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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computing Methodologies Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc Computing and Technology programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in computing and IT and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities. By completing the MSc in Computing and Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the areas of the Computing and Digital Technology subject discipline.

This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with partners from industry to ensure you learn up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers across the industry. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers.

What will I study?

The central theme of the programme is to develop you as digital leader, and in support of this throughout the programme you will engage in a range of modules designed to develop your competences in areas such as Digital Leadership, Information Governance and Cyber Security, Innovation in Business & Technology, Software Engineering and Database Analytics.

As you progress through the programme you will develop as a well-rounded and outward looking professional capable of taking responsibility for, and effective leadership of, computing and technology projects and people, capable of making good decisions and improving the performance of yourself, your people, your areas of responsibility and your organisation.

The programme recognises that as a computing professional you are required to develop competences in a range of specific computing techniques alongside softer skills in areas such as leadership, communication, problem solving and commercial reasoning. By successfully completing your programme you will have not only have demonstrated mastery of these skills but alongside the development of your personal practice your ability to impact on personal and organisational performance. It is the combination of these factors that will advance your personal development and enhace your career opportunities.

Careers and further study

This Masters programme has been designed to ensure that graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management in IT, Software Engineer, Database Developer, Data Analyst, Information Security professional, Business Analyst, to name but a few.

Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes.

Note - In light of Covid-19, start dates may vary and this course may initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Please check our website for the most up to date information regarding intakes and delivery.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

MAY-20

Modules

The aim of this module is to enable you to undertake a substantial academic research project at Masters level and present the results from this work in both written and oral forms. Your project itself will be a major piece of independent and original research centred at the forefront of your programme discipline within the wider sphere of the computer science and digital technologies field. You will experience the full life cycle of a research project from initial conception and development of a research proposal, through a critical review of the literature, planning, design, implementation and analysis of your main research project, to final evaluation, reflection and dissemination. You will be expected to consider and address the professional, ethical, legal and social issues related to this academic research project. You will also be expected to apply your expertise, project management and practical skills within your particular domain of computer science and digital technologies and demonstrate critical and innovative thinking and problem solving within a research environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,170

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Academic requirements - Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent in any discipline; Professional qualifications with equivalent standing which had a significant requirement for academic study, may also be considered. Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but who do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.

University information

Covid- 19 Notification In light of Covid-19, start dates may vary and courses may initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Please check Northumbria University London campus website for the most up to date information regarding intakes and delivery. Northumbria University’s London campus is based right in the heart of the city, and with the University’s focus specialisation in industry-focused...more