MSc Computer Science (Online)

  • Our MSc in Computer Science is a unique opportunity to those who consider to make career changes and want to work in a computer science related area by acquiring new qualifications in the field that is different from their first degree.
  • The course focuses on problem solutions drawn from the subject discipline of your first degree, and to problems that are relevant to your chosen career.
  • Project-based, combining software development with programming, database management system, information system design, and data structure and algorithms.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

About the course

The course is especially designed for graduates of numerate subjects other than computer science. It is mostly taught separately from the other courses. It intensively covers a broad range of the key principles and techniques of computer science. There is an emphasis on software development, in particular when applied to solving problems in other disciplines.

What will I study?

Our online MSc programmes are taught 100% online through the University’s virtual learning environment, Studynet. Assessment is by coursework and online tests.

You will receive learning materials, take part in discussions and submit your assignments online. Additionally, you will receive study resources such as key e-books and any specialist software. You will have access to the University's extensive online library facilities, or be able to visit in person if you so choose.

The amount of study time required is no different from that needed for an on-campus programme. You should expect to spend at least 30 hours per week if studying full-time, and in proportion if part-time.

You will be required to follow a prescribed course of taught modules designed for non-computing entrants and will be expected to complete a major independent project that applies what you have learnt to a problem drawn from the subject of t your first degree or from your chosen career path.

Why choose this course?

For more information about how online study works, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online.

  • One of a range of courses within our postgraduate Master's programme in Computer Science, this particular course provides you with a specialism in computer science and software development.
  • You will develop knowledge and skills in the models, methodologies, measures and tools that can be employed in computer science and software development.
  • Gain an internationally recognised master's degree from the UK's University of Hertfordshire.
  • Flexible online learning allows you to fit study around your other commitments, without travel and accommodation costs.
  • Taught by a highly regarded and long-established computer science department.
  • Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as our equivalent on campus course.

What will I study?

Our online MSc programmes are taught 100% online through the University’s virtual learning environment, Studynet. Assessment is by coursework and online tests.

You will receive learning materials, take part in discussions and submit your assignments online. Additionally, you will receive study resources such as key e-books and any specialist software. You will have access to the University's extensive online library facilities, or be able to visit in person if you so choose.

The amount of study time required is no different from that needed for an on-campus programme. You should expect to spend at least 30 hours per week if studying full-time, and in proportion if part-time.

You will be required to follow a prescribed course of taught modules designed for non-computing entrants and will be expected to complete a major independent project that applies what you have learnt to a problem drawn from the subject of t your first degree or from your chosen career path.

Careers

Our online Master's programme is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research. It can lead to a career in areas such as systems development, IT management, or the deployment of advanced applications in specific disciplines.

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