Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Advanced Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme includes taught modules on core Computer Science topics to provide a broad base upon which to conduct a large-scale research dissertation. Students can choose to undertake their project under the supervision of academics across a wide portfolio of research areas and interests.

MSc

Advanced Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme includes taught modules on core Computer Science topics to provide a broad base upon which to conduct a large-scale research dissertation. Students can choose to undertake their project under the supervision of academics across a wide portfolio of research areas and interests.

Programme information

A postgraduate degree not only deepens your knowledge; it also enables you to specialise, build your research skills and gives you a qualification that can propel your career opportunities.

Our MSc programmes have been developed with input from UK and international organisations, ensuring their commercial relevance and equipping students with the practical skills sought by employers.  Indeed, our strong links with industry put us at the forefront of technological development and provide excellent employment opportunities for students.

Students will have 24-hour exclusive access to computer labs, including a designated MSc laboratory, supported by a team of systems specialists, while our research not only informs the curriculum, but also provides opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry partners.

Graduates have gone on to enjoy careers within a diverse range of organisations, including Google, Credit Suisse, Ocado, Rolls-Royce, Winton Capital and AVG Technologies.

The Quality Assurance Agency has given the Department the highest available commendation for the standard of its teaching provision.

With small group sizes and leading teaching facilities this programme will appeal to a broad range of potential students who wish to specialise in, for example, image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics and theoretical computer science.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials and computer-based self-managed materials in combination with laboratory exercises as applicable. You will work on an individual or group basis as applicable, which may be supported by written or computer based materials and communications, and you will also need to allow time for additional private study and preparation of coursework assignments.

Assessment

Taught modules, with a total modular weight of 120 credits, assessed by coursework and in-class tests.

Dissertation Project: 60 credits.

Entry qualification

A minimum of a lower second class degree (2:2) in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking

Sponsorships, Scholarships and Bursaries

The Department awards University Scholarships and Department Bursaries to a number of highly qualified students. External funding may also be available.

Module delivery

Full-time MSc programmes are of 12 months duration. Modules are based over two 15 week semesters with the rest of the 12 months spent on a guided personal research project. Many of our students undertake industry-oriented projects.

The intensive 2-3 week module teaching structure may appeal to those in employment who wish to study on a part-time basis. To maintain the relevance of previous study, part-time students are recommended to complete the programme in as short a time as possible, although up to seven years is permitted for the MSc.

Modules listed are correct at the time of publication, however, we continually review content, so modules may change.

Careers and further study

With module content influenced by industry, and specialist equipment supporting experiential learning, the MSc Advanced Computer Science is designed to support future careers in both industry and academia.

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 (Laboratory-based) £6,600 £18,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.