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St Mary's University

Computer Science MSc

Previous degree


Distance learning available


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1 year (full-time)

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 - Top 10 for Student ExperienceThe Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 - Top 5 for Teaching Quality

Drive digital transformation with our innovative Computer Science master’s.

Build complex computer-based systems with our practical Computer Science master’s. You’ll tackle real-world issues like:

  • AI
  • cyber security
  • computer programming
  • cloud computing
  • data management
  • financial operations
  • operating models
  • enterprise architecture.

Developed by experts

Experts in computing, data analysis, cyber security, and AI developed our Computer Science MSc. They also regularly adapt it to meet the industry’s ever-changing challenges. As a result, you will engage with the latest developments and boost your employability.

Study in the capital

Just 30 minutes from Central London, you’ll have access to the Europe’s largest and fastest growing tech hotspot. Throughout your master’s, you’ll get opportunities to work closely with big tech companies and build networks with industry professionals to support your career growth.

World-leading research

We have a rapidly-growing reputation for research. The majority of our submitted research is categorised as 4* World Leading and 3* Internationally Excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Our reputation has enabled us to create key partnerships with organisations like:

  • the Ministry of Defence
  • FIFA.

Exceptional rankings

The Times Good University Guide 2024 rated us in the top 5 for teaching quality. We’re also placed in the top 10 for student experience.

Brand-new facilities

You will access our brand-new learning hub with the latest technologies and bright group-working spaces. As you learn, you’ll be based at the centre of all social and living spaces across our community.


Dr Leanne Griffiths

Dean of Faculty, Sport, Technology and Health Sciences (FSTHS)

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Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Computer Systems

Software Design and Development

Database Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Web Application Development

Human-Computer Interaction


Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with at least 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent).


Previous degree

Additional requirement information

For more information about entry requirements, please email

International Requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent). We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding

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Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding.  International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Career opportunities

Our Computer Science master’s will help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as flexibility, teamwork, and attention-to-detail.

Please contact our Career Services at for further information on jobs and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Computer Science MSc include:

programmingcyber securityforensic computer analysisgame developmentapp developmentdata management

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September 2024

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