Dr Derek Foster - Programme Leader
Dr Derek Foster is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and works researching and teaching the application of technologies across a range of societal contexts, particularly for sustainability purposes. His teaching encompasses the Cloud Computing and the Internet of things areas of computing.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
There is a range of equipment for loan, including Raspberry Pi devices, smartphones, robots, and virtual reality equipment such as HTC Vive and Oculus Quest.
Students on this course are taught by academics whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the School include Marc Hanheide, Professor of Intelligent Robotics and Interactive Systems, and Nigel Allinson MBE, Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering, who has been supported with a multi-million pound grant from the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for advances in medical imaging.
The School is also a Microsoft Imagine Academy member, Cisco Academy member, and AWS academy which gives students on the MSc Cloud Computing programme the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications such as Microsoft cloud-focused fundamentals and associate level certifications.
Image: An Azure Kinect device. This new generation device is natively connected to the cloud for vision and speech analysis, with Industry 4.0 companies piloting it for use in manufacturing.
Students on the MSc Cloud Computing have the opportunity to gain cutting-edge industry certification in areas such as cloud data and administration of cloud services. Examples of the digital certification badges you can achieve as part of the programme include Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals and Microsoft Azure Administrator.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
There is a global skills shortage of graduates with Cloud Computing skillsets. Upon completion of the programme, graduates are well positioned to fill cloud-focused roles such as a Cloud Developer, Data Engineer, DevOps Engineer, and Cloud Consultant.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
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