Computer Science, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)


During this programme, students study, employ and reflect on the principles underpinning computer science. The programme is designed for individuals wishing to pursue careers as computer science professionals.

From organisational culture and human-computer interaction to web services and distributed computing on virtualised and cloud based systems, this programme leads students to reflect on the choice of methods and tools. It will provide practical experience in the analysis and understanding of problems, systems and structures through the study of realistic case studies. The student will be equipped to deal with the intense demands of modern software development, critically evaluate and employ appropriate concepts and principles to build solutions of commercial, industrial or research value.

Students may choose options focusing on cyber security and forensics, data warehousing and business intelligence or user-centered web engineering and software engineering management.

Through our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Microsoft Technology Associate Exams; Certified Professional Java SE Programmer; Java Certified Associate; Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)

Career options

Graduates from this programme are equipped for employment in industry, commerce or education with a proficiency in the key theoretical and practical areas in computer science, including their application to modern software systems development


This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society BCS. On successful graduation from this degree, the student will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and partially fulfilled the education requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Systems Development Management and Governance 
  • Enterprise Software Engineering Development
  • Enterprise Patterns and Frameworks 
  • Programming Enterprise Components 
  • Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation 
  • English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)
  • Mobile Application Development 
  • User Centred Web Engineering 
  • Big Data 
  • Audit and Security 
  • Data Warehousing
  • Enterprise Web Programming 
  • Computer Crime and Forensics
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining 
  • Enterprise Systems Integration 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 12 months
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A good first degree in computing or computing science
  • OR a suitable numerate subject (such as mathematics, physics, engineering, information systems or multimedia) that includes software development experience.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14000 International
  • GBP 9250 EU/EEA
  • UK/EU part-time fee is £1,540. (per 30 credits).


Student Loans:

  • Full-time programme - 1 years duration, available fee: £10,280
  • Full-time programme - 2 years duration, available fee: £5,140
  • Part-time programme - 2 years duration, available fee: £5,140
  • Part-time programme - 3 years duration, available fee: £3,426 (£3,428 in year 3)
  • Part-time programme - 4 years duration, available fee: £2,570


  • London Awards - Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, tuition fees, university excursions and general living expenses. Applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of five years. Applicants must be under 25. Applicants must have a family residual income in the region of  £30,000 a year.

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