12 months
6780 GBP/year
6780 GBP/year
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Gain the skills to succeed in a computer science career. Study an online MSc Computer Science at the University of Sunderland.

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The 100% online MSc Computer Science from the the University of Sunderland has been designed for ambitious individuals who aren’t from a computer science background and who want to launch a new career in computer science or want to incorporate computer science expertise and knowledge into their current field as a means of accelerating their career progression. 

This online computer science master’s is also open to professionals who work in computer science roles and want to gain an academic qualification to enhance their credentials and career prospects. Studying the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to effectively specify, design, implement and support IT systems in the real world.

What will you study?

Studying the online MSc Computer Science, you will gain practical skills in areas including networking, databases, programming, and web design and development. Through our taught modules, you will develop fundamental knowledge in cyber security, data science and machine learning, essential assets in today’s computer science and IT employment market. You will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of current cutting-edge research and technical developments in the field, as well as the chance to develop computing solutions to real-world problems.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computer Science Principles and Practice
  • Web Design and Development
  • Computer Architectures and Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Secure Database Systems
  • Data Science Principles
  • Cybersecurity Essentials
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Research Project Proposal

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree
  • A UK master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • A third-class honours degree or an ​ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three years’ relevant organisational experience
  • The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, or project management

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6780 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6780 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

£6,780 total fees, option to pay £565 per module


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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