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The MSc in Computing is a two year postgraduate degree. The first year imparts the knowledge and skills needed to study the subject at masters level in the second.
This new degree is open to graduates coming from any discipline. They will start by learning the art of software engineering, study some key computing topics and develop relevant research and technical English skills that prepare them for advanced study of computer science in the following year.
At the end of Year 1 students may progress to Year 2 or graduate instead with a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and switch to a 1 year MSc we offer, such as: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human Robotic Interaction, Data Science, Network Security etc.
Notes about fees for this course
|Scotland / Non-UK EU||£5,360|
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales||£5,360|
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
Scholarships and bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.
Admission requires a good honours degree of 3 years duration, numeracy and some prior ability at programming
This programme is designed for students with a non-Computer Science background who would benefit from a foundational year to help them to make a successful transition into Computing, and therefore students will only be recruited into Year 1 of this programme. There is no direct entry into Year 2 of this programme.
English language requirements
Important: If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no component under 5.5), we also accept TOEFL (scores of 79 and higher).
Students, who have an IELTS level of 6.0 will be required to take the 2 research preparation English courses in year 1 in order to bring their English up to the normal postgraduate level
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