Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Course Overview

The course aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, developing in students a critical appreciation of the creation and use of computer-based systems.

Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop high quality systems and to manage all aspects of its production and maintenance, thus enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand for advanced computing graduates.  The encouragement of students to function as autonomous learners should result in graduates who will have developed the foundations for future and continuing professional development.

 

​Course Content​

The modules are as follows:

  • ​Technology Project Management
  • Information Security and Document Management
  • Team Software Development Project
  • Research Methods for Technology Dissertations
  • Technology Dissertation
  • End User Computing Risk Management
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Programming for Data Analysis

To obtain an MSc degree a student must follow and obtain 180 credits of compulsory modules.
PgC and PgD may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.

 

Employability & Careers​

This programme is broad in scope, enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand for advanced computing graduates.​​​
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Learning & Teaching

Lectures

Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme. Lectures are an effective way of delivering core material and establishing a framework for a module against which other material can be set.

Modular Subject Tutorials

Tutorials are meetings of a student or group of students with a lecturer or lecturers and are used in two ways within the programme:

• expanding upon material covered in lectures through an enquiry-driven problem solving approach
• remedial work to overcome any deficiencies in a student’s background knowledge.

Seminars

Seminars involve a student or students presenting previously prepared work to peers and a lecturer. This strategy is used to extend specific theoretical or practical concepts as well as introducing problem solving exercises. Seminars are used in most modules and provide students with valuable experience in presentational skills as well as providing staff with a method of assessing student-centred learning.

Practical Workshops

In these classes students are able to practise and refine their skills in a supportive environment where they can receive feedback from a member of academic staff. Practical workshops represent a valuable transition between theory and the workplace.

Case Studies

Case studies are a teaching and learning strategy, employed in a range of modules; they also are a useful assessment tool. Students are presented with or asked to develop real or simulated complex problems which they are required to analyse in detail and then synthesise/present their own solution in writing or orally.


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Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Applicants should have an Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.

Relevance shall be determined by the Programme Director with reference to the applicant’s transcript, and, if required, via an interview.

Equivalence shall be determined by:

• International Office for applicants from outside the European Union.

• The Programme Director for applicants who present professional qualifications such as from the BCS. Such an applicant would be interviewed by the programme director to establish suitability.

Students whose first language is other than English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Students with extant level 7 qualifications wishing to enter the course may apply on the basis of RPL for admission with Credit. In such cases the regulations detailed in the Academic Handbook will apply and allows for a maximum RPL of 120 credits on a Master’s programme. In this case the remaining 60 credits would consist of the research methods module and the dissertation.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
one year full-time or two years part-time
 
Assessment: 
Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations, and examination.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
 
International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.

Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. 

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme director Dr Ambikesh Jayal or Programme Administrator Julia Powell: 

Dr Ambikesh Jayal: ajayal@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Julia Powell: jpowell@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms