Computer Science, MSc - part time

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Computer Science, MSc - Part time 

Our MSc in Computer Science is designed for individuals wishing to pursue careers as computer science professionals.

Computing & Information Systems

Greenwich Campus

1 years full-time
2 years part-time

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, up to and including the 2019 intake for Partial CITP and Partial CEng (Further Learning). Re-accreditation is pending output of the recent accreditation visit. This programme currently partially meets the Breadth of Knowledge requirement towards registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meets the academic requirement towards Chartered Engineering status.

During this programme, students study, employ and reflect on the principles underpinning computer science. The programme is designed for individuals wishing to pursue careers as computer science professionals.

From organisational culture and human-computer interaction to web services and distributed computing on virtualised and cloud based systems, this programme leads students to reflect on the choice of methods and tools. It will provide practical experience in the analysis and understanding of problems, systems and structures through the study of realistic case studies. The student will be equipped to deal with the intense demands of modern software development, critically evaluate and employ appropriate concepts and principles to build solutions of commercial, industrial or research value.

Students may choose options focusing on cyber security and forensics, data warehousing and business intelligence or user-centered web engineering and software engineering management.

Through our short course centre, opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Microsoft Technology Associate Exams; Certified Professional Java SE Programmer; Java Certified Associate; Oracle Certified Associate (OCA).

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry.

What you will study
Part time

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Software Engineering Development (15 credits)
  • Programming Enterprise Components (15 credits)
  • Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation (15 credits)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • MSc Project (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mobile Application Development (15 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Patterns and Frameworks (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • Big Data (15 credits)
  • Data Analytics (15 credits)
  • Machine Learning (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • Data Warehousing (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Multi-structured Data and NoSQL Technology (15 credits)
  • Wireless and Mobile Technologies (15 credits)
  • Data Visualisation (15 credits)
  • Applied Machine Learning (15 credits)

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Next Open Day 29 Jun
he best way to find out about student life at the University of Greenwich is to join one of our amazing Open Days. You get to look around the campus, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too!

Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

Can't make it? Don't worry!
We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have:

  • A good first degree in computing or computing science
  • OR a suitable numerate subject (such as mathematics, physics, engineering, information systems or multimedia) that includes software development experience.
  • For applicants without English as their first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) will also be required.

Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.


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Funding your study
There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.


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