Advanced Computer Science
Areas of study include: The use of data management, analysis and presentation tools; the development of software to deliver services or to control complex processes and equipment; or to provide system analysis and development consultancy to a diverse range of clients. The course aims to develop both technical and people skills making our graduates ready for jobs that offer both high satisfaction and regular challenge. You will use a variety of innovative learning tools and methods in studying for this course. Formal lectures, taken by experts within the field from academia and industry, are supplemented by smaller, group tutorials and practical sessions, dependant on the topics being covered in the module. A virtual learning environment is used to provide you with access to a wide range of electronic learning materials.
Applicants are expected to hold at least a 2nd Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) which preferably includes some programming or mathematics related content. Overseas applications will also need to have an English Language qualification IELTS 6.5, or hold a previous degree from a UK university.
Modules may include: System design and programming; user interaction design; cloud computing; collaborative application development; problem solving skills for consultants; statistical techniques for data analytics; distributed intelligent systems; research horizons; web technologies and security; project/industrial placement.
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Faculty of Natural Sciences