School of Computing, Informatics and Media

Postgraduate Prospectus 2011

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Introduction to the School Research at Bradford Research at the School 3 6 7 12

How to apply
Term Dates and Contact Details

Taught Courses Computing
Advanced Computer Science Artificial Intelligence for Games Computing Computing by Research Forensic Computing Internet, Computer and System Security Mobile Applications Mobile Computing Multidisciplinary Computing Networks and Performance Engineering Software Engineering 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39

Creative Technology
Advanced Computer Animation and Special Effects Computer Animation and Special Effects Creative Technology by Research Visual Computing Visual Effects for Post-Production Web Technologies British Computer Society

Informatics
Informatics by Research

Media
Digital Arts and Media Digital Filmmaking Digital Media by Research Film Studies Media Studies Professional Media Practice For other courses at the University of Bradford see inside back cover

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ac.brad. By making this investment. communications technology. The School played a key role in helping Bradford secure its status as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film in 2009.ac. scholarships and studentships. AVID. having developed new techniques for network performance. conferences. Research projects involve creativity. For further information on the financial support that may be available from the University in the form of bursaries. sound recording and grips equipment. social analysis and human-computer interaction. special screenings and exhibitions. and taking the first step towards a bright and successful future. mobile computing and computer games.ac.scim. Bradford Media School is home to a suite of high-specification widescreen Apple Macintosh computers and our digital photography facilities. writers and academics.uk www.MAKING KNOWLEDGE WORK BRADFORD COMPUTING INFORMATICS AND MEDIA WELCOME FROM THE DEAN The School of Computing.uk/scholarships General Course Enquiries: Tel: 00 44 1274 233081 Email: Email: masters@scim. Department of Creative Technology The Department of Creative Technology is at the leading edge of computer animation and interactive media technologies applied across the range of animation. The jewel in our crown is our 24-camera Vicon Optical Motion Capture Suite. enabling professional-standard acquisition of human and animal body motion. visual computing applications and computer games. The School is the lead partner in the Yorkshire & Humber Skillset Media Academy and has partnerships with a number of academic. many of which are hosted in partnership with the National Media Museum. professional digital photo and digital video cameras. the BBC. Informatics and Media hosts innovative taught programmes and world-leading research across a wide range of subjects. from technical areas such as performance engineering and artificial intelligence to highly creative subjects such as computer animation and digital media. special effects for film and television. This industrial-standard facility utilises the same technology used to create characters in films such as Avatar and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. please visit www.bradford. Guest lecturers and events. and it has a track record of developing innovative new courses to meet the needs of industry. symposia. data mining and hybrid intelligence systems. will offer you the opportunity to directly engage with innovative film and media producers. quantum computing. including a photographic/video studio with state-of-the-art lighting. the British Computer Society and Microsoft. Our unique and well-established partnership with the National Media Museum in Bradford offers our students privileged access to the Museum’s archives (including its new National Games Archive).ac. Skillset. The Department’s dynamic and leading edge staff are internationally-acknowledged researchers. Visual Computing. society and education. Many of the course programmes are accredited by British Computer Society. as well as equipment and facilities for mobile applications and development. Game Republic. In addition to our broadcast-quality camera equipment we have a range of professional lighting. Bradford Media School Bradford Media School is a leader in the teaching of digital media production and cultural and contextual studies of media. business. industrial and professional organisations including the National Media Museum. science and games. Dr Ian Palmer Dean of the School of Computing. robotics. large-format printers and film scanners. research facilities. and facilities for chroma-key and other special effects. and makes the School an exciting place to work and study. which include Final Cut Pro and AVID. artificial intelligence applications.bradford. you will be distinguishing yourself in your chosen career or research field. This mix of the technical and the creative leads to constant invention and reinvention of our offer. health. Our strong international reputation in areas including Artificial Intelligence.uk 3 .uk For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 course-enquiries@bradford. Networks. About the School The School is one of the largest research schools in computing and computer applications in the UK. optimisation techniques. Investing in Your Future Paying for your education is an investment. The core production resources in the Media School are our state-of-the-art HDTV solid-state digital-video production facilities and our video post-production facilities. hyperheuristics. Informatics and Media Department of Computing Computing degree courses at Bradford were among the first to be established in any UK university. mobile media and augmented public spaces.ac. Applied Mathematics and Media is evidenced by 85% of the research being deemed world leading or internationally recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Our academics are involved in research that is having a profound impact on the future development of media studies and production in areas as diverse as experimental cinema. and the Department is now driving the revolution in computer applications in communications.brad.uk www.

The system will link human emotions and physiological processes such as blood flow.scim.uk www.brad. UK Border Agency and QinetiQ we are developing a computer system to detect human guilt by means of analysing human facial expressions through video.DEVELOPING SECURITY SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE Through research in the area of Visual Computing we are currently developing a “passive lie detector” in order to profile people as they pass through border controls to help security agencies identify smugglers. In partnership with the University of Aberystwyth.ac.ac. 4 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.uk .brad. eye movement patterns and body language.

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uk www.ac. Senior Project Engineer.” David Hanson. This figure rose in some disciplines to above 90%. Research & Knowledge Transfer “Collaborating (with the University of Bradford) on this KTP has proved beneficial. Research & Knowledge Transfer Research Quality The University of Bradford’s reputation for international quality research has been further enhanced by a strong performance in the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). NTR Ltd Track Record • More than 40 years of research activity • Multi-disciplinary/cross-school research teams • International reputation for knowledge transfer • Ranked in the Top 50 English Universities for research funding (HEFCE 2009/10) • 80% of research output of RAE-rated international quality • Customer-focused (Customer First accredited) Research & Knowledge Transfer Centres Research and knowledge transfer activity takes place across all University disciplines. In total 15 research disciplines were entered and all of these gained at least international recognition.uk . the support offered by Momenta and University of Bradford representatives has been excellent.uk/gateway “In the past five years Bradford has invested more than £20 million in research capability and infrastructure. services.bradford. Micro & Nano Technology • Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science • Centre for Skin Sciences • Centre for Sustainable Environments • Centre for Visual Computing All have impressive track records of research council funding. In the strongest areas we have established ten RKT centres: • Centre for Advanced Materials Engineering • Centre for Applied Social Research • Centre for Automotive Engineering • Centre for Infection Control and Biophysics • Centre for Managerial Excellence • Centre for Polymer. its shareholders and our customers. “One of the University’s strengths is that it teaches its students in an atmosphere of research.scim.ac. ways of working and business models. Knowledge transfer is the exchange of ideas.” Professor Phil Coates FREng Pro-Vice-Chancellor.” Craig Naylor Managing Director.ac. We have made some outstanding technical advances which could result in efficiency savings for our business. on average.BRADFORD FOR RESEARCH The University of Bradford has a unique portfolio of world-class research and knowledge transfer (RKT) in the UK and abroad. Our students are being taught their courses by members of staff who are internationally recognised for research.brad.” Professor Phil Coates FREng Pro-Vice-Chancellor. knowledge and expertise between the University and a range of external organisations where the intention is to create economic and social benefit through innovation in products. research studentships.brad. and working with industry and business. The RAE is a key measure of a university’s research strengths and quality. “Our experience has been incredibly positive. Yorkshire Water Services Ltd 6 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. For more information www. Almost two thirds of our academic staff were entered in the RAE and. 80% of our return was recognised as research of international and world leading quality.

