Computer Science (including Professional Practice), M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science (including Professional Practice)

22 months
12654 GBP/year
6681 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Computer Science (including Professional Practice) course from Aston University has been developed specifically for those who haven't studied Computer Science at undergraduate level, and also features the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in its second year.


The difference between this Computer Science (including Professional Practice) course from Aston University and the MSc Computer Science course is that this one features a professional placement. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement, with the help of our award-winning Careers and Placements Team, who have helped so many of our students to secure placement and work opportunities. 

Aston is 3rd in the UK for the number of students taking a sandwich year (HESA 2018), showing just how much we encourage students getting professional experience and how successful we are at enabling them to secure work placements. Take a look at our specific placement information and support. Please find more about the timeframe under ‘Learning, teaching and assessment’.

You’ll learn to master the tools you need to meet the computational challenges that business and society face, while building a solid base of theoretical knowledge to underpin your delivery of smart solutions and in-depth analysis. 

As well as developing a systematic understanding of the software development process you’ll also learn how to make best use of huge amounts of data, enabling you and your future employer to make better business decisions. 

We teach specialist subjects ranging from user experience (UX) design to artificial intelligence (AI) and data mining, and give you unique opportunities to apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems. 

You’ll be able to get involved with our student-run software development company, Beautiful Canoe, as well as opportunities to work with businesses on real-world issues. 

Career prospects

There is a widespread skills shortage in this field, and our course has been designed specifically to develop the next generation of computing professionals, capable of going on to build long and successful careers in computer science.  

Recent graduates on similar programmes have joined a wide range of exciting companies including Cap Gemini, Microsoft, KPMG, IBM and Ford. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Object-oriented Software Development
  •  Team Project
  • Software Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Database Systems
  •  Dissertation
  • Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A Bachelors Degree in a non-Computing subject, with at least grade 2:2 (or equivalent) and GCSE Mathematics Grade B or equivalent.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12654 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23200 GBP for the full programme during 22 months.
  • National

    6681 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP for the full programme during 22 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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