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Computer Science online MSc

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27 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

Join one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, with an online MSc in Computer Science, from the University of Bath. In the first half of 2021, 173,3091 tech jobs were advertised monthly on average. This represents an increase of 42% relative to 20191. University of Bath recognises the importance of developing elite computer science professionals, and this course offers you the chance to upgrade your know-how and switch up your career, no matter if you want to be a software developer or a technical analyst.

World-leading academics

University of Bath provides working professionals, or those with no previous experience, with trailblazing, practice-based teaching, aimed to inspire and prepare you for a career in computer science. Throughout studying the online computer science degree you’ll be taught by inspirational research academics, whose work leads the way in AI, Human Computer Interaction and cybersecurity. It’s because of this that many of the on-campus graduates have secured positions with huge companies such as Electronic Arts, Nokia and KPMG.

  • 7th for student experience for computer science in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022*
  • Ranked 10th in the UK for computer science by the Complete University Guide 2023*
  • Top 10 for course satisfaction in computer science and information systems by The Guardian University Guide 2022*

In this course, you will learn and understand the core theories and practices in computer science, developing a solid base of knowledge. You will understand core Computer Science theories and practices and be able to think critically, actively contributing towards the body of knowledge in the industry and pushing the boundaries with code.

“I can recommend this program to anyone who would like to expand their knowledge in computer science. The online structure allows the students to keep their industry specific domain knowledge while learning about computer science. Also, unlike some other online programs that require attendance to live lectures in a specific time zone, this program allows professionals from all around the world to take the classes regardless of their time zone and geographical location” - Ece Nur Sahin -Computer Science online MSc

Pioneering industry insights

The University of Bath heads up the Institute of Coding, an initiative made up of universities and corporations committed to plugging the digital skills gap. This initiative helps develop skills where they’re most needed in order to create the next generation of digital specialists.

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every learner and ensure that employers and individuals can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This initiative means that the University of Bath is ideally placed to help you develop the skills that employers need the most, in order to advance your career goals.

What do our graduates do next?

After studying our master’s in computer science, potential graduate opportunities include:

  • Games developer
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Network engineer
  • Systems developer

Where do our graduates go on to work?

Graduates from the Department of Computer Science have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Nokia
  • BAE Systems
  • Electronic Arts
  • KPMG
  • Web Usability
  • Imagination Technologies


Gain an understanding of the difficulties of security and investigate why everyone wants it but no-one can define it. You will develop the ability to analyse the security threats to a proposed design. You will also discover how to propose realistic counter-measures, where available.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount). Fees are paid per unit. The MSc totals 180 credits. * Valid up to and including September 2023 intake. Tuition fees are liable to increase each January. You should budget for an increase of up to a maximum of 5% each year.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount). Fees are paid per unit. The MSc totals 180 credits. * Valid up to and including September 2023 intake. Tuition fees are liable to increase each January. You should budget for an increase of up to a maximum of 5% each year.

Entry requirements

Students should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject, but you must demonstrate evidence of relevant quantitative skills (especially algebra and calculus) either through your degree study or by alternative means. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more

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