The wealth of the country depends not only upon our research base but also on our ability to exploit the commercial potential of this intellectual property. This area has too often been left for industry to lead in the hope that university-developed ideas are exploited.
The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the new developments in the field of computing.
It will enable you to develop the skill set required to commercialise computing ideas and create an increased culture of entrepreneurship of information technology.
The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship provides an exciting opportunity for computing graduates from the UK and overseas to learn about the latest developments in this area, and gain vital business skills and training with a view to exploring how these developments might be exploited commercially.
The course is ideal for students wishing to prepare themselves for a dynamic career in computing and related industries, and particularly relevant for those interested in the commercialisation of research, or intending to work at the business-academic interface.
This course also provides an excellent foundation for further study and you may decide to progress to a PhD in order to continue your research.
During semester one, you will take compulsory modules in:
During semester two, you will take compulsory modules in:
You will then have the option to take some of the following elective modules:
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake an Entrepreneurship Project. This project will be based around a real commercial problem with substantial involvement in an outside company and will involve you working with others.
The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two to four years.
The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits´ worth of compulsory and optional modules and a 60-credit entrepreneurship project.
The course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in new technologies and professional practice (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.