Undergraduate study2017

MSci (Hons) / BSc (Hons)

Computing and Management

Department of Computer Science

Year of entry: 2017

This degree course provides an excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both Information Technology (IT) and management. Graduates possessing these skills are highly sought after in industry.

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MSci (Hons) / BSc (Hons)

Computing and Management

Department of Computer Science

Year of entry: 2017

This degree course provides an excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both Information Technology (IT) and management. Graduates possessing these skills are highly sought after in industry.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Ranked 6th  for overall satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • 100% of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles (2014 graduates)
  • Accredited by the British Computer Society
  • Chartered IT Professional registration
  • MSci courses accreditation for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registration

This degree course provides an excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both Information Technology (IT) and management. Graduates possessing these ‘hybrid’ skills are highly sought after in industry.

The course is approximately evenly divided between IT and management subjects and is taught in conjunction with the School of Business and Economics, providing experienced teaching and support.

Computing and Management and Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) are very similar with most taught modules being common to the two courses.

The essential difference is that the ITMB course was specified and is endorsed by the companies of e-Skills UK. The strength of the Computing and Management course is that it allows for more flexibility when choosing optional modules and the project in Year 3.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
MSci (Hons) DPS 5 years full-time sandwich GNL2
MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time GN4F
BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich GN42
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time GNK2
Flexible learning

Teaching is by lectures, tutorials and practical classes. You will be learning a balance of theory and practice, meeting both the demands of a rapidly evolving subject and those of employers. In addition to the academic content, emphasis is placed on the development of your personal, managerial and presentation skills.

Upon graduation, you will possess a sound understanding of the fundamentals of computing and a flexible, well-developed approach to problem solving.

We continually monitor course content for quality and make improvements based on feedback from students, senior industrialists and accrediting bodies such as the British Computer Society. Major companies are directly involved in sponsoring our modules, supporting project work and providing guest lectures and prizes.

The MSci degree

The Master in Science (MSci) degree provides an ideal preparation for research and development work in industry or for a PhD. It is designed to create leaders in the subject area by giving in-depth experience of cutting edge research.

The final year provides a broad understanding and study of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, together with team working skills. There is also a significant, research based individual project conducted with a member of academic staff.

Assessment

Assessment may take the following forms: Written examinations (sat at the end of each semester – there are two semesters per academic year), Coursework, Project work, Computer-based testing and Verbal presentations.

Selection

You will normally be selected after careful consideration of your UCAS application form and, in some cases, an interview. If you are offered a place, you will be invited to visit the Department giving you the opportunity to meet staff, students, visit facilities and see what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Candidates must be numerate, but the course does not demand exceptional mathematical ability.

A-Level General Studies is not accepted.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations include:

Aston Martin, Aviva, BBC, Concentrix TSG, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu, GlaxoSmithKline, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, Morgan Stanley.

Course structure

For further details please see the Computer Science and Business and Economics module web pages

Year 1
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Programming for the WWW
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Server Side Programming
  • Statistics and Modelling for Management
  • Software Engineering 1
Year 2
  • Company Finance
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Knowledge Based Decision Support
  • Management Science Methods
  • Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 1
  • Operations Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Issues in Computing
  • Software Engineering 2
  • Team Projects
  • The Marketing Mix
Optional placement year

Optional salaried professional placement.

Year 3/4

Compulsory modules:

  • Computing / IT Project
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Web Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • E-Business Planning and Marketing
  • Cryptography and Network Security
  • Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 2
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Mark-up Languages for the Web
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Business Forecasting
  • Business Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Business Dynamics and Simulation
  • Strategic Information Management
  • Analysing Careers
  • The Changing Work Organisation
  • Marketing Communications
  • Lean Operations
  • Social Informatics
  • Information and Knowledge Management in the NHS
  • Culture and Change Management
Year 4/5 MSci
  • Enterprise Technology for Computer Scientists
  • Group Project
  • Managing a Project Team
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Thesis Project

For further details please see the Computer Science and Business and Economics module web pages

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: GNL2 MSci (Hons) DPS 5 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAA
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority A grades
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus an A-Level at grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels
Additional
GCSE Maths grade B

UCAS code: GN4F MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time

A-Level
AAA
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority A grades
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus an A-Level at grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels
Additional
GCSE Maths grade B

UCAS code: GN42 BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL (candidates who already hold an IB Diploma with 32 points are invited to contact the Admissions Office to see if a concession can be made)
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (or related): D*DD
Additional
GCSE Maths grade B

UCAS code: GNK2 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
ABB
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL (candidates who already hold an IB Diploma with 32 points are invited to contact the Admissions Office to see if a concession can be made)
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (or related): D*DD
Additional
GCSE Maths grade B

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placement (sandwich)

An additional year of professional placement is an available option highly recommended by both the Department and former students. Many students in the past have chosen to take this option and have found it a valuable experience that has enhanced their studies and employment opportunities.

