Course Structure and Assessment

Course Structure

All of our courses have two points of entry: October and January each year.

The MSc courses are studied over 24 months and the PgCert over 12 months. The courses consist of a combination of core and optional modules, with the exception of Advanced Computer Science which is all optional. All modules must be attempted to successfully complete the course of study chosen.

Each year is split into two teaching sessions, October to January and February to June. The taught element of each module is usually spread across 12 weeks followed by a two week examination period in either January or June. You will normally study two modules concurrently (although there is an option to chose three modules for students wishing to complete the course more quickly). Successful completion of six modules will allow progression to year the MSc project.

You will have approximately 9 months to complete your project of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. Upon passing the project, you will be awarded the MSc degree.

Course Modules

Modules

Credits

Teaching Session

Advanced Computer Science

Advanced Software Engineering

Web Applications and Services

Advanced Web Technologies - CO7515

15

Oct - Jan

Optional

Optional

Core

Domain Specific Languages - CO7517

15

Oct - Jan

Optional

Core

Optional

Software Measurements and QA - CO7508

15

Oct - Jan

Optional

Optional

Optional

System Re-Engineering - CO7506

15

Oct - Jan

Optional

Core

Optional

Business Information Systems - CO7518

15

Feb - June

Optional

Optional

Optional

Generative Development - CO7507

15

Feb - June

Optional

Core

Optional

Semantic Web - CO7516

15

Feb - June

Optional

Optional

Core

Service-oriented Architectures - CO7514

15

Feb - June

Optional

Optional

Core

Individual Project - CO7501

90

February or June start

(after final exams)

Core for MSc

Core for MSc

Core for MSc

 PgCert

During their time of registration, students will undertake four 15-credit taught modules from the above list, if there are core moduels for your chosen course then these must be taken.

CPD 

Students register for any individual 15-credit module as offered in the above table Students taking modules in the CPD mode do not have to attend the examination, however if they plan to upgrade to a PgCert or MSc at a later stage only modules where the examination was taken can be accredited. 

How you will be assessed

Assessment will vary by module and could include a combination of written coursework, programming exercieses, online tests and timed written examinations. You will be given detailed feedback on coursework assessment, allowing you to see your progress and identify your strengths and areas for improvement and enable preparation for any formal examinations. Any exams will be held at a venue local to where you live during your studies (usually within a 2-hour commute).

Module

Assessment

CO7506

40% Coursework, 60% Exam

CO7507

100% Coursework

CO7514

40% Coursework, 60% Exam

CO7515

40% Coursework, 60% Exam

CO7516

40% Coursework, 60% Exam

CO7517

100% Coursework

CO7518

40% Coursework, 60% Exam

CO7508

40% Coursework, 60% Exam

CW = Coursework (this could be written coursework, programming exercises or online tests)

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