Friday, 13 September 2013

Computer Science online mastery

Distance learning studentAs we’re knee deep in the digital age, a Computer Science Master’s degree is a useful way to upgrade your skills or help with a complete career change. In this blog post we take a look at the MSc Computer Science (online) plus the specialisms available to study online.

You’re in capable hands

The School of Computer Science was one of the first in the world to offer Computer Science degrees (that was back in 1965!). The School also has a considerable amount of expertise in developing and running online courses:
  • They’ve been running the online BSc since 2004; and the online MSc since 2007

  • More than 1,200 graduates to date

  • Currently 650 students from 64 different countries!

The gift of choice

After recently questioning our students*, two of the main reasons for choosing to study our MSc Computer Science course online were (trumpet blowing time):
  1. because of our expertise in Computer Science and

  2. the range of optional modules available.
If you are a BSc Computer Science graduate there are 14 optional modules to choose from when you study MSc Computer Science (online) and only two core modules, one of these being your specialist project.  These include:  Advanced Databases; Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications; Secure Systems Programming and Web Services.  See the full list.

Computer Science MSc Specialisms

There are also a number of specialisms in Computer Science if you’re keen to steer your career in a specific path. By studying specific modules means you could specialise in:
These specialisms are great for the CV to show your expertise in a certain area. If you’re not after a specialism you can study the main award and graduate with MSc Computer Science.

Computer Science MSc UH Online
New to computer science?

Even if you don’t have a BSc in Computer Science, there is a Computer Science or eLearning Technology Master’s available for non-computer science graduates, which includes more core modules to get you up to speed. Ideal if you’re eager for a career change.

Want to find out more? Join us at our next online open day

Come to our next MSc Computer Science online open day on: Wednesday 16th October 2013, 17:00 (BST). Register your place and join us online: meet some of the teaching staff, learn more about the course and ask any questions you may have. Register now

We hope to see you online soon!

*Skype interviews were carried out in Spring 2013, questioning students about why they choose the University of Hertfordshire to study Computer Science online. The top answers were: optional modules; course content and flexibility of study; positive reputation from rankings and recommendations.

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