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MSc Computing

Overview

PATHWAYS:

> IT Security & Networking
> Mobile & Web Development
> IT Management in Business

The MSc in Computing provides students with an opportunity to develop generic computing skills that can be applied in all walks of life as well as the skills and understanding needed to develop software systems.

Students will develop transferable skills in the evaluation of ideas and concepts, effective communication, synthesis of ideas and become reflective practitioners. The aims of the course are to provide an opportunity for the students to plan, undertake and evaluate a substantial computing Project; to develop the students’ critical evaluation, communication and self-management skills to a level appropriate for post-graduate students; and to encourage and enable the students to become reflective and research-aware practitioners.

Modules

Compulsory All Pathways
• Masters Project
• Critical Analysis
• IT Project Management

IT SECURITY & NETWORKING
Compulsory
• Digital Security
• Network Communication & Routing

Optional
• Advanced Topics in IT Security
• Network Operations & Management
• Ethical Hacking
• Wireless Networks & Communications
• Distributed Systems
• Student Initiated Module

MOBILE & WEB DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory
• Web Application Developement
• Mobile Application Developement

Optional
• e-Marketing OR
• Digital Marketing
• Advanced Topics in User Experience
• UX Away from the Desktop
• User – Centred Sysytem Design & Evaluation
• Wireless Networks & Communications
• Agile Systems Developement
• Student Initiated Module

IT MANAGEMENT IN BUSINESS
Compulsory
• Digital Marketing OR
• e-Marketing
• Enterprise Data Management

Optional
• Network Operations & Management
• Information Security Management
• Student Initiated Module
• Leadership and Management
• Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
• ERP Systems
• Advanced Topics in User Experience
• Exploratory Data Analysis

Career Options

This course, building on the intellectual skills of a computing or technology-related degree, enhances students’ employment prospects in the IT field, and further develops the skills they obtained in their Undergraduate degree. The skills acquired can lead to a range of careers in computing specialisations that are in high demand even outside the technology sector, such as networks and IT security.

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