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Computer Science or Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) pathway (2 year) MSc

Computer Science or Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) pathway (2 year) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Artificial Intelligence (Ai) Primary Schools (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Computer Science is playing a key role in many industries all around the world. Developments in artificial intelligence, apps and cyber security are changing how we live, work and socialise. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a range of high-level careers.

The benefit of a two-years masters is that you can build the foundation of your knowledge in year one then use your skills for a year-long practical or research project.To help support our students, we offer an Excellence in Computer Science scholarship. There are three levels to the award which range from 10-50% off your tuition fees (subject to meeting progression requirements).

Core modules will develop your knowledge in key topics such as UX design, artificial intelligence and data analysis. Optional modules give you the flexibility to broaden your knowledge in specialist areas, including machine learning and autonomous robotics.

You have the option to tailor your degree with AI once you have registered. During your study, you are required to study 40 credits of AI modules, as well as to undertake the Research Project in Computer Science (AI) module. This allows you to graduate with the degree titled MSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence).

Research project

In your second-year research project, you will get the opportunity to work with an industry partner to build your experience and connections. You can also choose to work with one of our 'world-leading' research groups. Previous projects have included:

  • Autonomous robot navigation and path following via RFID tag detection
  • Deep Learning for Plant Phenotyping
  • A multi-platform mobile application to prevent and cure obesity in Mexico
  • Real world neural networks for interactive music composition in real time

Pathways

You will study a total of 120 credits of taught modules in the first year. Your second year consists of a 60-credit enhanced research project and a 60-credit enhanced dissertation.

The Artificial Intelligence pathway allows you to graduate with a degree titled 'MSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)'. You will study 30 credits of compulsory AI modules and undertake an AI-focused research project.

Another pathway is offered for those without a computer programming background. This includes compulsory modules in fundamental mathematics and computer science.

To help support our students, we offer an Excellence in Computer Science scholarship. There are three levels to the award which range from 10-50% off your tuition fees (subject to meeting progression requirements).

Careers

This course prepares you for careers in advanced software development, particularly where reliability and efficiency are vital requirements. Its graduates are likely to assume leading roles in major software-development projects in one of the areas of specialisation.

This course also provides an excellent foundation for further study. You may decide to progress to a PhD in order to continue your research. Top students on the course will be offered a funded PhD in the school.

Modules

In addition to project management, the module introduces the research process, from examining how problems are selected, literature reviews, selection of research methods, data collection and analysis, development of theories and conclusions, to the dissemination of the research based on analysis of research papers. The module also offers an overview of ethical considerations when conducting research, and supports in identifying directions for MSc projects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£5,667

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£16,667

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) with evidence of an interest or aptitude for programming; graduates from a science or engineering background will be considered with a 55% average mark.