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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary


This conversion course is designed for those whose first degree is not related to computing, but who now want to move into the industry. It is designed to fit the current needs of employers with topics that include software development, networks, database systems and web development. You will explore the fundamentals of computer science as well as the basic architecture of a modern-day computer system.

Learning alongside other graduates in non-computing disciplines, together you will rapidly extend your knowledge and experience of fundamental computing concepts which are applicable to your future career.

By the end of the course, you will have an expert understanding of the processes and knowledge that are needed to design, implement and support an IT system. You will also be able to make a significant contribution to IT research activities as well as to team-based IT projects.

This conversion course allows you to change the direction of your career, enabling you to gain a qualification in a new area; Partially meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional with the British Computer Society.

Flexible study options: both full-time and part-time study modes are available, allowing you to balance your studies with your life and work commitments; There is a strong employability focus with strong links with companies in the region, and our modules are created in collaboration with employers so you graduate with the key skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact in your career.


This course features relevant work experience that will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and boost your employability.

Career options:

On completing this course you will be equipped as a skilled professional with essential up-to-date knowledge in computer networking and mobile communication technologies. You will also have advanced knowledge of systems development, including web-based and database systems development.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Study the formal methods of logic, deduction and reasoning which provide the foundations on which the field of computer science was built. Starting with the birth of counting systems in the pre-Christian era and transitioning through to the present day, explore several key themes including number theory, algorithms, Boolean algebra, logic, state machines, sets, functions, graphs and trees. Explore current research themes, including an understanding of social, ethical and legal issues in computing and develop your research skills for critical understanding and writing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline. We will also consider applicants with other backgrounds and experience. We expect you to have basic IT skills.