MSc Computer Science

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

msc-computer-science

Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,041

Course Accredited By

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  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Expand your horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the way technology and computers work, while unlocking access to the broad array of computer science careers.
  • As technology plays a larger role in our day-to-day lives, computing professionals are presented with an ever-increasing array of career pathways to explore. This 100% online and part-time MSc Computer Science will help you develop practical skills and technical knowledge across a range of essential computing topics, while simultaneously building on key transferable skills such as problem solving, research and teamwork.

This conversion course begins with an overview module that considers the fundamental theories and principles of computing and introduces you to key trends in the field. Later in the course, you will study a range of topics including:

  • How to contextualise and develop information systems using object-oriented approaches in languages such as Python and SQL
  • The underpinning concepts and skills of Software Engineering Project Management, including traditional and contemporary Software Development Life Cycle models
    computer networks, network security fundamentals and information security governance principles
  • Throughout the course you will develop a number of programs and applications, and your degree will culminate in an individual project and dissertation on the computing problem of your choice. The technical skills you will develop will be an asset in whichever area of computer science you go on to work in.
  • Following a successful advisory visit, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, will undertake a full accreditation visit in the 2021/22 academic year, to consider programmes for accreditation towards Chartered IT Professional.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021
  • July 2022
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • As part of the application process, you will be asked to take a short aptitude test which is designed to test your ability to handle the intellectual and practical demands of the course. Please note that we will consider your performance in the aptitude test as part of your overall application, so if you don’t pass the test you may still be accepted onto the course. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.

Academic entry route

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Computer Science, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.

Work experience entry route

  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Computer Science, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The MSc Computer Science is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.
  • Launching into Computer Science (20 credits)
  • Object-oriented Information Systems (20 credits)
  • Secure Software Development (Computer Science) (20 credits)
  • Network and Information Security Management (20 credits)
  • Software Engineering Project Management (20 credits)
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • MSc Computing Project and Dissertation (60 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

2021-22 Full course fee**: £11,570

Full payment discount 

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students 

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