Computing at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Computing (Taught)

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Course summary

This professionally-focused programme gives students whose first degree isn't in computing (or whose computing degree was awarded some time ago), the skills needed to become a practicing IT professional.

  • The course will help you to develop integral industry-relevant expertise to become an agile and adaptable computing specialist.
  • It includes a variety of teaching methods which will equip you with the core knowledge to become an effective practitioner in the computing industry.
  • You will be supported and guided by experienced staff, who will give you a rigorous insight into computer programming and database systems.
Key Course Features
  • This course provides an opportunity for those whose first degree is not Computing (or whose computing degree was awarded some time ago), to study at a postgraduate level.
  • We provide you with specialist, technical skills in the areas of networking, web and mobile development, or professional issues and professional practice.
Our graduates are skilled practitioners; throughout their time with us, they develop an advanced understanding of, and competence with, the hardware and software available and/or needed for the development and use of computer systems.
  • You will have the support of research-active experts who will enable you to access, critically appraise and disseminate research results.
  • Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich, online materials to support your independent learning.
  • The course will provide you with a sound basis for further research and/or professional development.



  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Database Systems and Analytics
  • Software Development - Object-Oriented Programming
  • Technological Horizon-Scanning
  • Dissertation
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Coursework - 40% - 1500 words Coursework - 60% - 2000 words Networking Hardware and Software Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class test - 20% Practical – 30% Networking Techniques & Technologies Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class test - 20% Practical – 30% Database Systems and Analytics Coursework - 50% Coursework - 50% - 3000 words Software Development - Object Oriented Programming Coursework - 50% - Programming Assignment Coursework - 50% - Programming Assignment Technological Horizon-Scanning Coursework - 70% - 3000 words Presentation - 30% Dissertation Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words Teaching and Learning We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

How to apply

International applicants

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus. For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for the MSc programme is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a subject other than Computer Science. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5940 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5940 Whole course
Scotland £5940 Whole course
Wales £5940 Whole course
International £12500 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing at Wrexham University - UCAS