for any general queries about the PhD or MPhil Programmes and to send your completed application documents (if you choose not to apply online) please contact: Rona Wilson. The group is also the home of the Bradford City of Film studentship. Research Administrator School of Computing Informatics and Media. fed by a long tradition of leading-edge research in both core computer science and collaborative interdisciplinary work at the boundaries between computing and application areas. (part-time) International – £11. research studentships.ac. University of Bradford. This exciting new initiative draws on expertise across the University to work at the cutting edge of visual computing developments and applications. 550 (TOEFL).ac.uk/ Communication.brad. but that For Further Information: Tel: 00 44 1274 235857 Email: pgradmissions@scim. Postgraduate Research Degrees (PhD) Information for Applicants Fees (2010-11)* Home / EU – £3.a. Exceptionally. you will have to show adequate command of English before being admitted to the programme. BD7 1DP Tel: 00 44 1274 235857 Fax: 00 44 1274 235856 Email: pgradmissions@scim. RESEARCH AT THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTING. and both staff and students work closely with the those in the IRI.brad.ac. Building on over 40 years of research activity. *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Entrance Requirements Minimum academic qualifications required for entry are a higher degree from an approved university and a first or upper-second class undergraduate degree.brad. the centres deliver world-class research through collaboration with a range of universities.ac.740 p. INFORMATICS AND MEDIA Informatics Research Institute The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) is the focus of the computing research in the School. The minimum requirement is 6 (IELTS).470 p. The Institute’s research activity is organised into four interdisciplinary groups: • Artificial Intelligence (AI) • Applied Mathematics • Digital Imaging and Visualisation • Networks and Performance Engineering There are currently approximately 200 researchers working in various disciplines throughout the Institute.uk 7 . (full-time).The School’s strong reputation is evidenced by 85% of the research being deemed world leading or internationally recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. If English is not your main language or language of education.a. with current projects encompassing image manipulation. cross-school research and knowledge transfer centres working at the leading edge of research and innovation.brad. Centre for Visual Computing The University has recently established a number of multi-disciplinary.uk Further details of postgraduate opportunities and application procedures are available at http://iri. and working with industry and business. £1. Culture and Media Research This research group is based in Bradford Media School. applications from candidates with lower than the qualifications above but with experience and training as suitable preparation will be accepted.500 p.a. How to Apply See page 12 Contact details To discuss your proposed field of research. research that spans these areas and the uses. All have impressive track records of research council funding. The School hosts the Centre for Visual Computing which builds and expands on research from the Digital Imaging and Visualisation group. companies and organisations worldwide. This means that not only is there a strong research record in the more traditional areas in the field. applications and development of new technologies is at the heart of the group’s work. digital media and network performance engineering. 80 (internet-based TOEFL). Extensive national and international collaborations have resulted from our participation in European projects under all of the Framework programmes.uk www. The Institute buzzes with a strong spirit of innovation.iri.

systems of linear equations and convergence acceleration. object libraries and graphical user interfaces • The application of artificial intelligence (AI) to create challenging artificial game opponents • Investigation of machine learning approaches for real-time intelligent control • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology • Data Mining in Biomedical Science Research Areas Include: • Intelligent and Quantum Information Systems The work of the group covers the areas of intelligent systems and quantum information processing. statistics and reliability. • This work concentrates on pattern recognition and reconstruction of the physical conditions from solar images taken in various wavelengths. governmental and academic collaborators for a range of projects in scheduling. and hyperheuristics • The development of flexible and easy-to-use decision support technologies. fed by a long tradition of leading edge research in both core computer science and collaborative interdisciplinary work. These range from small consultancy projects to large government-funded collaborations. heuristics. such as modelling languages.The Informatics Research Institute buzzes with a strong spirit of innovation. Fees / Entrance Requirements / Contact Details See page 7 How to Apply See page 12 8 For Further Information: Tel: 00 44 1274 235857 Email: pgradmissions@scim. metaheuristics and evolutionary algorithms. survival analysis and psychometric functions as well as applied reliability theory. algorithms. modelling and solution of real-world scheduling and optimisation problems in partnership with commercial. elastic structures and numerical stress evaluation. discrete mathematics. There is applied research in piezoelectric and elastic cracks.uk www. • Solar Physics and Neutralised Beam Kinetics This area of research is linked to electromagnetics research in the School of Engineering. Research Areas Include: • The investigation. Theoretical studies include rational approximation.iri. APPLIED MATHEMATICS RESEARCH GROUP The work of the group covers the areas of quantum computing. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH GROUP (AI) The group has industrial. The group has a very high international profile and collaborates with many universities worldwide. optimisation and artificial intelligence. Statistical methods are applied to medical prognostic models. probability theory.ac. space science. scientific and governmental collaborators • The investigation of tailored and general-purpose models.ac. commercial. Design and Technology under the Sir Edward Appleton Laboratory of Electrodynamics.uk . theory of elasticity.brad.brad.

animation. modelling. evaluation and engineering of convergent multi-service networks of diverse technology. Fees / Entrance Requirements / Contact Details See page 7 How to Apply See page 12 For Further Information: Tel: 00 44 1274 235857 Email: pgradmissions@scim. It supports research in applied imaging. graphics algorithms. virtual environments and rendering.uk 9 . Network routing algorithms and graph theoretic concepts. visualisation. Optical multiservice networks. Visual modelling and simulation focuses on geometric modelling. OCR. video processing. Research Areas Include: 2D/3D imaging focuses on image/video processing in the compressed domain. Heterogeneous networks with differentiated services. 3D modelling from 2D images.ac. human face analysis and integrating imaging and machine learning by designing automated feature extraction algorithms for real-time applications. Research Areas Include: • Information and theoretic schemes for mobility management. animation. super-resolution. • 3G and 4G wireless cell architectures.iri. NETWORKS AND PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP This group conducts advanced research towards the creation of novel analytical techniques and related algorithms for the performance modelling. • Graph theoretic concepts for broadcasting and multicasting schemes. digital content creation. computer-supported collaborative work. interaction and multimodal techniques. Routing in Overlay networks. gaming. medical imaging. 3D modelling. space weather prediction. Areas of application include 2D/3D face recognition. pattern recognition and data mining.brad. virtual reality. • WiMAX Networks.brad. distributed virtual environments. • Parallel and distributed systems.ac. Classification and verification principally for machine learning. multimedia. and the next generation internet (NGI).uk www.DIGITAL IMAGING AND VISUALISATION RESEARCH GROUP This group incorporates the Digital Media & Systems Research Institute. education issues in interface modelling. human-computer interfaces. • Performance Modelling and Evaluation Applications Sensor and Ad Hoc wireless networks. stereo image coding. Some areas of application of this research include satellite/ space imaging. and human face recognition. End-to-end network quality-of-service (QoS). • Software performance engineering. digital video coding. watermarking. telecommunications. Interconnection networks.

Autodesk. By combining our expertise with state-of-the-art equipment. biometrics and face recognition. computer-based simulations and machine learning. already showcased in research funding awarded by the European Community. Xerox and QinetiQ). CULTURE AND MEDIA RESEARCH GROUP A particular strength of the work of the CCM Research Group is that it is based within the School of Computing. NHS. such as our 24-camera motion capture suite. and this combined with the unique world class research archives and facilities at the National Media Museum. Fees / Entrance Requirements / Contact Details See page 7 How to Apply See page 12 10 For Further Information: Tel: 00 44 1274 235857 Email: pgradmissions@scim. Informatics and Media. visualise and intelligently analyse 2D and 3D data. This brings a unique perspective to bear on industry challenges and yields innovative solutions in a diverse range of sectors and application areas. make Bradford an exciting and stimulating place to research into media in all its forms. computer gaming. physiological and psychological expertise to undertake world-leading R&D in digital imaging. Informatics and Media has unique facilities to support practice-based research. and has also proved to be a useful research tool. we are able to measure.brad.ac.uk . National Media Museum. community and cultural identity. human visual perception. We work with organisations in healthcare. This arrangement enables and encourages innovative research in the field of new. display device evaluation and product design through digital modelling. which is used commercially to translate the movements of human actors into the actions of animated characters.g. visual media. evaluate.uk www. Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. visualisation.brad. ESA. Researchers at Bradford in the field of culture. personal care and security in a number of ways providing services ranging from R&D and consultancy to bespoke software development and digital content creation. We believe that this close relationship between theory and technology is strategically vital to future research in the rapidly changing field of digital media. model. COMMUNICATION. Much of our research is in the field of mobile and digital media and musical sound synthesis and we are also engaged with questions of media.Our unique and well-established partnership with the National Media Museum offers our students privileged access to the Museum’s archives. telemedicine. UK Research Councils and the Arts Council. The centre is forward-thinking in its strong interdisciplinary approach providing opportunities for research and knowledge transfer collaborations across a wide spectrum of fields and with a large set of external partners (e. CENTRE FOR VISUAL COMPUTING The Centre for Visual Computing (CVC) is unique in bringing together computational. communication and media studies work closely with colleagues in mobile telecommunications and computing and this is relatively unusual in UK institutions.iri. The School of Computing. We are looking to solve business problems in areas of medical imaging.ac. interactive and mobile media.

and has given me a head start in my career.brad.ac.scim.brad.ac.uk www. MA Digital Cinema For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.” Annie Cowling.“The course is really stimulating and challenged me in ways I’d never expected.uk 11 .

