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MSc Computer Science

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October 2024

April 2025

Programme Duration

2-5 years

Academic Direction
Birkbeck, University of London
Modes of Study

This master's degree provides students with in-demand digital skills and a formal qualification in computer science, which can help them switch to or progress a career in IT.

Key features

  1. Develop in-demand digital skills and knowledge

    This degree looks at issues that are important in our society, including intellectual property, digital surveillance, data privacy and ethical issues in computing. The degree also covers the technical aspects of computer science, including system architecture, data management, cloud computing and software engineering.

  2. Progress to a master’s qualification

    You can study the degree without having any prior knowledge in computer science. If you do not meet the entry requirements to join the MSc or PGDip, you can progress to these awards if you successfully complete the PGCert, which has more flexible entry requirements.

  3. Project-based coursework

    You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a substantive project to address a challenge within your own or a client organisation, allowing you to demonstrate problem-solving skills as well as technical expertise, which will provide a portfolio of work to present to current and potential employers.

  4. Take your career further

    The master's degree is valued by leading companies in the technology sector. You will gain in-demand technical skills plus knowledge of how to manage complex issues systematically and creatively in the workplace.

  5. A mark of excellence

    The Department of Computer Science at Birkbeck is one of the first computing departments established in the UK and a world-class centre of expertise in algorithms, data analytics, data management, experimental data science, knowledge representation, and programme verification.


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