Taught course

Computer Science

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

A first or second class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Computer Science is for graduates from a different discipline interested in a career in computer science. No prior background in computer science is necessary.

Computing underpins much of our professional and personal lives. There is a growing need for individuals trained in one discipline who are also skilled in computer science. If you are a graduate with a non-computing first degree then the MSc in Computer Science will:
- provide you with a sound foundation in practical and theoretical aspects of computer science
- help you change career, with skills desirable to a huge number of industries
- enhance your employability with transferable skills
- prepare you for PhD study.
Semester one offers a broad overview of computer science through a series of core units. Semester two focusses on advanced and emerging areas of computer science. You will have the opportunity to specialise in one or more areas of the discipline.
The final semester is for your dissertation, when you will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and reflective insights you have have gained, and apply them to the investigation and/or development of new software systems.

Information for international students

Language requirement: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent.  Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a pre-sessional English course or a combined offer (to include a pre-sessional English course and master’s degree).  To find out more please visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/asc/for-future-students/index.html

Fees and funding

Each year we have a range of scholarships available for both home and international students undertaking postgraduate study with the Faculty of Science. Details can be found at:


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science Graduate School
01225 383410