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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see our website

  • Last Updated

    20 December 2018

Computing has become part of our lives, fundamental to almost every organisation in almost every industry. That makes an understanding of how these vital systems work a valuable tool that can pave the way to a range of exciting careers.

Our MSc in Computing provides that tool. It’s a conversion course made for graduates from other disciplines, but it’s just as useful for professionals looking for a skills boost and professional progression. 

To start with, you’ll learn about object oriented and web programming, information systems and digital media systems. Then you can chart your own direction – choosing two units, in areas like enterprise programming or machine learning. From there, you’ll tackle your masters project. While you’ll have plenty of support along the way, it’s a solo project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace.

So, by the time you leave us, you’ll not only know the theory about developing programmes, navigating computing networks or managing multimedia technology – you’ll also understand how it all fits in the real world.

Whether you’re planning to continue your studies up to PhD level, or you’re anxious to get to work, our MSc in Computing can help you make it happen. 

Features and benefits of the course

  • Excellent facilities – The School has an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories, together with the support of our dedicated technical staff. 
  • Cutting-edge research – Our research is rated 'internationally excellent' with some rated 'world-leading' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • Excellent standards – Recognised for our expertise, the school is a member of the Oracle Academy and an academic partner of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).
  • Professional focus – As an Academy of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), we deliver their partner programme which provides a pathway for students towards a rewarding, high-growth IT career.
  • Thriving technology sector – Being in Manchester puts the largest creative and digital technology sector outside the capital on our doorstep.
  • Digital city – Manchester is aiming to be a in the world’s top 20 digital cities by 2020 and has invested £350bn in its digital and technology infrastructure to support growth.
  • Athena SWAN award – Manchester Metropolitan University’s commitment to promote and advance gender equality in STEM subjects has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Placement options

This MSc course is a short, intensive programme which doesn’t leave much room for a placement. But there are employers who might offer short-term internship opportunities. With our regular ‘meet the employer’ events, together with the support of our careers team, we’ll be there to help you make the most of any available opportunities.  

Assessment details

Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.


Visit the Computing - MSc page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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