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Computer Science (Business Computing)

MSc

Data focused

Become an expert in Oracle, SQLserver, Data Warehouses, AWS, SAP, and NOSQL, etc.

Placement opportunity

12-month industry placement available

Industry-standard

Hone your skills in our state-of-the-art computer laboratories

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
13 Months
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
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Looking to bridge the gap between technology and management? At Staffordshire University, develop the knowledge and skills needed to forward your career in Business Computing.

Business computing is pivotal in the understanding of how computing technologies can be used to enhance operations within small and large-scale organisations. We offer you the opportunity to specialise in these systems, giving you the skills to become a key driver of business computing in your career.

In the business computing sector, you will need to manage data in a variety of different ways. You will learn how to use data mining tools against a data warehouse to discover new knowledge, using SAP ERP to manage core business functions and AWS to then develop your applications and deploy to the internet.

We are proud members of the SAP University Alliance. In the information systems sector, SAP is one of the world leading designers of enterprise systems, and in our MSc you will get an opportunity to become a specialist in SAP ERP.

Through the expert teaching in our MSc, you will study the fundamentals of IT as a support tool within business. You’ll cover such aspects as systems analysis and design, cloud-based services, database technology, big data, data science, knowledge discovery etc.

Not only do we offer technical knowledge as part of the MSc, we also aim to instil the academic and professional skills required for lifelong learning and development. We cover research methods, communications, critical thinking, and analysis, academic and professional report writing.

If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). 

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

Course content

Our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Whatever way you choose to study, your learning will be split into three teaching blocks.

The first two teaching blocks consist of 8 core modules that aim to give you an expert-level understanding in business computing. These include Data Storage for Business, Project and Change Management, Business Analytics, Database Management and Security, Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling Design, and more. During this, there’s also the option to gain Amazon Web Services certification.

The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of business computing you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge and ready you for your future career.

Our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Whatever way you choose to study, your learning will be split into three teaching blocks.

The first two teaching blocks consist of 8 core modules that aim to give you an expert-level understanding in business computing. These include Data Storage for Business, Project and Change Management, Business Analytics, Database Management and Security, Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling Design, and more. During this, there’s also the option to gain Amazon Web Services certification.

The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of business computing you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge and ready you for your future career.

Our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Whatever way you choose to study, your learning will be split into three teaching blocks.

The first two teaching blocks consist of 8 core modules that aim to give you an expert-level understanding in business computing. These include Data Storage for Business, Project and Change Management, Business Analytics, Database Management and Security, Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling Design, and more. During this, there’s also the option to gain Amazon Web Services certification.

The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of business computing you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge and ready you for your future career.

Our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Whatever way you choose to study, your learning will be split into three teaching blocks.

The first two teaching blocks consist of 8 core modules that aim to give you an expert-level understanding in business computing. These include Data Storage for Business, Project and Change Management, Business Analytics, Database Management and Security, Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling Design, and more. During this, there’s also the option to gain Amazon Web Services certification.

The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of business computing you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge and ready you for your future career.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019. The range of modules available, and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Managing Emerging Technologies
Database Management and Security
Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling and Design
Data Storage for Business
Research Methods
Project and Change Management
Enterprise Cloud Computing in the AWS Environment
Business Analytics
Dissertation

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent.

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.

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent.

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.

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent.

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.

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent.

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.

Facilities

Careers

After completing the MSc Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  •  Business analyst
  •  Enterprise systems (ERP) analyst/consultant
  •  Information systems manager
  •  Systems analyst
  •  Solution architect
  •  Data analyst
  •  IT consultant
  •  Data scientist
  •  Systems developer

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your MSc dissertation

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your MSc dissertation

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your MSc dissertation

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your MSc dissertation

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios or research papers.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios or research papers.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios or research papers.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios or research papers.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Enabling Centre is here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

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For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,350 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per course

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,668. per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£3,668. per year of study

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,350 per course
International (Non-EU)
£7,350 per course

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,668. per year of study

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Full-time
17 September 2018

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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