Advanced Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #177 (WUR) ,
The MSc in Advanced Computer Science is intended for graduates who already have a first degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject, and who wish to extend the knowledge gained in their undergraduate study with more advanced specialised material reflecting current research at the “cutting-edge” of the discipline.

About

The programme comprises a sequence of modules focussing on the research strengths of the department. The programme is directed at careers in the IT industry that require a degree of research and development. This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society as follows

  • CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements
  • Partial CSci accreditation
  • Partial CEng accreditation

Here are some of the fields in which our MSc graduates are now working:-

  • Network systems and data communications analysis
  • Computer software engineering (both applications and systems software)
  • Network and computer systems administration
  • Database administration.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society as follows:

  • CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements
  • Partial CScii accreditation
  • Partial CEng accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Research Methods In Computer Science 

  • Knowledge Representation 

  • Privacy and Security 

  • Advanced Algorithmic Techniques

  • Information Theory and Coding 

  • Image Processing 

  • Biocomputation

  • Safety and Dependability

  • Reasoning About Action and Change

  • Applied Algorithmics

  • Multi-core Programming

  • Computational Intelligence

  • Multi-agent Systems

  • Technologies for E-commerce

  • Semantics of Programming Languages

  • Advanced Web Technologies

  • Complex Information and Social Networks

Lecturers


Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There are no strict application deadlines but we encourage applicants to apply early particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24
  • Credits
    180 ECTS

    During each semester MSc students study a number of modules adding up to 60 credits per semester (120 in total). This will be followed by a dissertation, also 60 credits, making an overall total of 180 credits.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour 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).

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject.

International qualifications

International Qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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