Computer Science, M.Sc. | Birmingham City University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
16300 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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The MSc in Computer Science from Birmingham City University is a conversion course that provides the students a broad and balanced introduction to computer science. 


The Computer Science course from Birmingham City University aims to prepare the students for technical roles in the IT industry by introducing the key technologies and skills needed for employment. As a conversion course, it is assumed that all students are starting fresh with little or no experience of computer science.

The course has been designed to provide the students with practical experience with models, techniques and tools from the forefront of the discipline that drive innovation in the design of software-based systems within this domain. The key topics taught on the course include object oriented programming (using the programming language in demand in the industry), interaction design (techniques for user-centred design), semantic web (next generation of the Web), web application development and big data management (big data management techniques through practice based activities associated with real world issues). The students will also learn the key skills of research, academic writing and project management required for study at masters level. These skills are further developed and placed in the context of the dissertation.

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The course structure and its content have been developed by taking into account input from various sources, including the curriculum philosophy of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment, suggestions from industrial partners, feedback from current students, QAA benchmark statements, British Computer Society (BCS) requirements for accreditation, and the Computer Science curriculum guidelines released by The Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula comprising the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Software Development
  • Software Analysis and Design
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  • Research Methods and Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade C or above in English language and Mathematics.
  • In order to be considered for a place on this course, you must have an Honours degree at minimum of 2:2 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 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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