Computer Science MSc

Postgraduate ( full-time)

Cambridge

January 2017, September 2016

January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.

Overview

We’re proud to have worked with local experts and employers to ensure our graduates have all the skills industry demands. Gain advanced level skills in the design, implementation and support of information systems. Explore infrastructure, application software and security measures.

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Your course will have a new home in Compass House, which will extend our campus along East Road. You’ll have the latest technology at your fingertips and be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.

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Careers

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You’ll learn how to lead teams, preparing you for management roles including; support expert, systems administrator or internet software developer. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Computer Science PhD.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Developing Web Applications
    In this module we'll study the web-based applications used in the deployment of server-side relational databases and the scripting languages involved.
  • e-Business Engineering
    You'll cover the concepts behind what makes a successful e-business enterprise, including key themes concerning the differentiation of supply chains, integration of selling chains, product procurement, and relationship management.
  • IT Infrastructures
    This module will introduce you to current best practice in the design, deployment and maintenance of an enterprise-wide IT infrastructure. You will cover the design of core IT infrastructures and will deploy network-management software to monitor the performance of the network and associated components.
  • Secure Systems
    Traditionally, information security has been poorly understood and rarely integrated into system design. With the growth of high bandwidth internet, eCommerce, eBusiness and Virtual Private Networks, security has become a centre-stage issue. However, organisations and businesses find themselves missing the necessary skills and knowledge, especially of the wider security picture, that is needed to develop effective security strategies. Raise your awareness of the overarching IT security issues faced by business today, and equip yourself with the necessary understanding to fulfil management responsibilities in information security strategies. You’ll examine both conventional and public-key encryption including the use of hash functions, digital signatures and Authentication certificates, as well as web and email security and network security tools such as PGP and certificates such as X.509v3. You’ll look at system level security issues including inherent operating system weaknesses and how these are exploited are examined, and in particular the increasing level of systems complexity is addressed as a source of weakness. You’ll also focus on the sources of attack, the culture of the hacker and the human factors that may undermine the effectiveness of security mechanisms.
  • Research Methods
    Gain the support and foundations in the research skills for your Master’s level dissertation. You’ll investigate generic research activities, including project management and dissertation preparation. Your topics could include the consideration of suitable content, planning, and the use of project management software.
  • Dissertation
    You'll chose an independent research topic from an area of expertise within our department (subject to availability of suitable supervision) and will conduct a significant research project in that area which may involve a literature review, data collection, analysis and a write-up.

Assessment

We’ll assess the application of your technical knowledge through written assignments, software projects, presentations, and a dissertation module.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Specialist facilities

In our computer science laboratories you’ll have access to a range of different desktops, servers and operating systems. You’ll have the additional advantage of free access to a range of software resources from the Microsoft Academic Alliance. Our Netlab gives you 24hr remote access to software.

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£6,100

International students, 2016/17 (per year)

£11,700

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support
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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Entry requirements are for September 2016 and January 2017 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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