Join one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, with an online MSc in Computer Science from the University of Bath. By 2022 more than 500,000 people will be needed to fill positions in the three highest skilled groups in the digital arena. The University of Bath recognises the importance of developing competent computer science professionals and this course offers you the chance to upgrade your know-how and redirect your career, no matter if you want to be a software developer or a technical analyst.

World-leading academics

University of Bath provides working professionals, or those with no previous experience, with trailblazing, practice-based teaching, aimed to inspire and prepare you for a career in computer science. Throughout studying the online computer science degree you’ll be taught by inspirational research academics, whose work leads the way in AI, Human Computer Interaction and cybersecurity. It’s because of this that many of the on-campus graduates have secured positions with huge companies such as Electronic Arts, Nokia and KPMG.

  • Ranked joint 12th for graduate prospects for Computer Science by the Complete University Guide 2022
  • 15th in the UK for Computer Science by the Complete University Guide 2022

In this course, you will learn and understand the core theories and practices in computer science, developing a solid base of knowledge. You will understand core Computer Science theories and practices and be able to think critically, actively contributing towards the body of knowledge in the industry and pushing the boundaries with code.

‘Studying a degree online gives me the freedom to continue working full-time while I study. I don’t have to sacrifice my current job to improve my future prospects and I find that my colleagues are often interested in what I’m learning too.’ – Jess Crees, Computer Science online MSc student.

‘My background is in mechanical engineering and I have no practical involvement in software at work. Before joining this MSc program, I taught myself programming and digital skills. It was good experience to start with, but after finishing the first two modules at Bath I realised the quality, intensity and amount of knowledge I received in the past 4 months outweighed all that I’ve been learning in the previous year.’ – Mohammad Dasseh, Computer Science online MSc student.

Pioneering industry insights

The University of Bath heads up the Institute of Coding, an initiative made up of universities and corporations committed to plugging the digital skills gap. This initiative helps develop skills where they’re most needed in order to create the next generation of digital specialists.

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every learner and ensure that employers and individuals can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This initiative means that the University of Bath is ideally placed to help you develop the skills that employers need the most, in order to advance your career goals.

What do our graduates do next?

 Games developer

  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Network engineer
  • Systems developer

Where do our graduates go on to work?

Graduates from the Department of Computer Science have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Nokia
  • BAE Systems
  • Electronic Arts
  • KPMG
  • Web Usability
  • Imagination Technologies

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Study Details:

MSc 2 years and 3 months online


These vary depending on which course you would like to pursue, as listed below. Please visit our website and register your details to speak to a recruitment coordinator to find out more.

Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount). Fees are paid per unit. The MSc totals 180 credits.

* Valid up to and including September 2022 intake. Tuition fees are liable to increase each January. You should budget for an increase of up to a maximum of 5% each year.


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