Taught course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Applicants will possess minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in or equivalent professional qualification in a subject other than computing. Non-graduates whose relative lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by their relevant work experience will also be considered. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme attracts students from diverse career and subject areas who wish to be introduced to the skills required for a career in Software Development. The MSc Computing programme provides students with an appropriate balance of the software engineering skills and technical abilities needed to develop effective software and systems.

Special Features
  • A conversion course as well as an accredited course.
  • The opportunity to complement the discipline in which you graduated with the discipline of Computing.
  • The facility to tailor the course to your interests by the selection of advanced option modules.
  • Flexible choice of project topic, for example: associated with the research activity of the School; fulfilling a business need; reflecting your own interest.
  • Recognised by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

For more information, please visit: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p073.html.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 6.0 in each area).

Fees and funding

This course is one of the eligible courses under the Cardiff University's Postgraduate Taught Scholarships scheme.
The scholarships are each worth £3000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount. In order to be eligible for consideration you need to be applying for the full time version of this course (or another eligible taught course) and be a UK/EU student for fee paying purposes.

The deadline for applications is 1st August 2014.

For more information about the scholarships and how to apply please see this website:www.cardiff.ac.uk/pgt/p/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Leigh Hodge
+44 (0)29 2087 9342