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Computer Science (Business Computing), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Looking to bridge the gap between technology and management? At Staffordshire University, develop the knowledge and skills needed to forward your career in business computing with this Computer Science (Business Computing) course.
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Overview

Business computing is pivotal in the understanding of how computing technologies can be used to enhance operations within small and large-scale organisations. Staffordshire University offer you the opportunity to specialise in these systems, giving you the skills to become a key driver of business computing in your career.

In the business computing sector, you will need to manage data in a variety of different ways. You will learn how to use data mining tools against a data warehouse to discover new knowledge, using SAP ERP to manage core business functions and AWS to then develop your applications and deploy to the internet.

We are proud members of the SAP University Alliance. In the information systems sector, SAP is one of the world leading designers of enterprise systems, and in our MSc you will get an opportunity to become a specialist in SAP ERP.

Through the expert teaching in our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc, you will study the fundamentals of IT as a support tool within business. You’ll cover such aspects as systems analysis and design, cloud-based services, database technology, big data, data science, knowledge discovery etc.

Not only do we offer technical knowledge as part of the MSc, we also aim to instil the academic and professional skills required for lifelong learning and development. We cover research methods, communications, critical thinking, and analysis, academic and professional report writing.

If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Managing Emerging Technologies 
  • Database Management and Security 
  • Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling and Design 
  • Data Storage for Business 
  • Research Methods 
  • Project and Change Management 
  • Enterprise Cloud Computing in the AWS Environment 
  • Business Analytics 
  • Dissertation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent.
  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8820 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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