Level of study: Postgraduate
Fee: £7,650 (UK/EU)
Entry requirements: Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university or a relevant professional qualification
Mode of study: Part-time Classroom
Duration: 2 years
Assessment methods: Coursework and Exams
Scholarship or bursaries: Not available
Student finance: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: January, May, September
New for September 2016
Computing and information technology, along with the highly skilled individuals able to utilise and manage such systems, are vital for businesses of all sizes to succeed in today’s interconnected global economy. Studying our part-time MSc Computing and Information Technology programme will provide you with the most up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers whilst also preparing you for a vast range of roles within this exciting and dynamic industry.
- Part-time Masters degree based in Central London
- Continue working while you study with lectures delivered on weekends spread throughout the 2 year course
- Develop your knowledge of Computing and IT systems and gain industry relevant skills
- Learn about Java, web development, computer networks, database modelling and build transferable skills in project management and research
- Undergraduate degree not essential for entry
- Also available as a full-time programme
About this course
What will I study?
Our part-time MSc Computer and Information Technology course is taught at our London Campus by our experienced academics and expert practitioners.
The MSc Computing and Information Technology has been designed in consultation with partners including Accenture and Hewlett-Packard to ensure that you graduate with up-to-date and industry relevant skills and knowledge. Your modules will cover programming in Java, web development, database modelling, system analysis and design with UML, and computer networks, whilst also building transferable skills in project management and research.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This part-time programme is designed to allow you to fit your studies around your busy schedule and as such this work related award is delivered across a series of weekends spread over a two year period. The programme is assessed through modular assignments and a final dissertation, with no examinations.
Throughout the duration of your course, you will participate in group work to complete practical tasks that simulate real-life situations and experience standard professional practice. You will also have one-to-one support on your preparation for and the execution of your final dissertation or project. Your dissertation or major project will allow you to specialise in an area of interest.
Applicants should have:
Standard entry requirements
- 2:2 or above from a recognised university or
- An equivalent professional qualification
All modules on this course are core.
Website Development and Deployment (20 credits)
The module will provide students with the necessary understanding and practical skills to develop a website that interacts with a database. Students will learn the requirements for creating a website to industry web standards including web design principles and methods, and the technical and architectural components of the Internet.
System Analysis and Design with UML (20 credits)
This module is designed to introduce the students to the activities involved in a system development project, and to the information systems used in organisations. Students will learn how to specify system requirements and use systems analysis and design (SAD) techniques to develop workable solutions to business information system problems. The module follows an object-oriented approach to development, compatible with leading programming languages such as Java.
Computer Networks and Operating Systems (20 credits)
This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of software architecture and computer networks, concepts and principles in the context of real-world applications, and an insightful awareness of the issues relevant to them. The lectures will be the main vehicle for exploring fundamental elements of computer systems. Students will be expected to prepare for lecture topics and deepen their understanding of module material by studying module texts, journals and technical literature. Practicals will be timed to support the lecture programme to provide students with the opportunity to use appropriate hardware and software.
Database Modelling (20 credits)
The aim is for you to understand the conceptual basis for current database technology and to be able to apply such knowledge in implementing database applications. Topics include understanding data modelling and advanced models and their respective advantages and disadvantages. Discuss the development of distributed databases and emerging database models. Understanding the responsibilities of database designers with respect to professional, legal and ethical issues.
Programme Design and Implementation (20 credits)
This module is designed to introduce students to object oriented programming and program design concepts. An object first approach will be used in the development of the material. Students will be given practical programming experience by solving small scale problems. Since the module is intended for graduates from disciplines other than Computing, no previous programming experience is assumed.
Research Methods and Project Management (20 credits)
Throughout the world of science, engineering, technology and business, the ability to pursue research is seen as a requisite for continued career progression in the appropriate subject discipline. This module introduces students to the nature of research and the processes involved in carrying out research. General research approaches and methods for research will be introduced including literature searching, evaluation and reviewing. This general introduction will be followed by the inclusion of topics specifically designed to meet the requirements of the students’ programme of study. The prime outcome from this module is the construction of a project proposal which will be used in the execution of your final dissertation.
Dissertation (60 credits)
The aim of this module is to provide you with experience of undertaking a substantial piece of research related to the modules taken elsewhere on the programme. It should enable you to demonstrate personal enterprise and self-reliance combined with a high level of subject understanding and competence within the field of computing. The actual project is a major piece of work which must involve the application of computing and research skills at a Masters level. For the purpose of this MSc project, research will be understood to mean scientific research, involving practical work and experimentation to test a hypothesis or a suggested solution to a problem. The research will be relevant to the computing domain and will involve some form of software development.
Fees and finance
Tuition fees: £7,650
This is the total fee for your 2 year programme including programme tuition, all course materials and assessments.
We offer an interest-free monthly payment plan available to all self-funded students after payment of your deposit.
How to apply or find out more
How to find out more
Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.
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- Fully completed application form
- Personal email address must be included on the application form
- Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
- Passport – copy of personal details page
- Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
- Details of two referees
- Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable
- An attached CV is desirable
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