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Computer Science (Applied Research) MSc

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Belfast Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The new MSc in Computer Science (Applied Research) is a specialist programme that prepares you for an industrial career with a comprehensive understanding and practical experience of the advanced concepts, paradigms, algorithms, theories and techniques underpinning advanced computing systems. In addtion, the course will support you to develop a full appreciation for the research / innovation process and how this could be transferred into business. The course covers leading-edge subjects of programming, networks, sensor technologies, machine learning and statistical modelling—the most up to date topics in areas of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

Further motivated by evidence of demand from industry and business for upskilling of staff in the areas of Computer Science, the new MSc in Computer Science (Applied Research) will strive to address the growing demands in the sector by training a new kind of Computing Specialist who is able to both manage data, understand business process and implement solutions subsequently interconnecting them as part of a larger system.

The delivery of the course is supported by multi-million pound infrastructure of a large-scale pervasive and mobile computing environment, a suite of contemporary sensing technologies and rapid prototyping facilities. The course content has been informed by internationally leading research being conducted in the School and by our strong industry partnerships, most notably with BT through the jointly established £28.6 million BT Ireland Innovation Centre.

Recent predictions from the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics have indicated that the Computer and IT field will grow by 13% between the period 2016-2026. This is faster than the average rate of growth of all occupations. The MSc Computer Science (Applied Research) specialist programme aims to provide postgraduate education and training in the area of Computer Science and its application to the needs of the industrial community. The course is designed to meet the demand for a new kind of Computing Specialist who is able to both manage data, understand business process and implement solutions subsequently interconnecting them as part of a larger system. Graduates from the MSc Computer Science (Applied Research) will be well placed to progress into a wide variety of careers, across a range of industrial settings and application domains.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    44th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 113 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    127 57%

    59th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    41st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    53rd

    29

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