Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)
Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.
Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.
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Want to work in computing and IT? Ready for a career change? This course is a Masters conversion course specifically designed for those who do not already have a degree in computing. If you have already studied computer science or a related subject to degree level, you may wish to consider our MSc Computer Science or MSc Cyber Security courses.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
If you're looking for a career change and want to develop suitable skills for a rewarding career in the IT sector, this course is your stepping stone. You'll explore everything from software development to cyber security, networking to web development, and on graduation be in a position to take on the modern technology-driven world.
With IT professionals in high demand across the UK and worldwide, whatever your current situation, our course is flexible enough to meet your needs. You’ll learn to evaluate solutions to a range of computing challenges. It’s all about equipping you with a set of skills that will make you attractive to future employers in a range of sectors.
We’ll introduce you to advanced information and technology practices and systems, expanding your knowledge in areas such as software development, computer networks, website development and cyber security. You’ll be prepared to put your new skills into practice confidently, with a focus on programming, networking, hardware and analysis throughout the course.
Cambridge is the perfect place to study Computer Science. 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).
I highly recommend this course to all who love bringing new ideas to solve real world problems
Completing our course gives you the opportunity to choose between a wide variety of IT related career options, including software development and project management, software engineering, systems analysis, database administration, network management and technical support. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career with our MSc Computer Science, MSc Cyber Security, or move on to our Computer Science PhD.
A wide variety of assessment methods include written coursework on an individual and group basis, along with presentations, exams and a major project.
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.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
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 face-to-face and online learning from September 2021, 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. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.
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, face-to-face campus teaching (where offered as part of a course) is 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 safe and inclusive 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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