ac. services and facilities as described in this Prospectus without notice and to amend Ordinances.ac.uk www.HOW TO APPLY The easiest and quickest way to apply to study at the University of Bradford is to use our online form at www. and all relevant supporting documentation submitted.ac.ac. 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.uk/taught-degrees-qa and the Ordinance for research can be found at: www. preferably via email.uk . fees and charges at any time.fairtrade. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses. even if you have not yet completed your previous course of study. The application form will ask you to provide the names of two people who know your academic or professional work.bradford. The Ordinance of the University relating to taught courses can also be found via the internet at: www.uk Tel: dial 0800 073 1225 (freephone) or from outside the UK 00 44 1274 233081 Along with an application form the following supporting documents are normally required: • Degree certificates/transcripts • Two references • Evidence of English language (if required) • A copy of your passport If you apply online there is a facility to upload these documents at the end of the process.uk This prospectus is printed on 100% recycled stock The contents of this publication are correct at the time of printing. you should return this to the contact person or office listed on the course or research page. Regulations. especially if you will require a visa to study in the UK. at the University address.ac. you should complete the online form or complete the application form and return this to the contact person or office listed on the course page.uk/research-degrees-qa University of Bradford Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1DP United Kingdom If you complete a downloadable or paper form. You must arrange for your referees to send references to the University. It helps us to process your application if the form is typed or clearly written.brad. It is quite usual for offers to be made conditional on your successful completion of a certain qualification. unless you have provided their email addresses as part of the online application form and then the system will email your referees direct.ac.brad. If you would prefer a paper copy of the Postgraduate Application Form please contact the Course Enquiries Office: Email: course-enquiries@bradford.bradford.scim. We advise you to send in your application at an early stage.bradford. available from the Course Enquiries Office.uk/postgraduate Downloadable forms are also available from the above website under the ‘How to Apply’ sections. Entry Requirements All applicants for postgraduate degrees have to satisfy the requirements of the relevant programme and also the Ordinances of the University. Some courses require you to apply to an alternative contact (see course page for details): Visual Effects for Post-Production – page 31 Additional instructions for Taught Courses If you wish to apply for a postgraduate taught course.org. with all sections completed fully and accurately. and who would be willing to provide a confidential statement to the University regarding your suitability for the course you are applying for. University of Bradford: proud to be a Fairtrade University www. All applications are considered carefully and individually.

If you don’t apply online. You are encouraged to attend the special ‘Welcome Week’ organised by the Students’ Union which takes place during the week of enrolment. which will be held throughout ‘International Student Enrolment’ and ‘Welcome Week’ commencing 14 September 2011. So. and also be assured that you have the prerequisite knowledge and experience. or contact the person listed on the School’s research page of the area that interests you. and three years minimum for a PhD.uk For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. of a programme of research away from the University. but you will be told about this in good time). in addition to your completed application form and supporting documents. though there is more flexibility here.uk/openday or contact the Course Enquiries Office. email: openday@bradford. then you will need to make arrangements with your School. If you are coming from overseas you should also certainly aim to attend the special programme of orientation events for International Students. Typical periods of registration for part-time research degrees are three years for MPhil and five years for PhD. and life in the City of Bradford in general. For international students enrolment and induction will be from 14 September 2011 (a few courses have different starting dates. 2011 – 2012 International Student Enrolment 14-16 September 2011 Welcome Week 19-25 September 2011 Semester One 26 September 2011 – 20 January 2012 Semester Two 23 January 2012 – 25 May 2012 Visiting students Each year we welcome a number of occasional and visiting students who are not registered for a complete degree programme.uk www. Graduation should then be in December 2012. Accommodation is easier to find in Bradford than in most cities in the UK.ac.ac. please visit the School’s Research website. If you have applied online. visit: www. your information will be sent automatically to the relevant research group. you should send this information and any supporting documents to the contact name given for research on the appropriate page. equipment and research materials. and part-time study is possible for some taught courses and in principle for all research degrees. you should write to the contact name in the appropriate area setting out your requirements. It is also a good idea to make sure of your accommodation before Semester One starts. Master’s Research Project / Dissertation Normally after the examinations in Semester Two until final submission in September 2012.ac. especially if you are coming from overseas and/or making your own arrangements. The majority of research students start in September. Academic Year Dates and Enrolment All full-time taught Master’s and research programmes involve study over 12 calendar months. enrolment and induction will probably be from Tuesday. If you wish to start your research programme at any other time (such as the beginning of January). provided that suitable arrangements for supervision can be made. and pay fees at an appropriate rate. This will introduce you to the University in particular. Extramural study In some limited circumstances it may be possible for students to undertake a significant part.ac. but it may be possible to start with effect from January. 20 September 2011. If you are a home or EU student. These students attend individual courses or undertake a special programme of research as either full-time or part-time students. If you are interested in undertaking a programme of study or research which does not lead to any formal Bradford qualification. or even the whole. you need to provide details about your preferred research area.brad.scim. Therefore we shall certainly expect you to come to Bradford before the first day of the first semester. but it is still wise to get this sorted out before you begin your formal study. For this to happen.uk 13 .brad. the School needs to know about your proposed research topic in some detail. Important Dates. This must be negotiated with the School. Typical periods of registration for full-time research are fifteen months (minimum twelve) for an MPhil. Visiting Us For details of University Open Days or other opportunities to visit us. NB – Not all courses necessarily follow these dates exactly. Part-time taught courses generally last for two years. It is best if new research students can also enrol at the beginning of the academic year in September. The School must ensure that the University can provide the necessary supervision. April or July.bradford. Part-time and distance learning study Distance learning is available for some taught courses. For more information on what areas are available. Some Schools require a processing fee.Additional instructions for Research Programmes You will need to discuss your proposed field of research in some detail with the School.

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ac. a year after starting the course.uk 15 .brad.TAUGHT COURSES Taught courses cover a broad spectrum of specialist topics. Two semesters of instruction are followed by a dissertation written over the summer. Some of the modules in the second semester will be direct preparation for the research project you will undertake over the summer. To complete the Master’s course.scim. many courses may be studied part-time (one or two days per week) over two or more years which makes it easier for students in full-time work to make day-release arrangements. All of the postgraduate taught courses in our School are featured in this Prospectus. If you complete half the taught course modules successfully then you will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study. with a further year allowed for the completion of the dissertation. Other courses available at the University of Bradford are set out in a table on the inside back cover. leading to a variety of qualifications up to Master’s degree. please contact the School listed on the course page. and all part-time courses.000 words. usually between 10. Teaching is usually concentrated on two or three days in the week during normal term times. the taught course stage runs from late September to late January. Typically.brad. For full-time courses with a September start date. The course content listed is correct at the time of printing however modules may be subject to change. However. The dissertation is written on an agreed topic and is usually submitted by mid-September. For information about study patterns for full-time courses with a January start date. and which will form the basis of your Master’s dissertation. a taught Master’s course of full-time study lasts 12 months.000 and 15. If you do not proceed to the dissertation you will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma on the basis of your performance in the module assessments and examinations. and late January to May.uk www.ac. Taught Course Structure All courses have two stages: the taught course stage (which takes up most of the first two semesters) and the project/dissertation stage. a management project or a long essay). Modules are usually examined or assessed at the end of the semester in which they are taught. you spend the summer writing a dissertation (sometimes described as a project report. For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. The taught element of part-time courses generally last two years instead of one. Courses are organised on a modular basis.

advanced software development. enabling you to specialise in some of the more current directions in the field including formal methods. or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study.ac. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.ac.School of Computing.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. the MSc Advanced Computer Science offers you the opportunity to build your own path of study – from the advanced computing modules. computer engineering. Today’s information technology industry demands high-calibre employees with a knowledge and understanding of advanced computer software industry skills. 5 years) relevant work experience. practical discipline skills and a range of transferable skills that will enhance your personal and professional development. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma. The programme of study culminates in a dissertation. part-time Duration: 12 months year (full-time).ac. We will provide you with the knowledge of leading-edge principles and methods for computer science.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. enabling you to bring your advanced studies together in a significant piece of work. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Advanced Software Development (C) • Information Engineering (O) • Networks and Protocols (O) • Software Project Management (O) • Computer Graphics (O) • Digital Image Processing (O) • Advanced Database Techniques (C) • Formal Methods (O) • Human-Computer Interaction (Design and Development) (O) • Internet Security and Protocols (O) • Dissertation (C).uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 16 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. In summary. as well as the dissertation – so as to match your specific career aspirations. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. your application may also be considered Two-year full-time course options: • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria.ac. Our MSc in Advanced Computer Science course aims to enable you to develop computing-related knowledge and understanding.scim.brad. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 or above in computer science.500 PT £2.160 £11. This course is designed for students with an appropriate undergraduate degree who already possess a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of computer science. Informatics and Media Advanced Computer Science MSc Computing Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. advanced database techniques.brad.a.brad. human-computer interaction or internet security and protocols.uk/courses/pg . the extended list of optional modules available.brad.080 p.scim. informatics or other computerrelated subjects • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.uk www.

