Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Computer Science MSc (Taught)

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Course summary

As computing continues to evolve at a remarkable pace, the expertise to harness the latest technology becomes more vital for organisations in every sector. Our MSc Computer Science course provides that expertise – helping you develop the specialist skills for a career in computing. On this Computer Science masters, you’ll explore themes around object-oriented programming, advanced computer networks, cloud software development and information systems and databases. You will learn advanced concepts, techniques and technologies to equip you for the practical side of investigating an issue and creating a system or solution to match. Through this, you’ll gain a set of skills made for the modern professional world of computing. You’ll also have the flexibility to set the direction for your postgraduate studies with a masters project of your own design. While you’ll have the one-to-one support of your supervisor, it’s a solo project – as much about developing computing skills as it is about building confidence and autonomy, vital skills for the workplace. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be equipped with both theoretical understanding and practical abilities in computer science – ready to apply your advanced knowledge to real-world situations. Optional Placement Year This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill-set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate. Features and Benefits

  • Excellent facilities – The Department has an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories, together with the support of our dedicated technical staff.
  • Thriving technology sector – Manchester is home to one of the largest creative and digital technology sectors outside of London, making us well placed to deliver this course.
  • Institute of Coding – The Department of Computing and Mathematics is part of the new £40m national Institute of Coding (IoC). Our masters students will have access to the IoC’s cutting-edge computer lab to hone their skills in this area.
  • Professional accreditation – This course is accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) providing strong industry links and a professional focus.
  • Optional placement year – Boost your career prospects and put theory into practice with an industry placement.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone with a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, whatever the subject. We might also consider your application if you have a lower-level qualification, together with substantial professional experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information visit: mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Computer Science MSc at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS