Computer Science (MSc)

Year of entry

2018

Start date

October 2018

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year full-time or two years part-time

Attendance

Three to four days a week full-time or two to three days or evenings a week part-time, October to September 

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 and would like to embark on a career in IT. It is also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context while also obtaining a formal qualification.

Highlights

  • Accredited as partially meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) by the British Computer Society
  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students. 
  • The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work.
  • 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. 

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.

Module groups