The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers the following Master Programs:
Computer Science (MSC)
Our MSc Computer Science provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.
Computer Science (MRES)
Our MRes Computer Science is an advanced program offering a supervised research project. You also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, as well as three other taught modules.
By the time you have completed this program, you will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of your chosen area of study, which you will be able to use in problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies.
Data Science (MSC)
Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as part of an innovative initiative to fund conversion courses in computing and engineering, our MSc Data Science is designed for graduates who are new to computer science, providing an excellent grounding for working as a data scientist or analyst in industry. For those already working in IT, this intensive programme is an ideal opportunity to strengthen and update your knowledge and skills in the areas of data science and software engineering, while obtaining a formal Master’s qualification in this area of emerging importance.
Information Technology (MSC)
Our MSc Information Technology covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the program provides opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills; if you do not have previous experience, it provides a platform for a career in the IT industry.
Computing for the Financial Services (MSC)
The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.
Advanced Computing Technologies (MSC)
If you already work in the IT sector, or you intend to pursue a career in IT or a research degree, our MSc Advanced Computing Technologies is designed to advance your knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics. This specialized program will provide you with the skills to analyses problems in the evaluation and application of technologies, and in research into, and development of, new technologies.
Information Systems and Management (MSC)
Our MSc Information Systems and Management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organizations, or the management of IT.
About Birkbeck University of London
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic center of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
At Birkbeck, you can build your own university experience, with as little or as much support as you need. Birkbeck offers a famously friendly, welcoming environment and we will be with you every step of the way, offering academic support and pastoral guidance, whenever you need it.
Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free – to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.
We know the conventional university model isn’t right for everyone. Our evening teaching gives people who care about their future something special: the opportunity to study at a world-class, research-intensive university and progress their life goals at the same time.
With a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching, Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, alongside University College London (UCL), King’s College London (KCL), the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), among others.
At Birkbeck, you can choose as much or as little of the standard university experience as you like. You might work during the day, study in one of Bloomsbury’s world-famous libraries, undertake an internship via Birkbeck Talent, our in-house professional recruitment service – or do something completely different. Many people are drawn to Birkbeck because we support and enable diverse life choices.
The combination of evening study and a city-centre location offer you exceptional opportunities. Our main campus is next to other universities, surrounded by world-famous museums and galleries and in the heart of corporate and governmental London.
With the West End, Soho, Covent Garden and King’s Cross on our doorstep you can take full advantage of London’s world-famous shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and clubs before and after your evening classes. Everything that London has to offer is here for you to enjoy.
In addition, you will have access to the affordable sports facilities, societies, music venues, bars and cafes of Student Central, right next door to our main campus in Bloomsbury, central London.
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