CMS offer online MSc courses
08 December 2006
Computing and ICT, Network Security and Information Systems
A new set of courses leading to a MSc qualification has received successful validation to be delivered entirely online via the World Wide Web: http://onlinemasters.ljmu.ac.uk/
The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences' flexible award of MSc in Computing enables students to specialise in Computing and ICT, Network Security or Information Systems.
The methods of delivery for the course programmes are designed to appeal to the computing professional, or those seeking to start a computing career from a suitable background where it would be inconvenient or impossible to attend regular University teaching programmes.
Based on a newly developed Virtual Learning Environment, the students can gain their qualification at a time, pace and delivery method completely adapted to their work and lifestyle. The Virtual Learning Environment encompasses a full range of multimedia tools to make the learning experience as rewarding and convenient as possible.
The main course content is also provided on CD-roms for offline learning, although real time support services (including: online seminars, notices, question-and-answer sessions, specific queries, etc.) are always available from the teaching, administrative and technical teams behind the programmes.
MSc programmes normally taught on the campus require the student takes a combination of modules: The core modules are compulsory and provide the most up-to-date content relevant to modern dynamic computing in academic, industrial and commercial environments. The option modules, chosen by the student, allow route specialisation, leading to one of the three main MSc degree award classifications. Once the taught elements of the programme have been successfully completed the student liaises closely with the academic team members to decide on a project and associated dissertation. The successful completion of a project dissertation is a major requirement in gaining the MSc.
Previously it has been very difficult for a busy computing professional to accomplish any academic study or gain useful qualifications. Now it is possible to enhance a career in computing by updating skills and gaining a relevant and extremely well-regarded qualification, or of gaining the skills and know-how necessary to embark on such a career.