Taught course

Computer Science

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Computer Science and Information Systems
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) or MSc in computing or other relevant degree with a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-orientated language.

You should also have completed introductory courses on computer networks and databases.

Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered the prerequisite material at the appropriate level.

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements but possess significant professional experience in the IT industry, your application may be considered.

Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MRes Computer Science is an advanced programme offering a supervised research project. You also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, as well as three other taught modules.

By the time you have completed this programme, you will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of your chosen area of study, which you will be able to use in problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies.

Highlights
  • This course will give you the research knowledge and skills you need to continue on to MPhil/PhD research.
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake your research within an ongoing research project in the Department.
  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2022. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
  • The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work.
  • You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses and foundation programmes to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Up to two evenings a week part-time or three days a week full-time. October-September.

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3907 0700