MSc Computer Science with Business 2018/19 entry

Duration Full time 1 year
Part time 2 years
Discipline
  • Computer Science
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

MSc Computer Science with Business combines core Computer Science modules with modules in Management, Strategy, Marketing and Accounting. This course is taught in partnership between the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and the University of Exeter Business School. This blend of business and science is designed for students wanting management or leadership roles working with data.

You will be able to engage with the latest developments from a range of Computer Science topics with leading academics in the field. Course content draws directly upon our particular research strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performance computing and networks, and cyber-security.

This MSc is career-focused, with an emphasis on postgraduate training. You will develop a wide range of important skills such as team-working, coding, independent research and problem solving. This course is suited to those looking to use their expertise commercially in any sector, particularly in management or leadership roles.

Your project, which forms a major part of the MSc, will maintain a business focus as you explore data science in a commercial environment.

Programme structure 2018/19

Code

Title

Credits

Compulsory modules

ECMM427

Group Development Project

30

ECMM4xx

Computer Science Business Project

60

Optional modules

Select at least 30 credits

BEMM114

Managing Operations

15

BEMM118

Strategic Innovation Management

15

BEMM119

Strategy

15

BEMM148

Marketing Strategy

15

BEAM045

Accounting for International Managers

15

Select up to 60 credits

ECMM408

Logic, Ontology, and Knowledge Representation

15

ECMM409

Nature-Inspired Computation

30

ECMM410

Research Methodology

15

ECMM422

Machine Learning

15

ECMM423

Evolutionary Computation & Optimisation

15

ECMM424

Computer Modelling and Simulation

15

ECMM425

Computer Vision

15

ECMM4xx

From Data to Decisions

15

ECMM4xx

Data in Business and Society

15

ECMM4xx

High Performance Computing and Data Architectures

15

ECMM4xx

Social Networks and Text Analysis

15

ECMM7xx

M-level modules in Mathematics

15

Select up to 30 credits

ECM34xx

Choose from third year modules in Computer Science

Up to 30

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is mainly delivered by lectures, workshops and online materials. Each module references core and supplementary texts, or material recommended by module deliverers, which provide in depth coverage of the subject and go beyond the lectures.

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies, becoming actively involved in a research project yourself.

We aim to provide a supportive environment where students and staff work together in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The department has a student-focused approach to teaching, whereby all members of staff deal with questions on an individual basis. We operate an open door policy, so it is easy to consult individual members of staff or to fix appointments with them via email. As a friendly group of staff, you will get to know us well during your time here.

The assessment strategy for each module is explicitly stated in the full module descriptions given to students. Group and team skills are addressed within modules dealing with specialist and advanced skills. Assessment methods include essays, closed book tests, exercises in problem solving, use of the Web for tool-based analysis and investigation, mini-projects, extended essays on specialized topics, and individual and group presentations.

Careers

Computer Science is at the forefront of technology and innovation. With connectivity at the heart of society, there is an increasing need for graduates who are able to understand the latest techniques and technology to negotiate problems. Huge opportunities exist for the businesses and individuals who can solve these problems using the latest technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performing computing and cyber security.

MSc Computer Science with Business is designed for the business leaders of the future. By combining advanced Computer Science with modules in Management, Strategy and Accounting this programme provides a postgraduate experience that gives our graduates a competitive edge in the job market and beyond.

Career opportunities are limitless, with graduates being found in a variety of sectors, including software engineering, health communications, education, life sciences, finance and manufacturing. This programme is particularly suited to professionals and graduates looking to develop career options or pursue academia.

Entry requirements 2018/19

 

Candidates will be required to have at least a 2:1 degree in a numerate subject, and must be able to show evidence of good programming ability in recognised modern computer languages.

Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. 

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding 2018/19

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Contact us

We welcome enquiries about the course.

For further information contact:

Email: empsmsc@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 724061