and to AI jobs in other areas such as finance. but can demonstrate sufficient relevant experience in Computing. and for those with an enthusiasm for computer games aiming to get into AI design and development. obtained through substantial experience of working in the games or software industry or through industrial experience of other relevant programming work) that will be assessed via a CV and references Two-year full-time course options: • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria.uk www.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www.brad. but knowledge of AI is not required.g. from chess through to complex first-person and real-time strategy and multiplayer games. Informatics and Media Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc On this course you will learn advanced techniques in Artificial Intelligence (AI). part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).ac. genetic and evolutionary algorithms.brad. Computing *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. Special Features: • The course is the first course of its kind in the world • It has strong links with the UK games industry and games Artificial Intelligence research.uk/courses/pg 17 . sound.scim.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. and neural networks.ac. OR • Other than with Computing. and relevant industrial experience (e. Our graduates have skills that make them well suited to careers in the computer games industry. to create a range of artificial gameplaying agents and non-player characters for a wide variety of games.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. Options during the course will allow you to study areas such as computer graphics and animation. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. including prize sponsorship from Microsoft and scholarships for exceptional students from the Game Republic Academy • Our partnership with Game Republic and our programme of visiting speakers from industry ensure that you are up to date with the latest developments and techniques in the games industry. as well as giving you the opportunity to make contacts with potential future employers Collaborative Partners: Partnership with Game Republic.ac.080 p.a.School of Computing.scim. The course will cover advanced topics in machine learning.brad. or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study. and for further AI research through to PhD. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • A good understanding of the principles and practice of writing computer programs prior to entry 2:2 or above in a subject: • Containing a significant component in Computing. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Concurrent and Distributed Systems (O) • Advanced Software Development (C) • Artificial Intelligence for Games 1 (C) • Computer Animation and Special Effects (O) • Software Project Management (O) • Advanced Character Animation (O) • Artificial Intelligence for Games 2 (C) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Interactive Systems and Video Games Development (C) • Dissertation (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. The course is designed for students with an enthusiasm for AI who prefer a hands-on course where your ideas can be implemented in a range of game environments. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.500 PT £2. software engineering and project management. management and engineering.160 £11.ac. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma.brad. You will be expected to have prior knowledge of programming skills and an enthusiasm for games.

School of Computing.a.uk/courses/pg . Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). this MSc is not targeted at graduates from specialist Computing undergraduate courses.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society 18 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.ac.brad. but those that do will benefit considerably • Applicants with lesser qualifications. communications.scim. retail or manufacturing. In addition to the core computing modules. Special Features: • The course has built a deserved reputation with industry and government bodies for providing excellent graduates • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Computer Architecture and Systems (C) • Design for Human-Computer Interaction (C) • Formal Foundations (C) • Software Development (C) • Artificial Intelligence for Games (O) • Computer Graphics (O) • Digital Image Processing (O) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Database Systems (O) • Group Project (C) • Real-Time Systems (O) • Web Technologies (O) • Dissertation (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.brad. Informatics and Media Computing MSc Computing Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.500 PT £2. Our aim is to provide you with a balance between the theory and practice of information systems.ac.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. finance. The course is well established and our internationally recognised research and close links with industry ensure that the academic content is fully up to date and ahead of the game in meeting the needs and expectations of both our students and their future employers. but with a minimum of 5 years’ substantial work experience in computing.080 p.e.ac.160 £11. i. but who have majored in other subject areas. Our course caters for graduates who have some knowledge and experience of computing and who want to pursue a career in this area. which will form the basis for your future career in the computing industry or related sectors such as education.ac. transport. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 or above in any discipline • You are not expected to have previous computer programming experience. The course combines a formal approach to the analysis and modelling of information systems with a practical engineering approach to their construction. which are designed to give you the foundations of your skills and knowledge. It is designed for those wanting to obtain a good computing qualification and will enable you to combine or re-orient your knowledge and skills to greatly enhance and extend your career options.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.brad. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. government. will also be considered This course is not suitable for those already well qualified for computing but some basic computer literacy and mathematical/technical background is expected.brad.uk www.scim. you can choose from a wide range of related options to allow you to tailor your studies to best suit your intended career path.

ac. 5 years) relevant work experience. Informatics and Media Computing by Research MSc The School of Computing. Informatics and Media has developed the MSc Computing by Research to meet the needs of modern Computing. Software.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. Digital Media. This close alignment with your interest maximises your input to the learning programme while minimising the off-site commitment for industry.brad. It is worth noting that you can select a maximum of 20 credits from the existing level 3 modules if deemed appropriate by the supervisor.ac.a.ac. Mobile and Telecommunications industries. plus a major research project (for 120 credits) that is carried out with any of the research groups in the School. Internet.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September or January Attendance Mode: Full-time. from an approved degree awarding body • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.080 p. September to January and February to May). part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). Core Modules: • Module option 1 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Module option 2 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Research Skills and Methodologies • Research Project Part 1 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 2 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 3 (MSc by research) Suitable for International Students Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.160 £11.scim. In consultation with your academic supervisors you will identify taught modules for 60 credits (during two normal academic semesters. The MSc Computing by Research is a flexible programme of demand-based research supported by an individually tailored system of learning material.uk www.brad.ac.brad. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. hence it is designed for highly motivated full-time research students as well as graduates employed within industries or organisations.brad. The programme is flexibly structured so that you will be able to join in September or January. The expectation is that every graduate from the degree would have published at least one conference paper as part of the research.School of Computing.uk/courses/pg 19 . You will work as part of a research group to complete a project of Master’s quality which may also deliver real benefit to the individual or to the supporting industry/organisation. a physical science or engineering or mathematics.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 UK Honours degree or equivalent in computing.500 PT £2. your application may also be considered Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. Computing *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.scim.

brad. The course is also backed by external collaboration with the UK government’s forensic laboratory. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.brad.brad. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. This course will provide you with the skills.ac. knowledge and training required in order to apply forensic science on a computer or network of computers. • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria. Our MSc in Forensic Computing comprises both advanced computer science and particular developments in forensic sciences.160 £11. The course draws upon the successful research expertise of the Department of Computing and the Division of Archaeological.scim. and Data Protection (C) • Computer Crime Investigation (C) • Digital Image Processing (C) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Crime Analysis (C) • Internet Security and Protocols (O) • Introduction to Cryptography (C) • Research Skills and Methodologies (O) • Dissertation (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. OR • A subject other than those above with demonstrable sufficient relevant professional computing experience If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. 5 years) relevant work experience. Courtroom and Expert Witness Skills (C) • Network and Protocols (C) • Security.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society 20 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. your application may also be considered two-year course options. in order to develop the skills required to be able to use computers as criminal investigation tools. Geographical and Environmental Sciences. Special Features: This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. Designed for students with a computing background.School of Computing. and fraud.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • Computer Science. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).brad.uk www. or Mathematics or Engineering.080 p. Privacy.500 PT £2. and staff and students often work closely with the West Yorkshire Police and other constabularies.uk/courses/pg . or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study. Forensic computing is the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques in the interests of determining potential legal evidence.ac.a.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. including but not limited to theft of trade secrets.ac. following a course which contained a significant proportion of computing.ac.scim. theft or destruction of intellectual property. Evidence might be sought in a wide range of computer crime or misuse. Informatics and Media Forensic Computing MSc Computing Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. our course will enable you to expand your knowledge of how computers operate and communicate and issues related to networking and web technologies. Collaborative Partners: Forensic Science Services and the West Yorkshire Police Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (C) • Crime Scene Management. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma.

Informatics and Media Internet. This course meets a new and growing demand for specialists in this area. which could be the accidental or deliberate denial of service. or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study. in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.160 £11.scim. or an equivalent overseas qualification. the effects of security challenges such as disclosure or destruction.ac. to equip them for senior positions with responsibility for the IT-based security of an organisation. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. which may be technological or administrative. Privacy and data protection will form a key element of the programme. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. In particular the course is designed for graduates wishing to enhance their undergraduate studies in core computing topics along with advanced study of reliability and security.School of Computing. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma.uk www. the nature of the challenges. Computer and System Security comprises both advanced computer science and particular developments in security and reliability. Special Features: This course is accredited by the British Computer Society.500 PT £2. which may be hardware. 5 years) relevant work experience. the secure transmission of information over the internet and its constituent systems has become a major issue. and the protection measures. software or information.ac. You will be able to understand the security issues faced by modern connected businesses. Our MSc in Internet.uk/courses/pg 21 . and develop secure and reliable computer and network systems. The main goal of this course is to prepare professionally-trained graduates for industry. Computer and System Security MSc With the ongoing expansion of the internet and its associated applications such as e-commerce.brad.ac. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (C) • Networks and Protocols (C) • Security.080 p.brad.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.a. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.brad. your application may also be considered Two-year full-time course options • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria. The course identifies the objects to be secured. Privacy and Data Protection (C) • Computer Crime Investigation (C) • Incidence Response and Novel Approaches to Security (C) • Advanced Simulation Modelling (O) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Internet Security and Protocols (C) • Introduction to Cryptography (C) • Dissertation (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 or above. Computing *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.brad.ac.scim.

