Computing MSc



£ 9,000 + VAT


  • Typology


  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    3 Years


This course is for non computing graduates who would like to study the area of computing, and would like to do so at a postgraduate level and undertake a dissertation of considerable depth at the end of the course.

The award includes the option of a placement in industry for a period of 12 months which may give focus to the dissertation. Alternatively the student's dissertation may research a relevant issue linked to their employment.
Note a separate preliminary course fee also applies for the computing skills module.

To take into account

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a non-computing discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required. Computing Open evenings are held throughout...

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  • Computing
  • systems

Course programme

Year 1 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning.
Core modules:
COSE70521 Computing Skills (2 week preliminary module in Sept.) via distance learning.

COSE70466 Principles of Software Engineering (PSE)
COIS70692 The Management of Database Environments (MDE)
COSE70467 Computer Systems Architecture (CSA)
COIS70693 Systems Analysis and Design (SAD)

Year 2 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning.
Three Option modules taken from the following list:
COIS70698 Perspectives in Information Technology Security
COSE70561 Object Oriented Software Systems Development
MECH7069 Management of Business and IT
COIS70692 Management of Database Environments
COSE70479 Java for Enterprise Applications
COIS70845 Electronic Commerce
COCS70547 Design of Enterprise Communications Systems
COIS70697 Business Process Re-engineering with IT
Core module:
COIS70696 Personal Development and Research Methods (PDRM)

Year 3

COIS71052 MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)

Additional information

This course is for non computing graduates. Introduces a wide range of computing related topics with further opportunity to specialise. Aims to build on your existing graduate skills. Start in September or January.

Computing MSc

£ 9,000 + VAT