Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

Loughborough University · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class degree (2:2) in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking

Months of entry


Course content

This programme includes taught modules on core Computer Science topics to provide a broad base upon which to conduct a large-scale research dissertation. Students can choose to undertake their project under the supervision of academics across a wide portfolio of research areas and interests.

A postgraduate degree not only deepens your knowledge; it also enables you to specialise, build your research skills and gives you a qualification that can propel your career opportunities.

Our MSc programmes have been developed with input from UK and international organisations, ensuring their commercial relevance and equipping students with the practical skills sought by employers. Indeed, our strong links with industry put us at the forefront of technological development and provide excellent employment opportunities for students.

Students will have 24-hour exclusive access to computer labs, including a designated MSc laboratory, supported by a team of systems specialists, while our research not only informs the curriculum, but also provides opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry partners.

Graduates have gone on to enjoy careers within a diverse range of organisations, including Google, Credit Suisse, Ocado, Rolls-Royce, Winton Capital and AVG Technologies.

The Quality Assurance Agency has given the Department the highest available commendation for the standard of its teaching provision.

With small group sizes and leading teaching facilities this programme will appeal to a broad range of potential students who wish to specialise in, for example, image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics and theoretical computer science.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials and computer-based self-managed materials in combination with laboratory exercises as applicable. You will work on an individual or group basis as applicable, which may be supported by written or computer based materials and communications, and you will also need to allow time for additional private study and preparation of coursework assignments.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. Find more information visit our website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222496