Taught course

Computing G40073

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This broad-ranging course concentrates on the latest tools and techniques of modern computer science. Covering object-orientated programming, computer systems and networking, database analysis and design and much more, you will be exposed to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing.

The Computing MSc and Information Systems Management (ISM) MSc are very closely linked with a common first semester, giving you the option of changing between this course up until the Christmas vacation.

The course assumes no previous experience in computing and is ideally suited to graduates of other subjects who wish to add IT to their portfolio of skills.

The most essential requirements are enthusiasm for the subject and an inquiring mind.


First Semester (October to January)

- Object-Orientated Programming
- Database Systems and Design
- Computer Systems and Networks
- Systems Analysis and Design

Second Semester (February to May)

- Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics
- E-Commerce Software
- E-Commerce Systems
- Human Factors in Systems Design

Third Semester (June to September)

During the final semester you will work on your project/ dissertation, chosen by you and agreed by your project supervisor. Part-time students normally choose to work on their project over an entire academic year.

Optional Placement

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.


Accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society).

Information for international students

Useful information: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/international - If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential - On-site accommodation - A number of English Language courses are run for international students before courses begin in September

Fees and funding

Access to funding for postgraduate study is a key part of the decision-making process for many students and there are several funding opportunities to explore. To learn more about funding please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
8 months
part time
24 months


full time
4 months
part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations38
Written coursework / continuous assessment38
Dissertation24 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Technology Admissions
+44 (0)116 257 7456