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1 year
September 2024

Delivered in Burnley, our MSc Computing course will equip you with advanced skills in the design and development of computer systems, preparing you for a thriving career in the digital industry.

Why study with us

  • You’ll plan, carry out and evaluate a substantial Computing related project where you’ll practice and develop your self-management, communication, critical evaluation, and technical skills.
  • You’ll investigate current trends and research which will help you to develop a systematic approach to software development.
  • To enhance your work experience, we’ll help you with an industrial placement or industry-based project, which will also extend your study time.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain vital work experience by taking on an industrial placement (this will extend your study time by 6-12 months).
  • You’ll have the opportunity to work with one of our several active research groups in the Computing area.
  • Throughout your studies you’ll be taught by a passionate team of experienced lecturers, many of whom are still active and influential in the industry.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

How to apply

Industry links

We have collaborated with Sony, BAE Systems and a variety of UK and overseas Universities, which will enrich your postgraduate learning experience.

Future careers

Our advanced MSc Computing qualification can open doors to a huge range of careers and enable you to make your mark in the digital revolution as it transforms every aspect of the world around us.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Full-time£9,450 per year
Sandwich year£2,625 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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