Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4750 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Computer science is the study of theoretical foundations and practical techniques for implementation in computer systems. Despite its short history, computer science has made major contributions to science and society that have transformed the way we live our lives.

About

There are many sub-fields of computer science and this course provides an opportunity to study a range of these to an advanced level, with a particular emphasis on application development,network security and artificial intelligence.

You will be taught by an internationally recognised team, drawn from the University’s Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Paradigms research unit (CSAIP) and the Information SecurityResearch Group.

The skills developed on this course strongly relate to the role of a software developer in a range of specialised areas. For example, business analytics for optimisation is one of the key areas highlighted by e-skills, and this course provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills at the forefront of this field, in addition to practical programming elements.

Students who complete this award will be educated to a professional standard in a range of fields related to computer science, and will have improved transferable skills. These include problem solving, communication, team working, effective use of IT facilities and information retrieval.

With training to Masters level now the recognised professional level of competence, graduates will be better placed to pursue careers in industry, or continue their interest in computer science through research at PhD level.

Programme Structure

  • Real-time Computer Graphics
  • Software Development
  • Network Security
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Neural Networks
  • Expert Systems
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Research Project: an investigation of your choice, related to the course
  • MSc Project: the development and evaluation of a significant application or task of your choice, related to the course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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 (Grade C):

    180

    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.

  • 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).

This course is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in a computing or strongly related subject. Applicants should be proficient programmers. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4750 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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