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Advanced Computer Science MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course 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.

Computer Science at Hull aims to create 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 University, you can download the software free of charge.

This MSc programme is designed to support students with various levels of computing and programming practice experience. However, it is particularly suited to those with significant experience of writing code. Our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT. The MSc programme fully meets the academic requirements for Chartered IT Professional and partial Chartered Engineer status. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Future prospects: The MSc Advanced Computer Science programme is designed to open pathways to postgraduate research, as well as a wide range of careers. The computational science module introduces concepts and ideas which will help prepare you for further study; the industrial placement option, meanwhile, will enable you to practise your skills and knowledge of computer science in situ, giving you a useful insight and advantage when it comes to starting your career.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Develop a comprehensive understanding of C++. This module explores how to create efficient, robust, real-time applications in C++ and culminates in the development of a complex graphics-oriented solution.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum 2:2 Bachelor Honours (or international 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#. They will be required to submit a personal statement as a part of their application which sets out the extent of your programming experience, stating languages used and levels of proficiency in each. Students will be required to independently develop software in C++ and will be expected to know how to do this before you arrive. All students will complete a programming audit test on arrival and should they not demonstrate the level of competence required they will be strongly advised to transfer to an alternative programme that does not have this requirement, either MSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) or MSc Computer Science (Security and Distributed Computing).