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Distance learning MSC

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Asterix, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Asterix

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    Hi Guys,
    Ive always wanted to do a Part time distance learning course for my MSC and now i have been promoted and got some more $ and a possible loan from my employer i was thinking of actioning this plan! I had major dificulties with programming on my BSC with Pearl, C++ and Java (yes this was all unfortunately included on a networking degree :x) so i am now looking for a course which does not assess on these areas. I have an interest in InfoSec and currently persuing MCSA: Security. My collegue has recomended a MSC at Royal Holloway which looks great but when working out the funding required it seems to be around 5K+ each year and and i would be required to do this for 2 years to finalise the course, So looking at a possible 10K+ total over 2 years (in addition to my student loan i already have). I understand that for a sys admin role this wouldnt be a requirement (and may possibly seem overkill) but it is something i have always wanted to acheive and would like to get this under my belt so i can cross it off my list of 'Things to do before 30'!
    -Has anyone else done a distance learning MSC? If so what kinda costs were incurred?
    -Is anyone aware of reasonable priced MSC distance learning (or part time) courses (obviously IT related)?
     
  2. UKDarkstar
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    This thread may be of use :biggrin

    I'm currently looking to switch to a distance learning MSc as now I'm working again it's difficult to get to Uni.

    I'm looking at Business Information Technology and I know University of Liverpool do a lot by distance learning; also found Sheffield Hallam.

    The Security MSc at Royal Holloway is very well regarded but I think (from memory) when I looked at it they want people with a security background really.

    My own course at Southampton Solent may be offered by distance learning this September if they can get it ready in time - they're just looking at setting up distance learning stuff.
     
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  3. Asterix

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    Ah I found this MSC in 'Information Technology Security' his one looks pretty good and at a good price too :pLinky
    Anyone have any experience of PT block learning courses at Westminister (or any other institutions)?
     
  4. wagnerk
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    Under 2k per year for a MSc, that's a very good price :)

    However is that based on taking 5 years or just 2?

    -ken
     
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  5. Asterix

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    Yeah i thought that was a little cheap, I have Emailed them to confirm this information (and get the timetable of course attendance so i can get this approved from my employer) :D
     
  6. UKDarkstar
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    Looks interesting ...... keep us posted !
     
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  7. Asterix

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    Course consists of 6 modules, each @ £450! This course can be done in block learning so attending a 1 week course and then completing the assesment 5 weeks later! Sounds great, So i have applied :P
     
  8. UKDarkstar
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    Best of luck with it m8 ! :biggrin
     
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  9. Asterix

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    Got to get accepted first :eek:
     
  10. wagnerk
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    Fingers crossed mate :)

    -Ken
     
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  11. Asterix

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    This is now processing, i am now required to provide full transcripts of studies and a work reference to confirm my role, position and abillity to study at this level. :rolleyes:I better chase my boss up
     
  12. Asterix

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    I Got accepted for the MSC: Infosec at Westminster and currently undertaking this now (Just going through and updating some old posts! )
     
  13. Bluerinse
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    Congrats mate 8)
     
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  14. UKDarkstar
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    Good for you ! :D
     
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