Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to have at least a 2:1 degree in a numerate subject, and must be able to show evidence of good programming ability in recognised modern computer languages.

Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Computer Science is an advanced programme for graduates and professionals. It focuses on the latest techniques and technologies, teaching you how to apply these to complex contemporary problems across the breadth of society.

You will be able to engage with the latest developments from a range of Computer Science topics with leading academics in the field. Course content draws directly upon our particular research strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performance computing and networks, and cyber-security.

This MSc is career-focused, with an emphasis on postgraduate training. You will develop a wide range of important skills such as team-working, coding, independent research and problem solving. This course is particularly suited to those looking to continue in academia or use their expertise commercially in any sector.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements
IELTS (Academic)
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency
Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 (full-time) £5,000 (part-time)
International students
£23,000 (full-time)

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1392 724061