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

Computer science drives the fundamental technologies of today’s connected world. On this wide-ranging MSc programme you'll be able to cover the foundations of a number of specialist areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software Engineering and Web Science. You can then choose from around 40 specialist modules to deepen your understanding of one or more of these areas.

The MSc in Computer Science is ideally suited if you have significant programming experience.

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
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