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Course summary

This MSc conversion programme is for students from a variety of academic backgrounds who have little or no previous academic computing experience. We would, however, encourage prospective students to try a basic online course in programming (in any language) before applying so that they can confirm they have both the appetite and aptitude for this discipline. The aims of the programme are to build:

  • an understanding of the basis of computer science and its importance in software development;
  • an understanding of the underlying principles of computer systems and their applications;
  • an introduction to industrial-style methods of analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation in software development;
  • an appreciation of the current state and future directions of technological advances in computer science.

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/msc-computer-science-conversion.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any subject other than computer science or a computer science related subject including Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Internet of Things Engineering, Information Management, Intelligent Science and Technology or other Computer Science related subject. Competence in mathematics must be demonstrated, with at least a B grade in GCSE Mathematics, A-level Mathematics or equivalent university-level experience. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualifications. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £17700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £17700 Year 1
Scotland £17700 Year 1
Wales £17700 Year 1
Channel Islands £17700 Year 1
EU £34200 Year 1
International £34200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Computer Science (conversion) at University of Bristol - UCAS