Computing Science – MSc

Specialism
Certification
MSc
Qualification level
MSc
Location
Glasgow
Study type
Classroom
Duration
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Price
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About the course

Course content

The Masters in Computing Science provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced computing science, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.

Why this programme

The Masters in Computing Science provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced computing science, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.

Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Computing Science include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. 

Core courses

  • Research methods and techniques
  • Masters team project

Optional courses

  • Advanced networking and communications
  • Advanced operating systems
  • Algorithmics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big data
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer vision methods and applications
  • Cryptography and secure development
  • Cyber security forensics
  • Cyber security fundamentals
  • Distributed algorithms and systems
  • Enterprise cyber security
  • Functional programming
  • Human computer interaction
  • Human computer interaction: design and evaluation
  • Human-centred security
  • Information retrieval
  • Internet technology
  • IT architecture
  • Machine learning
  • Mobile human computer interaction
  • Modelling reactive systems
  • Safety critical systems.
  • Software project management
  • Theory of Computation
  • Web Science

Depending on staff availability, the optional courses listed here may change.

If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities include responsible positions, not only in the IT sector but also in many other sectors such as education, engineering, health services, financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and transport. You will also be well qualified to proceed to study for a PhD in computing science.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:

Software Engineering at Kana Software 

IT-Trainee at Allianz Deutschland 

Research Assistant at a university

Lab Demonstrator at a university.

 

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