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Computer Science

MSc

Placement opportunity

Up to 12 months of paid and real-world experience in the computing industry

Industry connected

links with leading companies such as Google, Amazon, Cisco, Juniper, Meraki etc.

Choice of modules

Tailor your degree according to your career and interests

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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Our Computer Science MSc combines the latest theory with hands-on experience with industry-standard hardware, software etc. From Business Analytics to mobile app development, you will explore a range of areas that will boost your employability or career.

We’ve designed this course based on the current industry demands and to take your understanding of computer science to the next level. You can tailor your course to your career aspirations, and use the core modules to meet the challenges of employer-driven needs, emerging markets, research etc.

Throughout the course, you’ll explore the ins and outs of the latest technology and feel confident applying your skills within the industry and commerce.

You’ll also have the chance to complete an industry placement or internship. Not only will this help you put theory into practice, but you’ll also have the edge over other applicants when you apply for jobs.

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

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

MSc Computer Science

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

MSc Computer Science

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

MSc Computer Science

Part-time study

Computer Science MSc can be studied in three modes: full-time on-campus, part-time, or Distance Learning (DL). The full-time on-campus mode takes three semesters. The DL mode normally takes longer e.g. six semesters.

Blended learning

Some DL option modules e.g. networking modules can offer blended learning where DL students can come to the campus for a short duration e.g. 2-weeks to utilise the hardware and software.

Distance learning

In part-time DL mode, students can take two modules per semester. The DL mode can be suitable for the students who are working, have other commitments e.g. family, unable to travel to the UK etc.

Part-time study

Computer Science MSc can be studied in three modes: full-time on-campus, part-time, or Distance Learning (DL). The full-time on-campus mode takes three semesters. The DL mode normally takes longer e.g. six semesters.

Blended learning

Some DL option modules e.g. networking modules can offer blended learning where DL students can come to the campus for a short duration e.g. 2-weeks to utilise the hardware and software.

Distance learning

In part-time DL mode, students can take two modules per semester. The DL mode can be suitable for the students who are working, have other commitments e.g. family, unable to travel to the UK etc.

Part-time study

Computer Science MSc can be studied in three modes: full-time on-campus, part-time, or Distance Learning (DL). The full-time on-campus mode takes three semesters. The DL mode normally takes longer e.g. six semesters.

Blended learning

Some DL option modules e.g. networking modules can offer blended learning where DL students can come to the campus for a short duration e.g. 2-weeks to utilise the hardware and software.

Distance learning

In part-time DL mode, students can take two modules per semester. The DL mode can be suitable for the students who are working, have other commitments e.g. family, unable to travel to the UK etc.

Part-time study

Computer Science MSc can be studied in three modes: full-time on-campus, part-time, or Distance Learning (DL). The full-time on-campus mode takes three semesters. The DL mode normally takes longer e.g. six semesters.

Blended learning

Some DL option modules e.g. networking modules can offer blended learning where DL students can come to the campus for a short duration e.g. 2-weeks to utilise the hardware and software.

Distance learning

In part-time DL mode, students can take two modules per semester. The DL mode can be suitable for the students who are working, have other commitments e.g. family, unable to travel to the UK etc.

Work placements

The industrial placements can be taken in the UK as well as in other countries e.g. EU countries. Our Computer Science graduates have gone on to work for a range of top companies such as Infiniti-Red Bull Racing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, British Oceanographic Data Centre, Thomson Reuters etc.

Course content

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
Research Methods
Dissertation

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline 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 in a related computing discipline 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 in a related computing discipline 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 in a related computing discipline 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 our Computer Science MSc, you’ll have the expertise you need to take on a variety of roles within the industry and commerce including:

  •  Computer programmer
  •  Computer systems specialist
  •  System engineer
  •  Technical consultant
  •  Application analyst.
  •  Business analyst.
  •  Data analyst.
  •  Database administrator.
  •  Information systems manager.
  •  IT consultant.

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study e.g. a PhD.

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 will:

  • 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 (VLE) 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 research project.

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 will:

  • 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 (VLE) 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 research project.

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 will:

  • 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 (VLE) 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 research project.

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 will:

  • 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 (VLE) 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 research project.

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, or practical portfolios.

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, or practical portfolios.

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, or practical portfolios.

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, or practical portfolios.

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. The format e.g. verbal feedback, written feedback, audio feedback etc. 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. The format e.g. verbal feedback, written feedback, audio feedback etc. 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. The format e.g. verbal feedback, written feedback, audio feedback etc. 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. The format e.g. verbal feedback, written feedback, audio feedback etc. 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
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

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

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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23/09/2018 08:36:14 / Computer Science / Full-time, distance learning, Stoke-on-Trent campus / 5.0 / 15.0 / SSTK-12075

23/09/2018 08:36:14 / Computer Science / Part-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus / 2.0 / 15.0 / SSTK-12074

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