Computer Science MSc
The Computer Science MSc has been fully redesigned to specifically meet the needs of contemporary industrial and research practices. Through a broad yet rigorous academic programme, combined with an organised work experience placement, this programme provides a unique route to an advanced industry or research career.
Modern computing is characterised by its massive scale, its highly interconnected nature and its socially oriented user interaction techniques. Under the guidance of the School’s internationally renowned academic staff, you will learn about the design and development of computer systems, with both technology and users in mind, and gain expertise in subjects such as Cloud Computing, Big Data and Data Mining, Enterprise Architectures and Interaction Design.
You will study the design and construction of systems in terms of their architecture and integration, the challenges that the proliferation of data poses, how to model and represent data using semantic web technologies, how to use data mining and machine learning techniques for tasks such as social network analysis and recommender systems, and how information can be presented in a manageable form on a range of devices including smartphones and tablets.
The degree also provides a fully organised work placement in either industry or research. Our dedicated Knowledge Business Centre maintains links to over 500 partner companies to ensure students who wish to do so can apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world industrial capacity. Alternatively, you can engage with our internationally renowned research groups within the School, thereby gaining expertise and insights into state-of-the-art research.
Core modules:Elements of Distributed SystemsAdvanced Human-Computer InteractionData MiningSystems Architecture and IntegrationAdvanced Human-Computer Interaction IIApplied Data MiningProfessional and Research MethodologyResearch or Industrial PlacementA Research or Industrially Focused Dissertation
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies: Andreas Mauthe.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24/36 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Relevant industry experience may be considered.IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult www.lancs.ac.uk/pgfunding/
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s)
Department: Computing and Communications (School of)
Phone: +44 (0)1524-510311
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