Following a periodic updating and revalidation, a new suite of four MSc Computing courses in
will be available from September 2012.
The programmes build on our close links with industry and students develop sound technical skills, supported by an experienced, committed teaching team. The higher level skills and technical knowledge gained from these postgraduate programmes will prepare students for working in a technical or managerial role, perhaps in an organisation or as a consultant.
The links on the left provide more information for each of the four programmes and the modules common to all of the programmes.
Two weeks of introductory lectures
Our students arrive with a wide range of skills and experience, some are already professional software engineers and others may want to change career direction or build on their undergraduate degree. We begin our programme with a two week, intensive introduction to key computing concepts and skills such as computer architecture, programming and database design as well as MSc level study and research skills. This ensures that everyone has a common knowledge base as well as helping students to get to know each other and their lecturers in a non-threatening, non-assessed environment.
We use a variety of assessment methods including essays, case studies, examinations, presentations, projects, systems design and development exercises and software evaluation/comparisons as appropriate. These assessments will require students to use a wide range of quality information sources, demonstrate skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis, and communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats. At the Masters’ stage, assessment takes the form of a 16000 word dissertation describing a research study.