University of Hull

University of Hull


The MSc Computing programme at Hull focuses on the development of programming concepts and how they can model business processes and support other applications. The programme involves a rewarding combination of computer systems and software implementation, enabling you to master the latest computer technology. You�ll make great advancements on your existing knowledge of computer science, learning about the technology behind a wide range of commercial and enterprise solutions. You will learn how to analyse problems and apply your knowledge to create software solutions. Along the way, you will gain experience with cutting-edge techniques and commercial perspectives. The course includes core development skills, alongside options encompassing large-scale development, visualization, security and distributed programming. The course begins in September each year and lasts twelve months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester immediately before the dissertation, gaining industrial experience through a module based in SEED, our software development unit working with commercial clients and software.

Entry requirements

A minimim 2.2 Honours degree in computing or equivalent, or demonstrable suitable computer programming experience; competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: object oriented design and development using c#; development project. Optional modules: component-based architecture; maintaining large software systems; mobile devices and applications; level 6 module (only one to be taken during the programme); advanced computational science; visualization; distributed applications; trustworthy computing; computer science software development practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Practical coursework is the main form of assessment, and you will design, build and test software solutions to a variety of problems. This is complemented by written coursework. The largest assessment is the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01482 466850