Taught course

Computing

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

Entry requirements

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

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. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry

September

Course content

Description
Our MSc in Computing provides that tool. It’s a conversion course made for graduates from other disciplines, but it’s just as useful for professionals looking for a skills boost and professional progression.

To start with, you’ll learn about object-oriented and web programming, information systems and digital media systems. Then you can chart your own direction – choosing two units, in areas like enterprise programming or machine learning. From there, you’ll tackle your masters' project. While you’ll have plenty of support along the way, it’s a solo project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace.

So, by the time you leave us, you’ll not only know the theory about developing programmes, navigating computing networks or managing multimedia technology – you’ll also understand how it all fits in the real world.


Core units

  • Information and Digital Media Systems
  • Object Oriented and Web Programming
  • Masters Project


Option units

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

Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.

Career prospects
This MSc course will give you the kind of advanced skills and understanding that can open door a wide range of roles, across a wide range of industries. From database development and software consultancy to IT network management or big data, there are plenty of areas for you to pursue. Study with us and you’ll follow in the footsteps of graduates who have gone on to become software developers, web developers and more – working with the likes of Barclays, Autotrader, AZoNetwork and Realtime Despatch.

Your masters could also provide a foundation for further studies – going on to do a PhD – whether staying with Manchester Met or going elsewhere.

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 School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

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
Please check the website for the latest fees
International students
Please check the website for the latest fees

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 http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    MSc Computing for non Computing graduates; MSc Advanced Computing for Computing graduates; MSc by Research in Advanced Computing for Computing graduates, and is one third taught, two thirds project.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment75

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969