At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. This course adds a fourth year at master’s level to our bachelor’s degree, in which you will study specialist modules based on your own interests as well as your tutors’ research interests. Building on what you learned in your first three years, you will strengthen your independent critical thinking, problem solving, professional and research skills, enhancing your ability to analyse particular issues in depth. You’ll focus on a small number of modules informed by important current issues in industry as well as the research interests of your tutors (perhaps looking at distributed intelligence, statistical techniques, security or ethical issues). You’ll focus even further by completing a substantial research project. Obtaining this integrated master’s degree will demonstrate your ability to think critically and apply technology more effectively. You’ll have the opportunity to explore subjects of particular interest to you and pursue specialist modules. A broad range of careers will be open to you, possibly in a technology company, a consultancy firm, or in-house with a business or in public service. Alternatively, you might continue your studies or enter teaching or research.