Open University

Open University

Computing (F66)

This qualification develops a rigorous approach to the study and application of computing, and incorporates transferable skills that are highly applicable to professional development in the field. You can choose between the flexible MSc in Computing (offering a wide choice of industry relevant modules), and the more focused MSc in Computing (Software Engineering) or MSc in Computing (Information Security and Forensics), which enable you to develop in-depth specialist knowledge. All three routes finish with a substantial independent project, with either a professional or research orientation. The professional project engages in a research scenario in an employment-related setting of your choice, while the research project enables you to design a research proposal relating to an issue or problem of professional relevance to you or an employer, institution or public body.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 3 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 - 3 years
MSc Distance learning November 2017 - 3 years

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Distance Learning

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