MSc – Computer Science

The course will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised and applied areas of Computer Science, such as Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile app and Web Development, and Cyber Security. These are areas that are much in demand, both in industry and research.  There is a strong emphasis on practical experience backed up with the underlying theory from the academics who are active and publishing researchers. The course focus is on teaching up-to-date and relevant in-demand knowledge and skills, from web development to ethical hacking.

 

MSc – Cybersecurity

The exponential increase in mobile devices, converged applications and Cloud technologies, initiatives such as Bring your Own Device (BYOD) / Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) and the advent of digital information technologies, has increased the proliferation of threats in our vibrant and active cyber-physical-natural environment diluting further its perimeter. Our cyberspace is constantly increasing its size almost linearly to its value recognising Cyber Security as a global response to the challenges posed by constantly evolving systems that are harder to secure. The MSc Cyber Security seeks to address the increasing demand for Cyber Security related domains in both academic, vocational qualifications and projection for an increased shortage of Cyber Security professionals in the industry. The course has been designed by a team of leading experts, researchers and trainers in the field and gives the opportunity to the students to be exposed to cutting-edge technologies, tools and techniques in cyber exploitation and defence.

MBA

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment.  You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.

By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences.  You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.

In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. With this in mind, full -time MBA students on the standard mode of delivery (i.e. classroom study and blended learning out of classroom activities) will join with peers from other postgraduate courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton Business School.

 

BSc (Hons) Computer Science Games Development-Year 3

This course investigates the technologies behind games development including hardware (consoles, input devices) and software games engines. It also covers the mathematics and physics required to create believable agents, non-player characters (NPCs) and virtual worlds inside a computer game.

This equips you to play a valuable role as part of a games development team in the games industry and enables you to develop your own ideas into a marketable product.

The course has the same foundations and principles of our main Computer Science Award, integrating computer language tools, techniques and methodologies. Additionally, we will prepare you with the key skills needed to keep abreast of future developments.

Our course combines the core subjects of computer science with the opportunity to develop additional skills in the area of games development.  

Programming is an essential requirement for all computer scientists and games developers, and you will be developing your skills in this area throughout your course. You will begin with the fundamentals of programming and problem solving, and build on this through subjects such as object-oriented analysis, design and programming, software development and systems programming. In addition to the development of your game studies, you will also learn about computer graphics and artificial intelligence. In your final year, your studies will culminate in the development of a computer games related project.

You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills and you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science Games Development – Year 2

This course investigates the technologies behind games development including hardware (consoles, input devices) and software games engines. It also covers the mathematics and physics required to create believable agents, non-player characters (NPCs) and virtual worlds inside a computer game.

This equips you to play a valuable role as part of a games development team in the games industry and enables you to develop your own ideas into a marketable product.

The course has the same foundations and principles of our main Computer Science Award, integrating computer language tools, techniques and methodologies. Additionally, we will prepare you with the key skills needed to keep abreast of future developments.

Our course combines the core subjects of computer science with the opportunity to develop additional skills in the area of games development.  

Programming is an essential requirement for all computer scientists and games developers, and you will be developing your skills in this area throughout your course. You will begin with the fundamentals of programming and problem solving and build on this through subjects such as object-oriented analysis, design and programming, software development and systems programming. In addition to the development of your game studies, you will also learn about computer graphics and artificial intelligence. In your final year, your studies will culminate in the development of a computer games related project.

You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills and you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science Games Development Degree – Year 1

About

The Diploma In Computing (MQF Level 5) is provided in conjunction with NCC Education and is the first year of a three-year degree journey with the University of Wolverhampton. The programme exposes students to both academic and vocational subjects and includes topics related to web design, programming, hardware and networking.

This qualification is ideal for students who have obtained the secondary education certificate or the matriculation certificate. It is also suitable for mature students who are currently employed and wish to change their career or enhance their ICT skills. In the case of mature students, work experience and qualifications other than O’ and A’ levels are taken into consideration.

The Diploma is offered on both full time and part-time evening. Students are given access to study and reading material. Assessments are provided and corrected by NCC Education and consist of a number of examinations and assignments.

