Computing Science at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

If your first degree is not in computing but you want to move into IT then our BCS accredited MSc in Computing Science is ideal for you. Our course is rooted in real-world and industry-relevant experiences. It provides the basis for starting a career in computing and IT. We will teach you the fundamentals of:

  • programming
  • hardware
  • networks
  • software engineering.
You will develop a sound knowledge of computer software development for a range of problem areas, such as:
  • interactive websites
  • stand-alone applications
  • network systems.
Our teaching staff have extensive experience in research and university teaching. As well as a wide range of previous industrial and commercial backgrounds. Due to the emphasis on software system construction and management, and data organisation, this qualification is applicable to a wide variety of fields concerned with using computers. As well as directly to the computer industry itself.

Assessment method

Lectures serve to provide a theoretical basis, while the practical sessions are used to strengthen your understanding by active involvement. Coursework and projects form the basis for continuous assessment. Many of the modules are enriched by the teaching staff's research expertise. There are also visiting lecturers from research organisations and industry. We use the following assessment methods:

  • coursework exercises
  • projects
  • presentations
  • lab work
  • reports
- examinations.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor's degree, in a non-computing subject. If your first degree contains only a small element of technical computing you can also be considered. For entry to the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should provide evidence of experience in research and study methods at an appropriate level.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component

If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4350 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4350 Year 1
Scotland £4350 Year 1
Wales £4350 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Computing Science at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS