Computing Science (MSc), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18900
    Tuition (Year)
    6950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #88 ,
The Masters in Computing Science provides you with a thorough grounding in professional software development, together with experience of developing a project proposal and conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Why Glasgow

·The University of Glasgow’s School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked achieving 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2014)

·The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.

·With a 97% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, the School of Computing Science continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.

·You will have opportunities to meet industrial speakers who contribute to our professional skills & issues course. Employers also come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.

·You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Projects

·To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is a project chosen by you to investigate a challenging but constrained computing science problem, where you will design, implement, evaluate, and demonstrate a software system.

·The project will integrate the subject knowledge and generic skills that you will acquire during your Masters.

·We offer a wide range of projects, and each student is normally allocated a different project. We take your preferences into account when we allocate the projects.

·You will also have the opportunity to propose your own project, subject to academic approval.

Example projects

Here are some typical project titles from recent years:

·Assigning papers to reviewers based on their expertise

·Computational risk assessment for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue

·Efficient route discovery for guaranteeing quality of service in MANET

·Investigating the potential for hardware accelerating of artificial retina

·Mind game: Axis & Allies

·Tennis tournament organiser for a mobile phone

·VoIP simulator

Furthermore for students hoping to continue into research, we have seven major research groups: computer vision and graphics; embedded, networked, and distributed systems; formal analysis, theory, and algorithms; human computer interaction; inference, dynamics, and interaction; information retrieval; software engineering and information security. Most MSc students choose projects offered by these groups, giving them an opportunity to go on to PhD study.

Industry Links and Employability

·The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.

·Employers are interested in graduates who have a combination of good technical skills and well-developed personal skills, and in this respect graduates of the MSc in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow are particularly well placed.

·During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Computing Science include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses

·Professional skills and issues

·Research methods and techniques

·Masters team project.

Optional courses

·Advanced networking and communications

·Advanced operating systems

·Algorithmics

·Artificial intelligence

·Big data: sytems, programming and management

·Component-based software engineering

·Computer architecture

·Computer vision methods and applications

·Constraint programming

·Cyber security

·Distributed algorithms and systems

·Enterprise computing

·Functional programming

·Human computer interaction

·Human computer interaction: design and evaluation

·Human-centred security

·Information retrieval

·Internet technology

·IT architecture

·Machine learning

·Mobile human computer interaction

·Modeling reactive systems

·Safety critical systems

·Trends in information security.

Depending on staff availability, the optional courses listed here may change.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0/4 or equivalent) with computing as a major subject.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18900 International
  • GBP 6950 EU/EEA
  • Part time 20 credits: £772

Funding

Please see the following webpage for details of all scholarships,

www.glasgow.ac.uk/scholarships

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