Staffordshire University - MSc Computer Science

Staffordshire University

MSc Computer Science

Our Computer Science MSc combines the latest theory with hands-on experience with industry-standard hardware, software etc. From Business Analytics to mobile app development, you will explore a range of areas that will boost your employability or career.

We’ve designed this course based on the current industry demands and to take your understanding of computer science to the next level. You can tailor your course to your career aspirations, and use the core modules to meet the challenges of employer-driven needs, emerging markets, research etc. Throughout the course, you’ll explore the ins and outs of the latest technology and feel confident applying your skills within the industry and commerce.

If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent). 
  • 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.

Career Prospects

After completing our Computer Science MSc, you’ll have the expertise you need to take on a variety of roles within the industry and commerce including:

  •  Computer programmer
  •  Computer systems specialist
  •  System engineer
  •  Technical consultant
  •  Application analyst.
  •  Business analyst.
  •  Data analyst.
  •  Database administrator.
  •  Information systems manager.
  •  IT consultant.

Course Details

01103 Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

01105 Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:
Managing Emerging Technologies 15 credits
Managing Emerging Technologies (D/L Version) 15 credits
Research Methods 15 credits
Research Methods (D/L) 15 credits
Optional Modules:
Business Analytics 15 credits
Cyber Operations 15 credits
Cybercrime Forensic Analysis 15 credits
Data Storage For Business 15 credits
Database Management And Security 15 credits
Digital Forensic Fundamentals 15 credits
Enterprise Cloud Computing In The Aws Environment 15 credits
Enterprise Software Engineering 15 credits
Enterprise Systems 30 credits
Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling And Design 15 credits
Mobile Application Development 15 credits
Mobile Application Frameworks 15 credits
Mobile Forensics 15 credits
Multi-Tier Application Architecture 15 credits
Operating System Security 15 credits
Penetration Testing 15 credits
Pervasive Computing 15 credits
Professional Secure Networks 15 credits
Professional Software Engineering And Web Development 15 credits
Project And Change Management 15 credits
Software Engineering Principles 15 credits
Virtualisation 15 credits
Web Application Programming 15 credits
Web Principles 15 credits

Year 2

Dissertation 60 credits

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