Associate Professor in Computer Science
Faculty of Arts, Science and TechnologyDiscover
Full Time: 1 Year
Part Time: 2 Years
Full Time with Placement: 2 Years
Part Time with Placement: 3 Years
Fees UK 24/25:
Full Time: £8,250
Year One: £4,600
Year Two: £3,680
Fees International 24/25:
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
With the computing field evolving rapidly around the world, the need for good quality professionals and specialists is increasing. Our Masters in Computing course has been designed to build on your existing computing skills and take them to the next level. It has a significant programming component and is different from other IT programmes.
This Computing MSc course provides you with the additional option to apply for a ‘work placement’ opportunity. The ‘work placement’, which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects.
To apply for Placement, please click below. To apply for Non-Placement route, please click the Apply Now button.
There are two ways to study this Computing MSc course. You can take the general pathway, giving you a rounded computing education and a broad qualification, or you can take the specialist pathways to focus on a defined section of computing and meet your career aspirations with the MSc computing skills. While the pathway option is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business.
Whichever option you take, during this masters in computing course, you will study six modules and complete a dissertation. Some of the optional modules are only offered according to staff availability and student interest.
Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:
Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. We expect that you will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that you have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language.
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
* Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 25/26. The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2024 entry.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
* Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 24/25. The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2023 entry.
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England
*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
You can elect to participate in a Work Placement – completing the modules ‘Career Futures: Employability Skills’ and ‘Work-Based Project’. The year in industry will develop your real-world Computing work experience and you will undertake an applied research project that identifies and provides a response to an industry specific problem in this MSc Computing course.
Your placement will last between six and 12 months, it will need to be appropriate to your level of study and subject area; you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer. If you cannot secure a placement, you would join the non-placement route instead.
You will also complete a work-based Research Project before going on placement.
A Masters in Computing will not only supply you with the sufficient knowledge needed to enter into the IT and Technology sectors, but you will also have the room to develop your existing expertise and practice gained from previous levels of undergraduate study. This will be an opportunity to explore the necessary thought process and practice applicable within the IT and Tech business and industry.
With this MSc in Computing, you will be well prepared for a career in Computing, with the various types of graduate jobs available, and put your transferable skillset to practice.
Whether it be Web Development or IT, your knowledge and computing work experience will provide a strong portfolio as you enter into your profession of choice. When you graduate from this Computing degree, you will be able to embark upon a range of careers in the broad IT and Computing industry.
Previous Masters in Computing students have gone on to do a variety of areas including, but not exclusive to: