Taught course


De Montfort University · School of Computer Science and Informatics

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of aBritish Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

As the world turns digital, computing expertise is becoming paramount to the success of organisations in every sector. Suitable for graduates from range of subject areas who wish to add this discipline to their portfolio, this course will prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-past computing sector.

Alongside a team of expert academics, you will master the skills and knowledge needed to become a leading-edge professional in business systems analysis and design and meet industry need. You will consider business analysis and modelling, enterprise architecture, digital commerce and human factors while also learning to apply current IT techniques and to assess and adapt to exciting new developments. In your final block of learning, you will have the opportunity to work on an individual project, giving you the opportunity to hone your passions by producing a substantial piece of work on a topic of your choice.

By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to enjoy a successful career in computing. Students from this course have gone on to obtain a wide range of roles, including systems analyst, programmer, web developer, software architect and research and development project leaders for companies such as Apple, Santander UK. Hewlett Packard and the NHS.

Key features

  • Benefit from more than 50 years’ experience of teaching computing and our sector-leading knowledge of social media and mobile technologies, green ICT and privacy and security.

  • You will be taught by experts from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, which is internationally recognised for applied research expertise, ensuring are exposed to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing.
  • Access specialist computer science laboratories, including a dedicated postgraduate laboratory. We have more than 20 computing laboratories equipped with machines ranging from HP dual-boot and all-in-one computers to specialist machines.

  • Develop your professional skills using our range of industry-standard, general purpose and specialist software, including Android Studio, MATLAB, MongoDB, NEO4J, Oracle Apex, R Studio, Tableau and Visual Studio.

  • Learn through a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions, ensuring a good balance between theory and practice.

  • Meet like-minded people and develop your practical skills with our diverse computing-related societies, including DMU Hackers, an ethical hacking society who meet weekly to share cyber security skills and take part in events and competitions.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more about funding here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
0116 250 6070