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Computer Science MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary


This course is for anyone who has not studied Computing at undergraduate level and would like to focus on this discipline through postgraduate study. At Keele, you will acquire the skills that employers demand in the computing and IT sectors across the globe and become familiar with the most recent software engineering techniques. With a broad focus on the core competencies for the design and management of information systems, our course will make you a skilled professional, ready for a career in industry or research through applying your learning to real-world problems. This course is aimed at developing your programming skills from a very basic level, using Python, so you can move onto more advanced programming concepts used in other modules. Our experienced lecturers will help you develop an advanced knowledge of software engineering methodologies, as well as data analytics and databases. You will develop and extend the practical skills that are necessary for the designing, building, deployment and evaluation of distributed information systems and enterprise applications over the Internet, with a focus on security issues.


In the first part of the programme you will study 8 taught modules over two semesters. Interactive lectures will be supplemented by smaller group tutorials and practical sessions depending on the topics being covered in the module. You will also have access to a range of digital resources and tools such as our Virtual Learning Environment. In the second part of the programme you will have the option to undertake a formal academic project supervised by academic staff in the School or to take an industry placement. In both options you will apply the skills you have learnt during the taught modules.

The wide variety of assessment methods used on this programme at Keele reflects the broad range of knowledge and skills that are developed as you progress through the degree programme.


Thanks to our focus on research and consultancy skills, graduates from this programme will be able to undertake both development and management roles. With the IT sector still growing faster than the rest of UK economy, but presenting significant shortage in specialised skills, our graduates face no difficulty in reinventing their career, with potential employers including companies as diverse as Apple, BAE Systems, Barclays, Bentley, CapGemini, EA Games and the Ministry of Defence. Our School has helped numerous graduates from a range of science and non-science disciplines to successfully transition into careers in areas such as Data Science, Web Development, Software Engineering and Computer Science PhDs.


The module provides the knowledge and skills required for a student to be able to work on User Interaction Design based on an evaluated assessment of the factors associated with a given application or user interaction scenario.

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Entry requirements

2:2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent)