Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Computing

If your first degree is not in computing but you want to move into IT then our BCS accredited MSc in Computing is designed for you. The course provides the basis for starting a career in computing and IT; teaching you the fundamentals of programming, hardware, networks and software engineering. The course will enable you to develop a sound knowledge of computer software development for a range of problem areas, such as interactive websites, stand-alone applications and network systems. Because of its emphasis on software system construction and management, and data organisation, the qualification is applicable to a wide variety of fields concerned with using computers, as well as directly to the computer industry itself.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor's degree, in a non-computing subject. If your first degree contains only a small element of technical computing you can also be considered.

For entry to the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should provide evidence of experience in research and study methods at an appropriate level.

Course modules

Semester 1: object-oriented programming; structured data; software project management; research and study methods; risk and reliability professional issues. Semester 2: computer systems and networks; web interfaces and media; software production (compulsory for MSc); information security and retrieval (optional) dissertation.

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment include examination and coursework reflecting the development of academic content from the more practical aspects to the more conceptual.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement September 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 3 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wheatley Campus Oxford OX33 1HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
Telephone number: 
01865 485706