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1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

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.

You’ll enhance your technical skills in programming, systems design and evaluation, project management, and creative problem-solving.

As well as investigating current trends and research, you’ll plan and undertake a substantial computing project of your own choice to showcase your technical skills.

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.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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.

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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.

Depending on which areas you choose to specialise in, you could pursue a wide range of careers, including analysing clients’ business requirements and specifying appropriate IT systems, designing, and managing networks, or developing multimedia, databases or high-performance software.

Our Computing graduates are working for major organisations including BAE and NATO. Others have gone on to teach in primary, secondary, further, and higher education.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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