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    Description

    The MComp Computer Science programme will provide the advanced knowledge that you will require in order to facilitate the development of computer solutions. The course focuses on applications in industry throughout, and it will ensure that you are able to adapt to any scenario that you find yourself working in after you have graduated.

    The difference between this course and our BSc (Hons) Computer Science course is that, as well as specialising in more advanced topics, you will also complete a group industrial project. The MComp qualification is also well suited to students who wish to pursue careers in academic and industrial research.

    The course will be a mix of theory and practical work in topics such as:

    • Data warehousing and mining
    • Advanced programming concepts
    • Web Development
    • Computer Security
    • Computer systems and networking
    • Data structures and algorithms
    • Advanced software engineering

    The University of Portsmouth is one of only 10 UK universities to offer the MComp qualification. MComp is an integrated postgraduate qualification. While the entry requirements of the course are slightly higher than undergraduate degrees in general, you聮ll end up with a postgraduate level qualification and a head-start in the job market.

    You聮ll not only benefit from the opportunity to extend your skills and develop specialist knowledge with the tutors, facilities and fellow students that you聮ll have become familiar with, but, unlike other postgraduates, you聮ll qualify for student loans to support you throughout your studies.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 60 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    In the first year we aim to supply you with the central skills and knowledge that you will need as a computer scientist. The areas covered will include programming, computer systems and networks.

    You will specifically focus on the following areas:

    路 introductory programming

    路 computer architecture

    路 foundations of the web

    路 network fundamentals

    路 database design and development

    Year two

    There聮s a selection of topics covering more advanced aspects of your first year. You聮ll also have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of interest, such as computer graphics, and developing web-based systems.
    You will specifically focus on the following areas:

    路 software engineering

    路 data structures and algorithms

    路 advanced programming concepts

    路 mathematical foundations of computer science

    路 operating systems and networks

    Year three and four

    In your third year, you will specifically focus on the following areas:

    路 distributed systems and parallel programming

    路 theoretical computer science

    路 neural networks and genetic algorithms

    路 advanced networks

    路 fuzzy logic

    路 data warehousing and mining

    In your final year, you will carry out a group industrial project utilising the skills learned during your course and your areas of interest within computer science.

    You will also focus on the following topics:

    路 computer vision

    路 advanced programming skills for the Web

    路 computer security


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    300-340 points to include 200 points from a minimum of 3 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics, plus two relevant Science or Technology subjects.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student鈥檚 tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Portsmouth.

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