MSc-PgDip Computer Science

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  • Objectives
    This one-year conversion programme allows students with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject to gain a solid background in computer science. The programme provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Students are able to appreciate and utilise new developments in a rapidly-changing subject area.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements An honours degree (second-class or above) in any subject This programme is not appropriate for students who already have significant computer programming experience – try the MSc Databases and Web-based Systems as an alternative We welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). For further details, please contact the School International students must provide evidence of a proficiency in English, please see page 37 in this brochure for further details.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip Computer Science
  • Course description
    Modules to be studied include:

    -Programming Techniques and Algorithms
    -Software Development
    -Advanced Database Systems
    -Research Methods
    -Management Principle and Practice
    -Project and Dissertation.

    Many of the staff who teach on this MSc programme are also members of the Computer Science Research Centre. This means that you will be taught by leading experts in the field. Many of the dissertation projects contribute to research carried out in the Centre.

    There is a high demand from employers for graduates with strong computer science skills. Typical careers after graduation might include systems analyst, systems programmer, computer analyst, software engineer, systems integration developer, IT systems administrator. This programme has a close association with Computer Science Research Centre, which gained the top rating (6*) in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

    Modules offered on this programme
    Module information is provided to give you an overview of the modules typically available for this programme and not a guarantee of the final programme structure. If you are interested in a specific module, please confirm with the admissions tutor that it will be offered for your cohort.

    Core Modules
    -Management Principles and Practice
    -Advanced Databases
    -Programming Techniques and Algorithms
    -Research Methods


    MSc: one year, full-time
    PgDip: nine months, full-time

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