We require a First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content. Applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission.
Thus we assume that all students on the course have a good background in computer science, reflected, for example, in solid programing and software development skills.
Months of entry
Efficient management of data and knowledge are key factors not only to the success of almost any enterprise, but also to the successful handling of today's vast amounts of science related data: with the transition to the information age and the knowledge economy, data has become both increasingly central and critical to all activities. For example, imagine the huge amounts of genomic or patient data available electronically, and how the quality of their management can affect society.
The Data and Knowledge Management pathway allows students to take specialist themes concerned with methods and technologies for the adequate management of data and knowledge. The Managing Data theme focuses on the design, maintenance, and query processing of both structured and unstructured databases. The Learning from Data theme covers principles, algorithms, and technologies underlying machine learning, probabilistic modelling, and optimisation, while exposing students to relevant applications. The Advanced Web Technologies theme provides students with a deep understanding of the technologies that are being used to support the continuing evolution of the Web, including Semantic Web technologies.
Information for international students
All students are required to be proficient in spoken and written English. In order to be accepted onto an MSc programme in the School of Computer Science applicants need to provide evidence of having achieved the required level in one of the following english language qualifications:
- IELTS score of 6.5 minimum with 6 in all sub-categories
- Internet based TOEFL 100 ibt with no less than 23 in individual components
- Cambridge Proficiency Grade 'C'
- Pearson English overall 59 (writing 51)
- India: Central Board of Secondary Education Senior School Certificate Year XII (GPA >80)
- West Africa Education Certificate (WAEC) Grade B2
- Nigerian Education Council Certificate (NECO) Grade B2
If you envisage any difficulties in satisfying our English language requirements then please do let us know. The University offer a number of excellent pre-sessional English courses designed specifically to help international students meet our requirements prior to the start of their courses.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Computer Science
- +44 (0)161 275 6181
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