Postgraduate Courses in Computer Science

Computer Science Aston University

"My experience at Aston was one I'll never forget. It gave me the opportunity to be taught by professors with professionalism and great experience in their field of expertise."

- Jessica El Chaar, MSc IT Project Management

Whether you come from a computing background, have a non-computing degree, or already work as an engineer or computer scientist, our postgraduate portfolio of Computer Science programmes offers something for everyone. 

Computer Science at Aston is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017)
Ranked in the Top 15 for graduate prospects (Sunday Times University Guide 2016)
Gain sought-after specialist knowledge and expertise
Opportunity to develop career towards a leadership role


Full-time Taught Programmes

  •  MSc Computer Science This programme is aimed at graduates in non-computing fields, and has been specifically designed to fulfil an identified industry skills gap. It will prepare you for a successful career in IT by building on your existing graduate-level transferable skills, and adding the computing skills and knowledge required to respond to the computing challenges of the business world.  
  • MSc Software Engineering The MSc Software Engineering programme will enable you to develop a systematic understanding of the software development process and the associated professional skills necessary in software engineering practice. 

  • MSc IT Project Management This programme is designed for students with a prior degree in computing who wish to develop their career in IT Project Management. You will develop a detailed understanding of the project management issues involved in creating software systems and how they can be addressed from the viewpoint of the organisation, the software developers and the end-users. 

Work-based Learning Programmes 

  • MSc Computer Science in Practice The MSc Computer Science in Practice programme is designed for people currently working within the computer science industry. It will enable you to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of computer science, whilst remaining in full-time employment and studying part-time. 

  • MSc Professional IT Project Management This work-based learning programme is designed for students with a degree in computer science and/or experience in software engineering, who wish to develop their career in project management whilst working in the IT industry. It will equip graduates with both generic project management and specific software project management skills.