Taught course

Computer Science

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree in computer science or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline. You will require significant programming experience to undertake this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Computer science drives the fundamental technologies of today’s connected world. Suited to candidates with significant programming experience, this umbrella programme covers the foundations of a range of specialisms as well as providing the opportunity to deepen your understanding of one or more of these areas through a range of optional modules.

Semester one: Computer Vision; Designing Usable and Accessible Technologies; Evolution of Complexity; Foundations of Artificial Intelligence; Foundations of Cyber Security; Foundations of Data Science; Foundations of Web Science; Implementing Cyber Security; Intelligent Agents; Machine Learning; Robotic Systems; Software Engineering and Cyber Security; Software Modelling Tools and Techniques for Critical Systems; Software Project Management and Development; Topics in Computer Science; Web Development.

Semester two: Advanced Computer Networks; Advanced Computer Vision; Mobile Applications Development; Advanced Databases; Advanced Intelligent Agents; Advanced Machine Learning; Automated Code Generation; Automated Software Verification; Biological Inspired Robotics; Biometrics; Computational Biology; Computational Finance; Cryptography; Data Mining; Data Visualisation; E-Business Strategy; Further Web Science; Game Design and Development; Image Processing; Open Data Innovation; Secure Systems; Semantic Web Technologies; Simulation Modelling for Computer Science; The Science of Online Social Networks.

three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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