Information Systems (MRes)
1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
This programme offers an accelerated and innovative route into research training and is particularly relevant for those who are seeking to prepare themselves for rapid PhD progression. While studying state-of-the-art topics from one of our internationally recognised research areas, this programme will equip you with the skills needed to accomplish the thinking, evidence and rigour for new practical and beneficial accomplishments in academia or industry.
- Research students seminar series
- Research Poster Day
- Research Retreat
This programme will provide you with an intensive, structured introduction to research if you are planning to become an academic or industrial researcher, or wish to prepare for future PhD studies. The programme is designed to develop core abilities that successful research depends upon. These include critical judgement, intellectual integrity and academic rigour.
The programme provides direct access to, and supervision from, research experts who provide invaluable context, support and feedback during a range of intensive core research modules. These are structured to let you exercise and develop your analytical, creative and scientifically rigorous skill set and will involve very small group teaching.
Your subject knowledge will be developed further through optional modules in areas of specialism and subject leadership from within the School including Informatics, Visual Computing and Distributed and Scientific Computing. Your choice of dissertation will align with this internationally recognised research in a topic based around your own areas of interest. The programme will leave you with a long-term career investment, enabling you to undertake with confidence, a complex future research study.
This degree programme follows a modular pattern based on two semesters with an initial emphasis on taught material and includes a substantial individual project completed during the summer. To achieve the MRes degree you will need 180 credits; 80 credits will come from taught modules and 100 credits from your project. This is a one year, full-time programme.
Information Systems including (but not limited to):
- Business intelligence
- Information, Network and Cyber Security
- Organisations, Complexity and Systems
- Research and Entrepreneurship Skills
- Security Techniques
This programme is an ideal introduction to your research career and is a sound basis from which to advance to a PhD in Computing.
Applicants must hold a good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related subject.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 6.0 in each area).
Application to this programme must be supported by one of the following:
- A full research proposal of between 500 and 1500 words
- An indication of general research interests, i.e. which of the School's research groups you wish to join (this option is for those students unsure of their research topic; the proposal will be developed during the first semester).
For more information on what is required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
Next intake: October 2012
Name: Mrs Helen Williams
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5586
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4598