Improve your computer science expertise by developing industry-level skills to design, develop and implement web solutions for clients worldwide. Study your Computer Science Masters degree at ARU and specialise in cloud infrastructure in modern data centres, web application programming and IT security in business. Take an optional 12-week work placement and develop key employability skills.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
As a Computer Science student at ARU, you’ll cover all aspects of technologies and user environments, along with the skills to create and manage IT solutions. This will include how to apply hardware and software technology to complex user requirements, and ensure their systems are secure. You’ll diagnose problems and respond to operational challenges. You can also build on this by choosing our placement option, allowing you to apply your knowledge in a real-life industry setting, helping you to gain key employability skills for after your degree.
By studying at ARU, you’ll gain practical experience in our advanced computing laboratories, setting up infrastructure and creating database applications, multimedia tools, browsers and server architecture.
Our Computer Science Masters degree course keeps you up-to-date with latest topics and developments in areas such as web applications and e-business engineering. Along the way you’ll acquire the research skills you need to prepare you for your dissertation.
The Masters Project offers a valuable opportunity to do in-depth research on a topic you are particularly interested in For those with business connections, this is a great opportunity to start working on a real-life project, either with a company or in order to prepare for a full time job straight after graduation. Here’s how James’s dissertation project helped him gain his first professional role as an IT development consultant
By the end of the course, you’ll have experience covering the full life cycle of a web application, specifically:
From here, you’ll be able to successfully apply your knowledge to the development of any other type of software application (being it mobile, cloud, standalone).
Cambridge is the perfect place to study your Computer Science Masters. Recently named the 'Best UK city to work in' you'll have lots of opportunities to gain relevant work experience locally and, after graduation, can expect an average salary of £35,000. (Glassdoor 2016).
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Our students move in to a wide range of IT job roles in industry. In addition to specialist and technical roles, our graduates also move into management/project delivery roles including; Software Developer/Engineer, IT Consultant/Project Manager, IT Support Manager, Technical Consultant, Security Engineer, Front End Web Developer, Microsoft Solutions Architect and Application Developer.
You’re also in the perfect position to move into a teaching career in secondary and further education or continue your academic career and move up to our Computer Science PhD.
We’ll assess the application of your technical knowledge through written assignments, software projects, presentations, and a dissertation module.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
In our computer science laboratories you’ll have access to a range of different desktops, servers and operating systems. You’ll have the additional advantage of free access to a range of software resources from the Microsoft Academic Alliance. Our Netlab gives you 24hr remote access to software.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our students can choose to study face to face on campus or online only. They're also able to change their mode of delivery on given dates in each trimester.
For on-campus teaching, we offer at least four hours face-to-face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time courses, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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