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Course content

The world of computing is competitive and diverse. Our computing course allows students to tailor their postgraduate studies to match their individual interests and professional aspirations.

A uniquely flexible course, the Computing MSc consists of a core module in research methods, an individual project and a range of option modules taken from our other courses.

The structure of the course allows you to freely choose your learning path, including the theoretical-to-practical balance of learning. It gives you the opportunity to sell a unique set of skills to potential employers. 

Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the skills required to develop viable software solutions.

Course structure

Each module is organised into teaching periods that comprise workshops, seminars, lectures and group exercises. These end with a period of consolidation and coursework-based assessment.

On completion of the taught modules, you will undertake a project that applies all of your developed skills and knowledge to real-world industry.


You will study two core modules and select five optional modules. These will allow you to tailor the course to your own particular interests.


  • Research Methods
  • Project


  • The Business and the Information System
  • Algorithms and Computability
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Specification, Verification and Validation
  • Architectures and Integration
  • Distributed Systems Principles
  • Internet Application Development
  • Enterprise Applications Development
  • Interaction Design and Evaluation Process
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Intellectual Property Law


Computing graduates take up positions in a wide range of industries as software engineers, systems analysts, systems designers, systems developers, business analysts, web developers, network analysts and systems architects.

Visit the Computing (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!




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