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Advanced Computer Science MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: Not available
  • Department: Computer Science

Programme information

This programme has been developed with input from UK and international organisations, and equips students with the practical skills sought by employers.

The programme will appeal to 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.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.


You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Future Career Prospects

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. 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 information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

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 £9,000 £20,500

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.


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

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.

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