Advanced Computing Technologies MSc

Course Introduction

If you already work in the IT sector, or you intend to pursue a career in IT or a research degree, this specialised programme is designed to advance your knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics. It will provide you with the skills to analyse problems in the evaluation and application of technologies, and in research into, and development of, new technologies.

The programme focuses on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and covers state-of-the-art techniques in, for example, the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in software engineering, information systems management, consultancy and research. Possible professions include database administrator, systems analyst/developer, or multimedia programmer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a secondary school teacher, information systems manager, or technical author.

Start Date

two to three evenings a week.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,180 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,720 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,180 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £4,590 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £7,860 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £4,590 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: A second-class honours degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the IT industry.
  • International entry requirements: A second-class honours degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the IT industry. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.