Taught course

Computer Science

Birkbeck, University of London · Computer Science and Information Systems

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject other than computer science, together with some aptitude for programming.

Applicants without a degree-level qualification but with significant computing experience may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.

The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science and would like to embark on a career in IT. It is also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context while also obtaining a formal qualification.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Two-three evenings a week or one day plus one other evening part-time; three-four days a week full-time. October-September.

Course contact details

Student Advice Service
+44(0) 20 3907 0700