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Advanced Computer Science with a specialisation in Web Science, MSc

Swansea University

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The Web is growing, changing, evolving, and exciting, and it?s not surprising that many now study the Web as an entire discipline: Web Science. The Web, however, is more than just Computer Science - it involves economics, law, sociology, information science, and more. The Web creates new possibilities, changes the way we communicate, gives a voice to the masses, and continues to change on a regular basis. Pioneered by MIT and Southampton, this topic is growing fast and Swansea is the first in Wales to focus on Web Science. This MSc specialism in Web Science is designed to give students both a technological and interdisciplinary insight into the evolving Web. Beyond learning web-based technologies, and developing research skills, students will take at least 40 credits provided by other disciplines that focus on the Web in order to understand the importance of the Web in other domains. Students will then run an interdisciplinary project for their Dissertation. At the end of this course, students should be able to pursue a wide range of jobs in industry and as researchers in academic institutions. Taught component: Our Advanced Master program consists of 80 credits of Computer Science, including 20 focused specifically on the challenges in Web Science, including: - The Web Science Specialism (Required) - Web Applications - Distributed OO Programming - Information Seeking and Search Engines - Data Visualisation - Research Methods A further 40 credits focus on interdisciplinary issues, taught from other departments*: - Understanding Crime (Criminology) - Rethinking the Digital Web (Digital Humanities) - Urban NetworksKnowledge Economy (Geography) - eHealth Communications (Informatics) - Rethinking Global Politics (Politics) - eBusiness (Business) - eCommerce Law (Law) Dissertation Component: A further four months duration is spent undertaking a substantial interdisciplinary Web Science research project (60 credits), which should bridge Computer Science and another domain from the chosen optional modules. The completion of such a project will give students the ability and confidence to pursue successful careers in industry. * Availability of external modules may vary from year to year

The Web is growing, changing, evolving, and exciting, and it?s not surprising that many now study the Web as an entire discipline: Web Science. The Web, however, is more than just Computer Science - it involves economics, law, sociology, information science, and more. The Web creates new possibilities, changes the way we communicate, gives a voice to the masses, and continues to change on a...

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