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Online degree MSc Computer Science

MSc Computer Science online degree

Full or part-time distance learning degree

Are you ready to push boundaries, spark innovation, and define the future of technology? All industries lean strongly on technology and data, creating a significant need for expertise in computer science to challenge, innovate, and secure the digital frontier.

Your next step to becoming that expert starts here. Unlock the potential of algorithms, secure networks, and distribute systems from wherever you are in the world on this online MSc in Computer Science course.

This flexible online degree lets you reach your goals wherever and whenever suits you, supported by our global community of staff, students and alumni. Ignite your passion for technology, fuel your entrepreneurial spirit, and empower yourself to craft the future of the digital world.

Online programme schedule

Your online degree at a glance


  • Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:

  • Apply now for any date.

Tuition fees and funding:

  • Total course cost is £9,750 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).

  • For UK students: you might be eligible for an LIBF Scholarship of £1,200 reduction in study fees and you can apply for a non-means-tested government master's loan.

Entry requirements:

  • 2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.

  • English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

Get your online degree digital prospectus

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Fees for MSc Computer Science online degree

Complete your degree at your own pace and fit your studies around your professional and personal life.  

For UK students, the total fees will be the same – whether you choose to study full or part time – and there are no fees for the application process

Student loans

You may be eligible for a government master's loan.

LIBF Scholarship

As an LIBF student, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for an LIBF Scholarship. The LIBF Scholarship is an award of £1,200 towards your tuition fees, spread over the duration of your course and reducing your total fees. You are eligible to apply if your household income is less than £3,500 per month.

Fee reductions

You can get up to 5%* off your total fees if you pay in advance (*reduction depends on study duration). To explore all funding options for your MSc Computer Science degree, check out our UK fees and funding page or international fees and funding page.

The prices shown below do not include any scholarships.

Online degree
Full time
Duration 12 months
Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


 in total

You'll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option one
Duration 18 months
Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


 a year

You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option two
Duration 24 months
Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


 a year

You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

Shape your future with LIBF online courses

Flexible learning: your life, your pace

Choose when and where to study, full-time or part-time, with your progress fully supported by our tutors. Learning never has to feel rushed or delayed – it's your journey on your schedule.

Over 140 years of expertise

Upgrade your expertise with the skills of the future. Benefit from our long heritage of education in business, management, and technology combined with the latest digital advancements.

Innovative personalised learning

Learn on your own terms. Gain the skills you need to reach your full potential with support from personal tutors and study coaches, backed up by an always-on AI study assistant: Syntea.

Rewarding your ambition

Distance learning is an affordable, tailored option that fits your lifestyle, with fee reductions available. Fees for online degrees can also be spread over the length of your chosen course.

Entry requirements for MSc Computer Science online degree

Every application is different. If you’re not sure whether you meet the entry requirements, or you have any questions, contact us for advice. 

Typical offer

English language requirements

Free iPad to support your studies

If you’re based in the UK, we’ll provide you with a complimentary iPad for your studies. It will contain everything you need to get started and you can use it throughout your course. When you graduate, it will be our gift to you.

We’re sorry we can’t make this gift available to international students studying online right now.

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MSc Computer Science online degree course details

Dive into our online MSc Computer Science course, a gateway to digital expertise. From advanced programming with Python to cyber security and data protection, you'll sharpen your tech skills in preparation for the next stage in your computer science career.

This master’s in computer science course includes the following modules:

Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

Career opportunities: MSc in Computer Science online degree

Your online MSc in Computer Science paves the way to an array of opportunities in the digitized world. Whether you wish to design software, defend networks, or pioneer next-gen applications, this degree primes you for success.

Whether it's joining an exciting tech start-up, making waves in established organisations or starting an innovative project of your own – your tech journey starts here.

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Solution architect

Solution architects ensure that all elements of a project work together perfectly. You'll translate business requirements into technology solutions, designing sleek system architectures that fit those needs. Through coordinating with developers and business leaders, you'll ensure a solution's feasibility and oversee its execution, making you a crucial player in transforming ideas into reality.

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Lead developer

Be the driver that steers your team towards success. With your leadership and expertise, you'll guide project development, solve complex technical challenges and ensure high-quality coding standards. Working collaboratively with designers, analysts, and other experts, you'll help to create exceptional software that ticks every box.

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Senior software engineer

As a senior software engineer, your role will involve designing, coding, testing, and debugging software applications. You'll also be instrumental in refining software development processes within the team, improving performance and efficiency. Your wealth of knowledge and advanced problem-solving skills will be critical to the team, ensuring the creation of high-quality software that meets user needs and business goals.

Advance your career with an MSc Computer Science online degree

An online MSc Computer Science degree offers graduates exciting career opportunities, often working in multidisciplinary teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds, such as our online MSc Data Science degree or our online MSc Artificial Intelligence course.

LIBF has been great. Tutor support is amazing and don’t even get me started on the study materials. 11/10, couldn’t have asked for a better experience. You can tell the tutors and student support, etc, really want you to succeed. Really couldn’t have wished for a better experience, I’ve had my expectations blown out of the water. LIBF is the way to go!
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Rachel D

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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