Program Overview

This MSc is designed for students who wish to supplement their education in a specific set of advanced topics and cutting-edge technologies that they require for their professional lives, or to pursue their studies further to a PhD on a specific topic. It offers a broad menu of modules from which you can construct your own pathway with the advice and assistance of a member of staff.

 

What's the difference?
The PGDip includes the same modules as the MSc but without the final project.

 

Duration
The degree takes 12 months starting in September. The 'With Industry' degree takes 24 months starting in September. 

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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 21,000

 Score

IELTS: 6

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Semester 1


Core module
Personal and Group Skills - this can be taken in either Semester


Option modules
Choose three option modules (or choose four if you are going to take Personal and Group Skills in Semester 2) from:

  • Communication and Concurrency
  • Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering
  • Software Measurement and Quality Assurance
  • Mobile and Web Applications
  • Advanced C++ Programming
  • Advanced Web Technologies
  • Agile Cloud Automation
  • Internet and Cloud Computing
  • Interaction Design (ID) and User Experience (UX)
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Financial Mathematics 1
  • Operational Research


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Semester 2


Core module
Personal and Group Skills - this can be taken in either Semester


Option modules
Choose three option modules (or choose four if you took Personal and Group Skills in Semester 1) from:

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Big Data and Predictive Analytics
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Generative Development
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Financial Services Information Systems
  • Service Design


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Industry Placement (optional)


Studying a 'with industry' masters degree is the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of your specific area of expertise. By experiencing real-world scenarios and applying your skills and knowledge to business challenges, you will gain a unique insight into how your studies can be utilised in industry. This will not only showcase your abilities to future employers, but will also enhance your studies when you return to University to complete your programme.

  • Find out more about industrial placements

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Individual Project


Your course will conclude with an Individual Project (after your industry placement, if you have taken one). Using the experience gained during your course/placement, you will choose a challenging problem to work on and explore it by privately studying under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. (Students studying for a PGDip don't complete a project.)

2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with a substantial element of Computing. Relevant work experience may also be considered.

 

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

International Qualifications
Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additonal requirements.

UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022 

  • MSc: £9,500
  • PGDip: £7,600
  • PGCert: £3,800
  • MSc with Industry: £9,500

 

 An additional fee of £3,125 will be charged if a placement is secured.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

  • Starting in September 2022
  • MSc: £21,000
  • PGDip: £16,800
  • PGCert: £8,400
  • MSc with Industry: £22,500 


An additional fee of £3,125 will be charged if a placement is secured.

All our postgraduate Informatics degrees are available 'with industry': stimulating your creativity and capacity to innovate, and ensuring that you acquire key transferable skills. These courses will allow you to develop into a highly skilled professional, well versed in advanced methods and tools. Colleagues from industry participate directly in the delivery of some of the modules, including hands-on tutorials that allow you to use some of the tools and methodologies that are shaping the software development landscape.

 

We have an open approach to collaboration with industry. We undertake joint projects, provide consultancy services, and organise events to connect you with potential employers. We also run an Industrial Advisory Board: its members are computer scientists who hold successful careers in industry and who help us ensure that your training is industrially relevant.

 

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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