Computer Science

You are viewing this course for September start 2023

Our MSc in Computer Science aims to provide an intensive, professionally-oriented introduction to computing for able graduates in other disciplines, especially the humanities, to enable them to enter the software industry. No previous experience of computing is required.

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.  Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

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Course Overview

Topics you may study on this course include computer programming, data management and intelligent systems. Recent MSc project topics include: machine learning for the internet of things, augmented reality applications for tourism, analysis and management of agricultural emissions data, network intrusion detection and supply chain management.

Advanced Software Engineering

Focuses on current issues in the field of Software Engineering with significant emphasis is placed on student discussion and peer review.

Agile Software Development Project

Will give you a strong foundation in agile software engineering that will inform their software development practice and prepare them to work in the software industry.

Fundamentals of Intelligent Systems

Introduces the key ideas in Artificial Intelligence and ensures all students are at roughly the same level before moving on to the specialist modules.

Modules September start - 2023

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Agile Software Development Project CSM2020 20
Applied Data Mining CSM6720 20
Fundamentals of Intelligent Systems CSM6120 20
MSC Project CHM9360 60
Modelling, Managing and Securing Data CSM3120 20
Programming for Scientists CSM0120 20
Research Topics in Computing SEM1020 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


You will be introduced to programming to learn the foundational skills that you can expand and apply in the more advanced modules including Advanced Software Engineering and an Agile Software Development Project. The course also includes introductions to other important areas of Computer Science like Artificial Intelligence and data management.

The range of careers to which our graduates advance is vast and continuously expanding. Recent graduates have found employment with companies such as Google, MarkLogic, and investment banks.

Some have become product managers, and other have set up their own companies.