The UK government’s target is to increase the number of students studying STEM subjects by 50,000 per year by 2024.  At Ulster University, our MSc Computer Science Technology and MSc Computer Science Technology with Business Development are available to help you progress your career in this field. Here are just a few ways our master’s programmes can benefit your career prospects:

Specialised technical skills

With a focus on in-demand technologies such as big data, data mining, machine learning, statistical modelling and data science, you can develop the relevant skills and expertise you need to excel in a variety of roles within the industry. Among the many skills you will develop are:

  • Data analysis
  • Programming
  • Machine learning
  • OpenStack
  • AWS
  • Business development
  • Strategic thinking
  • Product development
  • Product management

Open doors to rewarding career field

With the specialist skills you will gain studying our master’s programmes, there will be a range of careers you can work  towards across both the technology and business sectors. With The UK digital transformation market size valued at 24.90 billion US dollars in 2021, now is a great time to be part of this growing industry. Roles to pursue could include:

  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineer

Combining business knowledge with technical expertise

With the increased focus on digital transformation in business, understanding the use of technology in the business environment and how to implement is a fundamental skill many employers look for. Our MSc Computer Science with Business Development is designed to bridge the gap between business knowledge and technical skills, combining topics such as strategy for business development and business analytics.

Gain hands-on experience

Our programmes are designed with practical experience in mind. You will come face-to-face with advanced concepts, theories, algorithms, and various other technologies that drive business change. Additionally, with both of our programmes available with an advanced practice option, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your newly developed skills in a real-world context. There are two paths to choose from if you decide to pursue a year with advanced practice:

  • Option one: Applied Consulting Project

By participating in a Consultancy Project, you will gain practical experience in a real-life project that can be applied directly to your future career path.

  • Option two: Internship in Computing

With an internship, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to a real-world organisational challenge. You will also learn how best to present yourself to employers and develop professional workplace skills. Check out our blog about enhancing your CV here.

Learning technical skills will always keep you in demand but combining these skills with the relevant business knowledge will ensure you know what it takes when applying relevant technologies to drive business success. Our MSc Computer Science Technology (with Business Development) programmes are the perfect way to merge your skillset and put your knowledge to practice across two rewarding industries. Now is the time to reap the benefits our courses can offer you, so enquire now!