The MSc in Informatics is the Computer Sceince conversion pragrammes for graduates without a background in computing or IT. The programme equips students with in-depth knowledge of information and communications technologies (ICTs) methods and techniques for constructing software systems. Emphasis is placed on learning about the stages of requirements capture, system specification, system design, and implementation in a programming language for software systems and for web applications. You will learn about universal principles and best practices in ICT including current standards, processes, quality issues, and methods of applying tools them to real-life problems.
You will learn about universal principles and best practices in ICT including current standards, processes, quality issues, and methods of applying them to real-life problems. You will design and carry out a substantial research project involving and critically reflecting on the use of appropriate research methods, and you will design and conduct a usability evaluation of a web-based interactive system.
Teaching and learning
The postgraduate taught programmes reflect the focus of research areas within the School of Computer Science. They are also informed by the needs of employers through feedback from companies at the forefront of information technology on the School's Industrial Advisory Board.
Postgraduate programmes are modular, with some of the course units common to the different degree programmes. Teaching takes the form of lectures, tutorials and, where relevant applying knowledge received practically in laboratories. The programmes are full-time and it is anticipated that you will spend around 40 hours per week on your studies, preparing for lectures, tutorials and laboratories. Programmes are assessed through a combination of coursework, examinations and the completion of a dissertation.
Progression and assessment
The programme consists of 105 credits of taught material and a 75 credit dissertation. The assessment of the taught material is a mixture of coursework and examination, and includes a unit aimed at developing your research skills prior to the start of the dissertation project.