Pre-master's in Computing is your first step towards postgraduate study at Keele, and beyond – to a successful and rewarding career, or PhD study.
What you will study
You will study a combination of core and specialist route modules that provide the skills and knowledge you will need to meet the challenges of postgraduate study.
Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
Developing effective research skills is a crucial part of
postgraduate study. This module will teach you how to
collect research data and materials related to your subject
area and how to analyse your findings. You will also study
quantitative and qualitative research techniques and
explore written and electronic sources of information.
Programming 1 - Fundamentals
Study computer programming using a generic computer
language. You will develop problem-solving skills and
establish a firm basis for later studies in computer science
and information systems.
This module provides an introduction to Information
Systems and their main applications for both individual
and business use. You will have the opportunity to apply
the knowledge and understanding you gain in this module
to a major practical assignment.
Analytical Techniques and Problem-Solving
Find out how an analytic approach towards your studies
can deepen your understanding. Learn about critical
reasoning and explore a range of problem-solving
Programming 2 – Data Structures and Algorithms
Learn about data structures and algorithms, and their
importance in modern computer science and IT. This
module will give you many opportunities to develop new
programming skills and develop your own software solutions.
Individual Research Project
Undertake an extended research project, using what you
have learned about research methods and selecting and
using material appropriately and effectively.
Progression to your degree at Keele
Pre-master's is structured to give you regular feedback on your progress and to ensure you are meeting all the learning outcomes required for success on your Keele University degree course. Progression is subject to achieving the minimum English requirements Academic English Skills (AES) and subject module grades.
The grades outlined below indicate the entry requirements to progress for the 2018/19 academic year and these are for illustration purposes only. To be eligible to progress to their chosen Master’s degree students must:
- Achieve at least 40% in all subject modules.
- Achieve at least 60% in AES.
You will be advised of the minimum requirements for progression for 2018/19 on arrival at the ISC.
Degrees you can go on to study at Keele
Please note that the degrees listed below are subject to change.