Taught course

Computer Science (conversion)

University of Bristol · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

An 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, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team