Upgrade your career potential

Even though code holds the answer to some of the world’s toughest challenges, computer scientists are in short supply. In fact, by 2022 more than 500,000 people will be needed in the UK to fill positions in the three highest-skilled groups in the digital arena.1

Our Computer Science online masters offers working professionals the chance to upgrade their know-how and elevate their careers. No technical background? No problem. Whether you want to be a software engineer, developer or a technical analyst, this course will give you all you need to progress. And because it’s 100% online you don’t have to take time out from your current career.

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. The initiative gives employers the opportunity to contribute to the online masters in computer science, ensuring you’re able to develop the skills that employers need the most.

Pioneering industry insights

As top of the leaderboard for both graduate prospects and employability in computer science, we’re ideally placed to advance your career goals.

Throughout our online computer science masters you’ll be taught by inspirational research academics, whose work leads the way in AI, Human Computer Interaction and cybersecurity. It’s this trailblazing, practice-based teaching that will prepare you for each new challenge, in a world where nothing stands still.

Thanks to connections with international businesses, we’ve helped a number of recent computer science MSc graduates secure positions with the likes of Imagination Technologies, Electronic Arts, BAE Systems, KPMG and Nokia. If you’ve got the passion, we’ll help find the computer scientist in you.


1. http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2018/01/25/institute-of-coding-established [Accessed 8 Nov. 2018].

I chose the University of Bath because they are part of the Institute of Coding which aims to increase the number of people who can work in technology. It’s important to me to study at a university that understands the real-world impact of technology and I believe that the University of Bath’s involvement in the Institute of Coding shows their commitment to this.

Jess Crees

What will you learn?

  • Understand core theories and practices in computer science
  • Explore exciting new opportunities in AI, human computer interaction and cybersecurity
  • Acquire key theories and mathematical principles to support your understanding of emerging techniques
  • Develop primary research and critical evaluation skills to form your own solutions
  • Contributing towards the body of knowledge of particular technical and industrial fields
  • Think creatively and critically and push the boundaries with code

Key online benefits

  • Engaging active learning environment
  • Interaction and networking with students and lecturers
  • Digital resources to support your studies and develop your career

Quick course facts

  • Minimum duration: 2 years, 3 months
  • Start dates: Three intakes per year
  • Fees: Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount available). Fees are paid per unit. The MSc totals 180 credits.
  • Entry requirements: Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. Plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level)
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

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We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment; we’re a university that's well-placed to help you succeed.