Postgraduate (12 months, 15 months full-time, part-time)
Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.
Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.
Trimester 1: Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Trimester 2: Tuesdays 9am-1pm
Want to work in computing and IT? Ready for a career change? This course is a Masters conversion course specifically designed for those who do not already have a degree in computing. If you have already studied computer science or a related subject to degree level, you may wish to consider our MSc Computer Science, MSc Cyber Security or MSc Cloud Computing courses.
If you're looking for a career change and want to develop suitable skills for a rewarding career in the IT sector, this course is your stepping stone. You'll explore everything from software development to cyber security, networking to web development, and on graduation be in a position to take on the modern technology-driven world.
With IT professionals in high demand across the UK and worldwide, whatever your current situation, our course is flexible enough to meet your needs. You’ll learn to evaluate solutions to a range of computing challenges. It’s all about equipping you with a set of skills that will make you attractive to future employers in a range of sectors.
We’ll introduce you to advanced information and technology practices and systems, expanding your knowledge in areas such as software development, computer networks, website development and cyber security. You’ll be prepared to put your new skills into practice confidently, with a focus on programming, networking, hardware and analysis throughout the course.
Cambridge is the perfect place to study Computer Science. Recently named the 'Best UK city to work in' you'll have lots of opportunities to gain relevant work experience locally and after graduation can expect an average salary of £35,000. (Glassdoor 2016).
I highly recommend this course to all who love bringing new ideas to solve real world problems
Completing our course gives you the opportunity to choose between a wide variety of IT related career options, including software development and project management, software engineering, systems analysis, database administration, network management and technical support. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career with our MSc Computer Science, MSc Cyber Security, MSc Cloud Computing or move up to our Computer Science PhD.
A wide variety of assessment methods include written coursework on an individual and group basis, along with presentations, exams and a major project.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
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If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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