Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7680
    Tuition (Year)
    7680
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

Running since 2007, Computer Science MSc has an emphasis on software development, in particular when applied to solving problems in other disciplines. This Computer Science programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

Depending on the modules chosen, it can lead to a career in areas such as systems development, IT management, or deploying advanced applications in specific disciplines. A wide variety of optional modules are available with this course, allowing you to steer your degree into a direction that suits you and your career.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain a master's degree in one year full-time or at a pace that suits you through online study
  • Choose from two different routes depending on your qualifications: an advanced programme for Computer Science graduates with a range of specialist degree titles and modules - or a route for other graduates that combines foundation modules in software development with options from these advanced modules.
  • Flexible online learning allows you to fit study around your other commitments, without travel and accommodation costs.
  • Gain an internationally-recognised master's degree from the UK's University of Hertfordshire.
  • Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as our equivalent on campus course
  • We have an excellent track record in research, with half of our outputs rated at world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014, the most recent national assessment.

Careers

Our online masters programme is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research.

These courses will prepare you for a career in many areas including research, IT or software development. If your first degree was not in computer science, it will enable you to apply advanced computing techniques to your original discipline or to change career direction into the IT industry.

Teaching methods

Our online degree programmes are taught 100% online when studied independently, or supplemented by tutorial support when studied at a local study centre run by one of our online partners. Find out more about Tutored eLearning. Assessment is coursework and online tests.

You will participate in the learning experience through the University's online learning environment, StudyNet. You will receive learning materials, take part in discussions and submit your assignments online. Additionally, you will receive study resources such as key textbooks and any specialist software. You will have access to the University's extensive online library facilities, or be able to visit in person if you so choose.

The amount of study time required is no different from that needed for an on campus programme. You should expect to spend at least 30 hours per week if studying full-time, and in proportion if part-time.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Year 1

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Computer Science MSc Project
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Programming and Program Design

Year 2

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Computer Science MSc Project
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development

Year 3

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Computer Science MSc Project
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security

Year 4

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Computer Science MSc Project
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 72

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A recent, good bachelors degree (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent. Plus IELTS 6.0 if your first language is not English.
  • Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.
  • If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 7680 International
  • GBP 7680 EU/EEA
  • Part time: £640 per 15 credits

Funding

There is a range of financial support available for UK and EU students. The financial support available to you depends on various different factors such as whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, where you live and whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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