School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The course will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised and applied areas of Computer Science, such as Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile app and Web Development, and Cyber Security.

The course will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised and applied areas of Computer Science, such as Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile app and Web Development, and Cyber Security.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

The course will develop a depth of knowledge across several specialised and applied areas of Computer Science, such as Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile app and Web Development, and Cyber Security. These are areas that are much in demand, both in industry and research.  There is a strong emphasis upon practical experience backed up with the underlying theory from the academics who are active and publishing researchers. The course focus is on teaching up-to-date and relevant in-demand knowledge and skills, from web development through to ethical hacking.


What happens on the course?

This degree builds upon fundamental areas of undergraduate Computer Science to give the students deep knowledge in specialist topics. The typical areas that you will study are:

  • Database Technologies
  • Distributed and Mobile Technolgies 
  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Research Methodologies

Over the summer months you’ll also work on your research project. 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course will open up a range of careers from web and app developers through IT systems building, to further career paths in research and development.  This course will also prepare you with the skills to go on to study for a PhD.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The School of Maths and Computer Science has first rate facilities with labs dedicated to the areas you will be studying.  These labs are equipped with up-to-date and some of the latest specialist equipment, and you will be also taught by the specialist staff in those subject areas. As the areas you will be studying are the latest growth areas in the world of Computer Science, and the topics cutting edge and fast moving, the practical and theoretical material you will be presented with, will evolve and change as the subject areas move forward.

Not only will you have the technical skills learnt from the subject matter delivered, but you will also be encouraged to independently synthesize information and novel ideas in specific areas of Computer Science, and to evaluate or argue alternative approaches. These soft skills are essential to success and will set you on the path of Chartered Engineer.  The course has been designed to promote a professional attitude in students looking for a career in Computer Science, and thus enhance the employment prospects of the students.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £6550 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A lower second honours degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Students comment that the course is challenging and rewarding and can see the relevance to the skills they gain and those required in the real world. Not only is the subject area positively seen by them, but also students comment that they find the staff delivering are not only knowledgeable but are friendly and supportive. They also appreciate the quality and extent of our facilities, and the support open to them both academically and pastorally.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,750 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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