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MSc Computing

Study Intensive format (12 - 15 months)
or Standard format (24 - 27 months)
Start September or February

 

The MSc Computing programme is designed for graduates and working professionals. Building on existing knowledge and skills, you will master cutting-edge technologies as well as the critical skills of negotiation and project management. You will also develop the intellectual ability for abstract analysis and synthesis, helping you to make reasoned, critical decisions for selecting or implementing appropriate computer-based solutions. Successful graduates are well-prepared to make an immediate contribution to major projects at the leading edge of computer applications.

Teaching and learning are highly experiential, underpinned by practical projects, fieldwork, business simulations and case studies. You will enjoy unprecedented access to an outstanding group of lecturers who deliver relevant research-based teaching, feedback, consultation and support. The Master’s programme is supported by regular guest lectures as well as the Media Innovation and Technology Series interdisciplinary lecture series.

Programme Essentials

  • Participate in a cooperative learning environment with open consultation and support from lecturers
  • Practise and implement the critical working skills of negotiation and project management
  • Develop theoretical and practical knowledge in key areas of contemporary computing
  • Explore relevant areas within your speciality using advanced academic research
  • Publish your research in our well respected bulletin
  • Gain opportunities for career advancement and networking through our Industry Network and client-based project work

Find out more about programme accreditation & recognition →

What You Study

Semester 1*

  • Mobile Systems and Cybersecurity
  • Project Management Philosophies and Tools
  • Data Analytics

Semester 2*

  • Systems Administration and Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Research Methods

Semester 3*

  • Computing Master’s Project and Dissertation

* Intensive Format option. Modules in Standard Format are spread over 4 semesters, plus the Dissertation.

MartinPapik

“I learnt so much: for example we designed a national healthcare application for healthcare professionals in the UK. This was an enriching experience because even now when I’m looking at complicated solution architecture - for example in UML diagrams of complex systems - I’m easily able to understand it .”

Martin Papík

Schedule

The programme has two modes of study.

Intensive Format

Three semesters of study including your dissertation, undertaken within 12 to 15 months.

Standard Format

Four semesters of study plus completion of your dissertation undertaken in 24-27 months.

Your Programme Leader

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Doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Honzík, Ph.D.

Radek Honzík holds Master’s degrees in Mathematics and English Language, and Logic and Computational Linguistics, as well as a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, where he also successfully defended his habilitation work (Doc.) in 2019. For three years he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Kurt Gödel Research Center for Mathematical Logic in Vienna. His research has been published in distinguished international journals including Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, and the Israel Journal of Mathematics. He is co-author of the monograph The Hyperuniverse Project and Maximality (Springer 2018).

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Entry Requirements

  • A British Honours degree, first or second class in a relevant subject area, or equivalent level qualification. Applicants with a British Honours degree or equivalent level qualification with appropriate professional experience, may also be eligible for the programme.
  • English language certificate. Required Scores: IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5) ; TOEFL iBT score of at least 79; Versant language exam - score equivalent to 6.0 IELTS If the applicant has completed a Bachelors programme entirely in English this requirement may not apply

  • A letter of motivation (minimum 500 words) describing career and personal motivation.

  • Professional and academic references

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • For all programmes at Prague City University there is a final interview between the applicant and the Programme Leader before the final decision on admission is made.

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Past Projects

The MSc in Computing culminates in a challenging, self-defined dissertation project that taps into each student's strengths, interests and experiences, as shown in the examples below and which include links to the student's full dissertations. 
 
 

Serverless functions allocation in IoT using machine learning →

‘The IoT (Internet Of Things) comprises a network of smart devices that can transfer data either between each other or between layers in a network. Initially, the IoT has faced high latency problems by using only cloud computing solutions. Recently,'fog' computing has emerged, which aims to move computational tasks closer to the edge. However, the introduction of serverless computing has produced its own challenges concerning the allocation of functions between the fog and cloud layers. We propose a prediction-based framework that will choose where each function will be executed based on its execution history. The decision will be made using a machine-learning model, which will be trained and tested based on input features.’

 

WebSocket Protocol Performance for Real Time Cryptocurrency Algorithmic Trading →

Most cryptocurrency exchanges provide market data via WebSocket API, and trading systems are therefore recommended to use the WebSocket protocol to connect to the exchange and receive data. Various programming languages and their respective libraries can be used to develop a communication interface within the trading system. This study evaluates performance differences in communication speed - an important criterion for profitable trading systems. Six connectors  were developed (in compiled, intermediate and interpreted programming languages and their respective WebSocket libraries) and deployed in the cloud.

 

COBIT 5 for the non-profit sector - COBIT 5 for the non-profit sector - Examining the contextual suitability →

Management and governance are essential activities for Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), but also highly complex due to the nature of the sector. The use of a framework can provide the organizations with guidance and help their Boards or other strategic bodies to understand the organization’s current direction, what to expect from it and what needs to be done. The research explores to what degree the COBIT 5 framework is suitable for an NPO, and also suggests a number of tools that can be used by the organization in making decisions concerning the framework's compatibility with the organization’s inner workings.

Career Building at PCU

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MSc Computing graduate continues doctoral research in the UK

Petr Roudenský, an alum of PCU, is currently pursuing his PhD at The University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, where he is conducting further research on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Huntington's Disease.

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Graduate Careers & Further Study Destinations

After graduation our alumni are known for securing global careers at leading corporations, some have successfully pursued research and further studies at leading institutions or have started their own businesses:
 
  • Martin Papík works as a Team Leader, IT Technical Designer, DevOps & Software Engineer for Czech Banking giant ČSOB.
  • Alejandro Villamarin is now a DevOps Engineer at Barclays Investment Bank in Prague.
  • Petr Roudensky, winner of the Dean›s Award from Teesside University, has authored 3 books on IT in Czech and is considered a leading expert in his field.
  • Michele Nuovo is a Java Software Developer at Deutsche Börse, one of the world’s leading exchange organizations.

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I decided to study for my Master's at PCU mainly because I liked the way the classes were structured, how the semester was organized, the opportunity of a British degree, and of course the beautiful, multicultural city of Prague which provided a safe, inexpensive place to study with plenty of job opportunities. The MSc Computing programme was very professional, with well-qualified lecturers and small class sizes. I felt that my fellow students were more than colleagues, they are my friends too. During my third semester, I started working in Ataccama, in Prague, as a Technical Product Specialist and have since moved on to more senior roles. PCU gave me a quality education and helped me really grow personally and professionally.
 
Djellza Hamza, Test Engineer at Tricentis and MSc Computing graduate
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