Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject except those related to computer science.

Graduates of subjects related to computer science should apply for the Advanced Computer Science MSc. This is because of the potential overlap between your first degree and the modules on this course.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications provided you have relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Our Computer Science MSc is a computer science conversion course. It's suitable for those who have little or no experience in computing. You'll learn:

    • the fundamentals of computing science
    • database design
    • network technologies
    • programming.

    This Computer Science MSc can also be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). For example, ICT teachers who are switching to the new computer science curriculum will find this course highly relevant.

    Our research expertise feeds into our teaching. This means that you learn at the cutting edge of the discipline. We incorporate new techniques and knowledge into your learning and have an active research community.

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Information for international students

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 2736