Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Sussex · School of Informatics

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in computing, science, mathematics or engineering with significant computing experience are ideally suited to this course. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc equips you to work with tomorrow’s computer systems. Platforms may be mobile, embedded, distributed, cloud-based or multicore, and require new techniques to make software efficient, correct and reliable. Networks may be wired or wireless, ad hoc or highly planned, high bandwidth or slow and unreliable – and overlaid with various applications and social connections.

Computers are becoming aware of their surroundings: who is using them, where they are, what interfaces are available, how much energy they consume and the semantics of the data they process. Together these advances lead to challenges of a scale that dwarfs the problems computer science has solved up to now.

In order to meet these challenges successfully, computing needs skilled scientists to be involved in system design. This course connects with research in the Department of Informatics, while retaining very practical links with software engineering and advanced networking issues, and offers options in areas including multimedia, web systems, security and business.

Information for international students

For overseas entrance requirements, please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/1572/33207#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678195