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Computing, MSc

Cardiff University, the United Kingdom

Cardiff University

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About Computing, MSc - at Cardiff University

Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme attracts students who wish to be introduced to the skills required for a career in software development.

This MSc Computing offers students from diverse career and subject areas a balance of software engineering skills and technical abilities required for a career in Software Development.

Through this one-year programme you will get a first-hand understanding of the vital problem-solving role of software, the interdisciplinary opportunities available, and what computational systems can achieve.

Through a gentle introduction and intensive support, you will be introduced to programming skills using important languages such as Java and Python. Emphasis is placed on handling data and you will develop essential skills in SQL (Structured Query Language) for advanced database functionality using industry standard products such as Oracle™.

A choice of taught optional modules allows you to further develop skills in areas of your choice.

Graduates from these programmes will be ideally placed for employment in the computing industry or for careers requiring a combination of their graduate discipline with computing expertise.

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of this course include:

  • An opportunity to take a conversion course which is also an accredited course recognised by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • The opportunity to complement the discipline in which you graduated with the discipline of Computing.
  • Tailor the course to your interests through a range of advanced optional modules.
  • Flexible choice of project topic, for example: associated with the research activity of the School fulfilling a business need reflecting your own interest.
  • You will be provided with a laptop during induction week that will remain with you throughout the duration of the course.

Accreditations

  • "BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT"

Notes about fees for this course

For tuition fees for this course, please visit our website:
Full time
Part time 
Full time with Placement, 2 years 

If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme. 

Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit our website:
Full time
Part time 

Full time with Placement, 2 years 

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