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The award
MSc

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7200

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
GBP 12300

All study options

About Computer Science at Staffordshire University

  • You can complete in 13 months if you are able to undertake and finish your dissertation over the summer vacation

This award is a Masters degree that is designed to broaden understanding and knowledge of computing science, and enhance the ability to apply this within industry or commerce. Also in addition to gaining an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies, it also develops further the competence and ability to apply them, particularly through the inclusion of an optional period in industry as an integral part of the course.

BCS accredited: CITP Further Learning and CEng/CSci (partial fulfilment). BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and accredits UK Computing courses

Course content

The core modules will equip you with professional and research skills and will explore the social, legal and ethical aspects of computer science. The option modules will allow you to develop key skills in the different branches of computer science such as programming, multimedia, web, games, Android and mobile application development etc.

Core Modules

  • COIS71170 Managing Emerging Data Technologies
  • COIS71040 Research Methods

Option Modules, Subject to availability

  • COWB70372 Programming for Web Applications
  • COIS71032 Operational and Analytical Databases
  • COCS70641 Cybercrime Forensic Analysis
  • COCS70704 Digital Forensics Fundamentals
  • COCS70684 Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
  • COWB70358 Media Editing and Multimedia Applications
  • COWB70359 Mobile Web and Multimedia
  • COIS71033 Information System Management & Strategy
  • COCS71171 IT Infrastructure
  • COIS71025 Project & Change Management
  • C0SE70609 Location Aware Mobile Application Development
  • COSE70610 Advanced Android Application Development
  • COSE70611 Android Application Development
  • COSE70612 Application Development for iOS Devices
  • COSE70633 Enterprise Mobility
  • COCS70627 Mobile Computing and Wireless
  • COIS70929 Database Design and Development
  • COSE70615 Engineering Internet Applications
  • COSE70616 Enterprise Applications
  • COIS70930 Information Systems Analysis Modelling & Design
  • COIS70997 Knowledge Management

Final module

COIS71052 MSc Dissertation

Graduate destinations

On completion of the course you will be a computing professional with a broad and deep knowledge of technical material and an ability to apply it. You will be adept at delivering IT solutions and systems appropriate for industry and commerce, fully prepared for a successful career in academia or industry.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7200International course feesGBP 12300

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline
If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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