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If your first degree is not in computing but you want to move into IT then our BCS accredited MSc in Computing Science is ideal for you.
Our course is rooted in real-world and industry-relevant experiences. It provides the basis for starting a career in computing and IT. We will teach you the fundamentals of:
- software engineering.
You will develop a sound knowledge of computer software development for a range of problem areas, such as:
- interactive websites
- stand-alone applications
- network systems.
Our teaching staff have extensive experience in research and university teaching. As well as a wide range of previous industrial and commercial backgrounds.
Due to the emphasis on software system construction and management, and data organisation, this qualification is applicable to a wide variety of fields concerned with using computers. As well as directly to the computer industry itself.
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Financial support and scholarships
The Department of Computing and Communication Technologies awards a limited number of scholarships for its taught postgraduate programmes, which are awarded on a competitive basis to UK, EU and international postgraduates each year. Further information can be found at /ecm/courses/scholarships/
Learning and assessment
The MSc in Computing Science has a modular course unit design giving you flexibility and choice. To qualify you need to achieve credits depending on the level of award you are studying.
MSc in Computing Science
You need 180 credits including:
- six taught modules (20 credits each)
- dissertation (60 credits).
Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science
You must achieve 120 credits (six taught modules, 20 credits each).
In some cases, it may be possible for you to do three 20 credit taught modules plus your dissertation (60 credits).
Postgraduate Certificate in Computing Science
You must achieve 60 credits (three taught modules, 20 credits each).
The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is home to world-leading and award-winning research.
Our focus is on user-inspired original research with real-world applications. We have a wide range of activities from model-driven system design and empirical software engineering through to web technologies, cloud computing and big data, digital forensics and computer vision.
Staff and students collaborate on projects supported by the EPSRC, the EU, the DTI, and several major UK companies.
Computing achieved an excellent assessment of its UoA (Unit of Assessment) 11 return for REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework).
Students on this course can be involved with research in the following research groups:
After you graduate
Our MSc students come from all over the world and graduate to follow careers in technical, business-related and creative roles. For example as:
- IT managers
- web developers.
Whatever their interest, our graduates tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.