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If you already work in the IT sector, or you intend to pursue a career in IT or a research degree, this specialised programme in Advanced Computing Technologies (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London is designed to advance your knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics. 
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Overview

The Advanced Computing Technologies (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London will provide you with the skills to analyse problems in the evaluation and application of technologies, and in research into, and development of, new technologies.

The programme focuses on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and covers state-of-the-art techniques in, for example, the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis.

Highlights

  • Significant coverage of emerging technologies and research developments in areas of growing importance in the IT industry.
  • You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
  • The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in software engineering, information systems management, consultancy and research. Possible professions include database administrator, systems analyst/developer, or multimedia programmer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a secondary school teacher, information systems manager, or technical author.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Data Management
  • Big Data Analytics using R
  • Cloud Computing
  • Component Based Software Development
  • Data Science Techniques and Applications
  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Information and Network Security
  • Interactive Systems (IRS)
  • Internet and Web Technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

  • A good first degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. 
  • Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the IT industry.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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