Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #551 (QS) ,
The MSc in Computer Science at Coventry University will be of particular relevance to graduates who have a first degree in computer science and now wish to extend their capability.


We are committed to the advancement of computer science and its related fields. Research in the Faculty includes Pervasive Computing, Distributed Computing and Applications; Innovative Applications for Interactive Worlds Serious Games and Virtual Worlds.

Our research activities are strengthened by collaborations both within the University and externally with prestigious institutions such as the Serious Games Institute. These links provide a close interface between high-level applied academic research and leading edge technology companies in the fields associated with computing.

The course at Coventry University is accredited by the British Computer Society. The programme is delivered by a specialist team of academics, and the research in the Faculty is recognised as world-leading (RAE 2008).

Why choose this course?

The MSc in Computer Science programme curriculum consists of core topics and a substantial MSc project. Successful completion of both parts leads to an award of MSc in Computer Science. Completion of the taught modules without a project leads to an award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Careers open to you upon completion of this masters degree include:

  • software architect;
  • software consultant;
  • software designer;
  • systems analyst.

Opportunities also exist to complete a PhD research degree upon completion of the master’s course.


  • The course is accredited by the British Computer Society. 

Programme Structure

The topics are as follows:

  • Advanced Computing Technologies;
  • Computer Architectures and Principles;
  • Internet Systems Development;
  • Advanced Software Design and Development;
  • Research Methods;
  • The MSc Project.

The MSc Project

The Master of Computer Science postgraduate programme includes the completion an individual project. Guided by an expert tutor, the MSc project serves to provide a method of applying previous learning whilst further developing the skills necessary to carry out research and facilitate the acquisition of valuable professional experience integral to that of a computer science professional.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a computing discipline, or an unclassified degree in computing plus professional experience within the field of computing.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14311 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14311 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7374 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7374 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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