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Advanced Computer Science with a Year in Industry MSc

Advanced Computer Science with a Year in Industry MSc

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Full time


24 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Extend your knowledge of computer science on an MSc that will place you at the cutting edge of the discipline. The wide range of options on the programme will enable you to develop expertise in computer science research while tailoring your studies to your own interests, prior to an extended industrial placement in a real-world environment.


Underpinning and enhancing your existing knowledge and understanding of computer science, this MSc will equip you with new skills and provide a strong basis for your future career in the IT industry.

Year one is highly flexible, with one compulsory module that will develop the skills needed to conduct computer science research.

You’ll choose remaining topics from a variety of optional modules. You could opt to focus on practical algorithms and data mining techniques, discover biologically inspired optimisation, hone your expertise in advanced web technologies, or be introduced to neural networks for artificial intelligence.

Whether you’re interested in technical and organisational discussions about cryptography and security or want to enhance your understanding of how maps can be visualised online, the number of options ensures you can tailor the programme to your individual needs.

You’ll also have the chance to participate in a group project where you can work with your peers as part of a programming team to find a solution to a practical problem.

In year two, you’ll undertake an industrial project, that’s research or application oriented, in a real-world environment as part of an extended placement opportunity.


In this module the students will learn and practise all the necessary skills needed to conduct independent research in computer science, including literature search, project management, presentation techniques, peer reviewing, writing skills and critical review of texts. They will also learn about the professional, legal, social and ethical framework of the IT industry. The module covers, e.g., planning and scheduling projects and drawing Gantt charts. Students shall also conduct a research project (including research, paper, literature review, or MSc project proposal, …) and use tools like EndNote and Zotero bibliography manager within MS Word and Latex.

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Entry requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree, or above, or equivalent. This degree should be in computer science or a closely related subject.

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