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Computing enhances the quality of our lives and aims to meet the challenges of the modern world. This integrated Master’s course is based on our successful Computer Science BSc(Hons) course and includes an extra year that leads to an MSci qualification.
The Computer Science MSci course is to give you the chance to cover the subject in more depth. Our aim, once you’ve completed the course, is to provide you with the skills to go on to a career in research or in industry, for example, as a computing scientist or software manager.
On the course you’ll be able to explore a range of topics, such as:
Algorithms and data structures
- Mobile computing and distributed systems.
We'll look at the theory and the practical side of things to help you develop your abilities. It’s all been designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills you need to meet the challenges of the rapidly expanding computer industry. Your tutors will encourage you to identify tough problems, and then work out how to solve them through software.
In your Final Year you’ll explore more advanced areas. You will have the opportunity to develop higher level skills in software design and development, autonomous and autonomic intelligent systems, as well as the chance to work in a small group on a project leading to the production of a piece of working software. Wherever possible these projects will be for 'real' clients.
During your studies you’ll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial groups, practical laboratory work and seminars. The course is fully accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real world with an optional one-year placement. Previous students have taken placements at companies like IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, HBOS and British Airways.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) (http://www.bcs.org/), the Chartered Institute for the IT industry. BCS accreditation is awarded to courses that provide a solid foundation in computing. It provides an indicator of quality to you and potential employers. Accreditation is independent recognition that this course meets the high standards set by the IT industry and meets industry needs.
Courses are accredited for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status, BCS's own Chartered qualification. This course is accredited to also partially meet the requirements for CEng status. Accreditation also gives you a potential advantage when looking for a job as some employers may ask for graduates with accredited degrees.
Please visit the BCS website for further details about accreditation - https://www.bcs.org/deliver-and-teach-qualifications/university-accreditation/
This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.
Software Design and Development
Computing Science and Mathematics
Hardware and Networks
Algorithms Processes and Data
Relational Databases and Web Integration
Operating Systems and Language Translators
Computational Mathematics 1
Choose one from a list which may include-
Object-Oriented Systems Development
User Experience Design
Year 3 – optional placement year
Year 3/Year 4 if undertake placement
Distributed and Client Server Systems
Computational Mathematics 2
Choose one from a list which may include-
Modern Database Applications
Advanced Web Programming
Large-Scale Software Engineering
Advanced Software Development
Effective Research and Professional Practice
Parallel Computer Architectures Computer Clusters
Autonomous and Autonomic Intelligent Systems
Web and Network Services
Assessment is varied and includes coursework, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||136 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must includes two passes at A level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||136 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Computing and Engineering - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 473116
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625