Taught course


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

Entry requirements

Open to non-computing graduates with at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent), or exceptionally to applicants with a good sub-degree qualification and substantial relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a long-established conversion course aimed at graduates from a non-computing discipline. It is designed to enable a career change to computing or update and broaden knowledge and skills if already working in the field. Key areas of study include Object Oriented and Web Programming, Information Systems and Digital Media Systems. A wide-range of optional units allow you to tailor your course to specialise in areas of your choice. A third of your MSc will consist of a solo project with individual supervision. This is supported by a series of seminars/workshops, but the emphasis is on student-centred learning and recognises expectations about student autonomy, typical of postgraduate level and also is part of the strategy to enhance your employability through the development of confidence, self-awareness and self-sufficiency.

It is possible to switch between MSc Information Systems and MSc Computing as you develop your areas of specialism and own interests in this exciting field.

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
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.

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
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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 and course duration


full time
12 months

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.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969