Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Leicester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Good second class degree is required in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Lesser qualifications will be considered with evidence of relevant experience.

Months of entry

January, October, September

Course content

This MSc is designed for students who wish to supplement their education in a specific set of advanced topics and cutting-edge technologies that they require for their professional lives, or to pursue their studies further to a PhD on a specific topic. It offers a broad menu of modules from which you can construct your own pathway with the advice and assistance of a member of staff.

Over the course of this degree, you will develop a deep understanding of the nature and impact of current challenges faced by the IT industry so that you know what is expected from a mature professional. You will also develop an awareness of the methodologies and technologies that are available within computer science to address these challenges, so that you can evaluate and analyse specific situations and make informed choices.

Information for international students

Information for international students is available from website. Applications should be received 3 month before entry date to leave time for completion of Visa formalities.

Fees and funding

Information on funding is available on website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months
distance learning
24 months


full time
8 months


distance learning
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations37
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Creative work5
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Officer
+44 (0)116 252 2265