Taught course

Computing Science MRes

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 MRes Computing Science provides students with foundation training in the research skills sufficient to enter a Doctoral programme. This MRes is also suitable for candidates who wish to obtain a research oriented degree in a short period of time.


This MRes programme is designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate studies and the skills required by professional researchers. The MRes pathway offers a greater research element than other MSc programmes offered by the School of Computing Science. It also gives students the opportunity to gain credit for the taught components.


You will specialise in one of the broad areas of the School of Computing Science’s research. Study will include taught modules, research techniques, and a directed study module with a project component. This MRes also requires you to complete a focused dissertation, which will be more substantial than that of other taught MSc courses.


Your Academic Advisor will guide you through module choices and assist you in choosing suitable study topics. Your opportunity to excel using your first-class skills and knowledge will combine with analytical and critical research skills, communication skills and professional project management.


As a graduate from this course, you will have an excellent foundation for entry to a Doctoral programme. There is an emphasis on developing your transferrable skills applicable to a future research career in the commercial or public sector.

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


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515