Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject (eg, Computing or a closely related discipline); plus a solid foundation in programming. Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is intended for graduates with a previous degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, and with a solid foundation in programming. It allows students to broaden their knowledge of cutting edge areas of Computing through the choice of options from a range of advanced taught modules. It also provides the opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge of selected areas of Computing by individual project work. The final four months of the programme is spent on a summer project. This could either be a software development oriented project, or a research oriented project, supervised by a member of staff who is active in that research area. Students undertaking research oriented projects (typically those interested in a career in research and development, or the pursuit of further studies, such as a PhD) will also complete one or two research mini-projects in the first part of the programme and undertake a Research Skills course.

About the School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 in UK league tables and has regularly achieved high satisfaction scores in National Student Surveys. 95% of our students go into graduate employment (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014/15), and our School is ranked 8th nationally for research quality in the '2014 Research Excellence Framework'.

Our work is regularly presented in international conferences and journals, indicating the high standards we achieve in research. In 2008, the UK Funding Councils undertook a national assessment of the quality of research at British universities, the RAE. Among 81 submissions nationally for computer science, the School is equal 7th in the proportion of 4* awards, for research quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.

Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

Birmingham is a truly global university producing world-leading research. We benefit from mutual partnerships with a wide range of international institutions and host a large international community of researchers and students. With over 5,000 international students from more than 150 countries, and 31% of our academic staff from overseas, our campus is truly a diverse and global place which attracts the brightest and best international students and staff.

More information for international students can be found at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/International

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,650 FT
International students
£20,250 FT

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005
Fax
+44 (0)121 414 4281