You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor's degree, in a non-computing subject. If your first degree contains only a small element of technical computing you can also be considered. For entry to the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should provide evidence of experience in research and study methods at an appropriate level.
Months of entry
If your first degree is not in computing but you want to move into IT then this MSc in Computing is designed for you. The course provides the basis for starting a career in IT; teaching you the fundamentals of programming, hardware, networks and software engineering.
The course will enable you to develop a sound knowledge of computer software development for a range of problem areas, such as interactive websites, stand-alone applications and network systems. Because of its emphasis on software system construction and management, and data organisation, the qualification is applicable to a wide variety of fields concerned with using computers, as well as directly to the computer industry itself.
Why choose this course
- The course is rooted in real-world and industry-relevant experiences.
- Lecturing staff have extensive experience in research and university teaching, as well as a wide range of previous industrial and commercial backgrounds.
- You will be joining a department with a diverse and truly international postgraduate community.
- The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience.
The MSc in Computing has a modular course-unit design providing you with maximum flexibility and choice. To qualify for a masters degree, you must pass modules amounting to 180 credits. This comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) plus your dissertation (60 credits).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Computing allows you to concentrate on the taught part of the degree and is ideal for people working in the computing industry who wish to brush up their skills. To qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass modules amounting to 120 credits. This comprises six taught modules (20 credits each). In some cases, it may be possible for a student on a Postgraduate Diploma to do 3 taught modules (20 credits each) plus your dissertation (60 credits).
The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing allows you to concentrate on the taught part of the degree and is ideal for people working in the computing industry who wish to learn a specific area in this rapidly changing discipline. To qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass modules amounting to 60 credits. This comprises three taught modules (20 credits each).
- Research and Scholarship Methods
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Structured Data
- Computer Systems and Networks
- Software Production
- Web Interfaces and Media
- Information Security and Retrieval
- MSc Dissertation
Information for international students
If your first language is not English you must satisfy our English language requirement by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
MSc with Placement
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||47|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||20|
|Dissertation||33 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Programme Administrator
- +44 (0) 1865 485706