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Course details

Year of entry



1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)



Course Highlights


integral industry-relevant expertise to become an agile and adaptable computing specialist.


yourself with the core knowledge to become an effective practitioner in the computing industry.


your learning with a project involving the design and implementation of a significant piece of software. ‌‌

Why choose? this course?

This professionally-focused programme gives students whose first degree isn't in computing (or whose computing degree was awarded some time ago), the skills needed to become a practicing IT professional.

  • The course will help you to develop integral industry-relevant expertise to become an agile and adaptable computing specialist.
  • It includes a variety of teaching methods which will equip you with the core knowledge to become an effective practitioner in the computing industry.
  • You will be supported and guided by experienced staff, who will give you a rigorous insight into computer programming and database systems.

Key course features

  • This course provides an opportunity for those whose first degree is not Computing (or whose computing degree was awarded some time ago), to study at a postgraduate level.
  • We provide you with specialist, technical skills in the areas of networking, web and mobile development, or professional issues and professional practice.
  • Our graduates are skilled practitioners; throughout their time with us, they develop an advanced understanding of, and competence with, the hardware and software available and/or needed for the development and use of computer systems.
  • You will have the support of research-active experts who will enable you to access, critically appraise and disseminate research results.
  • Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich, online materials to support your independent learning.
  • The course will provide you with a sound basis for further research and/or professional development.

What you will study


  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Database Systems and Analytics
  • 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 requirement for the MSc programme is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a subject other than Computer Science. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Teaching & Assessment

Postgraduate Study & Research Methods

  • Coursework - 40% - 1500 words
  • Coursework - 60% - 2000 words

Networking Hardware and Software

  • Coursework - 50% - 2000 words
  • In-class test - 20%
  • Practical – 30%

Networking Techniques & Technologies

  • Coursework - 50% - 2000 words
  • In-class test - 20%
  • Practical – 30%

Database Systems and Analytics

  • Coursework - 50%
  • Coursework - 50% - 3000 words

Software Development - Object Oriented Programming

  • Coursework - 50% - Programming Assignment
  • Coursework - 50% - Programming Assignment

Technological Horizon-Scanning

  • Coursework - 70% - 3000 words
  • Presentation - 30%


  • Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words
  • Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words

Teaching and Learning

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 you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

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 enables you to put greater focus on your future career in the field of computing. You will have the knowledge and competence necessary to continue to develop professionally in the workplace, or you might take the opportunity to progress to higher-level academic investigation.



Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for MSc Computing 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 section. 

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