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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science with Professional Practice

MSc Full-time 18 months

MSc Computer Science with Professional Practice offers a unique opportunity for international students to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

MSc Computer Science with Professional Practice offers a unique opportunity for international students to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 26 May 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (18 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

Please note this course is currently only open to INTERNATIONAL applicants

MSc Computer Science with Professional Practice offers a unique opportunity for international students to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

The placement is undertaken between the taught part of the course and the dissertation; and will usually be 4 months in duration from May/June to September.

You’ll be responsible for securing your own work placement and will be supported by the University from job application to the interview. Although the placement is not guaranteed, the University maintains links with a wide network of organisations who offer placement opportunities. Placements may be paid or unpaid

This course is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely allied field.

On this course you will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised or applied areas of Computer Science. You will be encouraged to independently synthesise information and novel ideas in chosen areas of Computer Science and to evaluate or argue alternative approaches.

The course will promote a professional attitude in students wishing to enter employment within the field of Computer Science and enhance the career prospects of all its students.

This degree builds upon some of the fundamental undergraduate areas to give the students an deep knowledge and understanding in those areas. The course focuses on Distributed and Mobile Computing, Database Server Management, Software Tools, Web Technologies and Group-based Software Development in which the staff are actively researching or have national or international reputations. Specialist laboratories support the teaching, for Networking and Mobile Computing. This award has a strong practical element, enhancing the underpinning knowledge with a range of practical skills designed to enhance the students’ career prospects.

What happens on the course?

  • Research Methods for Computing
  • Distributed and Mobile Computing
  • Database Technologies
  • Group-based Software Development Project
  • Enhanced Professional Development and Experience
  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

You will be able to approach a variety of high-level roles with confidence, in areas such as the creative industries, product design, the games industry, education, public bodies and environmental monitoring.


If you are already in employment, the programme will enhance your academic and professional skills, enabling you to accelerate your career within the organisation, or seek employment in another organisation at an equivalent or higher management level.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

Display mastery of the principles and practices of advanced Computer Science topics; integrate and apply knowledge and skills to complex problems in a new area or form;

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts and technologies underpinning modern distributed systems, mobile platforms and the internet;

Apply appropriate tools and advanced techniques to develop sophisticated web sites and Internet applications;

Make informed judgements on the application of appropriate models and techniques in modern data handling systems;

Demonstrate expertise in software construction and implementation; apply well-chosen techniques and methodologies to generate sophisticated applications through team work;

Conduct research into advanced areas of Computer Science; apply and extend an understanding of the nature of research and development; demonstrate the professional skills required to produce a high-quality deliverable and communicate results clearly through appropriate media.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6945 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £7112 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £14445 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £14834 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A lower second honours degree in Computer Science or equivalent. 

A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum grade C or 50% in all modules.

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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