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Graduates who are able to fully exploit the potential of computing and information systems by combining specialist technical skills with other knowledge and experience are highly sought after.

If your first degree contained little or no technical experience, but you’re now looking to change direction or enhance your employability by developing your skills in this area, then this programme (commonly referred to as a ‘conversion course’) is for you.

Guided by academics with a wealth of industrial experience, this is an intensive MSc programme for highly motivated graduates of any discipline with little prior experience of computer science.

Our research-led approach

Your tuition will be delivered by field leading academics engaged in world-class research projects in collaboration with industry, external institutions and research councils.

Our strong links with industry

  • We have collaborations, partnerships, industrial placement schemes and public engagement programmes with a variety of organisations, including Vodafone, Google, IBM, BT, NASA, BBC and Microsoft
  • Full-time MSc with Industrial Experience option available on our taught MSc programmes. You have the option to complete over two years, with a year of work experience in industry.
  • Industrial projects scheme - To support industrial experience development, you can do your final project in collaboration with an industrial partner.


MSc Computing and Information Systems is currently available for one year full-time study, two years part-time study.


Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.


Part-time study options often mean that the number of modules taken is reduced per semester, with the full modules required to complete the programme spread over two academic years. Teaching is generally done during the day and part-time students should contact the course convenor to get an idea of when these teaching hours are likely to take place. Timetables are likely to be finalised in September but you may be able to gain an expectation of what will be required.

Important note regarding Part Time Study

We regret that, due to complex timetabling constraints, we are not able to guarantee that lectures and labs for part time students will be limited to two days per week, neither do we currently support any evening classes. If you have specific enquiries about the timetabling of part time courses, please contact the MSc Administrator.

Semester 1

  •  IT Programming
  •  Information Systems

Semester 2

  •  Databases

Select three options from:

  •  Security and Authentication
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Technology Strategy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributing Systems
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Mobile Services
  • Security and Authentication

Semester 3

  • MSc Project

Visit the MSc Computing & Information Systems (Conversion programme) page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!




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