First or 2:1 in computer science, mathematics or other appropriate discipline. Mature students with industrial experience and students from overseas are encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
Computer Science is a broad and ever-expanding discipline, providing ample scope for students seeking to carry out original scientific research. Study Computer Science by Research at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll select from one of six research disciplines in order to take your first steps towards a scientific research-based career.
You’ll study in a department renowned for the quality of its research publications, with the Royal Holloway Department of Computer Science ranked 11th in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). You’ll specialise in one of six research areas as you work towards your own unique individual project, studying under the guidance of an expert in your chosen field.
Strong graduates with a Computer Science background and students with professional experience will gain advanced, research-specific skills and academic knowledge to take forward into further study or their graduate careers. You’ll become a part of a lively research culture and a highly supportive staff network.
The Royal Holloway Department of Computer Science benefits from close proximity to the M4 corridor – also known as ‘England’s Silicon Valley’ – providing students with excellent networking, placement and collaboration opportunities. Follow your passion for Computer Science and graduate with a bright future in research.
Staff research interests are given on our website. If you are interested in working with a particular academic staff member, please email them to discuss potential projects.
Fees and funding
Limited number of studentships which are awarded on merit.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1784 443432