This course is inter-disciplinary and is designed for those who wish to apply advanced techniques in computer science to business IT systems. Half the taught material is about computing, taught by the School of Computer Science and the other half is about business, taught by the University’s Business School. The course is suitable for those without a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or for those whose degree in Computer Science was awarded some years ago. The intensive foundation modules will rapidly equip you with the fundamentals of modern software development and enable you to understand the issues involved in developing IT systems. The course will equally suit those who do have a recent bachelors in Computer Science and who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills bridging business and computing. You can choose from a wide range of specialist modules in Computer Science to accompany the business school modules.
Business Computing MSc, PgD, PgC
The course lasts for 12 months over three semesters.
If your bachelor’s degree is not in Computer Science, typically you will study four taught 15-credit foundation modules in the first semester, three or more business modules to make a total of 60 credits in the second, and will undertake a 60 credit project in the third. You can choose these business modules from those that are available in the second semester, plus some additional options.
If your bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science, you will study both taught specialist modules and taught business modules in the first two semesters to make a total of 60 credits for each, and will undertake a 60 credit project in the third.
Visit our Module Descriptions page for further details.
-60 credits of computer science
-60 credits of business studies
for graduates without a first degree in Computer Science:
-Introduction to Programming (15 credits)
-Object-oriented Programming (15 credits)
-Software Development Tools and Methods (15 credits)
-Professional Issues (recommended) (15 credits)
In the third semester, you complete a project in your chosen specialism under the guidance of an experienced individual supervisor. Supporting tuition for the project includes the general principles of research methods.
Through the project you will demonstrate your understanding of the principles and concepts you have learned in the taught modules and your ability to apply them to a substantial piece of development or investigative work.
Our masters programme is designed to give graduates the specialist, up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research.
This particular course will prepare you for a career in many areas that require the combination of IT and business such as a business analyst, consultant, or IT manager.
Classes consist of lectures, small group seminars, and practical work in our well-equipped laboratories. We use modern, industry-standard software wherever possible. There are specialist facilities for networking and multimedia and a project laboratory especially for masters students.
In addition to scheduled classes, you will be expected a significant amount of time in self-study, taking advantage of the extensive and up-to-date facilities. These include the Learning Resource Centres, open 24x7, with 1,500 computer workstations and wifi access, Studynet our versatile online study environment usable on and off campus, and open access to our labs.