Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Computer Science (Taught)

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Course summary

The computing sector is continuously evolving, so the need to develop and maintain your skills to ensure you remain at the leading-edge is essential. This industry focused programme is specifically designed for graduates from computing disciplines to take the next step and hone their skills to meet contemporary industrial and commercial needs by studying essential core subjects and specialist, modern, in-demand areas. Mixing a variety of study methods including lectures and tutorials with online modules, you will also be required to undertake personal study. You will also be expected to investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel solutions, or develop or analyse original areas of associated technology as part of your dissertation. This course is intended for graduates from computing disciplines who wish to update or focus their computing skills and competencies for effective work within the computing industry.

Modules

As with most masters programmes this has 2 parts, a taught part followed by a dissertation. Students study 6 core modules of 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits. MODULES: Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Networking Hardware and Software Networking Techniques & Technologies Internet and Mobile Application Development Software Development - Object Oriented Programming Technological Horizon-Scanning Dissertation

Assessment method

ALL TAUGHT MODULES ARE 20 CREDITS TYPICALLY Module duration (total hours) = 200 hrs Scheduled learning and teaching hours = 21 hrs Guided independent study = 179 hrs Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Coursework - 40% - 1500 words Coursework - 60% - 2000 words Networking Hardware and Software Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class test - 20% Practical – 30% Networking Techniques & Technologies Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class test - 20% Practical – 30% Internet and Mobile Application Development Coursework - 100% Software Development - Object Oriented Programming Coursework - 50% - Programming Assignment Coursework - 50% - Programming Assignment Technological Horizon-Scanning Coursework - 70% - 3000 words Presentation - 30% Dissertation Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words


Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5940 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5940 Whole course
Scotland £5940 Whole course
Wales £5940 Whole course
International £12500 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Science at Wrexham University - UCAS