The STC Education three-year Computing framework of study includes: 

First year: NCC Diploma in Computing

Second year: University of Wolverhampton 

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Development)

Third year: University of Wolverhampton    

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Development)

Students who successfully complete this qualification usually gain direct entry to the 2nd year of a BSc(Hons) degree in Computer Science with the University of Wolverhampton. We encourage you to discuss any of your queries with the University’s Admissions team on [email protected] who will be happy to answer any of your queries.

BSc (Hons) CyberSecurity -Year 3

Throughout this course you will develop and enhance your skills as a programmer, starting with the essential fundamentals of programming and problem-solving. You will learn how to develop software that meets client needs and will have the opportunity to develop a piece of software for your final project.

In addition, you will undertake studies in computer systems engineering and databases. Our course is flexible enough to allow you to pursue an area of particular interest to you such as digital media, networks or the internet.

You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills, and you will have ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to practical activities.

In the final year, you will further develop and apply your knowledge in different applications and technologies, techniques, tools and methods in relation to cybersecurity. You will use specialist forensics software, investigate human factors which affect security, look at the management of risk, information management and governance and cyber intelligence. Themes covered will influence and support your final year project module and you will have the option to engage with industry to work on a real-life project.

BSc (Hons) CyberSecurity- Year 2

B.S.c Cyber Security aims to give students a fundamental understanding of how to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber attacks and cyber threats. This course covers all the main topic areas required by the British Computing Society for an accredited Cyber Security degree and includes an understanding of Cyber threats and attacks, and the criminal sub-culture which is increasingly profiting from those attacks, how to manage information and the risks to that information, practical approaches to implementing physical and process controls to reduce information threats, and the design of secure systems and products which will enable businesses to withstand Cyber attacks. The course also includes aspects of Cryptography and Forensic Computing, and students will have the opportunity to engage with the latest software and forensic approaches. Several staff at The University of Wolverhampton are engaged in Cybersecurity research and work closely with industry to ensure that the course will produce graduates who have the skills which industry needs. Employment in the area of Cybersecurity is predicted to increase fivefold in the next two years, and there is already a severe shortage of trained graduates who are able to work in this area. Therefore, the likelihood of gaining well-paid employment at the end of your degree is extremely high.

In the second year, you will gain an understanding of cybersecurity architecture and operations. You will use specialist tools and equipment to develop your knowledge of computer networks and will gain a technical understanding of how to protect computer systems and networks. You will also gain experience in ethical hacking and data mining.

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity Degree Pathway – Year 1

About

The Diploma In Computing (MQF Level 5) is provided in conjunction with NCC Education and is the first year of a three-year degree journey with the University of Wolverhampton. The programme exposes students to both academic and vocational subjects and includes topics related to web design, programming, hardware and networking.

This qualification is ideal for students who have obtained the secondary education certificate or matriculation certificate. It is also suitable for mature students who are currently employed and wish to change their career or enhance their ICT skills. In the case of mature students, work experience and qualifications other than O’ and A’ levels are taken into consideration.

The Diploma is offered on both full time and part-time evening. Students are given access to study and reading material. Assessments are provided and corrected by NCC Education and consist of a number of examinations and assignments.

The STC Education three-year Computing framework of study includes: 

First year: NCC Diploma in Computing

Second year: University of Wolverhampton 

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Development)

Third year: University of Wolverhampton    

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science or

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Development)

Students who successfully complete this qualification usually gain direct entry to the 2nd year of a BSc(Hons) degree in Computing with the University of Wolverhampton. We encourage you to discuss any of your queries with the University’s Admissions team on [email protected] who will be happy to answer any of your queries.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science – Year 2

Throughout this course you will develop and enhance your skills as a programmer, starting with the essential fundamentals of programming and problem-solving. You will learn how to develop software that meets client needs and will have the opportunity to develop a piece of software for your final project.

In addition, you will undertake studies in computer systems engineering and databases. Our course is flexible enough to allow you pursue an area of particular interest to you such as digital media, networks or the internet.

You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills, and you will have ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to practical activities.

You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.