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Advanced Computer Science MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Computer science has an ever-greater influence on our lives, and the technological breakthroughs of today shape the way we live tomorrow. Opportunities continue to grow for highly skilled practitioners, and the taught Masters course allows you to make great advancements on your existing skills and knowledge. By the end of the programme you will be equipped to thrive in one of the fastest moving industries in the world.

You will learn specialist computer science techniques and fundamental theories, but you’ll also have the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice by developing applications and working with real software. We cover a range of topics, including real time graphics and computational science, and you can choose from options including artificial intelligence, robotics and visualisation – built upon a solid foundation of good programming skills.

The course begins each September each year and lasts twelve months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester – immediately before the dissertation, adding an extra three months of study but letting you gain insights into industry through a module based on commercial practice, typically working with commercial clients and software.

The Department of Computer Science creates an excellent experience for students, with a supportive student community. We have an international reputation for our research activities, with a strong record of industrial and public grant funding. We are also affiliated with Microsoft’s DreamSpark programme, which allows you to access the latest Microsoft operating systems and development software for home use. Once registered with the department, you can download the software free of charge.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Real Time Graphics - Core
Development Project - Core
Computer Science Dissertation - Core
C++ Programming and Design - Core
Visualization - Core
Simulation and Artifical Intelligence - Core
Image Analysis - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,275

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum 2:2 Bachelor Honours (or equivalent) in “Computer Science” or “Software Engineering” with at least 40 credits (or equivalent) of a high-level objected oriented programming language such as Java, C or C#. In addition, your personal statement needs to highlight the extent of your programming experience (especially object-oriented), stating languages used and levels of proficiency in each. You must be able to independently develop software in Java, C or C# before you start this programme. As this is an essential prerequisite, all candidates will complete a programming audit test on arrival. Should you not demonstrate the skills required, we will seek to transfer you to the closest related computer MSc programme that does not have this requirement.