Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This course is for graduates who are able to fully exploit the potential of computing and information systems by combining specialist technical skills with other knowledge and experience are highly sought after. If your first degree contained little or no technical experience, but you?re now looking to change direction or enhance your employability by developing your skills in this area, then this programme (commonly referred to as a ?conversion course?) is for you. Guided by academics with a wealth of industrial experience, this is an intensive MSc programme for highly motivated graduates of any discipline with little prior experience of computer science. Your tuition will be delivered by field leading academics engaged in world class research projects in collaboration with industry, external institutions and research councils.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.

Throughout the course, postgraduates have access to a careers programme to prepare them for applying for work after graduation. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options. Recent careers events open to Computer Science postgraduates include the IT and Technology Fair, featuring Accenture, Babcock, BskyB, FactSet, Framestore, IBM, one-to-one sessions with Morgan Stanley, IBM and Accenture, IT company presentations, and Start Up Stand Up for those interested in working with technology start ups and SMEs.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,175 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,175 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,625 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an upper second class degree, in a subject not related to Computer Science, or a degree with less than 50 per cent of the modules in computer science subjects. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92