University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing offers scalable computing resources on demand, providing solutions and challenges for science and business. Amongst others, the opportunities include a low cost entry point for small companies, more economical use of computing resources and the capability of handling very large data sets. Challenges for practitioners include the design and use of suitable algorithms, the design and implementation of suitable architectures and understanding of risks and opportunities. This course provides a sound understanding of designing, analysing and engineering of systems for handling big data in a distributed environment based on dynamically scalable architectures.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a good 2nd Class Honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced web technologies; internet and cloud computing; service-oriented architectures; personal and group skills; option modules: list 1 or 2). List 1: advanced system design; algorithms for bioinformatics; C++ programming and advanced algorithm design; discrete event systems; domain specific languages; financial information systems; game theory in computer science; generative development; semantic web; software reliability; system re-engineering. List 2: analysis and design of algorithms; communication and concurrency; compression methods for multimedia; cryptography and information security; distributed systems and applications; software measurements and quality assurance; system modelling; web technologies.

Assessment methods

Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory personal and group skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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