• Get an MSc whilst you work
  • Complete a project with impact and relevance to your job

The course is intended for graduates currently working in the computing industry or for those who have been working in computing for a considerable length of time and can demonstrate that they have graduate level professional skills.

This award is innovative in that it combines high level technical training with academic research and masters level study through the University, whilst continuing with full time employment in the computing industry.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert 3 years Distance Learning

Module Details:

The course is completely by distance learning i.e. there is no attendance at the University.  The timing of study is built around the award structure which consists of three levels; Certificate, Diploma and Masters The first two levels act as an entry point to the next level, but if you wish to stop then you can ‘cash in’ your credits and accept the appropriate award.    The academic study for each level is negotiated with a supervisor or award leader and usually is in an  area of interest which is either work related or of particular interest to the individual.  Students who are studying Learning Tree modules can use these to underpin the scope of their academic study at each level and form part of a negotiated learning contract.  The content of the learning contract for each level will depend on educational and work background.

The course typically takes 3 years to complete in that the certificate stage is one academic year; the diploma another academic year and the masters a final year.

The distance learning mode enables students to carry out study at work or at home at their own pace. 

For module details please see here.

Student Destinations

The award can take students from a vast range of IT backgrounds and from a large number of countries including Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and Morocco and from major international organisations such as the UN and NATO. We have students who already have doctorates doing it for continued learning and students who have no undergraduate qualifications but a vast experience who have passed their Masters and have progressed to greater things. This is also a popular award with military personnel who are in IT and looking for a qualification in the civilian sector.


Home and EU students: £28.50 per credit

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the award are normally:

An Undergraduate Honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) in a related Computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent.

You must be able to demonstrate a good standard of English. A minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands) or an equivalent qualification is required for this award.

Applicants with appropriate experience will also be considered provided you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate study.

Learning Tree International Trainees that do not possess a suitable first degree should be able to demonstrate significant relevant professional level work experience.  


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