The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science, so the main requirement is a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject other than single-honours Computer Science, along with demonstrated aptitude as tested during the application process.
Applicants with less than the required level of academic qualification may be considered if they have significant experience in the IT industry.
Months of entry
Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as part of an innovative initiative to fund conversion courses in computing and engineering, this intensive course in data science and software engineering is designed for graduates who are new to computer science, providing an excellent grounding for working as a data scientist or analyst in industry. For those already working in IT, the programme is an ideal opportunity to strengthen and update your knowledge and skills in the areas of data science and software engineering, while obtaining a formal Master's qualification in this area of emerging importance.
You will gain a broad knowledge of computing and acquire programming and data analysis skills, as well as comprehensive, practical problem-solving and analytical skills. You will also critically explore current research and methodologies and have the opportunity to investigate an area of current research in more depth via a project.
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 and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Advice Service
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