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Computer Science, MSc

Advance your career in computer science with this Master’s in Computer Science. Choose from a range of options, including cyber security, forensics, business intelligence and software engineering.

On this MSc Computer Science course, you will study, employ and reflect on the principles that underpin computer science. You can choose from a range of options, including machine learning, data science, cyber security and forensics, and wireless and mobile technologies.

You will gain practical experience in the analysis and understanding of problems, systems and structures through case studies. As a result, you'll be equipped to deal with the intense demands of modern computer science and to respond with solutions that meet the needs of commerce, industry, or research.

This programme has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to partially fulfil the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Additionally, it has also been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, on behalf of the Engineering Council, to partially fulfil the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Open to UK applications for September and January. This course is now closed to new International applications for September. International applicants can apply for January.

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • You will gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for careers in the expanding field of Computer Science.
  • You can specialise in one of two exciting pathways: Data Science or Network Engineering.
  • The University of Greenwich is an academic partner with The Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST).

Studying a master's in computing and computer science


Learn more about the computing and computer science courses we offer at postgraduate level and what our graduates can go on achieve.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our Masters in Computer Science, which is taught from within the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Your teaching team includes academics and practitioners with experience in various aspects of Computer Science such as Big Data. The majority of the team holds a teaching qualification.

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We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an honours degree 2:2 or above in a computing-related subject or in a suitable numerate subject (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, information systems or multimedia) that includes software development experience.

OR substantial commercial/industrial experience including software development using modern programming languages and design.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical work in the labs. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions, and put your learning into practice in our specialist computer laboratories.

Teaching hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Lectures are usually attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to complete coursework, and prepare for presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You can also join a range of student societies, including our Computer Society, Forensic Science Society, and Games Development Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of lectures, tutorials, labs, independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, examinations and a project. Some modules may also include practice assessments, presentations, demonstrations, and reports, which help you to monitor progress and make continual improvement.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to the end of August, as the students are working on their project full-time during the summer months.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2023/24 fees

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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates from this Computer Science course are equipped for employment in industry, commerce or research with proficiency in the key theoretical and practical areas in computer science, including their application to modern software systems development.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, lecturers, project supervisor, subject librarians, and our academic skills centre.

We provide additional support in Mathematics

Support from the department

As a Computing and Mathematical Science School student you will be able to enter our Oracle mentoring scheme. This helps students liaise with industry for advice on careers, professional insight, guidance in looking for jobs, and developing employability and presentation skills.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.