uk www. but can demonstrate sufficient relevant professional computing experience Two-year full-time course options: • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society 22 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www.School of Computing.ac. or Mathematics or Engineering.160 £11.brad. following a course which contained a significant proportion of computing.500 PT £2. wearable). or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. Privacy and Data Protection (O) • Artificial Intelligence for Games (O) • Computer Graphics (O) • Digital Image Processing (O) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Human-Computer Interaction (Design and Development) (O) • Multimedia Systems (O) • Software Systems for e-Business and WWW (C) • Web Engineering (O) • Dissertation (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.brad.a.ac. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). with special emphasis on mobile applications.scim.ac. The success of the next generation of mobile systems will depend largely on the ability of the industry and academia to develop and provide appropriate applications to the users of the new mobile and wireless world. OR • A subject other than with above. ubiquitous. Special Features: • This course is one of the first few of its kind worldwide • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Information Engineering (O) • Mobile Applications (C) • Networks and Protocols (C) • Security.brad. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: A 2:2 or above in: • Computer Science.080 p. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma.scim.ac. MSc in Mobile Applications seeks to strike a balance between advanced study of heterogeneous network infrastructure and computing systems and the study of the development of applications for new devices and technologies (mobile.brad. The MSc in Mobile Applications course is designed for graduates wishing to bridge the disciplines of computing and digital content management and creation. As the technology for integrating computer and communication systems matures there will be greater emphasis on developing appropriate services and applications.uk/courses/pg . Informatics and Media Mobile Applications MSc Computing Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.

part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.brad. and applications. The success of 3G and 4G mobile systems will depend largely on the ability of industry and academia to develop and provide appropriate solutions to the users of the new mobile and wireless world. or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study. Third Generation (3G) mobile systems are now a part of our everyday life. where the emphasis will be on developing appropriate services and applications over heterogeneous network infrastructures including Bluetooth. or an equivalent overseas qualification.ac. The aim of this course is to prepare professionally-trained graduates for the mobile computing industry.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. bringing the internet and sophisticated mobile applications into our pockets. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.uk/courses/pg 23 .brad. In addition.uk www.School of Computing. Computing *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. your application may also be considered Two-year full-time course options • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria.080 p.500 PT £2. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. Students will gain a sound understanding of the core concepts of mobile networks and the design of cellular networks including approaches to maximise the available capacity.ac. and develop skills for the modelling and simulation of mobile networks.ac. You will learn about the design of robust mobility management mechanisms. The course comprises both the basics of mobile technologies and advances in computing. Special Features: • This course draws upon the successful research expertise of the internationally recognised Networks Research Group • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Mobile Applications (C) • Networks and Protocols (C) • Networks Performance Modelling and Analysis (C) • Advanced Simulation Modelling (C) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Real-Time Systems (O) • Reliability Modelling and Analysis (O) • Dissertation (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. WiMAX and WiFi.ac. Informatics and Media Mobile Computing MSc Computing is moving away from the desktop and even the laptop into mobile handheld devices and embedded systems.scim. 5 years) relevant work experience.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.scim. the recent introduction of 4G Lite networks and the soon to be deployed 4G networks will likely continue and consolidate this trend.a. mobile telecommunications. They will also develop simulation and performance modelling of networked systems. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 or above.brad.160 £11.brad. in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma. Students will study the tools and techniques for the design of network protocols.

Computer Graphics and Systems (O). Two-year full-time course options: • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria. Design for Mobile Content (O). Advanced Simulation Modelling (O).Therefore.ac.ac. in addition to the generic title. Group Project (MSc Multidisciplinary Computing) (C). Research and Analytical Methods (O). Informatics and Media. or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study.brad. Principles of Management (O). Statistical Analysis for Development (O). computer engineering. and the exciting and extensive knowledge base within the School of Computing. Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O).brad.ac. Advanced Database Techniques (O).160 £11. informatics or other computer-related subjects from an approved degree-awarding body.500 PT £2. Software Project Management (C). OR • Any subject from area relevant to the field(s) of your proposed multidisciplinary programme of study. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma. multimedia or biomedical sciences. students can select modules according to their chosen pathway: Creative Technologies pathway: Computer Animation and Special Effects (C).uk www.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.uk/courses/pg .uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 24 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.080 p. Public Policy Analysis and Management (O). together with skills and relevant experience in a computer-related area such as computer programming or information systems If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.a. *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.brad. Advanced Character Animation (O).School of Computing. Human-Computer Interaction (Design and Development) (O). you are given the opportunity to build your own programme of study to match your previous experience and education as well as your career aspirations. and other Schools across the University of Bradford. your application may also be considered. Through the module options. Internet Security and Protocols (O). Informatics and Media Multidisciplinary Computing MSc Computing Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. you will also have the opportunity of graduating with the degree of MSc in Multidisciplinary Computing (Creative Technologies). Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology (O). Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option Advanced Software Development (C) or Software Development (C). Dissertation (C). may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.ac. In addition. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • Computer science. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). Human Resource Management and Development (O). Toxicology and Oncology (O). Critical Appraisal of a Current Topic in the Biomedical Sciences (O). such as the Department of Development and Economic Studies and the Division of Biomedical Sciences. ID Pathway (School of Social and International Studies): Project and Programme Management (C). Special Features: This course draws upon the successful research expertise of the Department of Computing. Project Planning Design and Appraisal (O). 5 years) relevant work experience. This course is designed for students with a background in computing who wish to enhance their skills in this discipline and gain specialist knowledge in the fields of public policy and programme management. Biomedical Sciences pathway: Communication in Biomedical Sciences (O). companies are increasingly demanding professionals with a broad range of advanced computing skills and complementary disciplines.scim.scim.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. With today’s rapidly developing digital technology. Research Skills and Methodologies (O).brad. MSc in Multidisciplinary Computing (Public Policy and Programme Management) or MSc in Multidisciplinary Computing (Biomedical Sciences).

uk www. your application may also be considered Two-year full-time course options • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria. In particular there is a great need to produce postgraduates with in-depth knowledge and skills in the design.a. the application of performance modelling and engineering is key. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.brad.ac. 5 years) relevant work experience. The techniques covered are equally applicable to careers in manufacturing. Special Features: • The projects of the course relate to the themes of the NetPEn Networks and Performance Engineering Research Group which is a member of the European Network of Excellence (NoE). networks and performance engineering.ac. Informatics and Media Networks and Performance Engineering MSc Global markets are demanding greater numbers of professionals with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computing engineering. a Euro-NGI focusing on the “design and dimensioning of the next generation internet” towards the convergence of multi-service heterogeneous networks • The project work of is also motivated by the activities of HETNETs.ac.scim. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. especially the rapidly-developing highspeed networks such as mobile and wireless ad hoc networks. Computing *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.brad.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 2354286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).ac. communication and software systems which meet performance objectives. tuning and upgrading of computer.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. software development. Our pioneering course will equip you to use modelling and quantitative analysis techniques to predict and evaluate performance implications of design and implementation decisions. such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma. and logistics.080 p.School of Computing.500 PT £2. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 or above. development. an international working conference on the ‘Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous networks’ under the auspices of prestigious academic and industrial organisations worldwide • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Advanced Software Development (C) OR Software Development (C) • Networks and Protocols (C) • Networks Performance Modelling and Analysis (C) • Advanced Simulation and Modelling (O) • Real-Time Systems (O) • Reliability Modelling and Analysis (O) • Software (Performance) Engineering Group Project (C) • Dissertation (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. Many of our graduates have moved on to roles in the computer and telecom industries.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.uk/courses/pg 25 . Within these industries. vehicle and people movement.scim. and industrial information systems applications.brad.brad. and there is strong demand for graduates with strategic skills to investigate the effects of changes of operational parameters on a system’s behaviour.160 £11. or an equivalent overseas qualification. as well as all optical networks.

