We have limited spaces on our January 2023 cohort and we are currently nearing full capacity. If you wish to apply we encourage you to complete your application soon to join our waiting list. Applications for our next intake starting in May 2023 will open soon!
Upgrade your computer science career potential
Over eighty per cent of all jobs advertised in the UK now require digital skills, however, employers say the lack of available talent is the single biggest factor holding back growth.1 Gaining relevant digital skills and competence in the technical sphere opens up a range of exciting professional opportunities for you.
Centred on the industrial application of computing, our online MSc Computer Science degree will give you a sound foundation in practical and theoretical computation, no matter what your current skillset. This emphasis on the fundamental principles of computing, in real-life settings, will give you the skills to fit into a technical role, even if you do not have prior programming experience. Because it is offered part-time, you can complete the online master's in computer science while working.
'Studying an MSc in Computer Science is giving me both a holistic view of the field and a detailed view of what I enjoy the most. This is not only useful from a technical perspective, but also helps me to better decide on the particular areas that I would want to specialise.'
— Mohammad Dasseh, Computer Science online MSc student
Choose Bath's online MSc in Computer Science
Developed and taught by a practicing group of influential computer scientists, our online computer science course will expose you to emerging ideas in AI, human computer interaction, cybersecurity, and programming. Our online MSc is focused on teaching you the general principles of programming.
For example, in your first unit, you will learn the basics of programming using the C language and object-oriented programming using Java. In other online course units, you will be introduced to additional languages (such as Python, Haskell, and SQL). The computer science course will cover which problems these languages are specifically suited to solving. Learning the principles behind programming equips you to effectively approach new problems in your computer science, cybersecurity, or IT career.
Throughout the computer science online course, our lecturers will give you a deeper understanding of computer systems, working with you to accelerate your mathematical knowledge and your understanding of computational models, theories, and methodologies.
Our online computer science degree will encourage you to apply this knowledge and experiment, preparing you for solving unique challenges with code. You’ll also benefit from real-world insights through our links with major tech corporations such as Imagination Technologies, Electronic Arts, BAE Systems, KPMG, and Nokia.
Bath's distance learning environment allow you to complete the online MSc in Computer Science part-time while working.