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MSc-PGDip-PGCert Computing

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  • Objectives
    Due to the variety and depth of this course, students are able to find work in a number of roles such as Database Administrator, Technical Advisor, Analyst/Programmer, Systems Developer and Systems Analyst/Designer.
  • Entry requirements
    The Faculty welcomes applications from UK and international graduates in any discipline, and from professionals with relevant computing experience
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PGDip/PGCert Computing
  • Course description

    The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to manage the responsibility for the Systems Development process within an organisation. The blend of a postgraduate, commercially-oriented computing qualification with a first degree has proved very attractive to employers. The course is made up of a three week induction unit along with eight taught modules and a major project. The taught modules are made up of five compulsory modules and three optional modules.

    The compulsory modules are:

    -Object-Orientated Programming
    -Web Systems

    -Computer Systems and Networks
    -Advanced Database Systems
    -Systems Analysis and Design.

    You can choose three from the following optional modules:

    -Management of Information Systems
    -Artificial Intelligence
    -Human Factors in Systems Design
    -E-Commerce Software
    -E-Commerce Systems

    Attendance modes are designed to be as flexible as possible. It is possible to switch to MSc IT at any time during the first month after enrolment and to MSc ISM at any time during the first semester. The course can be taken in full-time mode over one year or in part-time mode in anything from two to six years. In full-time mode, four taught modules are delivered during each 15 week semester, and the project is carried out during the summer period. Part-time students will typically take two modules per semester over two years and then complete their project in a third year.


    Each taught module includes three hours of lectures, tutorials or labs per week and full-time students are expected to study for about ten hours each week per module. The taught modules are assessed wholly by coursework or by a combination of coursework and examination.

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