Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Essex · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Advanced Computer Science will give you the greatest flexibility to familiarise yourself with the areas of computing that interest and excite you most. You will be able to choose from a range of modules that encompass agent-based and multi-agent systems, machine learning, pattern recognition, distributed information management systems, embedded systems, robotics, evolutionary computation, theoretical computer science, formal methods and many more.

Our graduates have achieved success in a variety of professions. Many have pursued careers in computing and information technology, while others have gone on to work in research organisations or become university academics.

Please note that this course is also available on a part-time basis.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719