Taught course

Computing Research

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a degree in Computing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related title, preferably with a grade equivalent to a Class 1 Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent qualifications. Graduates in Physics, Mathematics or similar disciplines, with programming experience, are also encouraged to apply. Study Proposal -Please submit a Statement of Proposed Research (max 2 pages) - to include your proposed research and the group you wish to join at the University of Dundee.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Computing Research degree is designed for graduates with a good degree in Computing or a related subject who wish to gain deep knowledge of research methods and experience of working in an active research environment.

You study three taught modules, during the period January-March, making your module selections with your advisor, as follows:

  • Computing Research Frontiers
  • Research Methods
  • Selected modules relevant to the chosen research project

Subject to examination performance, you then progress to the individual research project which runs from May to December. You will be based with one of these research groups:

  • Accessible Computing
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Social Inclusion
  • Argumentation Technology
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Space Technology
  • Theory of Computation

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Keith Edwards
+44 (0)1382 384463