Innovative Computing

In Buckingham

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Description

  • Duration

    1 Year

Facilities

Location

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Buckingham (Buckinghamshire)
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Hunter Street, MK18 1EG

Starts

On request
Buckingham (Buckinghamshire)
See map
Hunter Street, MK18 1EG

Starts

On request

To take into account

* You must possess a classified honours degree in a non-computing subject. * You must possess a first degree in computer science, computing or information systems with a degree classification no lower than the UK's Second Class Honours, Lower Division. Applicants with slightly lower qualifications may be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma with a possibility of upgrading to MSc at a later stage. You should also have a reasonably good mathematical background. A result in mathematics equivalent to the UK's GCSE level at least is essential. ...

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Course programme

MSc Innovative Computing

Full-Time Programme

This programme of study aims to train first-degree holders in computing-related areas into specialists in selected areas of IT and computing. Based on the current expertise in the Department, the programme offers students opportunities for in-depth study in:

  • Secure mobile and wireless communications
  • Biometrics and authentication
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Imaging techniques and applications.

The programme is carefully designed to suit the varied needs of different students from different backgrounds and with different career objectives.

Overview of the Programme

Communications using mobile and wireless devices such as mobile phones, PDA s and laptops have become increasingly important in modern life and electronic commerce. Reliable, speedy and secure transmission of information over such devices is vital for the successful exploitation of the technologies.

Authentication, using biometric data as a sophisticated means to combat fraud, is increasingly accepted by both businesses and governments. Biometric authentication solutions require good use of imaging and data mining techniques in constructing and verifying customer profiles. Online organisations have accumulated large collections of online data that need speedy processing and analysis. If you are interested in finding out more about any of these technologies, then this programme is for you.

Requirements:

What academic qualifications do I need?

  • Certificate in Computing: You must possess a classified honours degree in a non-computing subject.
  • MSc in Innovative Computing: You must possess a first degree in computer science, computing or information systems with a degree classification no lower than the UK's Second Class Honours, Lower Division. Applicants with slightly lower qualifications may be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma with a possibility of upgrading to MSc at a later stage. You should also have a reasonably good mathematical background. A result in mathematics equivalent to the UK's GCSE level at least is essential.

What if English isn't my first language?

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English. An equivalent to an overall score of 6.0 in IELTS is the minimum requirement.

If your English level is currently below our minimum requirement (but your academic qualifications are of the standard required), you could consider joining us on an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) programme before starting your degree.

Mature Students

Mature applicants are considered on the basis of their work experience as well as any actual academic qualifications. We interview mature applicants wherever possible.

Is there anything else which might help my application?

There are also other details we take into account when considering your application.

  • Your work experience / voluntary work or part-time work is important especially if it shows that you have gained valuable experience in an environment related to your chosen degree subject.
  • If you are a mature student, your current and previous work will be considered.
  • If you have had the opportunity to attend evening classes in your chosen subject area or to study it via distance learning, these would be useful experiences in strengthening your application.
  • Although it is not required, we encourage candidates to visit us on the campus at Buckingham whenever possible.

Innovative Computing

Price on request