Masters | Postgraduate Course - Computer Science MSc Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Computer Science MSc

Study Details

MSc One year full-time, two years part-time with one year placement, Two years part-time

This course will provide you with experience in the analysis, design and development of computing systems solutions relevant to the computing industry. It will develop your ability to research and critically assess material and techniques relevant to a particular problem or project.

Why study this course?

Through the study of a suitable MSc project you will have the opportunity to develop a specialism in a technologically advanced area relevant to the computing industry and you will be equipped to be an independent learner who can analyse the requirements for computing applications, evaluate tools and solutions and who can work creatively in this area.

You will work with our highly-regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF 2014).

Module details

  • Advanced Software Engineering - 20 CP
  • Systems Analysis and Design - 20 CP
  • Service-Oriented Cloud Technologies - 20 CP
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence - 20 CP
  • Research Methods - 20 CP
  • Mobile Interactive Systems - 20 CP

Major project 60 CP

Entry Requirements

  • A UK honours degree (2.2 minimum) or equivalent in a Computer Science or Computing related subject which includes development of programming skills in Java, C++ or similar.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

Programme Assessment

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

•Research project
•Written assignment
•Case studies
•Oral presentations
•Coursework reports.

Student Destinations

Demand for high-level software engineering skills continues to rise. This course aims to provide you knowledge and skills that employers are looking for in qualified programmers and software technologists. The focus is on the application of the latest research ideas within computer science.

This course will provide you with the software engineering knowledge and programming skills for a broad range of careers in the computer industry and business IT sectors. You will also develop a range of transferable skills for general employment in the continually changing ICT job market.

The industry-focused nature of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. Nottingham Trent University graduates are widely respected amongst employers and our students are perceived as having the competitive edge due to the hands-on approach of our teaching.