/MComp (Hons) Computer Science

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20240731

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Data Science, Javascript, Networks, Networks and Security, Project, Web Development

Accredited by: BCS, IISP

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

On our advanced, four-year Computer Science degree you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the of the main areas of computer science, including high-performance computing and big data, and explore more specialised areas such as artificial intelligence, internet security and mobile app development. It’s a flexible course, so you can select areas of study to suit your interests.


You’ll start off by learning the core subjects of information systems, web design and programming as you begin to build the theoretical and technical foundations of computing. You’ll then move on to topics like networking, security and emerging technologies, as well as learning to work in a variety of coding languages.


In your final year, you’ll specialise even further, exploring modern large-scale computer networks and operating systems, high-performance computing and big data. You’ll also get your teeth into a Masters-level project, whether creating systems or managing experimentation, as you bring your skills up to a professional standard.

Who is this course for

An advanced degree in Computer Science will prepare you for a wide range of careers in a fast-growing industry. Jobs in computing include software developer, web designer and developer, data analyst, systems analyst and architect, IT manager and technician as well as roles managing technology to support a range of public and private sector organisations.


In addition, the skills you learn on this degree are highly valued by a range of employers and opportunities may exist in areas such as project management, e-commerce and social media marketing, scientific research, education and many more.


Manchester is a major hub for the digital technology industry. The close proximity of MediaCity and a large number of both established companies and innovative tech start-ups means that the opportunities for technological collaboration are huge. Situated in the “Oxford Road Corridor”, innovation district of Manchester, the University and the Department of Computing and Mathematics are perfectly placed to work with key players in the digital technology and new media sectors.

What will I learn

The MComp introduces the key computing subjects in year one and then becomes more specialised and advanced in the following years. It also includes advanced professional studies as you undertake a major independent professional-standard project in a chosen specialism that may include a high level professional work-based component.


In Year 1, you will study core disciplines of computer science, which typically include computer systems fundamentals, information systems, web design and development, and programming (Java).

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.


Your second year will build on your knowledge, with core units typically exploring areas such as algorithms and data structures, advanced programming, and computer networks and operating systems.

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.


In your third year, you will have the opportunity to study more specialised areas, which may include artificial intelligence and information and network security.

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.


In your final year, you will typically study core units focused on advanced computer networks and big data and, supervised by a member of academic staff, you will complete an independent study project in line with your own interests.

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.

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