Computer Science powers the digital world. Our Masters programmes explore the important areas of computer science and digital technology and some are suitable for graduates of any discipline.
Technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, computer animation, cyber security, the Internet of Things, smart cities, robotics and virtual reality can transform lives for the better and generate economic success.
You can study part-time to fit around work and family commitments, and all of our programmes combine individual working with seminars and workshops to enhance your employability by gaining specialist knowledge and building confidence.
Hear Graham describe his experiences studying on our Computing MSc.
Manchester is a great place to study computing, not least as the birthplace of the computer; but also because the city is a major hub for innovation and technology and has the biggest creative and digital sector outside of London.
Our computer science research is highly rated and we have secured a prestigious research council and European funding. The Informatics Research Centre conducts leading research on fundamental and applied computer science and its overarching aim is to impact on key areas such as health, security and future cities, making a positive difference to society and the world around us. MSc projects are often linked to ongoing research. Learn more about research in the Department.
In the last fifteen years, we have invested over £50 million in high specification teaching and research laboratories and equipment including GPU clusters to support big data processing, a brand new animation suite, advanced graphics workstations, a usability lab and ten state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with high-end PCs, Apple Macs and specialist software tools. Find out more about our facilities available to you as a postgraduate.
An MSc qualification gives you the edge over other graduates in the job market and can lead to higher level employment opportunities. Industry is keen to employ postgraduates who can learn independently and apply critical thinking and problem solving to real-world problems. The job market in scientific and technological sectors is buoyant with many industries maintaining good performance despite the current economic climate.
Our Masters programmes will equip you for a range of IT positions in the private and public sectors and are also a good foundation for further study. The range of professional roles envisaged for graduates from our MSc courses include but are not limited to: IT consultant, systems developer, games developer, web designer, multimedia programmer, information systems manager/database developer, software engineer, data architect and business intelligence analyst.