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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Computing

University of Roehampton

Rapid developments in technology have resulted in a wealth of opportunity across all sectors and industries for people who are qualified in multiple areas of computing.

Our MSc Computing Degree is a conversion programme that requires no previous academic experience in the field of computing, making it the ideal course if you want to change career or develop a new set of skills to complement your existing experience and move a wider range of exciting roles in computing and IT.

The course focuses on core computing skills such as software development, databases and cyber security, helping you to become a competent and fluent computing professional. You will learn key programming skills across languages and platforms, as well as how to provide data solutions and secure systems. You will become familiar with cyber security, exploring the lifecycles, legal frameworks and tools of the computer science professional, including legal, social and ethical concerns of computer security such as hacking and its ethical standpoint.

You will learn about developing software and working with data and build your fluency in Python, and also be provided with the opportunity to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (EH) through the EC-Council.

You will complete your degree with a project that will explore a topic of your choice, producing a product and a supporting report. The project will fit one of the following four types; student defined, research based, industry defined or social enterprise. You will be able to work with academic staff across the University, not just within Computing.

Your teaching time at the University takes the form of labs, workshops and tutorials. These are supported by videos that introduce the key concepts which students should watch weekly before class. This provides students with a more tailored experience, with plenty of face-to-face contact time. Industry standard IT resources are hosted in the cloud to allow you to work on projects and assignments from anywhere.

Students enrolling on this course in January will be taught in the Spring Term (January - May), with no teaching in the Summer Term (May – September). You will then continue studies in the Autumn Term (September - January) and complete your MSc Project in the following Spring Term (January - May). You will have the option to complete an industrial placement on this course which can be undertaken as a 3-month module during the Summer Term (May – September) or as a year-long module upon the completion of your MSc Project.

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  • Software Development 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Development 2
  • Computing and Society
  • Cyber Security
  • MSc Project
  • Work Placement
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    £16,500 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time