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Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas
The department offers both postgraduate degrees and diplomas by coursework:
and postgraduate degrees by research:
In addition, from 2013 honours is a one year postgraduate degree, which can be taken after a Bachelors degree majoring in Information Science (or related discipline).
Finally, the Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) allows graduates in any discipline to undertake a flexible and rapid course of undergraduate-level study.
The diagram below shows the most common entry points to our postgraduate degrees and diplomas. A degree or diploma appears above another if progression is possible between the two (subject to satisfactory grades and agreement on a suitable research topic).
- Durations of programmes assume full-time study, and are rounded to whole months and years. Part-time study is also possible for most degrees and diplomas.
- Progression from one degree or diploma to another is subject to application and is contingent on achieving required grades and (where relevant) finding a supervisor for the proposed research topic.
- A Postgraduate Diploma may optionally include a research dissertation (in place of two taught papers). This option is required for progression to PhD study.
- The Master of Commerce (MCom), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) and Master of Arts (MA) can be taken as a thesis-only degree (after an Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma) or as a longer course involving taught courses and a thesis. The latter option is only offered in exceptional case as the pathway from a Postgraduate Diploma to a thesis-only Masters degree serves the same role.
- Currently, our only Masters degree that does not include a substantial research component is the “taught” option of the MAppSc in Software and Knowledge Engineering.
- The DipGrad can be used to satisfy the entry requirements of other postgraduate degrees and diplomas if it includes appropriate papers as advised by the department or programme concerned.
- The diagram does not show the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics. This is a distance-taught course for health care professionals.
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