Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Applied Computing

This course builds hands-on experience at the frontiers of practice and research in computing and its application, students have the opportunity to go on and gain CCNP Networking, Agile and software testing accreditation. Students develop their critical understanding of the theories, practices and systems used in a range of areas of computing, including business IT, software development, security, web design, computer networking, big data analytics, user experience and mobile technologies.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in Business IT, computing or a related IT discipline, or extensive industrial experience in this area. Some of our courses may require specific qualifications at a certain level or have additional requirements. Examples of additional requirements include: English language requirements - EU/EEA/Non-EEA applicants will need to demonstrate an acceptable level of English in all 4 components of language learning (reading, writing, listening and speaking). The University accepts various English language qualifications depending on your application and visa status. Many applicants submit an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent exam to demonstrate their level of English. The normal grade required to demonstrate competence for postgraduate courses is: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Course modules

Core modules: research methods; professional issues and practice; pilot project; research project. 3 optional modules from: data mining and analytics; application development; project management; enterprise information security; usability and UX design; integrated management solutions; advanced IP routing; advanced IP switched networks.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through a mixture of coursework assignments, group work, videos, presentations, a project research paper and a final poster presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,010 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

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