Taught course


Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. You will also be considered for entry if you do not have the standard entry qualifications, but can provide evidence of necessary knowledge and skills to successfully enter and complete the course.

Months of entry


Course content


The MSc Computing is designed to provide graduates of other disciplines with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in a range of advanced topics in computer science and business computing.

In the first semester, students study the key topics of systems development, network technology and databases. In the second semester, they have the opportunity to study a range of specialised topics, with either a technology/software construction focus or a business focus.

An important aspect of the programme is that the learning experience integrates use of major commercial software - Cisco (networks and distributed systems), SAS (data mining and business intelligence) and SAP (strategic IT planning) - with investigation of the wider theoretical context. Students will also learn about the skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur in the IT sector.

The full time duration of the course is 17 months for January start.

Key Facts

  • This programme integrates the use of major commercial software - including Cisco, Oracle, PRINCE2, SAS and SAP - with investigation of the wider theoretical context.
  • No prior IT knowledge is required, and it is ideal for students with a non-IT related honours degree.
  • It combines the rigour of academic discipline with leading edge technical IT skills that will help to develop your career.

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. International Students can apply on-line on the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
17 months
part time
29 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595
+44 (0)121 331 7994