Taught course

Computer Science (Conversion)

University of Bristol · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

A first or strong upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 per cent or above (or international equivalent) in any subject other than computer science. Competence in mathematics must be demonstrated, with at least a good grade in GCSE Mathematics or preferably A-level Mathematics or equivalent university-level experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc conversion programme is for those with little or no previous academic computing experience and is designed for students coming from a variety of academic backgrounds. The aims of this programme are to build:

  • an understanding of the theoretical basis of computer science, and its importance in software development;
  • an understanding of the underlying principles of computer systems and their applications;
  • a foundation in professional standards of analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation in software development;
  • an appreciation of the current state and future directions of technological advances in computer science.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 117 394 1649