Taught course

Computer Science (Conversion)

Institution
University of Plymouth · School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first degree in a non-computing related discipline or equivalent industrial experience. The programme is not appropriate for students who qualify for post-graduate study on a specialist post-graduate computing programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Improve your employment prospects and accelerate your career with our cutting-edge postgraduate qualification aimed specifically at non-computing graduates and experienced professionals. Equip yourself with the computational tools and skills required to address strategic problems in your area of expertise and make your move into the growing, international, high-value IT industry.

Structure

This programme will give you knowledge of computational problem solving, computer technology and software development with a focus on human-computer-interaction and usability as competitive factors. The programme includes a CS workshop module that guarantees that you will collaborate with experts from our world-leading research centres.

Resources

Benefit from easy access to cutting-edge specialist labs and next-generation software and hardware on a single-campus. You will benefit directly from facilities such as our NVIDIA sponsored GPU Research Centre and our High-Performance Computing Centre. You will be provided with a personal (free) iPad mini enabling you to fully take part of our electronically enhanced teaching.

Careers

A post-graduate qualification in computer science combined with a background in a non-computing field opens the door to a wide range of careers including Systems Analyst (start £20-25K, senior £40K+), Information Security or Multimedia Specialist (start £20-25K, senior £35-60K), Operational Researcher (start £20-28K, senior £40-100K+) and IT consultant (starting salary £20-30K, senior salary £40-80K) . With the recognised skill gap in the IT sector, currently, 85 per cent of computer science students find employment within six months of finishing their programme.

Information for international students

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500
International students
£14,000

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

optional placement

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 585858