University of Hull

University of Hull

Computing

The MSc Computing programme at Hull focuses on the development of programming concepts and how they can model business processes and support other applications. The programme involves a rewarding combination of computer systems and software implementation, enabling you to master the latest computer technology. You'll make great advancements on your existing knowledge of computer science, learning about the technology behind a wide range of commercial and enterprise solutions. You will learn how to analyse problems and apply your knowledge to create software solutions. Along the way, you will gain experience with cutting-edge techniques and commercial perspectives. The course includes core development skills, alongside options encompassing large-scale development, visualization, security and distributed programming. The course begins in September each year and lasts twelve months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester immediately before the dissertation, gaining industrial experience through a module based in SEED, our software development unit working with commercial clients and software. This is unique to Hull. The Department of Computer Science creates an excellent experience for students, with a supportive student community. We have an international reputation for our research activities, with a strong record of industrial and public grant funding. We are also affiliated with Microsoft's DreamSpark programme, which allows you to access the latest Microsoft operating systems and development software for home use. Once registered with the department, you can download the software free of charge.

Entry requirements

A minimim 2.2 Honours degree in computing or equivalent, or demonstrable suitable computer programming experience; International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules -; Object Oriented Design and Development Using C#;
Development Project;

Optional modules -;

Component-based Architecture;
Maintaining Large Software Systems;
Mobile Devices and Applications;
Level 6 Module (only one to be taken during the programme);
Advanced Computational Science;
Visualization;
Distributed Applications;
Trustworthy Computing;
Computer Science Software Development Practice - pass/fail module;
The Industrial Experience optional 60-credit single trimester module allows students to gain significant commercial experience;

Dissertation - Up to 20,000 words. There is the option of taking this in either trimester 3 or trimester 4, depending on whether you take the Industrial Experience module.

Assessment methods

The MSc Computing programme is designed to support students with various levels of computing and programming practice experience. There is suitable content on professional skills and the importance of ethics for practising computer scientists. Material on software engineering, referencing and unfair means supports the transition into the postgraduate environment.;

In lectures you'll benefit from a range of techniques, from interpreting complex ideas through interactive discussions, to live programming or other problem-solving demonstrations.;

Teaching and learning - We place a strong emphasis on practical laboratory sessions. These will significantly develop your core computer science skills, and enhance your employability through exposure to commercial projects.;

As teamwork plays a key role in commercial software development and has great value as an employable skill, group work is used in a number of modules.;

Assessment - Practical coursework is the main form of assessment, and you will design, build and test software solutions to a variety of problems. This is complemented by written coursework. The largest assessment is the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01482 466850