MSc Courses in Computer Science – funding options available

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MSc Courses in Computer Science

Why study at the University of Plymouth?

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the desire to give you programmes that are driven by research-informed teaching and are at the leading edge in their fields. We want you to be hands-on with as much of our equipment as possible, to develop skills as well as knowledge. If you aren’t in the lecture theatre or the lab, you may well be in the field – we are lucky to have a location that supports our field-based programmes. If you are not on a field-based programme, you will still find the sea, the moors and the city to be very beneficial for social and leisure activities.

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Funding Options

Here at the University of Plymouth, we understand that funding may be a big part of your decision to go forward with Postgraduate Study. If you studied your undergraduate degree at Plymouth, you may be eligible for a fee discount if you complete your postgraduate studies here as well.

  • 20% discount on tuition fees for home students
  • £2,000 discount on tuition fees for international students

We also offer several scholarships for international students who wish to study postgraduate taught (PGT) degree programmes.

To find out more about fees and funding, please visit the website.


As well as our well-established COAST Lab, Marine Station (and more) we have invested in a new Engineering and Design Building, situated on the city-centre campus the landmark facility will transform the teaching capacity and research capability of our schools.

Dedicated to teaching and research, the facility will see STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) subjects come together to support academic collaboration and innovation.

Some of the facilities you’ll find in the new building are: Heavy Structures and Geotechnics Labs, Energy and Sustainability Labs and Composites Engineering Labs. To find out more, please see the website.

As well as accessing our standard computing laboratories, you’ll be able to make extensive use of a 42-seat dedicated security and digital forensics laboratory, purpose-built to represent a range of network topologies and monitoring conditions.

Practical activities and tools used include: Webgoat, secure coding, analysis of honeynet challenges, scapy, nmap, metasploit, Snort, and FTK.

International progression routes

The University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) offers foundation, first-year and pre-masters programmes that lead to University of Plymouth degrees. Courses are specially designed for EU and international students who are missing the grades for direct entry to the University, and include full duration visa sponsorship. You can start in January, May or September, benefitting from small class sizes, top-quality tuition and 24/7 student support.

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These programmes offer excellent career prospects and give you the opportunity to experience ‘real-world’ activity and further develop your employability skills. Making the most of what there is to offer here in Plymouth, you could join the long list of our successful alumni. To read some of our success stories, please visit the website.

View the Computer science courses available, including details of how to apply here

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants.

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