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Course summary

Overview Computer Science influences every aspect of modern life and is one of the fastest-moving academic disciplines and has a huge impact on both economic competitiveness and human wellbeing. This course will equip you with the skills and expertise required to forge a successful career in a wide range of industries. Why study MSc Computer Science at Middlesex University? This course not only offers a balance between advanced computer science theory and practical experience, but has a very strong focus on contemporary research. Practical work is an important part of every module and the School of Science and Technology has strong links within the industry, including company giants such as Microsoft and Siemens. The university is very active in the exploration of a number of key areas within computer Science which you will have the opportunity to focus upon during your studies and individual research project. These include, but are not limited to interaction design, data visualisation, artificial intelligence, ubiquitous computing, cyber-security, algorithmic design, and blockchain engineering. This course is designed for those students who have previously studied computing at university level and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject.

Modules

Modules Advanced Topics in Computer Science (30 credits) - Compulsory Software Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Blockchain Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Cyber and Information Security (30 credits) - Compulsory Individual Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

Assessment method

Although there will be some tests as part of the programme assessment, there will be no written exams. You will be assessed entirely through coursework, presentations, reports, learning logbooks, practical software development assignments and group assignments. You will receive regular feedback on your work throughout the course. For your independent project and dissertation, you will plan, conduct and critically evaluate an analytical study. You will be assessed on your research proposal, written dissertation and a viva voce exam, in which you’ll justify and reflect on your work, and discuss possible further developments.


Entry requirements

We normally require a 2:2 honours degree or above in computer science. We can also consider an alternative science or engineering degree in addition to a minimum of five years' work experience in an appropriate role such as a software developer. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/computer-science We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1
Channel Islands £10500 Year 1
EU £15700 Year 1
International £15700 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/computer-science
Computer Science at Middlesex University - UCAS