Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Computer Science

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary industrial and research practices. Modern computing is characterised by its massive scale, highly interconnected nature and socially oriented user interaction techniques. Under the guidance of our internationally renowned academics, you will learn about the design and development of computer systems, with technology and users in mind, and gain expertise in subjects such as cloud computing, big data and data mining, enterprise architectures and interaction design. The degree also provides a placement that allows you to gain practical experiences through interaction with innovative companies or within our internationally renowned research groups.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Relevant industry experience may be considered. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Elements of distributed systems; advanced human-computer interaction; data mining; systems architecture and integration; advanced human-computer interaction 2; applied data mining; professional and research methodology; research or industrial placement; a research or industrially focused dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 16,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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