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COMPUTER SCIENCE (MSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4450.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.

The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science and would like to embark on a career in IT. It is also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context while also obtaining a formal qualification.

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science and would like to embark on...

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Course Content

Taught modules are supplemented by a substantial individual project that may be carried out in a ‘real-world’ setting.

You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma instead, by completing the same modules without the project.

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Computer Systems
  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Fundamentals of Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Principles of Programming I
  • Principles of Programming II
  • Software Design and Programming

OPTION MODULES

  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Information and Network Security
  • Internet and Web Technologies
  • Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval

MSC COMPUTER SCIENCE PROJECT

  • Project - MSc Computer Science

Taught modules are supplemented by a substantial individual project that may be carried out in a ‘real-world’ setting. You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma instead, by completing the same modules without the project. COMPULSORY MODULES Computer Systems Data and Knowledge Management Fundamentals of...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£8900.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£4450.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject other than computer science, together with some aptitude for programming.

Applicants without a degree-level qualification but with significant computing experience may also be considered.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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