MSc Computer Science (conversion)Find a programme
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time students must be available to attend teaching activities during the normal core hours, Monday to Friday.
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||September 2017|
This MSc conversion programme is for those with little or no previous academic computing experience and is designed for students coming from a variety of academic backgrounds. The aims of this programme are to build:
- an understanding of the theoretical basis of computer science, and its importance in software development;
- an understanding of the underlying principles of computer systems and their applications;
- a foundation in professional standards of analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation in software development;
- an appreciation of the current state and future directions of technological advances in computer science.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
At the end of the first part of the programme, you will be able to approach large-scale software engineering design in a professional manner. Emphasis is placed on design and management. The main thread is the design of large software systems, starting from the initial problem and proceeding through specification to a finished product. The main programming language used in the course is C.
In the second part of the programme you will study a selection of key topics in computer science in depth. Having studied these topics, you will have the necessary background to begin work on your final project. Furthermore, you will be capable of managing all levels of computer systems in your future careers.
- Object-Oriented Programming with Java
- Overview of Computer Architecture
- Programming in C
- Research Skills
- Software Engineering and Group Project
- Web Technologies
You will also complete a project that involves researching, planning and implementing a major piece of work, and containing a significant scientific or technical component or a software development component. It is usually submitted in September.
Find out more about the programme structure and units available for MSc Computer Science (conversion)
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject other than computer science. Competence in mathematics must be demonstrated, with at least a good grade in GCSE mathematics or preferably with A-level mathematics or equivalent university-level experience.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
The programme gives you an excellent background for a career in industrial or commercial organisations, and the required background in computer science to enable you to undertake further study, leading to the specialisations needed for a research career.
Due to the high volume of applications received, this programme is now closed to applicants from the UK and EU.
In the interests of selecting a balanced international student cohort, the Faculty of Engineering will continue to welcome applications from international students that fulfil our admissions criteria. The application deadline for international students is 18 August 2017. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 31% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 56% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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