Advanced Computer Science (Cloud Computing) MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Advanced Computer Science (Cloud Computing) MSc. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2019. If you are starting in September 2020, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

MSc project - 60 credits
You will undertake a research project during the summer months.

Recent projects include:

  • Google cloud data analysis
  • Hadoop for large image management
  • Evaluating a web service agreement in a cloud environment.

Cloud Computing - 15 credits
State-of-the-art approaches and solution strategies for designing, building and maintaining cloud applications. This module covers areas such as programming models, virtualisation and quality of service.

Optional modules include:

 

Big Data Systems - 15 credits
The aim of the module is for students to develop a practical understanding of methods, techniques and architectures needed to build big data systems required, so that knowledge may be extracted from large heterogeneous data sets.

Data Science - 15 credits
The aim of the module is for students to understand methods of analysis that allow people to gain insights from complex data. The module covers the theoretical basis of a variety of approaches, placed into a practical context using different application domains.

Bio-inspired Computing - 15 credits
Introduces the use of natural systems as the inspiration for artificially intelligent systems. This module covers the history, philosophy and application of bio-inspired computing, including swarm intelligence, neural networks and evolutionary design.

​​​​​​Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - 15 credits
The principal representations and algorithms used in machine learning and the techniques used to evaluate their performance. You will implement a challenging learning system using a publicly available pack of standard algorithms.

 

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.