University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Database Systems

This course has been designed to enhance students� professional abilities, and deepen their knowledge and understanding of emerging, state-of-the-art database technologies. It equips students with the range of marketable, hands-on skills required in data modelling, and in designing, managing, monitoring and administering corporate database systems divisions, information centres and web enabled database applications.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have an Honours degree (at least a lower 2nd) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an information technology (IT) or computing discipline, or in another discipline that either provides important underpinning for or insight into IT and computing, or it is closely related to it (e.g. sciences or engineering); students may also be considered according to work experience and other qualifications; if their native language is not English students need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: business information system postgraduate project module; business systems programming; database languages; data management and repositories; research methods and professional practice; option modules; data warehousing and olap; database administration and management; enterprise utility computing; it business models; project management; requirements and system modelling; semantic and collaborative technologies; systems interoperability; web-enabled database applications; web mining.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller, instructor-led groups. Students are encouraged to gain greater understanding of topics through practical activity and the use of scaled down versions of real life scenarios. The Oracle training materials used prepare students to take the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) exams. Assessment usually involves a combination of exams and coursework, leading to a product such as a presentation, group investigation, technical solution, a piece of software or a research review. Exams are normally 2 hours long and take place at the end of the year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time day and evening £ 1,000 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time day and evening £ 1,450 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening only £ 1,000 per Credit module (home fees) 2 calendar years
MSc Part-time evening only £ 1,450 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

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