Taught course


Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

This Masters degree is open to non-computing graduates with at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent),or to people with a good sub-degree qualification in computing and substantial relevant work experience in computing.

Computing; Advanced Computing; Advanced Computing by Research

Months of entry


Course content

This is a long-established course designed to enable a career change to IT or update and broaden knowledge and skills if already working in the field. Key areas of study include object oriented programming, multimedia and internet applications, and information systems. You will also select two specialist units from the following: Data Science, Enterprise Programming, Information Systems Management and Strategy; and Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing.

The units on offer are regularly updated to reflect new developments in IT and may vary. It is possible to switch between MSc Information Systems and MSc Computing as you develop your areas of specialism and own interests in IT. A major independent practical project completes the MSc.

Core units

  • Information and Digital Media Systems
  • Object Oriented and Web Programming
  • MSc Computing Project

Option units

  • Information Systems Management and Strategy
  • Data Science
  • Enterprise Programming
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

With flexibility a priority, students can choose their study workload to suit their changing circumstances. Part-time courses usually take three years but can take longer as required. Classes are on certain days of the week to facilitate part timers’ attendance and to allow those studying full-time to undertake some part-time employment if necessary. Some students undertake practical project work while attending work placements. Extensive use of a specialist virtual learning environment is available. Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.

Career prospects
The course provides scope for entry into a wide range of industries or for PhD study, including in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology. The majority of programmes allow you to keep your options open while still allowing for some specialisation.

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 visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £6,030. Part-time UK/EU £1,005 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £12,200.

This MSc programme is eligible for a PEP fee scholarship for September 2014 entry. For more information, visit http://www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-courses/pep/

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969