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Join the ever-expanding community of computer scientists and tackle real-world issues with our Computer Science master’s degree.  

  • A degree developed by experts in computing, data analysis, cyber security, and AI.
  • A flexible programme designed to keep pace with known industry requirements and boost your employability.
  • Gain the opportunity to build networks, and develop practical, transferable skills within a growing industry.

Why study Computer Science?

With our Computer Science MSc degree, you’ll be at the forefront of driving digital transformation in today’s society. The programme is designed to be agile and will be constantly adapted to meet the ever-changing challenges the industry faces.

With a focus on problem solving and data analysis, you’ll develop the skills needed to build complex and industry-relevant computer-based systems.

The programme is designed to ensure you get detailed exposure to the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. Built by experts, the degree programme covers:

  • data
  • AI
  • cyber security
  • computer programming
  • cloud computing
  • IT service management
  • financial operations.

Why St Mary's?

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

2022 brings with it the creation of a brand-new hub at the heart of the University’s Twickenham campus. With ultramodern technology and bright group-working spaces, you’ll be based at the centre of all the social and living spaces our historic campus has to offer.

Our reputation for research is also growing rapidly, the majority of research submitted was found to be 4* World Leading and 3* Internationally Excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. This is reflected by some of the key partnerships within the sciences, for example the Ministry of Defence and FIFA.

We know we can offer students a great university experience: we are rated within the top ten universities in the country for student experience and in the top five for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023).

Please note: Computer Science is subject to validation.

Course lead

Dr Leanne Griffiths headshotDr Leanne Griffiths
Dean of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science

Entry requirements

2:2 Previous degree

An undergraduate degree with at least 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).

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 (or equivalent).

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

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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.

Career opportunities

Our computer science master’s is constantly updated with known industry requirements. This degree will prepare you to interview for jobs knowing you have the confidence, experience and agility to find solutions for real-world challenges such as data security and how AI can help fix the climate crisis.

Your employability will be boosted as you’ll cover:

  • programming
  • the complexities of operating models
  • security
  • data management
  • general enterprise architecture.

We want you to graduate from our computer science master’s with the skills needed to influence your networks and continue your professional development.

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How the degree is taught

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods will be confirmed soon. 


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

September 2023

  • Home: £9,300
  • International: £16,350

Please note: fees for this programme are subject to confirmation.

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.

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

Further information