Oxford Brookes University

Computer Science

Our BCS accredited MSc in Computer Science aims to provide you with a diverse range of skills so that you will be able to produce optimal solutions in complex, multi-discipline projects which are increasingly widespread in industry. Examples of such projects include web technology combining networking, human-computer interface and intelligent systems, and high-speed networks using concepts from artificial intelligence and requiring intelligent front ends. This course is aimed at new graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry who want to gain a qualification that develops their expertise.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second class bachelor's degree in a computer-related subject. If your first degree is not in computing but you have worked in the computing industry you can also be considered. If you have no experience or degree in a computing related discipline then you should consider our MSc in Computing.

For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should be able to provide evidence of experience in research and study methods at an appropriate level.

Course modules

Semester 1: research and scholarship methods (compulsory for MSc and PG Dip), secure systems architecture (compulsory for MSc), formal software engineering (optional), network principles (optional). Semester 2: 2 of the following options: software production (compulsory for MSc and PG Dip), paradigms of programming (optional), compiler construction (optional), mobile and distributed systems (optional), programming applications (optional), web ecosystems (optional), multiservice networks (optional).

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment include examination and coursework, reflecting the development of academic content from the more practical aspects to the more conceptual.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement September 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 3 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wheatley Campus Oxford OX33 1HX South East

Key information

Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
Telephone number: 
01865 485706