Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.93 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 18.9 k / Year(s)  
158 place StudyQA ranking:5613 Duration:12 months

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The wealth of the country depends not only upon our research base but also on our ability to exploit the commercial potential of this intellectual property. This area has too often been left for industry to lead in the hope that university-developed ideas are exploited.

The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the new developments in the field of computing.

It will enable you to develop the skill set required to commercialise computing ideas and create an increased culture of entrepreneurship of information technology.

Key facts

  • Overseas graduates of this MSc qualify for the UK Government Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme (SEGS) whereby students are allowed to work full-time in the UK for up to one year after their course finishes.
  • The School of Computer Science and Information Technology received a Grade 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship provides an exciting opportunity for computing graduates from the UK and overseas to learn about the latest developments in this area, and gain vital business skills and training with a view to exploring how these developments might be exploited commercially.

The course is ideal for students wishing to prepare themselves for a dynamic career in computing and related industries, and particularly relevant for those interested in the commercialisation of research, or intending to work at the business-academic interface.
This course also provides an excellent foundation for further study and you may decide to progress to a PhD in order to continue your research.

During semester one, you will take compulsory modules in:

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Project Management

During semester two, you will take compulsory modules in:

  • Innovation Management
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Business
  • Software Engineering

You will then have the option to take some of the following elective modules:

  • Advanced Computer Communications
  • Advanced Data Structures
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Graphics Applications
  • Computer Vision
  • Games
  • Methods for Understanding Users in Computer Science
  • Mobile Device Programming
  • New Media Design
  • Operations Research and Modelling
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Simulation for Computer Scientists
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Vision Systems and Applications

Please note that all module details are subject to change.
Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake an Entrepreneurship Project. This project will be based around a real commercial problem with substantial involvement in an outside company and will involve you working with others.

Course Structure

The MSc in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two to four years.

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits´ worth of compulsory and optional modules and a 60-credit entrepreneurship project.

The course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in new technologies and professional practice (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project.


  • Software Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Innovation Management
  • Science Technology Arts and Business
  • Advanced Data Structures
  • Computer Science Technology Transfer Project
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
Entry requirements: 2:1 (at least an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent)Including: Computer Science or related disciplineExcluding:Humanities or Arts subjectsIELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 in TWE TOEFL computer based: 230 with 4.5 in TWETOEFL IBT: 88 (no less than 19 in any element) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 573 TOEFL iBT® test: 88 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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