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Our MSc Computing Degree is a conversion programme that requires no previous academic experience in the field of computing.

Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Computing


Degree Duration

1 year :Full Time


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023

Degree Overview

Rapid developments in technology have resulted in a wealth of opportunity across all sectors and industries for people who are qualified in multiple areas of computing.

Our MSc Computing Degree is a conversion programme that requires no previous academic experience in the field of computing, making it the ideal course if you want to change career or develop a new set of skills to complement your existing experience and move a wider range of exciting roles in computing and IT.

The course focuses on core computing skills such as software development, databases and cyber security, helping you to become a competent and fluent computing professional. You will learn key programming skills across languages and platforms, as well as how to provide data solutions and secure systems.  You will become familiar with cyber security, exploring the lifecycles, legal frameworks and tools of the computer science professional, including legal, social and ethical concerns of computer security such as hacking and its ethical standpoint.

You will learn about developing software and working with data and build your fluency in Python, and also be provided with the opportunity to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (EH) through the EC-Council.

  • Students enrolling on this course in January will be taught in the Spring Term (January – May), with no teaching in the Summer Term between May and September – though an optional work placement may be undertaken. You will then continue studies in the Autumn Term (September – January) and complete your MSc Project in the following Spring Term (January – May).

Why Study this Degree

When you graduate you will move into a wide range of careers, including entry roles in the IT industry, from government and public sector to large IT organisations and media. Roles could include programmer, web developer, software developer and data scientist.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGCert / PGDip) or complete the full MSc

Please add an additional year if undertaking placement module upon completion of core programme.