Satisfactory completion leads to the additional award of a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

During the placement year, the student is employed in a company and treated as a graduate trainee. Many companies offer regular training opportunities which supplement the course modules, providing experience on a wide range of commercial software and business practice.

Responsibility for finding a suitable placement rests with the student, but assistance is given by the Department’s Professional Placement Tutor who has contacts with a wide range of industrial and commercial organisations.

Many students find employment with IT companies and other major industries, and some placements may be with small establishments, matched on the basis of subject or geographical location.

Department / School Key Information Sets

MSci (Hons) DPS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: GNL2

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: GN4F

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: GN42

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: GNK2

Our students

Karar H

“My course had helped me build a strong foundation and interest in theoretical Computer Science, enabling me to gain valuable skills and techniques for my future career.”

Lizz O

“I enjoy how much my course challenges me. The content is fun and very interactive, and encourages you to be thorough and precise with your work.”

Rebecca A

“In some modules, my course presents the opportunity to put yourself in a real life corporate situation to get the feel of what it would be like to interact with clients within a business.”

Joseph A

“Haslegrave is one of the best computer labs I have seen, with new model macs which are quick and available 24 hours a day.”

Lewis J

“I enjoy the balance between the IT and Business side of my course. I learnt about designing websites but also get to do HR, accounting and management modules.”

Abhishek S

“I’m not the type of person who enjoys going on night outs or to clubs, but the extensive range of societies at Loughborough provide a social atmosphere for everyone.”

Ammar M

“The quality of teaching at Loughborough is absolutely fantastic. ”

Reece C

“I was looking for a university that provided the perfect balance of strong academic reputation and renowned sporting excellence - choosing Loughborough was a no brainer.”

Tarun I

“The labs are brilliant – top of the range iMacs that triple-boot into Windows, OSX and Linux, all of which you will be using at various points.”

Tristan M

“My department building has a really central location and the computer labs have state-of-the-art equipment. Every time I get back to Loughborough it feels like I am home again.”

Ushma B

“As a female studying a male-dominated course it can be slightly intimidating, but inspiration from lecturers and my studies has given me the skills and confidence that I need to perform and achieve.”

Karar H

“My course had helped me build a strong foundation and interest in theoretical Computer Science, enabling me to gain valuable skills and techniques for my future career.”

Lizz O

“I enjoy how much my course challenges me. The content is fun and very interactive, and encourages you to be thorough and precise with your work.”

Rebecca A

“In some modules, my course presents the opportunity to put yourself in a real life corporate situation to get the feel of what it would be like to interact with clients within a business.”

Joseph A

“Haslegrave is one of the best computer labs I have seen, with new model macs which are quick and available 24 hours a day.”

Lewis J

“I enjoy the balance between the IT and Business side of my course. I learnt about designing websites but also get to do HR, accounting and management modules.”

Abhishek S

“I’m not the type of person who enjoys going on night outs or to clubs, but the extensive range of societies at Loughborough provide a social atmosphere for everyone.”

Ammar M

“The quality of teaching at Loughborough is absolutely fantastic. ”

Reece C

“I was looking for a university that provided the perfect balance of strong academic reputation and renowned sporting excellence - choosing Loughborough was a no brainer.”

Tarun I

“The labs are brilliant – top of the range iMacs that triple-boot into Windows, OSX and Linux, all of which you will be using at various points.”

Tristan M

“My department building has a really central location and the computer labs have state-of-the-art equipment. Every time I get back to Loughborough it feels like I am home again.”

Ushma B

“As a female studying a male-dominated course it can be slightly intimidating, but inspiration from lecturers and my studies has given me the skills and confidence that I need to perform and achieve.”