of technical material and an ability to apply it.  You will be adept at delivering IT solutions and systems appropriate for industry and commerce, fully prepared for a successful career in academia or industry.

Contact

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Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE
United Kingdom
t: +44(0)1782 294400
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