A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or strongly related discipline.
Months of entry
The MSc in Advanced Computer Science is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Computer Science. It offers students with a strong undergraduate background in Computer Science an opportunity to follow their interests in studying the subject at an advanced, research-led level. Students have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of modules in advanced topics including artifical intelligence, human computer interaction, networks and distributed systems, and software engineering. The course consists of two semesters with taught components followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.
- The course is designed to be flexible to allow students the freedom to pursue their own interests within computer science. Students are able to easily change to other specialist MSc programmes offered by the School.
- Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation and a substantial software development, leading to their dissertation, which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
- Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.
- Students who develop a strong interest in one of the following areas can easily change to the relevant specialist MSc during their studies, provided they complete appropriate modules: Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Communications Systems or Software Engineering.
The taught portion of the MSc programme includes eight modules: two compulsory and six optional from a wide range available. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes. Most modules are assessed through practical coursework exercises and examinations. Class sizes typically range from 10 to 50 students.
All students are assigned an advisor who meets with them at the start of the year to discuss module choices and is available to assist with any academic difficulties during the year. A designated member of staff provides close supervision for the MSc project and dissertation.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue, which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
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