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Advanced Computer Science

Advanced Computer Science (Internship) Masters Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC

Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Technologies

Course Length:
One year full-time, two years sandwich/Internship pathway, or three years part-time.

October and February intakes available.

25% Alumni Discount:
The Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni Discount is a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met Alumni enrolling on taught postgraduate courses.
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Meet the Team
Meet Dr Ambikesh Jayal, the Programme Director of the MSc Advanced Computer Science course.

Course Overview

This Master's degree in Advanced Computer Science will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop high quality computer-based systems and manage all aspects of their production and maintenance.

All over the world, the demand for advanced Computer Science graduates is on the rise. Through a combination of practice-based learning and theoretical modules, you will gain the advanced abilities and competence required to progress in your career or undertake further study.

The Advanced Computer Science postgraduate programme offers the following pathways of study:

  • Advanced Computer Science - MSc/PgD/PgC

  • Advanced Computer Science (Internship) - MSc/PgD/PgC

Industrial work experience is a key part of the programme. You will have the option to undertake a 20-credit Internship module to gain professional experience with local and national companies relevant to the sector. If you wish to follow the Internship pathway, you will undertake a core 36-week placement in industry as an alternative to a Technology Dissertation.

​Course Content​

 Compulsory modules for both pathways:

  • Technology Project Management (20 credits)

  • End User Computing Risk Management (20 credits)

  • Geospatial Analysis (20 credits)

  • Programming for Data Analysis (20 credits)

  • Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits)

  • Information Security (20 credits)

Optional modules:

  • Team Software Development Project (20 credits)
  • Internship (20 credits)

With specialist modules for pathways

For Advanced Computer Science:

  • Technology Dissertation (40 credits)

For Advanced Computer Science (Internship):

  • Internship Project (40 credits)

To obtain an MSc degree, you must follow and successfully complete a total of 180 credits. PgC (60 credits) and PgD (120 credits) may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.

Employability & Careers​

Skilled graduates in Computer Science are met with a wide range of career opportunities. The Advanced Computer Science programme is career-focused and broad in scope, enabling you to enhance your existing skills to meet the increasing commercial demand for Computer Science graduates.​​​

Learning & Teaching

A range of teaching methods are used in the new Cardiff School of Technologies, including lectures, practical workshops, tutorials, seminars and real-world case studies, all supported by online learning via Moodle. With a student-centred approach, the School operates an open door policy to staff and all students will be assigned a personal tutor.

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.

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.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

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.

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Additional Information

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.

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.

Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact the Student Recruitment Team on +44 (0)29 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the Programme Director Dr Ambikesh Jayal: ajayal@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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