Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Advanced Computing Technologies

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis. You will gain specialist knowledge of the above areas, which you can then employ in analysis of problems arising in the use of advanced computing technologies, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into, and development of, new technologies.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint Honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the information technology industry. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

Modules:

Advances in Data Management;
Big Data Analytics using R;
Cloud Computing;
Component Based Software Development;
Computational Intelligence;
Data Warehousing and Data Mining;
Fundamentals of Concurrent Systems;
Information and Network Security;
Information Retrieval and Organisation;
Intelligent Technologies;
Internet and Web Technologies;
Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things;
Programming Paradigms and Languages;
Search Engines and Web Navigation;
Semantic Web;
Software Design and Programming

Assessment methods

Coursework, written examinations and a project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science and Informatics
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6722