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Computer Science MSc

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Distance learning available


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1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Computer Science master's
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023: Top 10 for Student ExperienceThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023: Top 5 for Teaching Quality

Launch your tech career with our hands-on Computer Science master’s.

Discover the future with our dynamic Computer Science master’s. This is a dynamic conversion course that builds advanced skills in subjects like:

  • software design and development
  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • human-computer interaction.

You will enjoy a seamless transition into the world of computer science through hands-on experience and one-to-one expert support.

A focus on practical skills

Our Computer Science degree is designed to enhance your practical skills and understanding of industry. You will:

  • engage in real-world scenarios
  • develop skills that set you apart within technology and data-driven industries
  • become well-prepared for professional life.

You will also join the 98% of Simmies in employment, vocation, or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA, 2023).

A course crafted by experts

Industry experts have designed your Computer Science MSc. They are also your lecturers, offering feedback and one-to-one support. We are:

  • 1st in London for ‘Academic Support’ (National Student Survey (NSS), 2023)
  • 2nd in London for ‘Teaching on My Course’ (NSS, 2023).

State-of-the-art technology

Our Computer Science master’s is immersive. You’ll access specialist resources, giving you everything you need to thrive during your course. Our state-of-the-art technology includes:

  • high-performance computers
  • advanced software suites.

Prins Butt

Subject Lead - Computer Science BSc

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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

September 2024





January 2025





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.


You can check on the UK government website to see if you may be eligible for a loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate programme.

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

Contact time - 50%

Independent study - 50%

*Contact time includes 30% of guided learning

Career opportunities

Our Computer Science master’s will help you develop essential transferable 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:

software developmentcomputer network engineeringdata analysisartificial intelligence (AI)user experience designweb development

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September 2024

January 2025

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