Humanities & Social Science,
CourseComputing MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert
Full-time | With optional one-year placement available | 18 months for January intake
Graduates from a range of subject areas, who wish to add this discipline to their portfolio, have the opportunity to master the technical skills and knowledge required for a career in computing on this course. You will develop your programming and systems analysis know-how by studying modules such as Object-Oriented Programming and Systems Analysis and Design, while also growing a robust skillset in practical areas including E-Commerce Software and Database Systems and Design.
In your final semester, you will work on your individual project, with the support of an academic supervisor, giving you the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of work on a topic of your choice.
You will be taught by experts from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, which is internationally recognised for applied research expertise, ensuring exposure to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing. You can apply even if you have no previous experience in computing, but you will need to demonstrate some aptitude for logical analysis.
Benefit from more than 50 years’ experience of teaching computing and our sector-leading knowledge of social media and mobile technologies, green ICT and privacy and security.
Access specialist computer science laboratories, including a dedicated postgraduate laboratory. We have more than 20 computing laboratories equipped with machines ranging from HP dual-boot and all-in-one computers to specialist machines.
Develop your professional skills by using our range of industry-standard, general purpose and specialist software, eg e-commerce packages.
Learn through a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions, ensuring a good balance between theory and practice.
Prepare for a career in computing. Past students are working in roles including systems analyst, programmer, software architect and research and development project leaders for companies such as Hewlett Packard and the NHS.
Meet like-minded people and develop your practical skills with our diverse computing-related societies, including DMU Hackers, an ethical hacking society who meet weekly to share cyber security skills and take part in events and competitions.