Computing enhances the quality of our lives and aims to meet the challenges of the modern world. This integrated Master’s course is based on our successful Computing Science BSc(Hons) course and includes an extra year that leads to an MSci qualification. The thinking behind the Computing Science MSci course is to give you the chance to cover the subject in more depth. Our aim is that once you’ve completed the course, you should be able to go on to a career in research or in industry as a computing scientist or software manager. On the course you’ll be able to explore a range of topics, like programming, software engineering, mathematics, algorithms and data structures, networking, mobile computing and distributed systems. We'll look at the theory and the practical side of things to help you develop your abilities. It’s all been designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills you need to meet the challenges of the rapidly expanding computer industry. Your tutors will encourage you to identify tough problems, and then work out how to solve them through software. In your Final Year you’ll explore advanced areas, such as the opportunity to develop higher level skills in software design and development, autonomous and autonomic intelligent systems and the opportunity to work in a small group on a project leading to the production of a piece of working software. Wherever possible these projects will be for 'real' clients. During your studies you’ll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial groups, practical laboratory work and seminars. The course is fully accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real world with an optional one-year placement. Previous students have taken placements at companies like IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, HBOS and British Airways.