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Advanced Computer Science with a Professional Placement Year (MSc)

Cardiff University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

The MSc Advanced Computer Science with a Professional Placement Year will offer you exposure to key topics that are driving emerging technological developments and trends. Computer Science is one of the fastest moving academic disciplines and the outcomes of research and innovation in this field are likely to have a significant social impact. The subject spans all aspects of modern life, and this programme offers you the opportunity to apply new skills and advanced techniques to the area of your choice, whilst allowing you to demonstrate that you are at the forefront of your discipline. Core to this programme is the opportunity to further develop the scope of your problem solving skills by studying advanced programming languages and programming paradigms, and to gain knowledge and skills across a breadth of topics in Computer Science. You will choose to study optional, research-led modules that allow the freedom to build a distinctive personal portfolio of skills and knowledge. This is a specialist Masters degree programme which will require strong technical, mathematical and programming skills from day one of the course. You will apply for a paid 7-12 month professional work placement to be undertaken on completion of the taught phase of the program. This provides valuable work experience to develop your IT Professional skills.

Learning and assessment

The School of Computer Science and Informatics has a strong and active research culture which informs and directs our teaching. We are committed to providing teaching of the highest standard. Modules are delivered through a series of either full or half-day contact sessions, which include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and laboratory classes. Most of your taught modules will have further information for you to study and you will be expected to work through this in your own time according to the guidance provided by the lecturer for that module. Modules will be assessed either by coursework, examination, or a combination of both.

Career prospects

Graduates from this course will be ideally placed to pursue a number of careers, such as systems architects, programmers and software developers, and could also pursue a research career via doctoral studies. The selection of modules on offer aim to enhance your transferable skills and boost employment prospects. You will apply for a paid 7-12 month professional work placement to be undertaken on completion of the taught stage of the course. Whilst you are responsible for finding your own placements, the School will give advice on applying for placements, keep you informed of a variety of opportunities, and ensure that you receive support and guidance throughout the whole process from our dedicated placement support officer. If you are unable to secure a placement you will be transferred to the non-placement version of the programme.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 113 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    144 65%

    31st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    12th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    92nd

    57

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