Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This specialised programme is designed to advance your knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics. It will provide you with the skills to analyse problems in the evaluation and application of technologies, and in research into, and development of, new technologies. The programme focuses on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and covers state-of-the-art techniques in, for example, the management and analysis of big data, software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams. Graduates go on to careers in software engineering, information systems management, consultancy and research. Possible professions include database administrator, systems analyst/developer, or multimedia programmer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a secondary school teacher, information systems manager, or technical author.

Start Date:

Duration: two to three evenings a week part-time.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,200 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £4,450 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £4,450 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £7,600 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Course Specific Entry Requirements: Students need a good first degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the IT industry. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need 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.