Taught course


University of Northampton · Division of Computing

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. It is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that they have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language. Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

There are two ways to study this course. You can take the general pathway, giving you a rounded computing education and a broad qualification, or you can take the specialist pathways to focus on a defined section of computing and meet your career aspirations. While the pathway option is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business.

Whichever option you take, you will study six modules and complete a dissertation. Some of the optional modules are only offered according to staff availability and student interest.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full Time: £6,750 Part Time: £3,750 (Year One 100 Credits) £3,000(Year Two 80 Credits)
International students

We have range of scholarships and bursaries that can help support you through your course so that you can focus on your studies. Our awards vary to reflect the different needs and circumstances of each student. Please check the eligibility criteria of each award to see if you qualify.

Our Undergraduate scholarships are only available to students currently on, or about to start, an undergraduate degree with us.

Our Postgraduate awards are only for students studying or researching at a postgraduate level.

We have a number of awards given out to students who meet criteria based on their circumstance and achievements, regardless of the course or level of study.

For further information relating to scholarships, bursaries and awards please email the Scholarships administrator: corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1604 735500