12 months
31951 EUR/year
31951 EUR/year
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Designed to open the door to exciting new career opportunities in computer science and information technology, the Computer Science course from University of Birmingham Dubai is suitable for graduates from diverse subject backgrounds.


The MSc/PGDip Computer Science Course (Dubai) is a Masters degree course generally for students who have a first degree in a subject other than computing, but we consider students with a background in computing on a case-by-case basis.

The Computer Science course from University of Birmingham Dubai is different to IT programmes, in that it is a technical degree with a significant programming component. You will learn about the computational languages, software engineering, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, databases, and machine learning. It focuses on analytical methods and technical skills, and offers the opportunity to combine knowledge and personal skills to solve society's problems by developing software solutions. 

The core components of this degree course are a software workshop, taught modules and a summer project. The software workshop involves two terms of intensive training in Java programming, including lectures, supervised laboratory work and small-group tutorials.


A degree gained through completing our MSc Computer Science course provides the skills required for a wide range of careers.  It will give you a disciplined approach to analysing problems, with the ability to design creative solutions and critically evaluate the results. Employers are impressed by the combination of technical and transferable skills offered by computing graduates, and as such, you might find yourself in a variety of environments in academia, industry, research and commercial organisations.

These qualities, plus the prestige of a degree from a leading World Class University, make our graduates attractive  to companies in the engineering sector worldwide as well as those in finance, consultancy and commerce.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Building Useable Software 
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Structures, Algorithms, and Databases 
  • Project - Conversion MSc 
  • Software Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

2:2 Honours degree in any subject other than computing. Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test. Learn more about entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31951 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31951 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31951 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31951 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.


  • AED 130,270 (1 year full-time)
  • AED 65,135 (2 years part-time)
PG Diploma
  • AED 86,846 (1 year full-time)

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /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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