The MSc in Computing Science is a taught postgraduate course aimed at excellent students who may not have studied computing so far but who are keen to acquire core computing skills or deepen their existing knowledge of computing.

Applicants who want to add computing qualifications or who want to retrain as computing or IT professionals are the natural target for this course. The expectation of graduates is that this course enables them to take on employment that requires computing skills as part of their job description.

This course is also a suitable preparation for PhD studies.

The programme provides opportunities for postgraduate students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in basic and specialised topics in computing, to develop and demonstrate the qualities and skills needed for group co-operation as well as for literature search, technical presentation and report writing, and to join in development of a large software project.

See MSc Computing Science entry requirements for the entry requirements for this degree.

Deadline for applications

Applications for the 2021/2022 cycle will open on the 05 October 2020. The deadline is 31 July 2021; however, please be advised that we reserve the right to close applications before this date. As such, we recommend applying sooner rather than later.

Please note that the exact list of modules offered may be subject to change.

Covid 19 information for applicants and offer holders page

This course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and we plan to reopen our campuses. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, we want to reassure you that your academic Department has made plans which make it possible to offer you a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term. 

Your teaching  will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. Depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the ‘multi-mode’ balance may be subject to change. We hope to be able to offer you increased on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the year. 

For more information about multi-mode delivery, your learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep you safe on campus if you are able to join us, please see our Covid 19 information for applicants and offer holders page.

MSc Computing Alumni