Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Computer Science

University of Portsmouth · School of Computing

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Master contemporary tools and frameworks used to solve real problems of the modern world in this MSc Computer Science. You'll build on your scientific curiosity and technical understanding with a powerful toolkit of skills and knowledge across data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing and networking.

As you learn to analyse and implement complex computer systems, you'll explore the ways your technical skills and knowledge of theory can align with future trends. You'll be prepared for senior roles in industries including software, commerce, medicine or finance, or you could go into further computing research in universities or business.

You'll study with academic staff who are undertaking funded research in their fields of expertise, and can contribute to their projects through your work. You'll also have access to a network of professional computer scientists through their industry contacts, and your fellow students.

When you graduate, you'll bring a critical understanding of current developments to your chosen industry, ready to progress or enter your computer science career. In a market seeking professionals with advanced technical expertise, you'll be set to steer a path through future developments, and to shape those developments in line with your vision for tomorrow.

Course highlights

  • Use modern, industry-standard equipment and software in our computing and networking laboratories
  • Access a private cloud infrastructure
  • Prepare for technical and managerial roles in multiple industries
  • Cover a range of computer science topics, without compromising on in-depth understanding
  • Explore the latest innovations within the field, through research-informed lectures and dissertations aligned to current funded research projects

What you'll study

  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Intelligent Data And Text Analytics
  • Masters Project
  • Parallel Programming
  • Quantum Computing

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12, 18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University Admissions Centre
+44 (0)23 9284 5566