Computer Science (MSc)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

2 years part-time or 1 year full-time, October to September

Attendance

2-3 days or evenings a week part-time, or 3-4 days a week full-time

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Designed for graduates of subjects other than computing who would like to embark on a career in IT.
  • Also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context, while obtaining a formal qualification.
  • Accredited as partially meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) by the British Computer Society.
  • You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.
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Course structure

Taught modules are supplemented by a substantial individual project that may be carried out in a ‘real-world’ setting.

You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma instead, by completing the same modules without the project.

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