Student on computer

Course details

Year of entry



1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)



Course Highlights


modules allow flexible independent learning from anywhere. 


activities to get involved with in the university's research centre. 


to take external assessments for Cisco qualifications. 

Why choose? this course?

The computing sector is continuously evolving, so the need to develop and maintain your skills to ensure you remain at the forefront is essential.

  • This industry-focused programme is specifically designed for graduates from computing disciplines to take the next step and hone their skills to meet contemporary industrial and commercial needs, by studying essential core subjects and specialist, modern, in-demand areas.
  • Mixing a variety of study methods, including lectures and tutorials with online modules, students will also be required to undertake personal study. 
  • You will also be able to investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel solutions, or develop and analyse original areas of associated technology as part of your dissertation.


Key course features

  • Opportunity to study a variety of skills in depth, ranging from commercial programming and mobile application development to computer networking.
  • Lectures/tutorials and practical sessions are enhanced with additional online modules, allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches.
  • Taught by staff leading research into the areas of application development and computer networks.
  • Research activities are associated with the university’s research centre.
  • Learning progresses from design and development, to the building and debugging of applications and networks.
  • Options to take external Cisco certification qualifications.

What you will study

Students will study 6 core modules of 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits. 


  • Security and Risk Management
  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Internet and Mobile Application Development
  • Software Development - Object Oriented Programming
  • Technological Horizon-Scanning
  • Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.


Entry requirements & applying

The standard entry requirements for these programmes are an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases, applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.


Teaching & Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of coursework projects throughout the course, culminating in a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation. There will also be an opportunity to take the Cisco certification examination. 

Teaching and learning

Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to put greater focus on your future career in the field of commercial programme development or other educational paths. You will have gained the knowledge and confidence necessary to continue to develop professionally in the workplace. You may also decide to take the opportunity to progress to higher-level academic investigation.

Previous students have gone on to pursue careers as:

  • Software Developers
  • Computing Consultants
  • Managers
  • Academic Researchers
  • Teachers in 6th Form Colleges and Schools


Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for MSc Computer Science are £5,940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding pages. 

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.


If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section