Program Overview

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 MSc will provide a sound understanding of designing, analysing and engineering of systems for handling big data in a distributed environment based on dynamically scalable architectures.

 

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

 

Duration
The regular degree takes 12 months if you start in September, or 16 months if you start in January. The 'With Industry' degree takes 24 months if you start in September, or 28 months if you start in January.

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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 modules

  • Advanced Web Technologies
  • Internet and Cloud Computing
  • Personal and Group Skills - this can be taken in either Semester


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

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

 

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 modules

  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Personal and Group Skills - this can be taken in either Semester


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

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Distributed Systems and Applications
  • Big Data and Predictive Analytics
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • 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.

 

Optional Industry Placement
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 additional requirements.

UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

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


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

 

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • MSc: £21,000
  • PGDip: £16,800
  • MSc with Industry: £22,500


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

 

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

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.

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