Research course

Computer Science

Bangor University · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
MS by research

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree, in an appropriate and suitable area for the topic proposed - normally 2:1 and above.
  • IELTS 6.5

As part of the application, students will usually need to submit a research proposal. This will demonstrate your existing knowledge, and will outline the aims and objectives, and potential outcomes of the research.

Months of entry


Course content

The Computer Science Masters by Research programme is an advanced postgraduate research degree that emphasizes independent study of practice-led research. Working with a supervisor and on a specific subject area the programme allows students to focus on research. The degree exists to train researchers, which can lead onto professional work or used in preparation for a PhD. It can provide useful experience of what a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is like. The programme will follow typical research strategies of the topic of study, including related research, consider ethical viewpoints, look at alternative designs, development and implementation of suitable solutions, and evaluation of the work. As part of the programme, students will be encouraged to write appropriate research papers, publish the results of their research, promote and communicate their research publicly with presentations and conferences.

Research Areas

Choosing your research topic is an important task. Research topics need to be aligned with the topics of the research groups of the School, and aligned with the interests and experiences of a potential supervisor. Applicants should view the research groups of the School, and applicants are advised to identify the name of a potential research supervisor.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MS by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01248 351151