Taught course

Advanced Computing Science

University of East Anglia · School of Computing Sciences

Entry requirements

Open to students with a good first degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in Computer Science or similar subject, or those with equivalent qualifications and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The rapid development of computing is prompting graduates to further their knowledge by pursuing a Master of Science course. An increasing amount of practitioners are also seeking to expand their expertise and strengthen their skills in current research. This is perfect degree for those aspirations.


This flexible programme covers a broad spectrum of computing, reflecting the research interests and specialist knowledge of the School of Computing Science at UEA.


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

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components); PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components).

Fees and funding

Faculty of Science Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Science scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the following subject areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515