This MSc focuses on the methodologies and technologies that address the challenges that companies are facing for competing in the volatile markets of today. It looks at how to generate applications from high-level business models to reduce time-to-market and development costs and how to evolve legacy systems and promote business processes in an economy dominated by the need to offer and integrate, on demand, new services.
Over the course of this degree, you will develop a deep understanding of the nature and impact of current challenges faced by the IT industry so that you know what is expected from a mature professional. You will also develop an awareness of the methodologies and technologies that are available within computer science to address these challenges, so that you can evaluate and analyse specific situations and make informed choices.
You will have opportunities to develop your interpersonal, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, and to use these skills in an imaginative way.
This MSc course will provide you with the knowledge and research skills to continue your studies at PhD level.
The programme also offers the opportunity for IT professionals to acquire PG qualifications in advanced topics.
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What's the Difference?
The MSc is six modules plus a dissertation/project, completed over two years. You can choose to study over two semesters (taking three modules per semester) or over three semesters (taking two modules per semester).
Or you can study four modules with no dissertation/project over one year and gain a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). You can upgrade from the PGCert to the MSc either during or after your course.
If your interests/needs are very specific, or if you are not sure whether distance learning study is right for you, you can study any individual module as a CPD course and gain a certificate of completion. This module will contribute towards an MSc or PGCert if you start your course within the next two years.
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