MSc

Cloud and Enterprise Computing

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  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught / Professional
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time / Sandwich
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: September 2019
  • Course duration: One year full-time / Two years full-time with one year placement / Two years part-time

Learn how to design, develop and manage scalable Enterprise-level information systems within the Enterprise and in public computing Clouds, with emphasis on computing and management techniques.

You will learn the principles and techniques necessary for designing, developing, and evaluating Enterprise Information System (EIS) that are distributed, interoperable, intelligent, and adaptive to change. In addition, the major project element of the course will allow you an opportunity to develop greater subject specialism in one specific Cloud or Enterprise computing topic of your choice.

For full module descriptions, which include Advanced Software Engineering, Enterprise and Cloud Systems Management, and Service-Oriented Cloud Technologies, scroll down to the 'What you'll study' section.

Gain valuable workplace experience to enhance your skills with a year-long work placement opportunity

Postgraduate open events: We hold postgraduate open events throughout the year. Find out more and book a place.

Contact details: Email us
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8351

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Ghayth AlMahadin, MSc Cloud and Enterprise Computing at NTU
Ghayth tells us about his experience at Nottingham Trent University.

What you'll study

You will study six core modules in the first three terms and conduct your research project in your final term. If you are a part-time student, you will continue to study the second year from the modules listed below.

  • Modules

    Advanced Software Engineering (20 cp) - Extend your existing programming skills and develop expertise in a variety of intelligent system engineering contexts and object-orientated program development.

    Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management (20 cp) - You will develop your appreciation of entrepreneurship and leadership, and their role in economic development, project management and entrepreneurial business success. You will learn the tools and methodologies for effective project management.

    Enterprise and Cloud Systems Management (20 cp) - This module develops your understanding of the business management issues associated with the adoption of Cloud services for organisations. You will learn how to manage the transition from a traditional IT infrastructure to Cloud services for a business organisation.

    Service-Oriented Cloud Technologies (20 cp) - Learn the theory, practice, and advanced techniques associated with implementing large-scale distributed computing systems in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). Gain the necessary knowledge to design and implement enterprise-level computer applications and associated data-storage as services that can be cost-effectively deployed in scalable Cloud infrastructures.

    Network and Cloud Security (20 cp) - Develop your knowledge of the security problems associated with computer networks and the main technologies relating to network securities. You’ll learn about the challenges of migrating a networked computing solutions to Cloud infrastructure while addressing the associated security risks.

    Research Methods (20 cp) - This module develops your understanding of research design and methodology. As well as being introduced to the School's research facilities, you will develop the skills necessary for research and for writing a project definition document.

    Research Project (60 cp) - You will develop advanced skills in a relevant specialist topic area through the completion of a research project. The project integrates knowledge of the course and includes the design and / or development of an innovative solution to a complex and challenging technical problem presented as a dissertation or technical research paper.

  • Learn a new language

    Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

    Learning a new language can:

    • Enhance your communication skills
    • Enrich your experience when travelling abroad
    • Boost your career prospects.

    Find out more about the ULP.

  • How will I be supported?

    MSc Computer Science is taught by highly experienced staff members, many of whom are involved with cutting-edge research that ensures their teaching remains at the forefront of computing technology. We are very proud to have achieved 90% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF2014). Find out more.

    Throughout your course you will be supported by your course leader and personal tutor, who will work with you individually. A comprehensive induction programme will provide you with essential information about the course, including access to the library and virtual learning portal.

    For students hoping to take a placement, comprehensive support and advice is also available from the School’s Placement team.

    Based at the Clifton Campus, Computing and Technology students are primarily based in the Mary Ann Evans building, which houses more than £8 million worth of high-specification electronic and communication laboratories. More about our world-class facilities can be found here.

