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

From day one, you’ll be immersed in the expertise of our world-leading research team who work at the cutting edge of computing science.

You’ll study key core subjects including our flagship module Advanced Programming. This will cover historical, established and upcoming programming languages, compilers and interpreters, functional languages, assembly and intermediate languages, code optimisation, high performance computing, software testing and modern software frameworks. The final deliverable of this module will see you produce a prototype of a professional standard software product to tackle a real-world problem. You’ll develop this in groups or individually, following industrial software engineering practice and guidelines.

Your compulsory Research Techniques module will help you master crucial skills such as writing scientific reports and analysing and critically reviewing scientific publications. You will also develop your ability to analyse and process big data resources using basic and advanced statistical methods.

It’s all brought to life in our specialist MSc lab with humanoid robots, haptic feedback devices, optical motion capture and highres video cameras and mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) hardware.

Thanks to our strong ties with the IT and computing industries, we're able to shape our course content and coursework projects based on current trends and real-world problems. This ensures that your experience is aligned with the industries that you may well be moving into after your course.

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 fees and funding options

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515