Taught course

Computer Science

University of Chester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or above in a discipline other than computer science is required.

Applicants may be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

There is an increasing need for practitioners with an interdisciplinary skill set that includes computer science. Our course provides students with first degrees in another subject the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary profile in order to meet this need. The course should also be of use to those who have worked in the field whilst holding degrees from other backgrounds.

The field of computer science has produced some of the most significant advances in technology over the last three decades and radically transformed business and industry practices on a global scale. It has applications in almost every area of study.

The course focuses on the Department of Computer Science’s strengths, providing a cutting-edge curriculum in medical graphics, cybersecurity, robotics and AI, in addition to foundational computer science topics, such as software and web development. The course is delivered over three terms and is intended to assist students from diverse academic backgrounds in becoming computer scientists.

There is also a monthly seminar programme in which leading experts present recent findings and introduce contemporary developments in the above and other areas.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

For those who do not have IELTS or an acceptable in-country English language qualification, the University of Chester has developed its own online English language test which applicants can take for just £50.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Computer Science