MSc Computing (Global Degree)
1 year Blended Master's Degree in the #DigitalCampus
Are you attracted by the idea of post-graduate studies in Computing and wish to enhance your educational qualifications, but would prefer to remain in your current location? Or do external commitments mean that you would struggle to attend a classic full or part-time programme?
Our blended learning programme answers these needs. Blended delivery offers you the best experience of a Prague College education by combining regular studies in our immersive Digital Campus, supplemented by in-person residential sessions in Prague, convenient to your schedule.
Blended learning offers maximum flexibility; you have less time on campus, but still experience superior learning, individual mentoring from our professional lecturers and have personal, frequent participation in the #DigitalCampus, making you an active participant in our global digital community.
Our MSc Computing degree allows students an opportunity to fully explore the complex body of knowledge related to computer science and its application. It develops knowledge at the forefront of computing, as well as intellectual ability for abstract analysis and synthesis at the level of postgraduate research.
It produces graduates who can 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 MSc in Computing is suited for professionals and recent graduates, typically with a computing background, who want to broaden and deepen their technical skills, while also allowing the opportunity for the curious to pursue new endeavours into theoretical computing or interdisciplinary research. There are excellent opportunities to engage in practical learning in cooperation with an outstanding group of lecturers and guest speakers.
Join us in Prague for in-person instruction, along with plenty of networking and social opportunities allowing you to mix with fellow Master's students and academic staff.
Choose from two residential options:
a) two weekends per semester (week 4 and week 8), or b) one week per semester (end of semester)
If you are unable to join us in Prague, for whatever reason, please know that you will be welcome to join future residential blocks, even as a graduate, and can still complete your programme.
Digital Campus for the 2020/21 Academic Year
We look forward to welcoming you to Prague for your residential block, but we recognise that depending on your country of residence, you may still have difficulty if flights are not yet operating, or if visas are delayed. Teaching methods may also be subject to the evolution of the pandemic and any subsequent Government restrictions.
If restrictions prevent your arrival for the entire 2020/21 academic year then you will be able to complete the one-year programme on time through the Digital Campus.
Alejandro 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. The modules below advance students' technical knowledge, whilst providing the research skills required to complete, deliver and evaluate a major computing project. Below details the topics covered*:
- Information Technology Systems Management
- Object Oriented Programming
- Systems Administration & Security
- Emerging Database Technologies
- Research Methods for Computing
- Mobile Systems & Cybersecurity
- Masters Project: Computing
*Subject to Approval
1. Previous education
- a British Honours degree, first or second class, in a computing subject with good programming and software design skills;
- or equivalent qualifications, for example applicants with appropriate professional experience.
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
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 5% 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!
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.
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.