Taught course

Computer Science

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with a minimum (2:1) degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a closely related subject and a high 2:1 in required modules. The required modules are:

  • at least one object-oriented modern programming language module (Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic);
  • at least one maths module;
  • at least one computing module (cryptography, software, data structures, databases, machine learning, web, networks).

Months of entry


Course content

This one year MSc Computer Science degree allows you to choose modules from our more specialist programmes including artificial intelligence, cyber security, signal processing, software engineering, and web science and technology and will provide the opportunity to deepen your understanding of one or more of these areas.

Computer science drives the fundamental technologies of today’s connected world. Modules on this course cover state of the art techniques, technologies, and supporting tools, and will expose you students to their applications in meeting emerging business and social needs, and solving challenging problems.

Take your place to set the agenda for tomorrow’s ever-changing digital future.

This umbrella programme allows you to choose modules from our more specialist programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science, Software Engineering, and Web Science and Technology. In semester one, you can cover the foundations of a number of these specialist areas, and for your other taught subjects you can choose specialist modules to deepen your understanding of one or more of these areas.

Information for international students

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630