Taught course

Computer Science

University of Hertfordshire · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Equivalent to at least a UK second-class honours degree in any subject, plus an appropriate amount of computer literacy.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is a flexible route means that students can gain their MSc qualification online. Typically students study 60 credits worth of foundation modules, 60 credits worth of advanced modules and a 60 credit project in computer science. Foundation modules are: Introduction to programming; object-oriented programming; software development tools and methods; professional issues. The advanced modules to choose from are: Artificial life: biology and computation; neural networks, evolutionary computation and robotics; wireless, mobile and ad-hoc networking; mobile, multicast and multimedia networking; network system administration; secure systems programming; advanced database; web services; distributed systems security; principles and practice of e-learning design and development; multimedia specification, design and production; web scripting and content creation; mobile standards, interfaces and applications; measure and models for software engineering; software engineering practice and experience; human computer interaction: selecting usable systems; human computer interaction: developing usable systems.

Information for international students

If English is not the 1st language a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

01707 284800