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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Computing (Management and Finance)

Specialise in the management of software development and the application of software technology.

Specialise in the management of software development and the application of software technology

Get industry recognition by achieving an accredited degree from the Institute of Engineering and Technology

Enhance your general computing skills to prepare for a career in the computing industry

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £21,000 Home

    • £39,400 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • First class Honours in a subject with a substantial computing component

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Specialise in the management of software development on this Master's course, aimed at students who may not have studied computing exclusively but who have a strong background in the subject.

You'll explore the application of software technology to management and organisational information systems.

The course examines emerging trends in computing and how these techniques can be adapted in industrial applications. Practical programming training using Prolog and Matlab will also be provided.

For those looking to advance their knowledge of other areas of computing, we also offer specialisms in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Security and Reliability, Software Engineering and Visual Computing and Robotics.


This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.


You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll choose five to eight modules from Group 1 and up to three modules from Group 2.

Group 1

Group 2

Professional accreditation

Our MSc Computing Master's degrees are professionally accredited by the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Registering as a Chartered Engineer will help provide improved career prospects, industry status, and higher earning potential. It helps demonstrate your commitment to professional standards, the engineering profession and sustainable development.

Our accreditation agreement with IET runs through the 2022-23 academic year.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

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  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical work
  • Laboratory
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Research project

Assessment methods

  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Person completing coursework
  • Lab work
  • Person making a presentation
    Presentations and demonstrations
  • Papers from a written report
    Technical report
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2023 entry


Overseas fee

2023 entry


Your future career

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Get the advanced skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in computational management and/or finance.

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A degree in Imperial Computing will open up a variety of career opportunities in other areas of IT and computing.

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Graduates are sought after in roles such as application/web development, networking, AI, media, finance, robotics, and computer games.

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Other potential career paths include chip design, cyber security, data management, bio-medical systems and transport.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications