Taught course


University of Bradford · School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in any discipline You are not expected to have previous computer programming experience, but those that do will benefit considerably Applicants with lesser qualifications, but with a minimum of 5 years' substantial work experience in computing, will also be considered This course is not suitable for those already well qualified for computing, but some basic computer literacy and mathematical/technical background is expected, i.e. this MSc is not targeted at graduates from specialist Computing undergraduate courses.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course caters for graduates who have some knowledge and
experience of computing and who want to pursue a career in this
area, but who have majored in other subject areas. It is designed
for those wanting to obtain a good computing qualification and
will enable you to combine or re-orient your knowledge and skills
to greatly enhance and extend your career options.
The course is well established and our internationally recognised
research and close links with industry ensure that the academic
content is fully up to date and ahead of the game in meeting
the needs and expectations of both our students and their
future employers.
In addition to the core computing modules, which are designed
to give you the foundations of your skills and knowledge, you
can choose from a wide range of related options to allow you to
tailor your studies to best suit your intended career path.
The course combines a formal approach to the analysis and
modelling of information systems with a practical engineering
approach to their construction.
Our aim is to provide you with a balance between the theory and
practice of information systems, which will form the basis for your
future career in the computing industry or related sectors such
as education, finance, government, communications, transport,
retail or manufacturing.
Special Features:
-The course has built a deserved reputation with industry and
government bodies for providing excellent graduates
-This course is accredited by the British Computer Society
Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option
Stage 1 60 Credits (4 x Core Modules):
-Computer Architecture and Systems (10 Credits) (C)
-Formal Foundations (20 Credits) (C)
-Design for Human-Computer Interaction (10 Credits) (C)
-Software Development (20 Credits) (C)
Stage 2 60 Credits (1 x Core Module and 40 Credits from the
Option Modules listed. A maximum of 20 Level 3 credits is
permitted overall):
-Group Project (20 Credits) (C)
-Artificial Intelligence for Games (20 Credits) (Level 3) (O)
-Artificial Intelligence with Applications (20 Credits) (O)
- Computer Graphics (10 Credits) (Level 3) (O)
- Database Systems (20 Credits) (O)
- Digital Image Processing (10 Credits) (Level 3) (O)
- Real-Time Systems (20 Credits) (O)
- Software Engineering (20 Credits) (O)
- Web Technologies (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 3:
- Dissertation (60 Credits) (C)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

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