Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

Loughborough University · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a Computer related degree such as: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Security, Software Engineering. Modules in Networking and Programming must have been completed.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Advanced Computer Science has been developed with input from UK and international organisations to teach a wide range of advanced computing topics and equip you with the cutting-edge practical skills sought by employers.

The fast-paced field of computer science (and the needs of industries and organisations driven by technological development) creates a demand for highly skilled individuals possessing advanced skills and knowledge. Loughborough’s MSc in Advanced Computer Science ensures commercial relevance by drawing on the Department’s established industry connections and research strengths to deliver a programme that will appeal to students seeking to build on a first degree in Computer Science (or comparable discipline involving programming and networking).

This master's degree in computer science offers wide-ranging modules that reflect the expertise of our academic staff and combines both theory and practical elements on a range of advanced computing topics.

Throughout the programme you will be able to develop your professional skills and specialise in such areas as image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics, and theoretical computer science. Your studies will be enhanced by specialist labs for hardware and robotics work as well as the state-of-the-art equipment housed within the £5 million refurbished Haslegrave Building, including a virtual reality system.

As a student of the Department of Computer Science, you will enjoy 24-hour access to computer labs including a designated MSc computer science laboratory supported by a team of systems specialists. You will also gain insights from the cutting-edge research of our academic staff and become part of a rich community that is research active and attracts staff, students and visitors from around the world.

Our strong links with industry put Loughborough at the forefront of technological development and can open up excellent employment opportunities for our students. Cutting-edge research not only informs the curriculum, but also provides opportunities for you to work on collaborative projects with industry partners.

If you are looking to build on your first degree with the deeper knowledge and specialist skills that can help you distinguish yourself in the competitive market for technical sector careers, MSc Advanced Computer Science at Loughborough offers the excellent combination of stimulating programme content, superb facilities and learning resources, and high-quality teaching that has seen the Department receive the highest available commendation from the Quality Assurance Agency.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Advanced Computer Science is for students who want to build on a first degree in the subject by developing the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective specialist professional within the computing industries. We will provide you with specialised areas of study so you can understand and apply the theory and practice of a range of advanced computing topics, including image processing, artificial intelligence, robotics and theoretical computer science.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223600