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  • MSc Computing

MSc Computing

 

Overview

The MSc Computing programme is designed for graduates and professionals who wish to develop specific expertise within the field of Computing. By building on their existing knowledge and skills, students have the space to master fresh, cutting edge technologies as well as learn the critical skills of negotiation and project management.

This postgraduate programme offers a highly experiential approach to learning underpinned by activities including practical projects, fieldwork, live projects, business simulations, global and local case studies as well as ongoing contact with the industry via guest speakers, plus an outstanding group of lecturers who deliver relevant research-based teaching.

Graduates develop deep knowledge at the forefront of computing, as well as an intellectual ability for abstract analysis and synthesis, assisting them to make reasoned, critical decisions for selecting or implementing appropriate computer-based solutions.

Upon completion students have the required technical and interpersonal skills to make an immediate contribution to major projects at the leading edge of computer applications.

The programme has two modes of study, an intensive format (3 semesters within 12-15 months) and a standard format (4 semesters + dissertation within 24-27 months). Students can also choose two teaching methods, either in-person classes or blended learning. The school also considers applicants that would like to convert to Computing studies from a different field (typically business), by offering a specialised preparatory programme to ease into this transition.

In-person classes are held weekday evenings, and blended learning students are invited to Prague for weekend workshops during the semester. 

Programme Features

  • An internationally-recognised British Master’s degree taught in English, designed specifically for experienced working professionals and graduates starting their careers alike
  • Intellectual and professional development at an advanced level
  • Offers a balance of specialist and interpersonal skills training, independent learning, and problem solving
  • Opportunities to work with real clients on community/business projects and initiatives
  • Small cohorts allow for a close working relationship with teachers and classmates
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge is developed in key areas of the contemporary computing environment, while encouraging open enquiry into new visions and technologies.
  • Industry network associations with international IT companies and a member of MSDN Academic Alliance and Apple Developer
  • Our excellent lecturers and guest speakers on the programme, as well as professionals from our highly regarded Master Speaker Series, are available to further your enquiry into the latest topics in computing
  • Teaching faculty comprised of post graduate and PHD qualified lecturers with direct industry experience
  • A strategic alliance with Teesside University, which is at the forefront of technology and education in the UK

Career Opportunities

As a successful MSc graduate, you will have developed the intellectual ability for complex analysis, as well as mastered an advanced level of technical and interpersonal skills to meet the high expectations of the best employers in the field. Our graduates go on to many specialist areas of computing including security, machine learning, and database design as well as advancing into senior management roles in global organisations.

Some of our outstanding students and alumni on this degree include:


alejandro-villamarin-1Alejandro Villamarin (Ecuador) - MSc Computing graduate

I work for one of the biggest investment banks in the UK in the High Performance Computing Engineering team as a DevOps Engineer. Studying at Prague College taught me to think and work independently and the lecturers were always encouraging me to improve my analytical skills so that I could express and then critically evaluate my work. Furthermore, achieving a British degree gives you an edge when competing for demanding job positions as they are highly regarded by employers.

 

What you study

The programme explores contemporary issues in areas of research in computing and modern technologies. It meets the demands of a rapidly changing environment for new technologies through research, practice and a high level of academic enquiry. Alongside seminars and other class activities, students regularly engage with their lecturers and peers in dialogue format essential to advanced higher learning. The modules listed below strengthen students' technical knowledge, whilst providing the research skills required to complete, deliver and evaluate a major computing project:

  • Mobile Systems and Cybersecurity
  • Project Management Philosophies and Tools
  • Data Analytics
  • Systems Administration and Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Research Methods
  • Computing Masters Project

 

Entry requirements

1.  Previous education

  • A British Honours degree, first or second class, in a relevant subject area, or equivalent level qualification.

    Applicants with a British Honours degree or equivalent level qualification with appropriate professional experience, may also be eligible for the programme.

2.  Proof of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following

  • IELTS score – 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 79
  • Versant language exam - score equivalent to 6.0 IELTS
  • If the applicant has completed a Bachelors programme entirely in English this requirement may not apply

3. Letter of motivation (500 words) describing career and personal motivation.

4. Professional and academic references

5. Curriculum Vitae

6. Final Interview

 

Tuition & Payment

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This programme takes three semesters to complete. It is possible to complete the programme in 12 months by making use of the summer semester; however most Master’s candidates typically complete in 18 months.

Prague College Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships which may be awarded in consideration of academic excellence, social engagement in school activities or generally in society, financial need and special circumstances. We also have a special fund to support students coming from Czech-language and Slovak-language secondary schools and universities

Successful scholarship winners can have from 10% up to 40% of their tuition covered for either a single academic year or the duration of the programme.

Apply early. The number of scholarships is limited. Ask us for details!

Financing

Czech students are eligible for Gaudeamus student loans from Komercni Banka. Some students from other countries have received funding from their home countries to study at Prague College, and if you think you may be eligible for funding from your home country do not hesitate to ask for our advice and support.

When to pay

A deposit on tuition ensures new students a place on the programme. Full tuition for the first semester is due two weeks before starting the programme, except in the case of late registrations.

International students pay the first semester, relevant registration fees and the first semester rent for accommodation before starting the visa application process.

Continuing students pay the next semester tuition two weeks before the end of the current semester.

Early payment discounts 

You can save up to 8% if you pay the academic year in advance. The discount is calculated as 1% per month for each month the individual semester payments are paid early.

New students do not receive a discount on their first semester, but if they choose to pay the first year up front, then they would receive the discount for the second semester.

Payment plans

Students who have finished the first semester, and who make all their payments by the due date, can apply for a payment plan for an administrative fee of 700 Czk per semester plus 1% surcharge for each installment.

Contact us now if you have any question regarding tuition deadlines, early payment discounts or your eligibility for a payment plan.

 


Teaching Faculty

  • radek-honzik

    Radek Honzik

    Programme Leader

  • bohus-ziskal

    Bohus Ziskal

    Principal Lecturer

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    Alex Moucha

    Lecturer

  • veronika-douchova-1

    Veronika Douchova

    Head of School of Media & IT

  • Viktor Cerny

    Viktor Cerny


    Associate Lecturer