Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Computer Science (Business Computing)

Looking to bridge the gap between technology and management? At Staffordshire University, develop the knowledge and skills needed to forward your career in Business Computing. Business computing is pivotal in the understanding of how computing technologies can be used to enhance operations within small and large-scale organisations. We offer you the opportunity to specialise in these systems, giving you the skills to become a key driver of business computing in your career. In the business computing sector, you will need to manage data in a variety of different ways. You will learn how to use data mining tools against a data warehouse to discover new knowledge, using SAP ERP to manage core business functions and AWS to then develop your applications and deploy to the internet. We are proud members of the SAP University Alliance. In the information systems sector, SAP is one of the world leading designers of enterprise systems, and in our MSc you will get an opportunity to become a specialist in SAP ERP. Through the expert teaching in our MSc, you will study the fundamentals of IT as a support tool within business. You'll cover such aspects as systems analysis and design, cloud-based services, database technology, big data, data science, knowledge discovery etc. Not only do we offer technical knowledge as part of the MSc, we also aim to instil the academic and professional skills required for lifelong learning and development. We cover research methods, communications, critical thinking, and analysis, academic and professional report writing.

Entry requirements

MSc: An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Course modules

Our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Whatever way you choose to study, your learning will be split into three teaching blocks. The first two teaching blocks consist of 8 core modules that aim to give you an expert-level understanding in business computing. These include Data Storage for Business, Project and Change Management, Business Analytics, Database Management and Security, Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling Design, and more. During this, there's also the option to gain Amazon Web Services certification. The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of business computing you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge and ready you for your future career.

Assessment methods

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding - and learn how to improve for the real thing. You'll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios or research papers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,820 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 7,350 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,820 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2020 7,350 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,410 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

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