Computer Science 

Computer Science 

MSc Computer Science

The MSc course is designed to provide graduates with the skills to meet industrial and commercial needs and enable them to practise as computing and IT professionals. Additionally modules are taught that provide the academic framework to enable graduates to study for higher degrees.

The course combines core modules in essential computing with specialist themes that reflect contemporary areas of demand. If you have particular interests or skills from your previous studies or experience you can choose to specialise in this area during the Dissertation part of the course. In this way you can match a portfolio to your preferred career path.




These new industry-facing courses are intended for graduates from computing disciplines who wish to update or focus their computing skills and competencies for effective work within the computing industry.

Key Facts

  • Opportunity to study a variety of topics in depth
  • Lecture/tutorial and practical sessions are enhanced with additional online modules allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches
  • Taught by staff leading research into the areas of computer science and networking
  • Research activities are associated with the University’s digital society research centre, CARDS

Course Content

Personal development planning is an integral part of the learning process of each element of the course.


MSc Computer Science

  • Postgraduate Study and Research Methods
  • Future & Emerging Technology
  • Networking Hardware & Software
  • Networking Techniques & Technologies
  • Commercial Website Design & Development
  • Web and Mobile Application Development
  • Dissertation

Career Opportunities

An MSc in Computer Science opens up a wide range of career opportunities in industry, commerce and academia, with graduates taking up posts as software designers, engineers, analysts and consultants in the computer software industry. The MSc can also lead to further postgraduate study or research.

Graduates will have demonstrated a systematic understanding and critical awareness, much of it at the forefront of the discipline; a comprehensive and practical understanding of applicable techniques; originality in the application of knowledge; the ability to evaluate current research and methodologies; and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

Employability & Assessment


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Assessment is through a range of coursework techniques including practical work, on-line tests, reports on lab-based problems, individual and group work and assignments using case studies.

Entry Requirements & Applying

Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

If you are an international student please visit the countries page and select your country to see the relevant academic and English language entry requirements.

Find out more

If you have any questions or would like further information about this course, entry requirements or application process, please contact our Admissions and Enquiries Team here.

Applying for the course

If you are applying as a home or European Union student, you should make your application through the direct application form. This is an editable PDF file and can be completed electronically or by hand on a printed version. A paper version is available upon request from the Admissions and Enquiries Team.

If you are applying as an International Student, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus. You will also be able to track your application status and receive your offer letter and CAS letter here.

Course Duration & Fees

Course Duration

MSc: 1 year

MSc: 2-3 years

Location: Wrexham
Start month: September


Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Meet the Team

Meet the lecturers:

John Worden
Principal Lecturer in Computing
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John Davies
Senior Lecturer in Computing
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Vic Grout
Academic Head Of Computing
Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise 
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Stuart Cunningham
Academic Head Of Creative Industries, Media, Performance And Humanities
Senior Lecturer in Computing
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Richard Picking
Reader in Human-Computer Interaction
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Denise Oram
Senior Lecturer in Computing
Sessional Lecturer in Computing
Deputy Head of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Assessment
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Bindu Jose
Senior Lecturer in Computing
Sessional Lecturer in Computing

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