Loughborough University of Technology
Computing and Management (with placement year) Msci (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Computer Science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Science at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £33000 £35000 £46500
25-75 percentile range £30000 - £40000 £29000 - £47500 £33000 - £59500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27494 £24894 £29283
25-75 percentile range £23330 - £33151 £18557 - £32673 £21434 - £39962

Course Description

Our MSci Computing and Management degree provides excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both computing and management.

In today's technology and data-driven business environment many opportunities exist for graduates with expertise in computing, business knowledge and management skills.

Our MSci in Computing and Management has been informed by our links to industry and is co-taught by staff within the highly-ranked School of Business and Economics.

The course is approximately evenly divided between computing and management subjects, providing you with coverage of the key capabilities in software engineering, databases, programming and networking, as well as equipping you with essential skills for business and management such as marketing, operations management and accounting.

As such this degree would make excellent preparation for anyone wishing to pursue graduate-level employment in Information Technology or management roles in any sector where combined business acumen and technical expertise would be advantageous.

This course has full accreditation for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status from the British Computer Society.

The MSci final year provides a broad understanding and study of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, plus a significant, research-based individual project conducted with a member of academic staff.

Note: Our Computing and Management degree and Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree are very similar with most taught modules being common to the two courses. The essential difference is that the ITMB course is specified and endorsed by the companies of Tech Partnership Degrees. The strength of the Computing and Management course, however, is that it allows for more flexibility when choosing the project in Year 3/4.

What's the difference between MSci and BSc?

The BSc will provide a thorough grounding in the critical areas of the subject and enable you to develop skills and knowledge sought by employers in diverse industries. The Masters in Science (MSci) degree provide an ideal preparation for research and development work in industry or for a PhD and is designed to create leaders in the subject area by giving in-depth experience of cutting edge research.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computing and Management (with placement year) Msci (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

80% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
0% Administrative occupations
0% Customer service occupations
0% Media Professionals
0% Elementary occupations
0% Secretarial and related occupations
0% Welfare Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including programming, individual reports, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Computer Science

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computing and Management (with placement year), Msci (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Computing and Management (with placement year) Msci (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #14 
    • #17 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #201 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of Loughborough University of Technology

About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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