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.

This course can be completed over 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

The course will help you to develop integral industry-relevant expertise to become an agile and adaptable computing specialist.

It includes a variety of teaching methods which will equip you with the core knowledge to become an effective practitioner in the computing industry.

You will be supported and guided by experienced staff, who will give you a rigorous insight into computer programming and database systems.

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.

Module outline is as follows:

  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Database Systems and Analytics
  • Software Development - Object-Oriented Programming
  • Technological Horizon-Scanning
  • Dissertation

Information for international students

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Fees and funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MSc Computing are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding section.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Student Enquiries
01978 293439