Taught course

ACS: Semantic Technologies

The University of Manchester · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

The term Semantic Technologies is used to describe languages, software, methodologies and models that are aimed at representing and manipulating metadata which encodes explicit meaning. By doing so, we open up the possibility of using machine processing in order to help us search, organize and understand our data. Semantic Technologies are being most visibly applied in efforts to build a "Semantic Web" - an application of such technologies in a web setting and at web scale.

Semantic Technologies is a pathway that combines intelligent reasoning technologies from the "Logic and Automated Reasoning" theme with web and ontology related topics from the "Advanced Web Technologies" theme. Students chosing this pathway will thus gain insight into both topics, and how they can be used and combined fruitfully in ontology-based applications and the Semantic Web.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


24-48 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Computer Science
+44 (0)161 275 6181