Taught course

Advanced Computing Science

University of East Anglia · School of Computing Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Computer Science or a related subject.

Degree Classification Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent).

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Months of entry


Course content

This Advanced Computing Science Masters allows you to deepen your knowledge of the subject, drawing on the expertise of our world-leading academics to investigate topics at the cutting edge of Computing research.

The MSc is designed for graduates with a Computing Science background who wish to study new topics, begin to specialise in a particular field, and gain further qualifications. It’s ideal as preparation for a research post or for graduates looking to differentiate themselves in the job market.

The degree is more flexible than some our more specialised courses and gives you the choice of a wide range of topics, reflecting the research specialisms of our School – including Artificial Intelligence, Graphics, Audio and Visual Processing, Data Mining and Systems Engineering. You’ll become aligned with one of our major research areas and undertake an in-depth project that may involve a placement with one of our industry links.


The course offers greater flexibility than our other more specialised MSc courses, allowing you to focus on your chosen area of research within the School of Computing Science. Other modules are designed to complement your specialty and widen your knowledge. You will also develop enhanced technical and analytical skills in your chosen area of specialisation. Some project work may be undertaken with companies, which could involve paid placement.


The School of Computing Science at UEA maintains close ties with industry professionals, with many of the student assignments directly seeking solutions to real world problems. The School utilises its internationally recognised research commercially, and graduates of this course often use taught technical and entrepreneurial skills to fulfil influential roles within the local and international community.


The programme will prepare you for further education, such as a PhD, to pursue a career in industrial or academic research. Your job prospects as a graduate will depend on your specialist subject but can include opportunities in consultancy, software development, project management, web services designer or programmer. Computer scientists are highly sought after, well paid and work in extremely diverse environments. Your professional future may be within international businesses, government agencies and research institutions.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s funding options.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515