MSc Computer Science

During this programme, students study, employ and reflect on the principles underpinning computer science. The programme is designed for individuals wishing to pursue careers as computer science professionals. From organisational culture and human-computer interaction to web services and distributed computing on virtualised and cloud-based systems, this programme leads students to reflect on the choice of methods and tools.

It will provide practical experience in the analysis and understanding of problems, systems and structures through the study of realistic case studies. The student will be equipped to deal with the intense demands of modern software development, critically evaluate and employ appropriate concepts and principles to build solutions of commercial, industrial or research value.

Students may choose options focusing on cyber security and forensics, data warehousing and business intelligence or user-centred web engineering and software engineering management.

Through our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Microsoft Technology Associate Exams; Certified Professional Java SE Programmer; Java Certified Associate; Oracle Certified Associate (OCA).

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry.


PG Project (SST) (60 credits) Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits) Enterprise Software Engineering Development (15 credits) Enterprise Patterns and Frameworks (15 credits) Programming Enterprise Components (15 credits) Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation (15 credits) MSc Induction English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences) p>

A good first degree in computing or information systems.

  • OR a suitable numerate subject (such as mathematics, physics, engineering, information systems or multimedia) that includes software development experience.

Professional recognition

This programme has not yet been submitted for accreditation by the British Computer Society (BCS). In line with other programmes being run by the department, it is the expectation that the programme would be submitted at an appropriate time.

Career options

Upon successful completion of this programme, students should be proficient in computer auditing or security and will be in a position to follow careers in these areas.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 11, 2019
This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
12,100 GBP
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