University of Huddersfield

Computing University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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Businesses across the world are looking for computing graduates who know their stuff. We could help you show potential employers that you’re the person they need, with this integrated Master’s course. You’ll study how to design and build software that is robust, reliable and attractive to use, often co-operating with others as part of a development team. The course emphasis is on developing hands-on, practical skills in software development, as well as an understanding of the human and social contexts of software systems.

The Computing MComp course builds on our successful Computing BSc(Hons) degree and is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). You’ll spend an extra year at the end of your studies to gain a Master’s level qualification, and an even deeper knowledge of your subject. The course features option modules, so you can select the topics that you want to focus on. Typical options include:

  • Computing science

  • Software development

  • Information technology

  • Multimedia.

We’ll also give you the chance to gain real-world experience while you’re here. You’ll be able to go on a year-long placement in the industry after your second year. Businesses are keen to employ graduates with work experience, so it could give you the edge when it comes to your career search.

In the first year of your course you’ll be studying alongside students doing our Computing Science, and Software Engineering courses. They all share the same first year, but then move on to look at different areas.

So if you find in your first year of studies that one particular area interests you more than others, you may be free to transfer between courses. By keeping things flexible, we make sure you have the chance to follow your interests.

Just to let you know, if you want to transfer to the MSci Computing Science, you need to achieve 50% or more in your first year Computing Science & Mathematics module, and if you’d like to switch to the MEng in Software Engineering, you need to achieve 50% or more in your first year Software Design & Development module.

Course details


Year 1
Core modules:
Software Design and Development
Computing Science and Mathematics
Hardware and Networks
Studio 1
Project 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Algorithms Processes and Data
Team Project
Relational Databases and Web Integration
Cyber Security

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-
Object-Oriented Systems Development
Operating Systems and Language Translators
Computational Mathematics 1
User Experience Design
Web Development

Year 3 – optional placement year

Year 3/Year 4 if undertake placement
Core modules:
Individual Project
Distributed and Client Server Systems
Large-Scale Software Engineering

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-
Computational Mathematics 2
Modern Database Applications
Advanced Web Programming
Artificial Intelligence

Final year
Core modules:
Group Project
Advanced Software Development
Effective Research and Professional Practice
Change and Project Management
Semantic Web

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include-
Web and Network Services
Parallel Computer Architectures Cluster and Cloud Computing
Autonomous and Autonomic Intelligent Systems
Information and Knowledge Management

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 136 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must includes two passes at A level
A level AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 136 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

​In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages -

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

On this course optional field trips may be offered to destinations in the UK, which you would need to pay for if you choose to attend. Previous trips in recent years have included a visit to The National Museum of Computing for 1 day at a cost of £20.00 per student. Other field trips may cost more. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ( or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Course contact details

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School of Computing and Engineering - Admissions

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