Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Reading · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in computing or a related discipline or relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop in-depth knowledge on the analysis of data, data-driven knowledge discovery and advanced computing for Big Data.

This course is aimed at graduates in disciplines related to Computer Science and to IT professionals and data analysts, with part-time and flexible teaching modes available. You also have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus programme, which involves placements in other EU research institutes.

You will have access to PC labs, a library, remote connection to a virtual network, a virtual reality environment, and big data computing clusters.

Our specialist areas of research include:

  • Big data analytics and its applications in various areas, such as remotely sensed data analysis/interpretation, weather forecasting, communication data stream analysis.
  • Computational vision and its applications in visual surveillance, border control and security, machine learning for image/video based prediction and classification.
  • Cloud computing: data security and network security.

This course offers strong career prospects as Big Data Analytics is the next frontier for innovation competition and productivity.

Qualification and course duration


60 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team