This innovative distance learning award is designed to give you a Masters degree from your home or workplace.  Ideally studied two modules at a time, although you can take a break from study if your home or work commitments vary.  The course can be spread over up to 5 years.  Payment is by installments based on number of modules studied per year.


  • No attendance requirement
  • Up to five years to complete your study
  • Flexible study
  • Credit for prior study is possible (APL) 
  • Come to the University to Graduate

Study Details:

MSc 4 Years Distance Learning

Module Details:

The core modules will equip you with professional and research skills and will explore the social, legal and ethical aspects of computer science. The option modules will allow you to develop key skills in the different branches of computer science such as programming, multimedia, web, games, Android and mobile application development etc.

Core Modules

  • COIS71014 Professional Development
  • COIS71195 Research Methods

Option Modules, Subject to availability

  • COWB70361 Media Editing and Multimedia Applications (Distance Learning)
  • COSE70613 Android Application Development
  • COIS70931 Database Design and Development (Distance Learning)
  • COSE70606 Engineering Internet Applications (Distance Learning)
  • COCS71175 IT Infrastructure (Distance Learning)
  • COIS70933 Information System Management & Strategy (Distance Learning)

Final module

COIS71165 MSc Dissertation (Distance Learning)


Home and EU students: £33 per credit

Entry Requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline. 

If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course.  A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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