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Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Degree Apprenticeship MSc

30 months, starting in October 2021

Learn while you work gaining employment specific computer science knowledge and skills through distance learning.

Our course is centred on the industrial application of computing and will give you a sound foundation in practical and theoretical computation. You'll focus on the practical application of computing in real-life settings.

You'll gain a broad overview of computer science with opportunities to develop specific skills relevant to your role with specially developed units.

Our day-release training option is designed to minimise the risk of disruption to your work and personal commitments. You will spend 20% of your time (1-2 days a week) on off-the-job training and the rest of the week embedding your new knowledge on-the-job with your employer.

You will study online and off-campus through the use of our virtual learning environment which will include weekly webinars and online collaboration tools. You'll join a supportive community of online learners and will take part in online discussions and forums to help develop and support your learning.

Towards the end of the course, you will complete an individual Capstone Project and e-portfolio of work over summer before a final End Point Assessment.

The Capstone Project is the culmination of your learning and an opportunity to deliver a rigorous piece of independent study designed to demonstrate an understanding of the digital and technological challenges faced by organisations.

On successful completion of the End Point Assessment, you will graduate with an MSc in Computer Science and pass the degree apprenticeship.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand core theories and practices of computer science
  • Explore exciting new opportunities in AI, human-computer interaction, cryptography and cybersecurity
  • Acquire key theories and mathematical principles to support your understanding of emerging techniques
  • Develop essential research and report writing skills as well as applying your problem solving and critical thinking skills to make recommendations of genuine value to your employer
  • Contribute towards the body of knowledge of particular technical and industrial fields
  • Think creatively and critically and push the boundaries with code

2021/22 Academic Year


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in September 2021 may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

During the 2020/21 Academic Year, our courses are being delivered through a blended learning approach. The Bath Blend has been designed to be flexible in the face of possible changes in law or official government guidance, including measures on social distancing which may occur through the course of the next academic year and other changes to the operating environment for Universities which may be caused by the pandemic.

Information for students on our plans for the 2020-21 academic year.

Course structure

This course lasts 30 months. It starts in October 2021 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 28 September 2021. Course length can vary as a result of the time it takes to complete the capstone project (dissertation) and the end point assessment.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

We welcome suggestions as to what specialist units would be most beneficial for your apprenticeship. This can be discussed with the Director of Studies. Units may also vary depending on our assessment of your skills.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Interaction and networking
  • Online resources
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • End point assessment
  • Online assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Seminar
  • Other

Entry requirements


In order to be eligible, you must be a resident of and spend at least 50% of your working hours in England. Citizens of other EEA countries, or non-EEA citizens legally resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship (not for educational purposes), may also be eligible.

Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject, but you must demonstrate evidence of relevant quantitative skills (especially algebra and calculus) either through your degree study or by alternative means. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

The Director of Studies has the discretion to determine whether you are eligible for the course.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Application information



Selection process

An initial skills assessment form will be sent to you as part of the application process. This short form will be used to assess your current level of knowledge and experience. This assessment is not an exam and will not affect your eligibility for the course.

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