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Computing and Information Systems (conversion) MSc

Computing and Information Systems (conversion) MSc

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Full time | Mile End | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Systems

Course type


Course Summary

If you want to gain practical experience in computer science, undertake this intensive MSc conversion programme. Enhance your employability by exploiting the potential of computing and information systems, and combine specialist technical skills with your current knowledge and experience.

  • Ideal for highly motivated graduates of any discipline with little prior technical experience
  • Change career direction or enhance your employability by developing your skills
  • Study with academics with a wealth of industrial experience
  • Work with the most up-to-date technologies - each topic is backed up by our world-leading research centres and groups


The School has excellent bespoke facilities, including:

  • Augmented human interaction (AHI) laboratory
  • Informatics teaching laboratory with 350 state-of-the-art computers
  • Antenna measurement laboratory
  • qMedia and arts technology studios (Performance lab, control room, listening/recording room)
  • Robotics laboratory (ARQspace)

Career paths

The broad range of skills gained through programmes in this School, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled postgraduates to move into roles such as:

  • Revenue analyst
  • Databases assistant manager
  • Software developer
  • Associate project manager/content manager
  • Senior executive officer for social media
  • Business analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Business development manager.


A project can be proposed in any area of your specialisation (module). Industrially and commercially proposed topics are welcome. All work must be original and your own. Where you use ideas, structure or text from other sources you must always fully reference this. The project is probably the most demanding task that you have to undertake. It is very different from the taught modules. Although you will have a supervisor, you are on your own to a greater extent. The onus is on you to define the project boundaries, to review relevant literature, to devise the methods of investigation, to carry out the investigation, to assess your findings and to report your work in a scholarly manner. You will be introduced to many of these aspects during the Research Methods module. To be successful you will need to plan, estimate and manage your time and energy. The rest you will have to learn as you go along. You are required to produce three documents, on or before specified deadlines, as part of the project. The project specification is a short document; the Draft report is required one month before the end of the project; followed by the final report (the dissertation).

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a degree not related to Computer Science or a degree with less than 50% of the modules in Computer Science subjects. Applicants with a good 2:2 will be considered on an individual basis.