Taught course

Advanced Computer Science (Computational Intelligence)

University of Kent · School of Computing

Entry requirements

A first, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Advanced Computer Science (Computational Intelligence) MSc programme combines a wide choice of advanced topics in computer science with specialist modules relating to computational intelligence, including logic-based, connectionist and evolutionary artificial intelligence, inspirations from the natural world, practical applications and the philosophy of machine reasoning.

While studying a taught Master’s programme at the School of Computing, you can gain work experience through our industrial placement scheme or with the Kent IT Consultancy (KITC), which provides a project-based consultancy service to businesses in the region. We have strong links with industry including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle and are among the top ten in the UK for graduate employment prospects.

The programme is aimed at graduates considering a career in research and development, and would also provide an excellent foundation for PhD study. This programme is available with an optional industrial placement.


Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation, except for the MSc in IT Consultancy for which the practical consultancy work is assessed through a series of reports covering each of the projects undertaken.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages at: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pagesfor the most current information at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Computing (subject enquiries)
+44 (0)1227 764000