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Course summary

If you’re looking to transition to a career in IT, Keele’s MSc Computer Science acts as a ‘conversion’ course, even if your first degree is in a subject other than Computing. It is designed to familiarise you with the most recent software engineering techniques, developing key skills and competencies, including advanced programming in Python, as well as practical experience designing and managing information systems. Why choose this course?

  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
  • Access to specialist equipment, including over 100 PCs with relevant hardware and software, gaming lab, high-performance computing infrastructure and Makerspace
  • Continuous investment in facilities: the new Digital Society Institute will host a state-of-the-art £330k high-performance computing cluster for data-driven research, and VR/Interaction Lab
  • Internationally recognised expertise in computational neuroscience, evolutionary systems, machine learning and AI, software and systems engineering
  • Develop and then put your professional and technical skills to use solving a real-world problem on either an industrial placement or MSc Project
If you graduated at undergraduate level from a non-computing discipline, this MSc offers a postgraduate pathway to progress and excel in a career in computing and IT. Our experienced lecturers will help you develop an advanced knowledge of software engineering methodologies and the underlying principles of Internet technologies, web-based applications, and enterprise and data analytics systems. Starting from a basic level, you will build your coding skills and learn the best programming practices using Python, a leading general-purpose programming language known for its versatility and simplicity as a tool. Our course maintains a strong focus on industry-relevant experience thanks to the feedback we receive from our Industry Advisory Board. In the last semester, you'll be able to choose to put your skills to test by either tackling an industry-related problem as part of an MSc project or by taking an industrial placement. Past projects have regarded the development of gamified apps to engage users in interacting with their home smart energy systems, collaborations with a company for improving their B2B integration systems or developing mobile-based image classification. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Entry requirements

2:2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent). English Language Entry Requirement for International Students are IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

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