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
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.
- Information and Digital Media Systems
- Object Oriented and Web Programming
- Masters Project
- Information Systems Management and Strategy
- Data Management and Machine Learning
- Enterprise Programming
- Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.
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
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
- full time12 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||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||25|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||75|
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)161 247 6969