MSc Computer Science

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100% Online MSc Computer Science

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Advance your expertise in the dynamic field of computer science with St Marys’ 100% online MSc Computer Science

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MSc Computer Science will develop your skills in programming, system design, data analysis, and software development, equipping you with the expertise needed to thrive in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape.  You’ll deepen your knowledge and skills in various facets of computer science and explore fundamental and advanced concepts in computer systems, networks, operating systems, software design, database systems, and more.

In our digital classroom, you’ll engage in hands-on learning experiences, working on practical assignments, projects, and assessments that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical proficiency.

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • Understand concepts in computer science so you're equipped with the comprehensive knowledge base essential for success in the field.
  • Solve real-world problems and apply theoretical knowledge effectively in various technological contexts.
  • Apply critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving to tackle complex challenges and develop innovative solutions within the realm of computer science.
  • Develop holistic solutions that address societal needs and technological advancements.

And grow your career

Computer Science skills have become increasingly important for businesses to thrive in the modern world. As a result, MSc Computer Science graduates are highly valued by major employers around the globe. St Mary's University's online MSc in Computer Science prepares you to excel in roles such as software developer, data scientist, network architect, security analyst, and more.

With a programme designed for you

St Marys' online MSc in Computer Science programme suits the working professional looking to advance their skills in software engineering, artificial intelligence, data science, and more. Enjoy the flexibility to balance your learning with important life commitments, such as work, family, and friends, so you can achieve your career goals and reach your full potential with minimum disruption to your everyday life.

Programme Modules

Computer Networks

Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer networks, covering both theoretical concepts and practical implementation aspects and explore the fundamentals of networking protocols, network architectures, and various technologies used in modern computer networks.

Operating Systems

Gain an in-depth understanding of operating system concepts, principles, and functionalities. You will delve into both theoretical foundations and practical applications, focusing on contemporary operating system architectures and their roles in managing hardware resources, enabling user interaction, and supporting software applications. 

Software Development

Acquire a thorough grasp of software development principles, methodologies, and procedures. This module spans both theoretical foundations and hands-on implementation, with a focus on the software development lifecycle, agile methodologies, coding, debugging, and testing best practices.

Database Systems

Develop a comprehensive understanding of database systems and their significance in various applications. You will explore both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, focusing on the relational model and the use of SQL.

Web Technologies

Equip yourself with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary web development principles and practices. You will explore a diverse range of topics essential for crafting interactive and responsive web applications. Through a blend of theoretical exploration and hands-on implementation, you will learn the foundational technologies, frameworks, and best practices prevalent in modern web development.

Software Testing

Explore the critical domain of software testing, which serves as an essential pillar in ensuring the robustness, reliability, and functionality of software applications. You will develop a deep understanding of the integral role that testing plays throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). You will explore the strategic application of testing to detect and mitigate errors, thereby enhancing software quality and meeting user expectations.

Data Structures and Algorithms

Develop your understanding of data structures and algorithms, essential components of computer science. You will explore various data structures such as arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs, along with algorithms for searching, sorting, and graph traversal. The module emphasises both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, preparing you to design efficient algorithms and use appropriate data structures to solve computational problems.

Artificial Intelligence

Gain a comprehensive understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) principles, techniques, and applications. You will deep dive into AI, covering both theoretical foundations and practical implementation aspects, and explore a wide range of topics, including problem-solving methods, knowledge representation, reasoning, intelligent agent design, and ethical considerations in AI development and deployment.

Computer Graphics

Gain an immersive exploration into the realm of computer-generated imagery with both theoretical foundations and practical applications. This module serves as a gateway to understanding the principles, techniques, and applications of computer graphics across various industries, including entertainment, design, simulation, and visualisation.

Human-Computer Interaction

Learn the principles, theories, and practical methodologies involved in designing effective interactive systems. You will delve into the dynamic interplay between humans and computers, focusing on the design, evaluation, and optimisation of user interfaces to enhance usability, accessibility, and user experience (UX) across diverse platforms and contexts. 

Game Development

Explore the multifaceted world of game creation, from inception to deployment. You will gain a deep understanding of both theoretical principles and practical skills and delve into the intricacies of game design, development, and implementation within contemporary gaming landscapes.

Internet of Things

Examine the concepts, technologies, and applications of the Internet of Things (IoT). You will explore how interconnected devices, sensors, and systems are revolutionising various industries and domains. You will cover both theoretical foundations and practical implementations of IoT, including communication protocols, data analytics, security, and ethical considerations.


Entry requirements

To study St Mary’s University's 100% online MSc Computer Science you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.
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