Advanced Computing Technologies (MSc)

Year of entry

2018

Start date

October 2018

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year full-time or two years part-time

Attendance

Three to four days a week full-time or two to three evenings a week part-time, October to September

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis.

You will gain specialist knowledge of the above areas, which you can then employ in analysis of problems arising in the use of advanced computing technologies, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into, and development of, new technologies.

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Highlights

  • Designed for students wishing to advance their knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics.
  • You may be working in the IT sector already and wish to update your skills, or may intend to pursue a career in IT or a research degree.
  • Significant coverage of emerging technologies and research developments in areas of growing importance in the IT industry.
  • You may choose modules in specialised areas leading to the award of an MSc Data Analytics, MSc Information and Web Technologies or MSc Intelligent Technologies.
  • You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
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Course structure

The MSc consists of eight taught modules, chosen from a range of specialist subjects, and a substantial project. Part-time students take four taught modules in each of the two years.

The programme leads to the award of an MSc Advanced Computing Technologies. You may choose to follow taught modules and a project with a particular specialisation leading to the award of an MSc Data Analytics, MSc Information and Web Technologies or MSc Intelligent Technologies.

Alternatively you may choose to complete taught modules without a project to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Computing Technologies (eight modules) or Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies (four modules).

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