The course also provides optional modules for those students who wish to acquire additional knowledge in particular areas such as Artificial Intelligence or Web Engineering. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Concurrent and Distributed Systems (O) • Advanced Software Development (C) • Information Engineering (C) • Networks Performance Modelling and Analysis (O) • Software Project Management (C) • Artificial Intelligence for Games (Networks & Web) (C) • Advanced Database Techniques (O) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Formal Methods (C) • Group Project (MSc SE) (C) • Human-Computer Interaction (Design and Development) [Networks & Web] (C) • Real-Time Systems [Networks & Web] (C) • Web Engineering (O) • Dissertation (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.brad.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.scim. with an advanced knowledge of current best practice in the principles and methods of software engineering. and a range of transferable skills that will enhance your personal and professional development.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 British Computer Society 26 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.scim.ac. usability and cost. and the opportunity to exercise that knowledge in the context of a Master’s project of significant size and complexity.uk www.ac.brad. In addition. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.School of Computing.500 PT £2. may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme. safety.ac.080 p. The course will enable you to develop computing-related knowledge and understanding.160 £11. practical skills.uk/courses/pg . or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study. The MSc in Software Engineering is an advanced course which aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to enable you to take up a leading role in the complex software engineering projects that are currently challenging industry and commerce.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September and January Attendance Mode: Full-time. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma. correctness.a. OR • A subject related to Computing or Software Engineering subject with demonstrable sufficient relevant industrial experience in Software Engineering Two-year full-time course options: • Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above.brad.brad. This is achieved by providing students who already possess a thorough grounding in the principles of computing.ac. Special Features: This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. or equivalent qualification. in: • Software Engineering or containing a significant component in Software Engineering. Informatics and Media Software Engineering MSc Computing Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. you will have the opportunity to develop your awareness of the concerns of software reliability.

humancomputer interaction. Hardly a piece of visual media is produced today that has not at some time been manipulated by a computer. This advanced course is designed for students who already have a relevant undergraduate degree in computer animation or computer-generated special effects. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. and who want to further extend and develop their skills.uk www. distributed virtual environments. Informatics and Media Advanced Computer Animation and Special Effects MA/MSc The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of computer-based imagery in the generation of film.ac.160 £11.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.500 PT £2. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). visualisation.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. however the MA route allows you to develop your artistic and creative animation talents. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option MA • Computer Animation and Special Effects (C) • Project: Research and Proposal (C) • Motion Capture (O) • Visualisation and Storyboarding (O) • Computer Graphics and Applications (O) • Research Skills and Methodologies (O) • Build your own Enterprise (O) • Issues in Digital Media (O) • Computer-Generated Special Effects (O) • Project: Pre-Production (C) • Project: Production and Post-Production (C) MSc • Computer Animation and Special Effects (C) • Project: Research and Proposal (C) • Motion Capture (O) • Design for Human-Computer Interaction (O) • Advanced Technical Animation and Tool Development (O) • Computer Graphics and Applications (O) • Research Skills and Methodologies (O) • Build your own Enterprise (O) • Computer-Generated Special Effects (O) • Project: Pre-Production (C) • Project: Production and Post-Production (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.School of Computing.brad. multimedia. knowledge and understanding. virtual reality. while the MSc route allows you to develop your practical and technical skills.brad. Both routes share many modules.scim.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. digital video. your interests and your career ambitions. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above: • Containing a significant component in the field of Computer Animation and/or Special Effects from an approved degree-awarding body. OR • In a subject other than Computer Animation.brad.080 p.ac.ac. interactive entertainment and computer games. We aim to equip you to become a wellqualified professional who will take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and emerging media technologies.a.brad. telecommunications and artificial intelligence.uk/courses/pg 27 . or for people with a computing / engineering undergraduate degree who can demonstrate sufficient relevant experience in these fields. computer animation.ac. Creative Technology *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. television. The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and new computer graphics technologies will continue to grow with this widespread use. but can demonstrate sufficient relevant experience in Computer Animation and/or Special Effects Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. Our teaching is backed up by an international research programme in imaging. Your choice of either the MA or the MSc route will depend on your previous experience.scim.

however the MA route allows you to develop your artistic and creative animation skills further. Digital Arts or related fields from an approved degree-awarding body.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. knowledge and understanding into this area. The programme aims to enable you to develop advanced knowledge. multimedia authoring.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 28 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. Informatics and Media Computer Animation and Special Effects MA / MSc Creative Technology Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.scim. There is a clear demand today for well-qualified professionals able to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and emerging new media technologies. but can demonstrate sufficient relevant experience in Computing. your interests and your career ambitions.brad.uk www.a.brad.160 £11.ac. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above: • Containing a significant component in Computing.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. although not necessarily in animation. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.080 p. With an undergraduate degree in a subject ranging from the arts to science. This course is primarily designed for those students who do not have an undergraduate degree in computer animation and special effects but who would nevertheless like to extend their skills. Both routes share many modules. while the MSc route allows you to develop your practical and technical skills.uk/courses/pg .500 PT £2.scim. Your choice of either the MA or the MSc route will depend on your previous experience.brad.ac. skills and understanding of creative technologies. Graphics.brad. Digital Arts. you would be expected to have some skills and experience of computing. Animation. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). digital special effects. in particular within the field of computer animation.School of Computing. or computer imaging and design.ac. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option MA • Computer Animation (C) • Visualisation and Storyboarding (C) • Motion Capture (C) • 3D Character Modelling and Animation (C) • Computer-Generated Special Effects (C) • Visual Arts and Digital Media (O) • Cinematic Language (O) • Build your own Enterprise (O) • Issues in Digital Media (O) • Computer Animation and Special Effects Project (C) MSc • Computer Animation (C) • Motion Capture (C) • Software Development (C) • 3D Character Modelling and Animation (C) • Research Skills and Methodologies (C) • Computer-Generated Special Effects (C) • Computer Graphics and Applications (C) • Design for Human-Computer Interaction (O) • Visualisation and Storyboarding (O) • Computer Animation and Special Effects Project (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. OR • In a subject other than Computing or Digital Arts.ac. etc Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. web-based application development and computer game design. Computer technology and its creative application have already reached such a level of maturity and sophistication that a number of distinct and specialised areas have emerged including computer animation.

It is worth noting that the student can select a maximum of 20 credits from the existing level 3 modules if deemed appropriate by the supervisor.ac. Mobile and Telecommunications industries. This close alignment with your interest maximises your input to the learning programme while minimising the on-site commitment at the University.School of Computing.uk/courses/pg 29 . Software.ac. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. plus a major research project (for 120 credits) that is carried out with any of the research groups in the School. Informatics and Media Creative Technology by Research MSc The School of Computing.ac. your application may also be considered Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.scim. In consultation with your academic supervisors you will identify taught modules for 60 credits (during two normal academic semesters. The expectation is that every graduate from the degree would have published at least one conference paper as part of the research.160 £11.080 p. Core Modules: • Module option 1 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Module option 2 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Research Skills and Methodologies • Research Project Part 1 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 2 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 3 (MSc by research) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. You will work as part of a research group to complete a project of Master’s quality which may also deliver real benefit to the individual or to the supporting industry/organisation.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September or January Attendance Mode: Full-time.brad.ac. from an approved degree awarding body • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. September to January and February to May). Creative Technology *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. hence it is designed for highly motivated full-time research students as well as graduates employed within industries or organisations. Digital Media.500 PT £2. 5 years) relevant work experience.uk www. The MSc Creative Technology by Research is a flexible programme of demand-based research supported by an individually tailored system of learning material. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.scim. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 UK Honours degree or equivalent in computing. Internet. Informatics and Media has developed the MSc Creative Technology by Research to meet the needs of modern Computing. a physical science or engineering or mathematics.brad.a.brad.brad. The programme is flexibly structured so that you will be able to join in September or January.

uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 30 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.ac. This course is designed to provide graduates with advanced knowledge of the application.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. computer vision and computer graphics. or have a good Honours degree in any subject together with skills and experience in a relevant area. geometric modelling. You will develop a mastery of multidisciplinary skills that will enable you to process real-life multi-dimensional data and apply and develop appropriate technologies and evaluation methods. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.brad.080 p.scim. enabling you to develop a career in any of these disciplines.a. image processing. Imaging systems are used widely in medicine. development.brad. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).ac. animation. However a gap exists between imaging and graphics experts. while computer graphics are the cornerstone for games. computer vision and computer graphics systems. On this course you will be introduced to the state-of-the-art technologies and applications in visual computing and have the opportunity to develop the ability to advance the boundaries of knowledge through research.500 PT £2. Multi-dimensional processing and the generation of real and virtual data have a multitude of applications in our world today. special effects. and biometrics.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.brad.ac.brad. security. graphic design.160 £11.uk www. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study.School of Computing.scim. Informatics and Media Visual Computing MSc Creative Technology Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. Our course aims to equip you with a mastery of relevant technologies in the fields of image processing. and there is a need for well-qualified professionals with expertise in both these areas to take a lead in exploiting and developing existing and new visual technologies. space exploration and remote sensing. virtual reality and a host of other applications. machine learning. design and implementation of visual computing. We will enable you to master the combination and integration of practical and theoretical methods to solve real-life problems using image processing. video processing. Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Computer Animation (C) • Computer Vision Systems (C) • Software Development (C) • Artificial Intelligence with Applications (O) • Computer Graphics and Systems (C) • Digital Image Processing Systems (C) • Research Skills and Methodologies (C) • Software Engineering (O) • Visual Computing MSc Project (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.uk/courses/pg .ac. computer vision and graphics and their different real-life applications.

