MSc. Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science under the Faculty of Computing and Information Systems offers MSc. Computer Science (1 Year) and MPhil. Computer Science (2 Years). Successful applicants admitted into the respective programmes shall be awarded as such.

Programme Durations:

  • Computer Science: One (1) Year
  • Computer Science: Two(2 Years)

Applicants who successfully complete the MSc. Computer Science programme have the opportunity to enrol into the MPhil. Computer Science programme leading to the award.

Aims of the Programme

The programme seeks to provide students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and a specialized focus on an area within the computing space, and the ability to initiate research work that would help students develop their key skills and knowledge to impact the future of technological advances in computer-based systems.


Objectives of the programme

Students who successfully complete the programme should be able to acquire:


  • Have a critical understanding of complex computing application areas and apply skills in advanced topics to find resolution through your dissertation.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive and critical understanding of all the concepts and activities for large-scale software development.
  • Demonstrate expertise in artificial intelligence, advanced programming, design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline


Thinking skills:

  • Critical thinking and evidential reasoning.
  • Exercise appropriate judgement in the decision-making process.
  • Systematically analyse problems and implement effective solutions.
  • Reflect on your professional and research practice.

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Use diverse artificial intelligence, computer vision and data analytics resources and advanced tools and techniques to solve a defined problem.
  • Identify, critically analyse and execute a solution for a cutting-edge research/industrial computing problem.
  • Industrial placements, as appropriate.


Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • Demonstrate an ability to study independently and effectively; and to be able to present and convey complex technical information to other professionals and the public.
  • Develop interpersonal skills and be able to contribute and work effectively in a team
  • Integrate research, and articulate research results into professional practice.
  • Analyse the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society


Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants:

The minimum academic entry requirements for an MSc/MPhil programme is:

An undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a discipline directly relevant to the MSc/MPhil, or equivalent international qualifications. Whilst the most common first degree in Computer Science, we also consider students with backgrounds in an appropriate subject for the research topic (e.g., mathematics, physics, engineering, biology and medicine).

The Department may require a 1st Class Honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement is specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved under the relevant advertised project


Foreign Applicants:

All foreign qualifications in relevant fields will be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission.


Employment Opportunities

Successful graduates will gain requisite skills for employment into public, private organisations, and institutions as:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Software Developers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Lecturers or Research Fellows
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