Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Bradford · School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in computer science, computer engineering, informatics or other computerrelated subjects If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. 5 years) relevant work experience, your application may also be considered Two-year full-time course options: Students who do not quite meet our normal entry criteria, such as those on the three-year Chinese diploma, or those who in the opinion of the admissions team would benefit from an additional year of study, may be offered a place on an alternative two-year full-time MSc programme

Months of entry


Course content

Today's information technology industry demands high-calibre
employees with a knowledge and understanding of advanced
computer software industry skills. Our MSc in Advanced
Computer Science course aims to enable you to develop
computing-related knowledge and understanding, practical
discipline skills and a range of transferable skills that will enhance
your personal and professional development.
This course is designed for students with an appropriate
undergraduate degree who already possess a thorough
grounding in the fundamental principles of computer science.
We will provide you with the knowledge of leading-edge
principles and methods for computer science, enabling you
to specialise in some of the more current directions in the field
including formal methods, advanced software development,
advanced database techniques, human-computer interaction or
internet security and protocols.
The programme of study culminates in a dissertation, enabling
you to bring your advanced studies together in a significant
piece of work.
In summary, the MSc Advanced Computer Science offers
you the opportunity to build your own path of study - from the
advanced computing modules, the extended list of option
modules available, as well as the dissertation - so as to match
your specific career aspirations.
Special Features:
- Flexible structure that allows you to pick and mix individual
modules of interest
- Programme allows you to specialise in specific themes like
Networks and the Web or Information Systems
- Dissertation topics linked to existing Research Groups such as
Artificial Intelligence or Networks
Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option
Stage 1 60 Credits (1 x Core Module and 2 x Option Modules):
- Advanced Software Development (20 Credits) (C)
- Information Engineering (20 Credits) (O)
- Networks and Protocols (20 Credits) (O)
- Software Project Management (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 2 60 Credits (1 x Core Module and 40 Credits from the
Option Modules listed):
- Advanced Database Techniques (20 Credits) (C)
- Computer Graphics (10 Credits) (O)
- Digital Image Processing (10 Credits) (O)
- Formal Methods (20 Credits) (O)
- Human-Computer Interaction (Design and Development)
(20 Credits) (O)
- Internet Security and Protocols (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 3:
- Dissertation (60 Credits) (C)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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