The MSc in Computer Science allows you to build an individual course that incorporates knowledge from several areas of computing. It aims to provide you with a diverse range of skills so that you will be able to produce optimal solutions in hybrid projects which are increasingly widespread in industry.
Examples of such projects include web technology combining networking, human-computer interface and intelligent systems, and high-speed networks using concepts from artificial intelligence and requiring intelligent front ends.
This course is aimed at new graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry who want to gain a qualification that develops their expertise.
Our computing courses are rooted in real-world and industry-relevant experiences. They give students the opportunity to develop the advanced skills and knowledge needed to pursue successful careers in their chosen fields.
You will be joining a department with a diverse and truly international postgraduate community. Students from many countries around the world study with us. Their contribution helps ensure our courses reflects the global reach of modern computing and communication technologies. The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience.
Our MSc students come from all over the world and graduate to follow careers in technical, business-related and creative roles, for example as developers, engineers, managers or consultants. Whatever their interest, our graduates tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers.
UK/EU £4,960; International £12,440
Full-time: 1 year (12 months)
Part-time: 2 years
To qualify for a masters degree, you must pass modules amounting to 180 credits. This comprises five taught modules (20 credits each) plus your dissertation (60 credits) and modules on research and study methods and risk/reliability issues (10 credits each). Part-time students normally distribute the work evenly over a two-year period
In Semester 1 you take two of the following 20 credit modules and start the compulsory 20 credit Software Project Management module and the two 10 credit modules (these three modules run over semesters 1 and 2):
In Semester 2 you take two of the following five modules and continue with those listed above as running over two semesters.
As courses are reviewed regularly, the list of taught modules you choose from may vary from the list here.
You also take:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second class bachelor's degree in a computer-related subject. If your first degree is not in computing but you have worked in the computing industry you can also be considered.
If your first language is not English you must satisfy our English language requirement by providing us with evidence of a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based), or IELTS score of 6.0.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The University has roots in Oxford that go back to 1865 (when it was known as the Oxford School of Art). The present student body is 19,000. It has managed to forge a presence in the city of Oxford as well as maintain a separate identity from nearby University of Oxford.