12 months
26900 GBP/year
15600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This MSc in Computer Science (conversion) at University of Bristol is for students from a variety of academic backgrounds who have little or no previous academic computing experience. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The aims of the MSc in Computer Science (conversion) at University of Bristol are to build:

  • an understanding of the basis of computer science and its importance in software development;
  • an understanding of the underlying principles of computer systems and their applications;
  • an introduction to industrial-style methods of analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation in software development;
  • an appreciation of the current state and future directions of technological advances in computer science.


This programme aims to provide a sufficiently comprehensive and practical foundation to enable you to start a new career in IT, or to stand out from the crowd and enhance your employment opportunities within your existing field.

It will also provide the required background in computer science to enable you to undertake further study, leading to the specialisation needed for a research career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming in C
  • Overview of Computer Architecture
  • Software Engineering and Group Project
  • Object Oriented Programming with Java
  • Research Skills
  • Web Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject other than computer science or a computer science related subject (this includes Information Technology). Competence in mathematics must be demonstrated, with at least a B grade in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent university-level experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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