MSc in Computer Science

Entry requirements

We want to recruit students with intellectual curiosity who have an interest in computing that goes beyond just wanting a route to a job.

Formal requirements

First degree

You must have at least a Lower Second class degree from a United Kingdom university, or the equivalent from overseas. Your degree must be in a subject other than Computer Science.

For international equivalents of our entry requirements and other country-specific information, please see these pages at the University's International Office.

English language requirements

If you have recently studied for a degree at an English speaking university (eg in the United Kingdom, USA, etc), you do not need a separate English language qualification. Otherwise, you need to provide an English qualification.

We accept a number of qualifications and our minimum requirements are:

  • TOEFL (Internet-based Test) 
    A minimum of 82 with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, 19 in Writing
  • IELTS 
    A minimum of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any section of the IELTS test
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 
    PTE Academic 51 in all four skills
  • GCE O Level English Language 
    Grade C
  • GCSE English Language 
    Grade C
  • IGCSE English (First Language) 
    Grade C
  • IGCSE English (Second Language)
    Grade C
  • UCLES Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 
    Grade C
  • UCLES University Certificate in Advanced English 
    Grade A

Please click here for a list of additional accepted English language qualifications.

We do not allow students to start the programme without an English language qualification. You need to be able to communicate effectively in English from the first day of the programme.