com Web: www. With an emphasis on the creation of photorealistic computer graphics integrated with live-action footage. Informatics and Media Visual Effects for Post-Production MSc This innovative.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September or January Attendance Mode: Full-time Duration: 12 months Entry Requirements: • An Honours degree containing a significant component in the field of visual effects. with occasional visits to the University in Bradford. Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Location: Escape Studios in London.com www. and effects work. professionally-based course has been developed in partnership between the Department of Creative Technology and Escape Studios.escapestudios. OR • Equivalent industrial experience in the field of visual effects or a related area Fees (2010-2011)*: FT Home/EU: Please contact Escape International: Studios for more information *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Creative Technology Contact: Escape Studios course advisers: Tel: 00 44 207 348 1920 Email: info@escapestudios. your project work will follow industrial briefs and be supervised by industry-based professional tutors. one of the most successful and respected CG (Computer Graphics) academies. Further details can be obtained by contacting Escape Studios. Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.escapestudios. Covering areas such as digital set extension. For further information: Tel: 00 44 207 348 1920 Email: info@escapestudios. product replacement.com How to apply: Please contact Escape Studios for more information.School of Computing. the programme has been designed to offer you a practice-based learning experience in a professional context. as well as all aspects of live-action production and digital postproduction.com 31 .

internet systems and protocols. in addition to a well-developed set of creative. and to demonstrate critical judgement. You will have opportunities to apply specialist skills and knowledge across specific areas of study. research skills and e-business.ac.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. multimedia. virtual reality. mobile content.ac. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. design and implementation of software. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • Computing of an approved degree-awarding body.School of Computing. OR • A subject other than with Computing.brad. A career in web technologies requires knowledge of the development.brad. research ability and proficiency in project management. visual computing. human-computer interaction. virtual reality. virtual reality. Special Features: • Our teaching in this area is backed up by an international research programme in imaging.160 £11. but can demonstrate sufficient relevant experience in Computing Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.brad. and which is also accessible to graduates from other relevant disciplines. usability issues.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 32 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. problem-solving and team-working skills.scim. digital video.ac.080 p. The past decade has seen a phenomenal growth in the convergence in media communication.brad. computer animation.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time. e-learning and communication.uk www. It provides opportunities for you to gain a sound understanding of the concepts. This programme will present you with a more demanding intellectual challenge than would be expected at undergraduate level by providing a taught course that extends your knowledge and skills.500 PT £2. business security. alongside development of practical abilities and discipline skills relevant to the field of study. Informatics and Media Web Technologies MSc Creative Technology Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.uk/courses/pg . e-business. human-computer interaction. telecommunications and artificial intelligence Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Optional • Design for Human-Computer Interaction (C) • Business Systems Security (C) • Software Development (C) • Mobile Applications (O) • Digital Audio and Video Technologies (O) • Motion Capture (O) • Software Systems for e-Business and the WWW (C) • Issues in Digital Media (C) • Internet Security and Protocols (C) • Web Technologies MSc Project (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.a. systems and methodologies of web technology.ac. modelling and animation. and a number of distinct and specialised areas have emerged including website design. developing and exploiting existing and emerging web technologies. equipping you to become a wellqualified professional able to take a lead in designing.scim. security.

Digital Media. from an approved degree awarding body • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. The programme is flexibly structured so that you will be able to join in September or January. Informatics and Media Informatics by Research MSc The School of Computing. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 UK Honours degree or equivalent in computing. 5 years) relevant work experience. In consultation with your academic supervisors you will identify taught modules for 60 credits (during two normal academic semesters.School of Computing.160 £11.brad.brad. hence it is designed for highly motivated full-time research students as well as graduates employed within industries or organisations. September to January and February to May). Core Modules: • Module option 1 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Module option 2 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Research Skills and Methodologies • Research Project Part 1 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 2 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 3 (MSc by research) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. Informatics *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. Mobile and Telecommunications industries.uk/courses/pg 33 .uk www. plus a major research project (for 120 credits) that is carried out with any of the research groups in the School. Informatics and Media has developed the MSc Informatics by Research initiative to meet the needs of modern Computing. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.ac.500 PT £2. The MSc Informatics by Research is a flexible programme of demand-based research supported by an individually tailored system of learning material. your application may also be considered Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.brad. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). a physical science or engineering or mathematics.inf.ac. The expectation is that every graduate from the degree would have published at least one conference paper as part of the research. Software.a.uk/courses/pg/ How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.brad. It is worth noting that the student can select a maximum of 20 credits from the existing level 3 modules if deemed appropriate by the supervisor. Internet.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1274 234286 Fax: 01274 235972 (overseas 00 44 1274 235972) Website: www.ac. You will work as part of a research group to complete a project of Master’s quality which may also deliver real benefit to the individual or to the supporting industry/organisation.scim.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September or January Attendance Mode: Full-time.080 p. This close alignment with your interest maximises your input to the learning programme while minimising the off-site commitment for industry.

uk/courses/pg .uk www.ac.080 p. We will also enable you to approach your own and others’ creative output in a critical way and to develop your mastery of key theoretical approaches in areas such as identity. It blends the use and application of key arts and media digital production techniques and technologies with an in-depth understanding of the contexts for today’s rapidly changing arts.brad. media and public communications environment.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 34 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.brad.scim.ac.ac. The programme is also designed to enable you to develop your ability to communicate with specific target audiences in a powerful way. using the latest production techniques and processes. key design technologies and project management techniques in digital arts and media. and intellectual inquiry.a. image production and digital design to enable you to become a highly-qualified professional in these areas.160 £11. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • an area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body. workflows.School of Computing. Informatics and Media Digital Arts and Media MA Media Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6. This programme will equip you with the mastery of necessary skills for production in the areas of digital graphic arts and photography.500 PT £2. OR • any subject. This course offers a unique combination of practical and creative skills. Special Features: • We have excellent resources that have been specifically designed for this programme within our Digital Arts Centre where students enrolled on the MA in Digital Arts and Media will be located • During the course you will be given the opportunity to submit your work for public exhibition at the University’s public art gallery – Gallery II – and at other venues Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Visual Arts and Digital Media (C) • Digital Videography (PG) (O) • Digital Arts: Engaging the Audience (O) • Philosophies of Film and Media (O) • Image and Identity (C) • Issues in Digital Media (C) • Screen Realism (O) • Alternative Film and Media (O) • Media Dissertation (PG) (C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www.scim. branding and image production and reception.brad. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.ac.brad. critical awareness and project management skills that will serve as an ideal foundation for your research and practice in the area of digital arts and media. This programme will also allow you to develop specific research techniques. together with skills and experience in a relevant area Candidates applying to the course with non-standard qualifications will be judged on an individual basis using the University’s APEL procedures.

ac.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. offers our students added value in its world-class research archives. it will fully prepare you for the ‘brave new world’ of film and video production in the digital age.g. The strong and long-lasting links with the National Media Museum offers students of this programme added-value in high-quality research. together with skills and experience in a relevant area Candidates applying to the course with nonstandard qualifications will be judged on an individual basis using the University’s APEL procedures. had their work screened at major film festivals (e. OR • Any subject. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).080 p.brad. HDTV and the latest industrystandard post-production software • Our partner. Rather. festivals and exhibitions. screenings and exhibitions. as well as unrivalled access to the Museum’s broadcast television production facilities • Bradford’s status as the first UNESCO World City of Film serves to both recognise and draw attention to the quality of film making and media education in the city as well as to foster new opportunities for the wealth of cinematic talent in the region Collaborative Partners: National Media Museum Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Cinematic Language (C) • Advanced Production (C) • Media Production Planning (C) • Visualisation and Storyboarding (C) • Screen Realism (O) • Advanced Editing (C) • Issues in Digital Media (C) • Image and Identity (O) • Computer Animation and Special Effects (O) • MA Project (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.ac.scim.brad. conferences. There is integration of theory and practice which will enable you to produce cinematic projects that will be technically effective whilst being strong on content. screenings. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.160 £11. Cannes). films in club spaces. new film clubs and even films on telecommunications networks – have expanded the possibilities for the distribution and exhibition of cinematic material.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim.ac. the National Media Museum.500 PT £2.ac. Informatics and Media Digital Filmmaking MA This innovative course will engage you in the production of advanced video graphic products while encouraging experimentation and innovation. It is not a ‘conventional’ film course and is not about training for narrow specialist skills nor the production of 35mm feature films. The course will offer you the opportunity to engage with these types of cultural activities in a positive and creative way. Developments in digital film/videography technologies – films on the internet. Media *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing.School of Computing. and won awards for their short films.brad.brad.uk www. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body. having a long tradition and evident track record in producing graduates in film and video production. Bradford Media School is well placed to deliver this course. academic and industrial conferences and symposia. You will produce films of varying length in a diverse range of media to be exhibited in an equally broad range of settings.scim.a. Our graduates have gone on to set up their own film companies. Special Features: • Facilities range from low-budget formats to high-end digital broadcast standard formats.uk/courses/pg 35 .

