Computer Science MSc


Course facts

  • Name: Computer Science
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

This course takes an immersive approach to learning both the principles and practices of computer systems with much of the material based around examples and practical exercises. Students completing this course will have a firm grasp of the current practices and directions in computer systems and will be able to design and build for example, distributed systems for the Web using Internet, Intranet and other technologies.

Programme Objectives

  • To provide the foundations for understanding of core ideas, methods and technologies in computer science.
  • To provide the technical skills and background material so that the postgraduate will be able to conduct a near state-of-the-art research or development project;
  • To provide the graduate with a range of specialist and transferable skills;
  • To provide the educational base for further professional development and lifelong learning. 

Student Study Support

All students are assigned a designated supervisor, an academic member of staff who will provide formal supervision and support on a daily basis.

The School’s Director of Postgraduate Studies will ensure that the appropriate level of support and guidance is available for all postgraduate students, and each Course Director is available to help and advise their students as and when required.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

This course consists of 8 taught modules followed by a project. Please see below for a list of modules current students are studying.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Computer Science Modules page.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this degree programme candidates should hold an Honours degree in Computer Science or a related scientific discipline, at a 2.2 level or higher or the international equivalent. Applicants with initial degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis, with the assessment based on the applicant’s potential to succeed on, and benefit from, the course. Applicants from overseas must, in addition, demonstrate competence in English to an acceptable level:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 560, with a TWE written score of 4, or
  • IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no element under 5.5 or
  • Cambridge Proficiency Higher.
  • Or undertake an appropriate ELCOS (Bangor University’s English Language School) pre-session course to achieve the required English language level.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email


How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Further information

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