M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

University of Hertfordshire

12 months
13950 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
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One of a range of degrees from the taught Masters Programme at the School of Computer Science, the Computer Science with Placement Year course from University of Hertfordshire is especially designed for graduates of numerate subjects other than computer science.


There is an emphasis on software development, in particular when applied to solving problems in other disciplines. Depending on the modules chosen, it can lead to a career in areas such as systems development, IT management, or the deployment of advanced applications in specific disciplines.

Course Structure

The Computer Science with Placement Year course from University of Hertfordshire consists of two major parts: taught modules and an MSc project. Each taught module has an assigned number of credits (either 15 or 30). Some modules are compulsory and some are optional. The project is compulsory and has a modular value of 60. In order to obtain an MSc degree you must study and pass 120 credits of taught modules plus the project i.e. 180 credits in total.

Part I: Taught modules:

A student should complete a set of compulsory taught modules which are Professional Issues (15 credits), Computer Architectures (15 credits), Operating Systems and Networks (15 credits), Programming and Program Design (30 credits), Software Development Exercise (15 credits), and Systems Modelling (30 credits).

After completing the required credits of taught modules, the student may progress to the project.

Why choose this course?

  • This MSc is available with an optional one year industry placement. The 'with placement' programmes give you additional industrial experience by applying the skills you have learned throughout your studies.
  • A flexible course, part of our postgraduate master's programme in Computer Science, with two different routes.
  • Our course is especially designed for graduates of numerate subjects other than computer science.
  • Taught by a highly-regarded and long-established computer science department with strong links to business.
  • Half the research outputs in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire have been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.


Our masters programme is designed to give Computer Science graduates the specialist, up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research. This particular course will prepare you for a career such as a software engineer, developer or project manager.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems and Networks 
  • Computer Architectures 
  • Systems Modelling
  • Programming and Program Design
  • Professional Issues 
  • Software Development Exercise
  • Computer Science Masters Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recent, good bachelors degree (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent in a non-Computer Science subject. 
  • Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

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    13950 GBP/year
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    9450 GBP/year
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Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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