This Master’s degree aims to expand your capability and expertise in computing or IT related fields. The course focuses on the underlying theories of computer science and their practical applications in the latest technological developments.
The course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of essential development platforms, protocols and standards with an emphasis on computer architectures, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analysis, internet security and the development of web-based and mobile applications.
The course is designed in consultation with industry professionals to deliver an up-to-date syllabus with the latest technology and employment trends. The course is designed and delivered with input from our industry contacts.
Upon completion of the course we aim for you to acquire advanced skills and knowledge which could lead to careers such as computer system designer, programmer, consultant or researcher.
You will have the chance to study in our modern Frank Whittle Building (Engineering and Computing Building) with well-equipped laboratories and industry standard software.
Work placement option:
This master’s programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a ‚work placement’ opportunity during your first semester with us. The ‚work placement’, which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000.
Find out more about the work placement option.
This professionally accredited degree combines theories and practices in programming, computer architecture and networking, design and development of computer systems, with neural networks, machine learning, cloud computing and intelligent information retrieval.
Why choose this course?
Our Computer Science course enjoys high levels of student satisfaction, the quality of teaching praised for its practical focus on real-world problems and technical projects, supported by experts from industry. You’ll have the chance to learn advanced topics and investigate areas at the forefront of computer science research and industry.
We have a long-established Industry Advisory Board to ensure our syllabus keeps up-to-date with current technology trends and issues. These extensive commercial links also provide you with opportunities to experience the process of working on real-life projects. For example, in one recent project sponsored by Biz App Technologies Ltd, a student developed a voice control interface for accessing a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Another, sponsored by Tronic Extreme Ltd involved the development of a web-based GPS tracking system using mobile phones and portable GPS trackers.
We offer excellent facilities, so you can learn core technical competencies of disciplines such as computer hardware, software development and current advanced technologies, using industry-standard equipment, including Microsoft and CISCO, as well as industrial strength collaboration coding platforms, such as Github.
We have a highly experienced team of staff, many who have worked in computer security, software development and computer systems others conducting internationally-rated research in fields such as web development, pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and computing for the creative industries.
International experience opportunities
The content of this course acknowledges the borderless nature of computer science and the common practices and technologies used throughout the globe. We offer you the chance to participate in field trips to a number of different overseas locations, which have previously included China, Poland, Spain and Finland (subject to additional costs and availability).
The practical nature of our course places an emphasis on your future employability, developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills. The technical content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect what is currently important and in demand in industry.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
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