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Full time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

This flexible programme offers a broad range of advanced study options, reflecting the emerging technologies in industry. The demand for better products and commercial services drives the search for creative solutions using computing-based systems, and has established a critical dependence between computing and practically every industry and sector.

  • Shape your programme to match your interests and career ambitions
  • Ideal for students with a good first degree in electronic engineering, computer science, maths or a related discipline
  • Work with the most up-to-date technologies - each topic is backed up by our world-leading research centres and groups
  • Fully meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional on this BCS, Chartered Institute for IT, accredited course
  • You can choose to study this programme with an additional year of Industrial Experience to augment your practical skills


The School has excellent bespoke facilities, including:

  • Augmented human interaction (AHI) laboratory
  • Informatics teaching laboratory with 350 state-of-the-art computers
  • Antenna measurement laboratory
  • Media and arts technology studios (Performance lab, control room, listening/recording room)
  • Robotics laboratory (ARQspace)

Career paths

The broad range of skills gained through programmes in this School, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled postgraduates to move into roles such as:

  • Head of development
  • Engineering manager
  • Lecturer
  • IT consultant
  • Project manager
  • IT developer
  • Mobile developer
  • Technical assistant
  • Analyst


A project can be proposed in any area of your specialisation (module). Industrially and commercially proposed topics are welcome. All work must be original and your own. Where you use ideas, structure or text from other sources you must always fully reference this. The project is probably the most demanding task that you have to undertake. It is very different from the taught modules. Although you will have a supervisor, you are on your own to a greater extent. The onus is on you to define the project boundaries, to review relevant literature, to devise the methods of investigation, to carry out the investigation, to assess your findings and to report your work in a scholarly manner. You will be introduced to many of these aspects during the Research Methods module. To be successful you will need to plan, estimate and manage your time and energy. The rest you will have to learn as you go along. You are required to produce three documents, on or before specified deadlines, as part of the project. The project specification is a short document; the Draft report is required one month before the end of the project; followed by the final report (the dissertation).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. Good 2:2 degrees are considered on an individual basis.