About the course
This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.
The IT industry is constantly evolving and it is now incredibly challenging to keep up with the cutting edge developments that industry is facing.Microsoft's research has identified two key areas for growth. Using LinkedIn data, they anticipate the need for more than three million skilled people in UK technology careers over the next five years.*
This course is aimed at sharing advanced knowledge across a broad range of Computer Science modules. It is suitable for those of you who wish to enhance your computing skills in order to improve your contribution in an IT-related industry or to pursue research and development in academia.
We want to support you in making an impact into the field of Computer Science. This course has been designed to:
- to extend development of your intellectual skills to facilitate critical enquiry and an analytical approach to complex IT practice
- to develop further proficiency in the theory and practice of software development, with the opportunity to specialise in advanced areas of software development.
- to develop the skills and attitudes required to design and construct high quality software systems that meet an identified requirement, relevant to contemporary employment markets.
- to master a critical appreciation of your specialist, technical role in the human and organisational context of technology, systems and people in the wider organisational environment.
We will provide you with with knowledge of systematic approaches, tools and techniques for systems development, and learn how to embed them all within suitable frameworks to enable success. Our aim is to equip you with the skills for fast-tracking your career in IT.
This course provides you with the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. This may be by working in a company, a research group or within a teaching environment. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.
The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.
Our Placement Unit will be on hand to support you in finding a suitable placement opportunity. You will have access to online learning materials to pick up advice on CVs, cover letters, speculative applications, online applications, and interviews. In addition, you will have access to the placement drop-in sessions for one-to-one advice and have a mock interview.
Enhance your career
Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as senior information security specialist, service desk analyst, web developer, and head of information technology in both public and private sector companies based in the UK and overseas.
You could also go on to further study and the University has many options available for postgraduate research which may interest you.