Computer Science (Taught) Anglia Ruskin University


We’ll cover all aspects of technologies and user environments, along with the skills to create and manage IT solutions. This will include how to apply hardware and software technology to complex user requirements, and ensure their systems are secure. You’ll diagnose problems and respond to operational challenges.

You’ll gain practical experience in our advanced computing laboratories, setting up infrastructure and creating database applications, multimedia tools, browsers and server architecture.

Our course keeps you up-to-date with latest topics and developments in areas such as web applications and e-business engineering. Along the way you’ll acquire the research skills you need to prepare you for your dissertation.

The Masters Project offers a valuable opportunity to research a topic in depth. For those with business connections, this is a great opportunity to start working on a real life project, either with a company or in order to prepare for a full time job straight after graduation. Here’s how James’s dissertation project helped him gain his first professional role as an IT Development Consultant

By the end of the course, you’ll have experience covering the full lifecycle of a web application, specifically:
•Developing the front end and back end of a web app whilst securely storing the data in relational databases
•Using ontologies as an alternative to the databases to store information and query it
•Recognising the vulnerabilities and learning techniques to build secure systems
•Being confident in knowing the infrastructure required to deploy web applications successfully

From here, you’ll be able to successfully apply your knowledge to the development of any other type of software application (being it mobile, cloud, standalone).

Cambridge is the perfect place to study Computer Science. Recently named the 'Best UK city to work in' you'll have lots of opportunities to gain relevant work experience locally during your Masters and after graduation can expect an average salary of £35,000. (Glassdoor 2016).

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    12 months

Course details


Semantic Data Technologies
Secure Systems
Advanced Web Solutions
Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure
Research Methods
Masters Project

Assessment method

We’ll assess the application of your technical knowledge through written assignments, software projects, presentations, and a dissertation module.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,100 Year 1
England £7,100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,100 Year 1
Scotland £7,100 Year 1
Wales £7,100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note all fees quoted above are based on a UK/EU student studying on a full-time basis. The fees for International PG Taught Full time courses for 2018/19 are as follows: Band 1 £12,600, Band 2, £13,100 Placement £1,250. International students should visit our website here: for further information on course fees for their specific course of interest.