Aston University

MSc Computer Science

Aston University
In Birmingham

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Typology Master
Location Birmingham
  • Master
  • Birmingham

With no specific subject qualification required, this course offers an opportunity for non-computing graduates to pursue a career in computing. Boost your career and access roles in a rapidly growing industry with an MSc qualification in a highly in demand skill set.

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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements BSc (Hons) minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

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Aniko Ekárt
5.0 22/08/2016
What I would highlight: This programme was developed to fill a gap in industry. I’ve found that it's a great opportunity to gain skills employers are seeking for.
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What you'll learn on the course

Software Engineering
Project Management
Oriented Programming
Oriented Programming

Course programme

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in a non-Computing subject, with at least grade 2:1 (or equivalent). Before being admitted onto the programme, applicants will be expected to take an aptitude test and to participate in an interview. Entry requirements for each individual student will be stated in their offer letter.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Duration of programme
12 months full-time
Plus an additional compulsory 5-week module beginning in August 2018.

Start date
August 2018

£7,750 for UK/EU students (2017/18)
£18,250 for Outside EU students (2017/18)


You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here. If you are a UK or EU student, please email for information on funding.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

  • This programme will give you the skills and experience to become an industry-accredited professional.

    • Be prepared to respond to the computing challenges of the business world;
    • Gain the theoretical underpinning needed to support sound analysis, design and delivery of technology solutions;
    • Develop a systematic understanding of the software development process; as well as practical software and information systems engineering capabilities based on well-founded principles;
    • Be able to communicate in an IT context and gain graduate-level transferable skills;
    • Get professional experience and a wide perspective on IT and business through employment at collaborating host companies, or the Aston student-run software company;
    • Prepare yourself for an effective career in IT with the potential to reach leadership roles.

    The MSc Computer Science programme will enable students to develop a systematic understanding of the software development process, and the associated professional skills necessary in practice.

    • Subject guide and modules

    Core Modules

    • Foundations of Object-oriented Programming
    • Team Project
    • Software Engineering
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Introduction to Databases
    • Dissertation

    Optional Modules*

    • Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Software Project Management
    • Information Security
    • Reliability in Software Engineering
    • Data Mining

    *Availability of the optional modules will be subject to staff availability and a minimum number of students who express an interest in studying the optional modules.

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