This MSc focuses on the methodologies and technologies that address the challenges that companies are facing for competing in the volatile markets of today. It looks at how to generate applications from high-level business models to reduce time-to-market and development costs and how to evolve legacy systems and promote business processes in an economy dominated by the need to offer and integrate, on demand, new services.
Over the course of this degree, you will develop a deep understanding of the nature and impact of current challenges faced by the IT industry so that you know what is expected from a mature professional. You will also develop an awareness of the methodologies and technologies that are available within computer science to address these challenges, so that you can evaluate and analyse specific situations and make informed choices.
You will have opportunities to develop your interpersonal, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, and to use these skills in an imaginative way.
This MSc course will provide you with the knowledge and research skills to continue your studies at PhD level.
The programme also offers the opportunity for IT professionals to acquire PG qualifications in advanced topics.
For an MSc in Advanced Software Engineering, students are required to take six taught modules plus an individual project. Three of these modules are core to the programme and the remaining three may be selected from the available optional modules.
The modules can be taken as two semesters of three modules or three semesters of two modules, depending on whether students study in 'intensive' or 'relaxed' mode. Students engaging in CPD or a Postgraduate Certificate can select appropriate modules (apart from the individual project).
A Postgraduate Certificate student requires four modules (of which three are core).
Teaching and Assessment Methods
Course material will be available through the University’s VLE. The teaching will be aligned with delivery of the campus-based modules. Students will be supported by a course tutor through discussion boards and email communications. Assessment for taught modules is through coursework and written examinations. Examinations will be held at a venue in your local city, usually within a two hours commute. This venue will be assigned based on your place of residence during your studies. The project is assessed separately.
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For junior-level employees or recent graduates – a good second-class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing.
For IT professionals, applications will take into account the number of years of experience.
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*total tuition fees
September 2016, January 2017,
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £3,505
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