Coventry University

MSc Computer Science

This Master’s degree aims to expand your capability and expertise in computing or IT related fields. The course focuses on the underlying theories of computer science and their practical applications in the latest technological developments.

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The course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of essential development platforms, protocols and standards with an emphasis on computer architectures, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analysis, internet security and the development of web-based and mobile applications.

The course is designed in consultation with industry professionals to deliver an up-to-date syllabus with the latest technology and employment trends. The course is designed and delivered with input from our industry contacts.

Upon completion of the course we aim for you to acquire advanced skills and knowledge which could lead to careers such as computer system designer, programmer, consultant or researcher.

You will have the chance to study in our modern Engineering and Computing Building with well-equipped laboratories and industry standard software.

Entry Requirements

To enter the course you need to have one of the following:

A minimum of a second class honours degree in a computing related subject. Applications from graduates in other disciplines (such as mathematics, physics or engineering) with experience in programming would also be considered on individual merits. For further information on the type of subjects that would qualify, please fill in our request information form.
An unclassified degree plus at least two years' further study or professional experience in computing related subjects.
This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Career Prospects

The practical nature of our course means that upon successful graduation, you should have developed a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills, which will support a move into a range of IT and computing related areas. The course content is annually reviewed within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (CEM) in consultation with industry experts to ensure its currency and validity.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and aims to give you the opportunity to develop a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Course Details

The curriculum has been designed with the aim of enabling you to pursue employment or further research opportunities in computing or IT related fields.


The course emphasises both the underlying theories of computer science and their practical application, so as to provide solutions to real-world problems. The course covers a wide range of key topics to reflect the latest technologies and employment trends, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, cloud systems, security of computerised systems, web-based and mobile applications, as well as agile concepts for computing projects.


Year 1

• Supporting Transition to Postgraduate Study
• Geometric and Pavement design
• Soil-Structure Interaction
• Catchment Hydrology, Hydraulic and Flood Modelling
• Plastic Theory of Structures
• Contract Management Practice and Law
• Financial and Asset Management
• Global Project Management Practice
• Preparing to Research
• Integrated Project
• Global Professional Development - Leading Diverse Workforces
• Technical Research Project


The work placement pathway:
The ‘With work placement’ opportunity enables you to apply for an optional 12 month work
placement module, extending the duration of your Masters to 24 months over six semesters.

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