The degree is taught by the School of Computer Science and by English Language Teaching. In the first semester, which starts in January, all students take a Programming module in addition to two English language modules.
For students with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, such as Information Systems or Engineering:
For students who do not necessarily have a Computer Science background but are able to demonstrate proficiency in programming:
For students who do not necessarily have any prior knowledge of Computer Science, IT, programming, or management:
- This programme offers an innovative way to start your degree with a structure that allows you to continue developing your knowledge of English.
- You will study both Computer Science and English Language modules – for credit – right from the start.
- The University’s School of Computer Science is ranked second in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018.
- One visa covers the full length of the programme.
- After the first taught semester, you will continue onto a suitable Masters degree in Computer Science based on your performance on the initial Programming module. This also provides you with a high level of flexibility of study.
The taught portion of the MSc programme includes eleven modules: three related to English Language and eight specific to Computer Science. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes. Most modules are assessed through practical coursework exercises and examinations. Class sizes typically range from 10 to 50 students.
All students are assigned an adviser who meets with them at the start of the year to discuss module choices and who is available to assist with any academic difficulties during the year. A designated member of staff provides close supervision for the MSc project and dissertation.
Further particulars regarding curriculum development.