Staffordshire University

Computer Science

This Masters degree is designed to broaden understanding and knowledge of computing science, and enhance the ability to apply this within industry or commerce. The course will equip you with professional and research skills and will explore the social, legal and ethical aspects of computer science. The optional modules will allow you to develop key skills in the different branches of computer science such as programming, multimedia, web, games, and Android and mobile application development.

Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Course modules

Modules include: Personal development and research methods; dissertation. Optional modules include: low-level game programming; advanced game programming concepts; computer graphics; object oriented software systems engineering; mobile applications and systems; mobile computer communications systems; network systems and technologies; interaction design; internet applications; forensic computing concepts; methods and issues of e-investigation; multimedia research; strategic planning and systems development; advanced computing investigation topics; enterprise applications; survey design and statistical data analysis; knowledge management; database design and development; media editing and multimedia applications; programming for web applications; web multimedia; game engine programming; low-level game programming; advanced game programming concepts; game industry software development practice; game artificial intelligence.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time with year in industry September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 3 3 Years
MSc Distance learning (part-time) January 2019 3 3 Years
MSc Full-time with year in industry January 2019 2 2 Years

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