Anglia Ruskin University

Computer Science MSc

4.3 fantastic 4 opinions
Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge

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Typology Master
Location Cambridge
Duration 12 Months
  • Master
  • Cambridge
  • Duration:
    12 Months

We’re proud to have worked with local experts and employers to ensure our graduates have all the skills industry demands. Gain advanced level skills in the design, implementation and support of information systems. Explore infrastructure, application software and security measures.

Your course will have a new home in Compass House, which will extend our campus along East Road. You’ll have the latest technology at your fingertips and be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.

We’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’ll gain practical experience in our advanced computing laboratories, setting up infrastructure and creating database applications, multimedia tools, browsers and server architecture.

Our 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.

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Cambridge (Cambridgeshire )
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Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT


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· Requirements

A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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4.0 20/09/2016
What I would highlight: I am really enjoying my time here the social scene is great and the whole university is brilliant my advice for any prospective students would be to spend time preparing and do your research first as every single university is different and each has it is own strengths and weakness and specialsit areas.
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4.0 19/09/2016
What I would highlight: It is a bit negative to say but i actually wish that I had stayed in my hometwn it would be far cheaper I know a whole network of people and the cluns are cooler so my advice to anyone woukd be study in holland it rocks!
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4.0 18/09/2016
What I would highlight: As you can see I have scored Anglian Ruskin University top scores of five out of five for every possible category therefore wait for it I think that it is brilliant. I do love my course it is sooooo interesting and the lectures are spot on, I have made some really good new friends and uni life rocks.
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5.0 23/03/2016
What I would highlight: Its a little university, yet they have utilized the space they have proficiently and innovatively. Its an extremely decent cutting edge college, however do not expect anything excellent, you are as of now in Cambridge, that is sufficiently fabulous.
What could be improved: No negative aspects.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Application Server
Applications architecture
E-business applications
Supply Chain Management
IT Security
Network Training
IT Management
Web Engineering
Skills and Training
Web Development
Secure Systems
IT Infrastructures
E-Business Engineering
Developing Web Applications

Course programme

Core modules
  • Developing Web ApplicationsIn this module we'll study the web-based applications used in the deployment of server-side relational databases and the scripting languages involved.
  • e-Business EngineeringYou'll cover the concepts behind what makes a successful e-business enterprise, including key themes concerning the differentiation of supply chains, integration of selling chains, product procurement, and relationship management.
  • IT InfrastructuresThis module will introduce you to current best practice in the design, deployment and maintenance of an enterprise-wide IT infrastructure. You will cover the design of core IT infrastructures and will deploy network-management software to monitor the performance of the network and associated components.
  • Secure SystemsTraditionally, information security has been poorly understood and rarely integrated into system design. With the growth of high bandwidth internet, eCommerce, eBusiness and Virtual Private Networks, security has become a centre-stage issue. However, organisations and businesses find themselves missing the necessary skills and knowledge, especially of the wider security picture, that is needed to develop effective security strategies. Raise your awareness of the overarching IT security issues faced by business today, and equip yourself with the necessary understanding to fulfil management responsibilities in information security strategies. You’ll examine both conventional and public-key encryption including the use of hash functions, digital signatures and Authentication certificates, as well as web and email security and network security tools such as PGP and certificates such as X.509v3. You’ll look at system level security issues including inherent operating system weaknesses and how these are exploited are examined, and in particular the increasing level of systems complexity is addressed as a source of weakness. You’ll also focus on the sources of attack, the culture of the hacker and the human factors that may undermine the effectiveness of security mechanisms.
  • Research MethodsGain the support and foundations in the research skills for your Master’s level dissertation. You’ll investigate generic research activities, including project management and dissertation preparation. Your topics could include the consideration of suitable content, planning, and the use of project management software.
  • DissertationYou'll chose an independent research topic from an area of expertise within our department (subject to availability of suitable supervision) and will conduct a significant research project in that area which may involve a literature review, data collection, analysis and a write-up.

We’ll assess the application of your technical knowledge through written assignments, software projects, presentations, and a dissertation module.

Additional information

Course fees:

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £6,100

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,700

Course duration:

January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.

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