Apply by:
20 August 2024
To start:
3 September 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete in as little as 14 months
  • £6,600 total fees

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. 85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
  2. Providing education and opportunity since 1827
  3. Courses developed with industry partners
  4. Option to pay per module
  5. Alumni discount available
  6. Ranked No. 1 in the UK university for Teaching First Generation students

Develop in-demand computer science skills

An online master’s for ambitious individuals who may not have a background in computer science.

The MSc Computer Science from The University of Wolverhampton is delivered 100% online and has been designed to equip you for an exciting career in a fast-moving and high-growth field.

Whether you have an academic or professional background in computer science and are looking to advance to more senior roles, or are looking to move into a computer science career for the first time, this online MSc is an ideal way to gain skills that are fiercely sought-after by employers across sectors and industries.

This master’s degree has been designed in close consultation with computer science subject area experts and in alignment with industry accreditation requirements. It leverages unique tools and platforms to deliver the core skills and capabilities required in the field. The programme of study equips you for computer science roles in areas such as the creative industries, product design, the games industry, education, public bodies and environmental monitoring.

A first-class online learning experience

Specialist online teaching and an interactive learning ecosystem

You will learn in a virtual learning environment that has been specifically created and designed for online learners. At the heart of the University of Wolverhampton online teaching approach is collaboration, inclusion and interaction. This is a course where you will connect with and learn from fellow postgraduate students from all over the world in a supportive learning community. You will participate in group learning activities and will debate and discuss the course material on discussion groups and forums. The course represents a unique opportunity to boost your professional network with like minded professionals from across the globe.

Unique flexibility

Study from anywhere and at anytime

Because this postgraduate course is delivered entirely online, there is no need to ever visit campus, meaning you can study this course from anywhere in the world. Indeed, it has been specifically designed for an international audience.

Crucially, the flexible study model enables you to access academic material on-demand which negates the need for study breaks if you study part-time, and enables you to accelerate your career rather than delaying it.

What you will learn

Studying the online MSc Computer Science, taught modules will enable you will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills across specialised and applied areas of computer science.

You will be encouraged to independently synthesise information and novel ideas in chosen areas of computer science and to evaluate or argue alternative approaches.

The course promotes a professional attitude in anyone wishing to enter employment within the field of computer science and enhances the career prospects of all its students.

Knowledge and skills taught include:

  • Web technologies
  • Virtualisation and cloud computing
  • Networking and the internet
  • Project management
  • Data mining
  • Informatics
  • Artificial intelligence technologies
  • Internet of things (IoT) security

International recognition and industry partners

You will learn from a team of highly skilled computer science experts, many of whom actively participate in cutting-edge research, 85% of which has been recognised as ‘world-leading’ or of ‘international importance’. The teaching excellence of the University was also recognised in the form of a ranked No.1 in the UK for Teaching first generation students. University of Wolverhampton computer science students have worked on innovative projects with industry partners, including apps and software development for the NHS and the West Midlands police.

Entry requirements for home and international students

You should normally have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours


  • If you do not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, you should have at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role

You will need to have access to a computer with administration access so that you can install the software to be used on the course.


Total fees: £6,600
Per 15-credit module fee: £550

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course. You will need to self-fund your first module/s to enrol.

University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.


No. 1 Ranked in the UK For Teaching first generation students
85% of research 'world-leading' or 'internationally important' (latest REF)
Industry partners have helped develop our courses
2 years get a master’s within 24 months
22,000 A university of 22,000 students