Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science.

Course Modules

Taught modules are supplemented by a substantial individual project that may be carried out in a ‘real'world’ setting.

You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma instead, by completing the same modules without the project.


Computer Systems;

Data and Knowledge Management;

Data Warehousing and Data Mining;

Fundamentals of Computing;

Information and Network Security;

Information Retrieval and Organisation;

Information Systems;

Internet and Web Technologies;

Programming in Java;

Software Design and Programming .

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Good degree, or equivalent, in a subject other than computer science, together with some aptitude for programming. Applicants without a degree-level qualification but with significant computing experience may also be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.