This four-year MComp Master of Computing degree in Computer Applications Development is the highest award for undergraduate study in computing and is designed for more able students.
Combining our BSc (Hons) Computer Applications Development degree with Masters-level material, it allows you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills. The MComp course also removes the need to source further funding to study a Master’s level qualification.
This stimulating computing course will prepare you to work in a variety of exciting roles developing software and systems. It has a strong practical element and you will gain expertise in how to develop information systems and manage software projects.
The Computer Applications Development course builds on a foundation of ‘core computing’ and introduces you to software development, web development, information engineering, computer architecture and operating systems.
You’ll develop more focused skills to develop the kinds of system most modern organisations use, for example, using mobile and desktop client software to access complex data sets using web services.
- Computer Systems and Network Technologies
- Computer Programming
- Designing and Implementing Interactive Systems
- Professionalism and Employability
- Information Engineering
- Mathematics and Statistics for Computing
- Operating System Theory and Implementation
- Project Management and Professional Practice
- Dynamic Website Development
- Web Content Management Technologies
- Database Development
- Team Application Project and PPE
- Supervised Work Experience (Computing) – optional
- Study Overseas (Computing) – optional
- Individual Project
- Strategic IS Management
- Advanced Databases and Modelling
- Advanced Internet and Mobile Computing
- GIS and the Spatial Web
- The Computing Professional in Practice – optional
- Computers and the Law – optional
- Major Team Project
- Distributed Computing
- Independent Study
- Project Management with PRINCE 2
- Big Data and Analytics – optional
- GIS Principles and Practice – optional
- Network Security – optional
You will have around 16 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions every week. You also need to spend four hours per week, per module on your coursework, general reading and other preparation. As part of your studies, we strongly recommend that you spend up to a year working in industry in the UK or abroad. This means you can gain new skills and boost your career prospects, and it can often lead to job opportunities with your placement employer.
Assessment includes examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.