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The course aims at equipping you with the computation, mathematical, and business views of cloud computing and after successfully completing the course you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as the applied side of cloud computing.

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Plan, manage and deliver significant cloud computing based projects, resulting in a high-quality research output through dissertation
  • Investigate and develop cloud computing projects within the confines of the ethical, social and professional context of cloud computing
  • To equip you with key concepts in cloud computing; such as IAAS, PAAS & SAAS
  • Gain advanced theoretical and specialist practical knowledge of progressive and emerging topics including DevOps, virtualisation, software-defined network
  • Create innovative solutions through the integration of a range of standard and specialised cloud computing tools/technologies
  • Develop the professional skills necessary for a senior career in the IT industry.

What makes this course different

Silver cup

Our computing courses are 2nd in London

Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)

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We are accredited by AWS. As part of your programme you will be able to take Amazon certifications.



  • Knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of emerging technologies in cloud and distributed computing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary tools and technologies to produce solutions relevant to the domain of cloud computing to meet a set of agreed requirements.

Thinking skills

  • Critically reason the production of cloud computing artefacts.
  • Independent thinking and analytical skills in the real-world problems related to cloud computing.

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Analyse, interpret, synthesise and evaluate design methods and alternative solutions for a given problem in the diverse fields of finance, medical, and technology domain.
  • Identification and implementation of appropriate intelligent algorithms.
  • Experience in algorithm design using state-of-the art programming languages.

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • Structure and communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work professionally as an individual and as a team player to develop creative solutions to problems.



  • Core Modules

    Cloud Computing

    This module provides you with an overview of the field of Cloud Computing, its enabling technologies, main building blocks, and hands-on experience. The course will introduce this domain and cover the topics of data centres, virtualization, cloud storage, and various Cloud paradigms. Motivating factors, benefits, challenges, and service models will be discussed. Modern data centres enable many of the economic and technological benefits of the cloud paradigm; hence, the module describes several concepts behind data centre design and management.


    Computer Security

    This module aims to provide an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to protect computers, networks and internet sites from unauthorised intrusion. This will involve studying possible security risks and the application of appropriate technical, defensive mechanisms/tools to counteract cyber crime.


    Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Dissertation)

    Conduct a practical project of a Master level quality related to the scope of the selected MSc programme and develop skills appropriate for a senior computing professional. You will consider the ethical, legal, social, and professional issues, and the dissertation will require appropriate research, analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance, evaluation and project management. You will reflect on the success of the strategies that you employed to further develop your reflective skills, self-awareness, 'life style' and self-care approaches and where necessary improve your approaches.

  • Core Modules

    Industrial Sandwich Placement

    The aim of this module is to enable you to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment to develop their technical and professional skills, within a real work environment to compliment their programme of study.


As a cloud computing student, you'd expect a lot of your learning to take place via technology, and you'd be right!

Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Linux.

You'll be given software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, internet access and web-based development.

Let's not forget the personal touch, computer science may involve the study of robotics, but we're not robots and neither are you. Our teaching staff will give you a great deal of personal attention and feedback as you get to grips with the course content. You'll have a personal tutor to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course and tutors for each year group.

We also have, as you might expect, a virtual learning environment to keep you connected with your tutors and fellow students.

A significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students. Experience of group working is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry.

You'll gain insights from our industrial partners through guest lectures and visits which ensure that you stay on top of what this dynamic industry demands.


We'll assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework will include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve.


Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Gaurav Malik

Gaurav Malik is Interim Director of Education and Experience in the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

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We have three research groups, which are closely aligned to the modules that are delivered for this course. These research groups are: Intelligent Systems, Software Systems Engineering and Enterprise Computing.

In Software Systems Engineering, we're part of the European Union's anti-piracy ASPIRE Project (Dr Paolo Falcarin). We're also researching: security requirements and risk management (Dr Shareeful Islam), search-based software engineering and program analysis (Dr Syed Islam); and software product lines (Dr Rabih Bashroush), while digital forensics studies are led by Dr Ameer Al-Nemrat.

In Enterprise Computing, we are currently conducting cloud computing energy efficiency research, which comes under the EUREKA project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, under Dr Rabih Bashroush.

In Intelligent Systems, we specialise in a wide range of artificial intelligence based research such as machine vision (Dr Shafiq ur Rehman, Dr Saeed Sharif), machine lip reading (Dr Helen Bear), virtual reality (Julie Wall), neural networks (Dr Sin Wee Lee), activity recognition and machine learning (Dr Shafiq ur Rehman, Dr Usman Naeem, Dr Amin Karami). This group also conducts research on Big data (Dr Amin Karami), Internet of Things (Dr Syed Islam) Mobile Sensing and ambient assisted living (Dr Usman Naeem, Dr Saeed Sharif, Dr Shafiq ur Rehman).


Almost all industries and business sectors and being heavily automated and there is a move towards the use of emerging technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing to develop modern products and solutions. In addition to this, Cyber Security is of major importance to the government and businesses in all sectors. 

There is a shortage of personnel with advanced skills in these emerging and growing fields, and graduates of this programme can progress to work in a multitude of roles and industries. This can be directed technology industry, related banking and financial sector or diverse ones such agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and automotive. 

As a graduate of this programme, you'll have a solid understanding of the main disciplines that fall under these emerging and current areas. The kind of role you could go into includes:

  • Cloud Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Big Data Analyst / Business Intelligence / Business Analyst
  • Senior Software Architect / System Architect
  • IT Project Manager / IT Consultant / IT Programme Manager
  • Software Engineering / System Developer
  • AI Specialist / Robotics
  • IoT Specialist / Smart Device Programmer
  • Cyber Security Specialist / IT Security Consultant
  • IT Infrastructure Manager

This qualification is also heavily influenced by current research and developments that are at the forefront of the respective fields. It lends itself to a career in research and academia. Many of our graduates are expected to progress on to a MPhil/PhD and take on career in research and academia.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.