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About the course

The Computer Science Masters/MSc degree course is for students who have a first degree in a subject other than computing. Established in 1969, it is now the longest-running conversion programme to computing in the UK.

Our Computer Science Masters/MSc programme is different to IT programmes, in that it is a technical degree with a significant programming component. It is designed to give you a grounding in both the fundamentals of computer science and practical software development skills with a choice of in-depth optional modules. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. Competency should be demonstrated in mathematics and scientific subjects, for example at 'advanced' high school level, which should allow understanding of the new Computer Science

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Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in any subject other than computing. Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test.

Course Content

Where is University of Birmingham


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Student Profile(s)

Brian Downer

Brian runs a consulting business helping organisations introduce change and improve business processes. Throughout his career, he's held roles as developer, business analyst, project manager and co-founder / COO. His main focus has been on the financial services sector and startups.

Brian is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page:

Krisztina Ildiko Nogradi

Krisztina started her postgraduate studies in September 2015, it is a conversion course in Computer Science. Prior to that, she studied Business Management across Europe. She is hoping to find a job in the United Kingdom in the software industry. Her special interests are software development and information security.

Krisztina is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:

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