Advanced Computing for IT Professionals

Our Masters-level short courses offer you the practical skills and confidence to address the key challenges faced by the sector. Take them as standalone courses or build them up into a Masters Degree – the choice is yours.

Studying advanced Computing enables you to become more effective at work, or could even be the springboard to promotion; providing your employer with increased IT efficiency.

Our courses have been designed to be studied at a distance, giving you the flexibility to study from any location within a structured and supportive framework, allowing you to combine studying with work or family commitments.

A qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing – we are one of the UK's leading research and teaching universities with over 20 years' experience of offering high quality distance learning courses.

Advanced web technologies are now embedded at the heart of all businesses. Understand the key drivers for this technological change and develop the practical skills to use Microsoft’s frameworks for developing services, deploying apps and supporting workflows.

Service-oriented Architectures (SOAs) are at the heart of modern modern distributed systems in enterprise, commerce, and finance. Learn how to design SOAs from requirements, implement and test them in a model-driven development process.

Business Information Systems are affected by market forces such as globalisation, increased pressure on cost, better-informed clients and the growth of mobile solutions and social networking. Learn how to manage, develop and operate IT systems in a context where they are not only critical to continuous improvement but essential for business transformation and differentiation.

Systems Re-Engineering is a constant effort. Learn techniques to capture the whole re-engineering cycle to improve systems structure and performance whilst avoiding unwanted side-effects or faults.

Domain Specific Languages: Software development requires dedicated languages at different levels, e.g., for business modelling, design, or implementation tasks. Learn about state-of-the-art approaches and technologies for the definition and use of DSLs in a model-driven development context.

Generative Development: Software systems are everywhere. As our expectations grow so does the complexity of modern software systems. Learn the main principles and techniques of complex systems modelling and code generation in order to bring your skills and knowledge up-to-date.

Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise and community boundaries. Learn about the use of semantic technologies for building the next generation of the web of data.

Software measurements and quality assurance (QA) is a constant effort. Learn techniques to capture the whole re-engineering cycle to improve systems structure and performance whilst avoiding unwanted side-effects or faults.

How long is the course?

10 weeks (plus optional exam)

When do the courses start?

October 2013

What is the time commitment?

Approx. 10 hours per week

How is the course delivered?

Distance learning using “Blackboard”, the University’s on-line learning platform.  Students are also supported by a personal tutor throughout their studies.

How much do they cost?

Each individual course is £1,060 (2014-15)

Are there discounts available?

A 10% discount is available for to any employer sponsoring 2 or more employees.

What are the entry requirements?

A good second class degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with a substantial amount of Computing. We also consider significant relevant work experience. All applications are considered on their individual merit

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Dept of Informatics
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom


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