MSc Computing

Business and personal dependency on computer systems has never been greater. This dependency brings with it new issues to deal with on a daily basis - the evolution of ideas, security issues design issues to name but a few.

This new industry-facing MSc aims to provide an opportunity for postgraduate study for those whose first degree is not in computing, or for those whose degree in computing was awarded some years ago. The course will give students the skills needed to become a practising IT professional. It provides a challenging but stimulating course for highly motivated people who wish to acquire theoretical and practical skills in computing.




A rigorous programming and database course is accompanied by a variety of compulsory core modules providing core knowledge required to be effective in the computing industry, plus a number of optional modules covering additional specialised subjects. Students will also undertake a project during the summer, which will typically involve the design and implementation of a significant piece of software.

Key Facts

  • Opportunity to study a wide variety of topics in depth
  • Optional modules enable you to develop specialist skills in a variety of areas
  • Lecture/tutorial and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches
  • Taught by staff leading research into the areas of the internet and computer networks
  • Research activities are associated with the university’s computing research centre, CARDS

Course Content

The course comprises:

  • Four compulsory taught modules
  • Two taught, optional specialist modules (drawing from three specialist themes, each related to a different aspect of computing)
  • A project dissertation module Personal Development Planning is an integral part of the learning process of each element of the programme.
  • Software Development:  Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Postgraduate Study and Research Methods
  • Future & Emerging Technology
  • Dissertation/ Research Project


  • Networking Hardware & Software
  • Networking Techniques & Technologies
  • Commercial Website Design & Development
  • Web and Mobile Application Development

Career Opportunities

On completion of this course students would typically be equipped to undertake a career in the software development industry, or work in network or database support and development. Possible other professional development options might include further specialist Masters or Research Degree study.

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 and assignments using case studies.

Entry Requirements & Applying

Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement for this course is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a subject other than Computer Science. 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

1 year
Location: Wrexham campus
Start month: September/February


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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