A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a subject other than computer science or information technology, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Evidence should be included within the application to demonstrate suitable mathematical skills (to at least Mathematics A level), analytical skills and prior experience of basic computer programming.
Note that this programme is not suitable for people who have done first degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology or degrees which already contain a substantial computer science element.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The Computer Science MSc provides a balance between computer science theory and practical software engineering skills, including teamwork for industrial or research clients. Graduates find employment in the IT industry, or complement their first degree subject with computer science knowledge, leading to interdisciplinary industrial positions and PhD research.
UCL Computer Science is recognised as a world leader in teaching and research, and was one of the top-rated departments in the country according to the UK government's recent Research Excellence Framework.
Our Master's programmes have some of the highest employment rates and starting salaries, with graduates entering a wide variety of industries from entertainment to finance.
We take an experimental approach to our subject, enjoy the challenge and opportunity of entrepreneurial partnerships and place a high value on our extensive range of industrial collaborations.
Full-time: 1 year;
Fees and funding
Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP11,800; Overseas Full-time: GBP24,610;
Qualification and course duration
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Lectures are often supported by laboratory work with help from demonstrators. Student performance is assessed by unseen written examinations, coursework and a substantial individual project.
Course contact details
- +44 (0)20 3370 1214