  • Key stats

    • 90% of our research activity achieved world-leading, internationally-excellent or internationally-recognised status (latest Research Excellence Framework 2014)
    • 95% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15)
    • 83% of NTU postgraduate taught students said that overall they were satisfied with the quality of their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016)
    • Leading university in the UK for the number of postgraduate students taking professional qualifications (latest Higher Education Statistics 2014/15)

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

The postgraduate academic year is divided into three terms, each of ten weeks plus a 15-week independent study period for MSc students.  If you take the sandwich route, you will take a one-year work placement after the first three terms before returning to NTU the following year to start your research project.

All modules are assessed either by coursework, case studies or dissertation and there are no formal examinations. Laboratory session and workshops are assessed through coursework reports and presentations.

You will learn through:

  • lectures
  • specialist laboratory sessions
  • seminars
  • project work

Careers and employability

The industry-focused nature of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. Nottingham Trent University graduates are widely respected amongst employers and our Computing and Informatics students are perceived as having the competitive edge due to the hands-on approach of our teaching.

You will be particularly attractive to organisations seeking to integrate their Enterprise-wide applications (EAI), automate Business to Business (B2B) relationships with other partners, or migrate their application services to scalable Cloud infrastructures.

Alternatively, you will be fully equipped to continue your studies to Doctorate (PhD) level at any UK or EU university.

The benefits of a work placement

Practical work experience can help you in your studies and is often paid. It can enhance your commercial awareness and your ability to link theory and practice which will be an invaluable skill in your future career. Although a work placement is highly recommended, obtaining one is based on an individual’s efforts and is not guaranteed.

Placement opportunities

This Cloud and Enterprise Computing postgraduate degree offers you the opportunity to take a one-year placement. If you choose this option, you will receive extensive help in obtaining a valuable one-year paid work placement and continued support during the placement period. Recent placement salaries have ranged from £10,000 to £35,000.

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice

To qualify for the additional qualification of Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (PGDIPP) you must submit a work placement portfolio which includes a placement diary, reflective report and updated CV, as well as deliver an oral presentation on your placement experience.

Help and support

We will work closely with you to help you strengthen your CV and interview techniques. During the placement year, an academic member of staff will visit at least twice to check on your progress and offer any advice.

For further information please visit our placements website.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (2.2 minimum) or equivalent in a Computer Science or Computing related subject such as Software Engineering and Information Systems.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (2.2 minimum) or equivalent in a Computer Science or Computing related subject such as Software Engineering and Information Systems.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.
  • We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU Applicant Portal.

Apply for your as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies.  If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

  • For a step by step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.
  • For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page.
  • For advice on how to write a good personal statement please visit our personal statement page.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Course fees for September 2019 entry are: TBC

Course fees for September 2018 entry are:

Study routeUK / EUInternational
Full-time£7,800£13,900
Full-time with placement year£7,800 + £1,385£13,900 + £1,385
Part-time£3,900 (for Year One*) 

* Please note that if you are considering a course that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for the first year of study. The course fee for the second year may be subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and living costs page and our funding page will answer all your questions.

Scholarships

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Alumni discount

We’re happy to be able to offer a 25% alumni discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on: +44 (0)115 848 2494. For scholarship help please contact us on: +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Course fees for September 2019 entry are: TBC

Course fees for September 2018 entry are:

Study routeEUInternational
Full-time£7,800£13,900
Full-time with placement year£7,800 + £1,385£13,900 + £1,385
Part-time£3,900 (for Year One*) 

* For a list of international fees for all courses and study routes in the School of Science and Technology please visit our postgraduate fees and funding page.

When and how to pay your fees

For advice and guidance on making secure international payments to the University please visit our international fees page.

Scholarships and other funding

If you’re an international or EU student holding an offer to study with us, you can apply for one of our international scholarships. Please visit our international scholarships page for details. You’ll also find information about EU tuition fee loans and external scholarships to study in the UK on these pages.

Advice and guidance

If you have any questions about international fees, scholarships and other funding please contact the International Development Office at international@ntu.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 115 848 8175.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418