Our MSc Computing Degree is a conversion programme that requires no previous academic experience in the field of computing.
September start: 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
January start: 17 months (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Please add an additional year if undertaking placement module upon completion of core programme.
Number of Credits
MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits
This course offers you the chance to undertake one optional placement module upon completion of the core programme. You may undertake a year-long (CMP020P300) or a three month (CMP020P055) industrial placement.
The Placement module is taken by students in year two once they have completed the core programme of the course. Students beginning in January will have the option to undertake their placement during the Summer term when there is no teaching activity.
Placement modules recognise the importance of professional experience for pursuing bespoke careers and so provide MSc students with the opportunity to apply learned concepts and toolkits into practice of their fields of specialism.
You will learn on-the-job, highlight improvements in an organisation’s practices and contribute to chosen business projects. The placement can either be full-time or part-time to a minimum of 3 working days (21-24 hours).
The placement will be ideally tailored to your interests and aspiration but will ultimately meet the needs of employers. Roles may vary, but the emphasis should be on securing a placement within promising growth areas of your discipline. You should seek employment that will apply and develop existing and new skills within the workplace.
Placement Preparation Workshops will introduce you to the soft skills, the pitch and research skills needed to recruit and systematically prepare for a bespoke placement in a leading business organisation.
Train to become a socially responsible IT practitioner, contributing to the evolving technology sector.
Gain an MSc in Computing with no previous experience in the field.
Work on projects from anywhere using a cloud platform.
Study in labs in the brand-new state-of-the-art media centre on campus.
How to apply
You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
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Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
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