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MATHEMATICAL INFORMATICS (MSc)

Duration: 24 months (full-time)|Hope Park|Start month: October
International students can apply
Overview
Curriculum
Entry Requirements
Teaching & Research
Careers
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ABOUT THE COURSE

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics provides a world class academic curriculum and practical learning experience for the technology and scientific graduates of the future. The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is a unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France.

The programme provides you with the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently.

Successful graduates will gain the MSc Computer Science and Informatics, awarded by Liverpool Hope University, UK and MSc Applied Mathematics, taught at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, and awarded by the University of Angers, France.

Where it is possible to arrange the programme includes an internship where you will be working upon a technology project within a company.

Curriculum Overview

Year One at the Department of Computer Science, Liverpool Hope University.

Compulsory

Computational Modelling and Simulation: This course develops understanding and knowledge of the principles, techniques and design of computational modelling and their applications.

Algorithms: This course gives a firm grounding in the philosophy and evolution of algorithmic design and analysis for computer science, engineering and information systems.

Innovations in Computer Science: You will examine the particular research interests of Computer Science Department. This gives a valuable insight into the breadth and focus research being undertaken at Hope and is useful in helping forming the choice of subjects addressed by the research dissertation.

Research Methods for Computer Science: The course will expose you to the established techniques of research and enquiry that are used to extend, create and interpret knowledge in computer science.

Elective

Embedded Systems and Robotics: This course will examine the robotics operating system and robotic programming languages, such as Urbi.
Cloud Computing and Web Services: You will study the concepts behind the idea of cloud computing and web services and gain practical knowledge of Azure, the .Net framework and C#.

Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing: You will examine mobile phone Oss (Android) and Windows Phone 7. You will learn how to develop software for these devices using JavaFX for mobile and C#/Silverlight for Mobile.

Human Computer Interaction: Human computer interaction (HCI) is the study of interaction between people and computers.

E-Business: E-business encompasses, and is more than, e-commerce. You will examine e-commerce technology, such as the internet and web-based technologies.

Year Two at the Institute Mathematique Applique, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France

Compulsory 

Computational Optimization and Application: This course aims to reinforce skills or problem solving through advanced techniques of computational optimisation.
Systems Analysis and Design: This course introduces recent development in systems analysis and design.

Complex Systems: This course aims to provide the students with an overview of complex systems modelling.

French as a Foreign Language (compulsory for non-native French speakers): This course is specific to non-francophone students and aims to provide the basics of French conversation.

English and Innovation: This course consists of two distinct parts and is intended for non-native English speakers.

Internship and Dissertation: The internship is designed to provide the opportunity for you to have first-hand experience of either a professional or research environment.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in computer science, computing, science or an engineering-based discipline.

 

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

International Entry Requirements

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages

Teaching and Research

Liverpool Hope University, UK

The Department of Computer Science brings together multi-disciplinary research interests and substantial experience and expertise in the field of Computer Science and Informatics. The departments aim is to facilitate research into Intelligent and Distributed Systems, Simulation and Modelling, Data Engineering, Operations Research, Bio-informatics, Software Engineering, Human Computer Interactions (HCI), and Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008), 60% of the research submitted by the Department was judged to be of ‘international recognition and excellence’.

Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France

The Institute of Applied Mathematics, includes the Research and Study Centre on Mathematical Applications. Currently, the Institute is home to 14 full time world-class Faculty members and more than 50 lecturers, mostly practitioners, who bring their valuable industrial experience into the classrooms.

UK/EU TUITION FEES

Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:

£6,000

FUNDING

We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.

INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES

£11,400

If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.

CAREERS

Graduates will have developed scientific and analytical skills which are highly valued in the computing, engineering, IT and business industries. These skills are also transferable to a range of other careers, including research and development in the software and other IT industries, science and engineering consultancy and management roles. Specific career roles could include systems analyst, programmer, technical architect, software developer, data analyst, systems and applications design. In addition, the course provides an excellent foundation for further postgraduate research study through PhD studies.