Taught course

Computer Science

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Computing and Mathematics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone with a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, whatever the subject. We might also consider your application if you have a lower-level qualification, together with substantial professional experience.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

As computing continues to evolve at a remarkable pace, the expertise to harness the latest technology become more vital every day for organisations in every sector. Our MSc Computer Science course provides that expertise – helping you develop the specialist skills for a career in computing.

On this computer science masters, you’ll explore themes around object-oriented programming, advanced computer networks, cloud software development and information systems and databases. You will learn advanced concepts, techniques and technologies to equip you for the practical side of investigating an issue and creating a system or solution to match. Through this, you’ll gain a set of skills made for the modern professional world of computing.

You’ll also have the flexibility to set the direction for your postgraduate studies with a masters project of your own design. While you’ll have the one-to-one support of your supervisor, it’s a solo project – as much about developing computing skills as it is about building confidence and autonomy, vital skills for the workplace.

By the time you’re finished, you’ll be equipped with both theoretical understanding and practical abilities in computer science – ready to apply your advanced knowledge to real-world situations.

Career prospects

The advanced skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc course can open doors to roles across a range of industries, in both the public and private sector. Study with us and you’ll follow in the footsteps of graduates who have gone on to become software developers, programmers, app developers, web developers and software testers (to name a few), working with the likes of Barclays, Autotrader, AZoNetwork and Realtime Despatch.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Professional accreditations and endorsements

The Department of Computing and Mathematics is an educational affiliate of the British Computing Society, the Chartered Institute for IT in the UK (BCS), a member of the Oracle Academy and an Academy for the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

The Department is an academic partner of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) who recognise our expertise in the field of information and cybersecurity.

We’re also part of the new £40m national Institute of Coding (IoC) and leading the charge to make coding accessible for all, training the North West’s future digital workforce.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK see our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk