The digital revolution is changing our world in deep and lasting ways. The Internet of Things – networked devices that are capable of sensing, transmitting and acting on data to improve our quality of life – is an area of development that is widely expected to require the services of millions of new developers over the coming years. Study the Internet of Things at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll acquire the skills and experience you need to become a part of an exciting, fast-expanding area of computer science with excellent graduate employability prospects.
This new and exciting programme has been developed to help students break into a rapidly expanding area of computer science. A flexible programme structure lets you choose from a range of optional modules, including Programming for Data Analysis, Machine Learning, software Security and The Semantic Web.
You’ll study in a department renowned for cutting-edge,research-led teaching and be able to contribute your own findings during your Individual Project. You'll hace access to a range of advanced facilities including a laboratory for experimenting with networked physical devices, and a cluster facility for processing and analysing real data sets.
Study The Internet of Things at Royal Holloway and you’ll graduate with a Masters degree in a field with excellent graduate employability prospects. You'll develop a range of skills and knowledge that will make you a highly employable candidate to many new and established businesses.
- Study in a highly regarded department, ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of research publications (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
- Benefit from strong industry ties, with close proximity to ‘England’s Silicon Valley’.
- Graduate with a Masters degree in a rapidly expanding field offering excellent graduate employability prospects.
- Tailor your learning with a wide range of engaging optional modules.
- Choose from a one-year programme structure or add an optional year in industry.
Advanced Distributed Systems
Wireless, Sensor and Actuator Networks
Smart Cards, RFIDs and Embedded Systems Security
Introduction to Information Security
In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.
Data Visualisation and Exploratory Analysis
Programming for Data Analysis
Intelligent Agents and Multi-agent Systems
Advanced Data Communications
Large-scale Data Storage and Processing
Online Machine Learning
Introduction to Cryptography
Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, practical projects and a dissertation.
UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or other subjects that include a strong element of mathematics and computing, e.g. Physics.
Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area.
English language requirements:
IELTS with 6.5 overall. No subscore below 5.5
If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT)
International and EU entry requirements
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Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.
Study The Internet of Things at Royal Holloway, University of London and you can expect excellent graduate employability prospects in an exciting, fast-expanding area of computer science. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills, including cybersecurity, botnet detection, cloud computing, data mining and network analytics. You’ll also benefit from Royal Holloway’s proximity to the M4 corridor – also known as ‘England’s Silicon Valley’ – offering fantastic networking and placement opportunities with some of the country’s leading tech companies.
Recent alumni have gone on to enjoy rewarding careers in areas such as financial analytics and Big Data and some have gone on to do a PhD. The Department of Computer Science is located within easy reach of our College Careers service, providing you with help, support and advice regarding the next steps in your career.
- 90% of Royal Holloway graduates in work or further education within six months of graduating.
- Strong industry ties help to provide placement and networking opportunities with some of the country’s leading institutions.
- On-site College Careers Service provides help and support for students.
Home and EU students tuition fee per year 2017/18*: £8,300
Overseas students tuition fee per year 2017/18*: £18,500
Other essential costs**: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course
Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.
*The tuition fees given above apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying part-time are charged a pro-rata tuition fee and information is available from the Royal Holloway Student Fees Office on Student-Fees@rhul.ac.uk. All fees are likely to rise annually in line with inflation but no more than 5 per cent per year.
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** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.