Taught course

Advanced Computing

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Entry requirements

Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a computing discipline, or an unclassified degree in computing plus relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Advanced Computing allows a computing graduate or a graduate of a closely related discipline to further advance their professional computing skills at a postgraduate level by study of a portfolio of bespoke specialist computing topics.

The MSc in Advanced Computing programme curriculum consists of core topics and a substantial MSc project. Successful completion of both parts leads to an award of MSc in Advanced Computing. Completion of the taught modules without a project leads to an award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

The mandatory study topics are as follows:

  • Software Development;
  • Software Engineering Design.

The remainder of the programme is bespoke, made up of topics from areas such as:

  • Database Systems;
  • Software Process Management;
  • Open Systems Application Development;
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems.

The MSc Project

The Advanced Computing postgraduate programme includes the completion of an individual project. Guided by an expert tutor, the MSc project serves to provide a method of applying previous learning whilst further developing the skills necessary to carry out research and facilitate the acquisition of valuable professional experience integral to that of a computer professional.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations17
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice33
Dissertation (12000 words)

Course contact details

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321
+44 (0)24 7688 8047