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Computer Science and Entrepreneurship, MSc, University of Nottingham

the United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

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About Computer Science and Entrepreneurship, MSc - at University of Nottingham

The wealth of the country depends not only upon our research base but also on our ability to exploit the commercial potential of this intellectual property. This area has too often been left for industry to lead in the hope that university-developed ideas are exploited.

The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the new developments in the field of computing.

It will enable you to develop the skill set required to commercialise computing ideas and create an increased culture of entrepreneurship of information technology.

Download the MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship leaflet for more information.

Entry requirements: 2:1 (at least an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent)

Including: Computer Science or related discipline with a good foundation in programming

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 in TWE

TOEFL computer based: 230 with 4.5 in TWE

TOEFL IBT: 88 (no less than 19 in any element)

Key facts

  • Overseas graduates of this MSc qualify for the UK Government Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme (SEGS) whereby students are allowed to work full-time in the UK for up to one year after their course finishes.

  • The School of Computer Science and Information Technology received a Grade 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise.


Course Content

During semester one, you will take compulsory modules in:

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Issues in Human Factors


You will then have the option to take one of the following elective modules:

  • Algorithm Design and Operations Research

  • Advanced Data Structures


During semester two, you will take compulsory modules in:

  • Object Orientated Systems

  • Software Engineering

  • Science, Technology, Arts and Business

  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs

  • Innovation Management


In addition, you will choose one of the following optional modules:

  • New Media Design

  • User Interface Design


Please note that all module details are subject to change.

Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake an Entrepreneurship Project. This project will be based around a real commercial problem with substantial involvement in an outside company and involve you working with others.

Course Structure

The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two to four years.

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of compulsory and optional modules and a 60-credit entrepreneurship project.

The course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in new technologies and professional practice (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Nottingham to find course entry requirements.

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