Taught course

Advanced Distributed Systems

University of Leicester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The presence of software applications as components of many different kinds of systems is increasing at an unprecedented pace. Software is now required to operate in a distributed way across heterogeneous platforms, while relying on networks that cannot always be trusted. The pressure to develop applications that can run in such environments with guaranteed levels of quality of service has led to new methods, architectures and techniques. Such is the focus of this advanced MSc.

All of our Computer Science MSc degrees are available with an optional (usually paid) industry placement. If you take a 'with Industry' degree, your qualification will be 'MSc in Advanced Distributed Systems with Industry'.

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 from website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months


full time
12-16 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