2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: • 2:2 UK Honours degree or equivalent in computing. This close alignment with your interest maximises your input to the learning programme while minimising the off-site commitment for industry. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. Digital Media.scim. 5 years) relevant work experience. The MSc Digital Media by Research is a flexible programme of demand-based research supported by an individually tailored system of learning material. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time).080 p.brad.500 PT £2.ac. Internet. Informatics and Media has developed the MSc Digital Media by Research to meet the needs of modern Computing.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 36 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. The School of Computing.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. your application may also be considered Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4. a physical science or engineering or mathematics.uk/courses/pg .ac. September to January and February to May).School of Computing.ac.a. hence it is designed for highly motivated full-time research students as well as graduates employed within industries or organisations. Software.uk www. Mobile and Telecommunications industries.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September or January Attendance Mode: Full-time. You will work as part of a research group to complete a project of Master’s quality which may also deliver real benefit to the individual or to the supporting industry/organisation. It is worth noting that the student can select a maximum of 20 credits from the existing level 3 modules if deemed appropriate by the supervisor.ac. In consultation with your academic supervisors you will identify taught modules for 60 credits (during two normal academic semesters.brad.brad. The programme is flexibly structured so that you will be able to join in September or January. Core Modules: • Module option 1 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Module option 2 from SCIM Module Catalogue • Research Skills and Methodologies • Research Project Part 1 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 2 (MSc by research) • Research Project Part 3 (MSc by research) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. plus a major research project (for 120 credits) that is carried out with any of the research groups in the School. The expectation is that every graduate from the degree would have published at least one conference paper as part of the research. Informatics and Media Digital Media by Research MSc Media Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.160 £11.scim. from an approved degree awarding body • If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx.brad.

uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. The course is suitable for those wishing to enter the film production.0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.000 books on film and special holdings. social. offer you the opportunities to make connections with various media professionals and enterprises • The National Media Museum (NMeM) provides both a unique learning environment and a large body of resources relating to film and cinematic arts. the BBC and Skillset • Guest lecturers and speakers at events such as TIMECODE research seminars. Informatics and Media Film Studies MA The MA Film Studies programme enables you to engage at an advanced level of study with film from a wide range of formal. distribution or exhibition industries as well as those pursuing careers in teaching.ac.scim.080 p. research or other areas such as journalism with a specialism in film studies. OR • Any subject. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.brad. over 9. together with skills and experience in a relevant area Candidates applying to the course with nonstandard qualifications will be judged on an individual basis using the University’s APEL procedures. A particular emphasis is placed on alternative forms of cinema and application of the study of film into ‘real world’ applications (film programming).uk/courses/pg 37 . part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). as well as a growing collection of rare prints.ac. film festivals and other media conferences and events.brad. The course is predominantly theory-based. political and philosophical perspectives. Special Features: • Students benefit from events and initiatives growing from Bradford’s status as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film as well as from our partnerships with the National Media Museum. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body.a. Media *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. cultural.brad.uk www.scim.160 £11.School of Computing.ac. You will also enjoy access to unique screenings and to all of the festivals held at the NMeM Collaborative Partners: National Media Museum Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Digital Videography (O) • Film Programming (C) • Philosophies of Media and Film (O) • Visual Arts and Digital Media (O) • Cinematic Language (C) • Alternative Film and Media (C) • Broadcast Television (O) • Image and Identity (O) • Issues in Digital Media 2 (O) • Screen Realism (C) • Media Dissertation (C) Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.500 PT £2. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim.brad. although you can choose options from a wide range of practical modules.ac.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www.

master classes.ac. you can choose options from a wide range of practical modules including digital film and television production. 2 years (part-time) Entry Requirements: 2:2 or above in: • An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body.500 PT £2. screenings.scim. Informatics and Media Media Studies MA Media Suitable for International Students: Yes – full-time route only Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.ac. television and media-related archives and collections at the National Media Museum in Bradford.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 38 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. industrial. which include Cinerama. Special Features: • Privileged access to the various world-class photography. This course enables you to study the media at an advanced level from a range of cultural.brad.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www.School of Computing.brad.scim. together with skills and experience in a relevant area Candidates applying to the course with non-standard qualifications will be judged on an individual basis using the University’s APEL procedures.ac. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: International: FT £4.a.080 p. Our programme will enable you to develop an integrated range of knowledge. symposia. In addition to your theoretical studies. writers and academics • We have a strong tradition of contextual studies in media Collaborative Partners: National Media Museum Modules: (C) = Core (O) = Option • Cultural Theory (C) • Philosophies of Media and Film (C) • Visual Arts and Digital Media (O) • Cinematic Language (O) • Issues in Digital Media (C) • Screen Realism (C) • Broadcast Television (O) • Image and Identity (O) • Alternative Film and Media (O) • Media Dissertation (PG)(C) *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Contact: School of Computing. A particular emphasis in this programme is placed on how new technology is transforming media production and consumption.uk www. mobile media or digital arts. In addition to the Museum’s permanent collections there are academic and industry conferences. Imax and 3D projection • Guest lecturers and speakers invited to the University and to associated events will offer you the opportunity to directly engage with film and media producers. OR • Any subject.uk/courses/pg .0 or the equivalent Start Date: September Attendance Mode: Full-time.160 £11. which you will be able to apply in professional.brad. film clubs. part-time Duration: 12 months (full-time). festivals and special exhibitions as well as a full cinema programme on their three screens.brad. political and philosophical perspectives. understanding and skills in the field of media studies through critical engagement with media theory and cuttingedge production practices. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. educational and academic contexts. social.ac. film.

Whilst any number of modules can be taken on their own or in combinations.scim. The programme is intended to provide you with a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current knowledge within the industry and of issues and opportunities at the forefront of contemporary media practice. and therefore develop your future prospects. Taking the Professional Media Practice project module in addition to six taught modules will allow you to qualify for the award of the MA.ac.ac. studying three modules will allow you to qualify for a PG Certificate. Please consult the module list for details. You will be encouraged to develop self-direction and originality in tackling and solving professional work-based problems. the design enables you to build your own postgraduate programme.skillset.scim. Modules: The modules offered by Bradford Media School are: • Creative Ideas Generation • Lesser-spotted Audiences and their Habitats • If at First You Don’t Succeed – Iterative Development • Find Me the Money • Transmedia Story Telling • Motion Capture • Professional Practice Project (MA) The full list of modules currently available is available online at www.0 or the equivalent Start Date: Different modules start at different times throughout the year. Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.ac. by offering courses in specific media areas delivered in ways that suit people in a variety of different roles.uk www. understandings and techniques to deal with complex issues in order to improve your working practices.brad. Informatics and Media Admissions Office Email: masters@scim. It aims to meet the professional development needs of media practitioners. any of the participating Media Academies. the performance of your companies.uk Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Fax: 00 44 1274 235972 Web: www. but applications are accepted. Informatics and Media Professional Media Practice MA / PGDiploma / PGCertificate This course consists of a flexible range of postgraduate short courses that have been developed by Skillset (the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media) and the School of Computing. and develop effective leadership where appropriate while developing the qualities and skills necessary for decision making in complex and unpredictable situations. Informatics and Media as part of the network of English Skillset Media Academies. and accepted by. having worked as a media practitioner for at least two years.brad.uk/courses/pg 39 .ac. In essence. and a total of six are required for the PG Diploma. Suitable for International Students: Unlikely as the course is delivered through short intensive modules spread throughout the year. and where appropriate.School of Computing. Fees (2010-2011)*: Home/EU: £600 per taught module International: Please contact the School *A small increase can be expected for 2011/12 Media Contact: School of Computing.brad.brad.org/build and provides an overview of the wide-ranging disciplinary focus. Attendance Mode: Part-time Duration: 2-5 years to complete the entire MA Entry Requirements: A good Honours degree or equivalent experience.uk/courses/pg How to apply: See page 12 For further information: Tel: 00 44 1274 234286 Email: masters@scim. You will be able to select courses from the range within the portfolio on offer and have credits gained transferred to. and equip you with the intellectual tools.

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