Taught course


Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for the MSc programme is an Honours Degree of at least 2:2 classification or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a subject other than Computer Science. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop the industry-relevant skills and expertise to become an agile, adaptable computing specialist on our course programmes. This industry-facing course gives students whose first degree isn't in computing (or whose computing degree was awarded some time ago), the skills needed to become a practicing IT professional.

Featuring rigorous computer programming and database elements, the course is accompanied by a variety of compulsory modules providing the core knowledge to be an effective practitioner in the computing industry. These are combined with optional modules covering additional specialised subjects.

You will complete a project during the summer which will typically involve the design and implementation of a significant piece of software.

Key course features

  • provides an opportunity for postgraduate study for those whose first degree is not in computing
  • provide specialist, technical skills in the areas of networking, or web and mobile development, or Professional Issues and Professional Practice;
  • produce practitioners with an advanced understanding of and competence with, the hardware and software available and/or needed for the development and use of computer systems
  • enable students to access, critically appraise and disseminate research results
  • Lecture/tutorial and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches
  • provides students with a sound basis for further research and/or professional development.

What you will study

As with most masters programmes this has 2 parts, a taught part followed by a dissertation. Students study 6 modules of 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits.

Four of the six taught modules are core and there are two optional themed modules. There are three themes to choose from:

Option A: Professional Issues and Professional Practice Theme
Option B: Networking Theme
Option C: Web and Mobile Application Design and Development Theme


  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Future & Emerging Technology
  • Software Development: Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Dissertation


Option A: Professional Issues and Professional Practice Theme

  • IT Project Management
  • Professional Challenges in Computing

Option B: Networking Theme

  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Networking Techniques & Technologies

Option C: Web and Mobile Application Design and Development Theme

  • Commercial Website Design & Development
  • Internet and Mobile Application Development

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Fees and funding

The fees you pay and the support available may depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
5 months

Further details of qualification

Course Duration Part-time This programme is run on the Wrexham campus on an intensive block basis, two to fivedays at a time, during half-terms and holidays, for 15 days in total. 9am-6pm each day. Couse delivery will be through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions. Online support from staff for assignment work is available between blocks and students will make full use of the Glyndwr Moodle system. Start date: October – May

Course contact details

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