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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

About the course

Computing enhances the quality of our lives and aims to meet the challenges of the modern world. This integrated Master’s course is based on our successful Computer Science BSc(Hons) course and includes an extra year that leads to an MSci qualification.

The Computer Science MSci course is designed to give you the chance to cover the subject in more depth. Our aim, once you’ve completed the course, is to provide you with the skills to go on to a career in research or in industry, for example, as a computing scientist, research and development engineer or software manager.

On the course you’ll be able to explore a range of topics, such as:

  • Programming
  • Software engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Networking
  • Mobile computing and distributed systems.

We'll look at the theory and the practical side of things to help you develop your abilities. It’s all been designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills you need to meet the challenges of the rapidly expanding computer industry. Your tutors will encourage you to identify tough problems, and then work out how to solve them through software.

In your Final Year you’ll explore more advanced areas. You will have the opportunity to develop higher level skills in software design and development, autonomous and autonomic intelligent systems, as well as the chance to work in a small group on a project leading to the production of a piece of working software. Wherever possible these projects will be for 'real' clients.

During your studies you’ll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial groups, practical laboratory work and seminars. The course is fully accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real world with an optional one-year placement. Previous students have taken placements at companies like IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, HBOS and British Airways.

Your career

Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as software engineer, server and storage analyst, senior developer, research software development engineer, systems security engineer and business analyst in organisations including BBC, West Yorkshire Police, Hermes, Microsoft, BT and Amazon UK.**

Additionally, you may gain skills that are transferable to other industries and may be able to pursue any career that requires a good honours degree. You could go on to further study and the University has many options available for postgraduate study (including postgraduate teacher training) and research which may interest you.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Strengths in teaching, employability, internationalisation and inclusiveness.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 3,200 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 114 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    135 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%



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