Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computing-related subject, or exceptionally, a good sub-degree qualification in computing and very substantial work experience in computing or a closely-related area.

Months of entry


Course content

You will study four specialist, advanced units from a regularly updated range on offer. Different units are available from year to year to ensure flexible study patterns. We are a member of the Oracle Academy and highly rated in terms of research. Our supervision and facilities are also excellent.

Wide-ranging course units combine with a flexible approach which allows students to undertake practical project work while attending work placements. With one-third of the course project-based, it may be possible to undertake yours in collaboration with an external organisation or within the School. The part-time route is especially suitable if you have industrial experience and wish to update your knowledge. Especially useful in the case of missed classes, the online virtual learning environment, Moodle, provides extensive access to lectures, course materials and assessment information. Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.

Core units

  • High Performance Computing and Big Data
  • Advanced Computer Networks and Operating Systems
  • MSc Advanced Computer Science Project

Option units

  • Data Science
  • Enterprise Programming
  • Cryptography and Encryption
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Career prospects
This course will equip you for a range of IT positions in the private and public sectors and is also a good foundation for further study. Our MSc graduates have entered a wide range of industries or gone onto PhDs, including in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology.

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 2015 entry. For more information visit


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


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969