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Computer Science (with Placement) (MSc) - ARU (Cambridge)
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Computer Science (with Placement) (MSc) - ARU (Cambridge)

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)
On campus
 2758 Points
1 Year, 9 Months

Program Description

As a student of the Master in Computer Science (MSc) program at ARU, you’ll cover all aspects of technologies and user environments, along with the skills to create and manage IT solutions. This will include how to apply hardware and software technology to complex user requirements, and ensure their systems are secure. You’ll diagnose problems and respond to operational challenges. You can also build on this by choosing our placement option, allowing you to apply your knowledge in a real-life industry setting, helping you to gain key employability skills for after your degree.

By studying at ARU, you’ll gain practical experience in our advanced computing laboratories, setting up infrastructure and creating database applications, multimedia tools, browsers and server architecture. Through five modules you will learn about Consumer Psychology. We are proud that the teaching team includes renowned academics and our psychology research has been classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). You will be taught the workings of the consumer mind in order to explain why humans respond to different types of consumer stimuli. Specifically you will learn about what captures consumers attention, how their perception may be altered by different types of design element as well as factors that affect the consumer decision-making process.

• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £8,800/year

Entry Requirements

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Core Modules

Semantic Data Technologies

Secure Systems

Advanced Web Solutions

Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure

Research Methods

Masters Project


Postgraduate Work Placement


Our students move in to a wide range of IT job roles in industry. In addition to specialist and technical roles, our graduates also move into management/project delivery roles including:

  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • IT Consultant/Project Manager
  • IT Support Manager
  • Technical Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Microsoft Solutions Architect
  • Application Developer

You’re also in the perfect position to move into a teaching career in secondary and further education or continue your academic career.


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