Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC


Course Overview

​This broad programme enables students to develop their skills in a range of computing areas. Graduates of this programme will have detailed knowledge of the state of the art in computing ranging from requirements engineering and programming through to developments in computer architecture and operating systems.​


​Course Content​

The programme has nine taught modules:

Four foundational 10 credit modules:​​

  • Technology Adoption
  • Technology Project Management
  • Legal Applications in Technology
  • Team Software Development Project

Four specialist 20 credit modules:

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Architectures and Operating Systems
  • Plus one option from the MSc Mobile Technologies programme​​

In addition, one 20 credit module, 'Research Methods for Technology Dissertations' is undertaken in preparation for the self-managed element.

120 credits from these may result in the award of PgD; 60 credits from these may result in the award of PgC. The MSc requires all nine modules and completion of a 40 credit project.

Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

Employability & Careers​

This programme is broad in scope, enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand for advanced computing graduates.​​​

Entry Requirements​

Applicants should have a Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
MSc: minimum one year full-time or two years part-time
PgD: minimum two years part-time
PgC: minimum one year part-time 

Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations, and examination.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Jason Williams: 
Telephone No: +44 (0) 29 2020 5640
Email Address:​​

Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting