This programme includes taught modules on core Computer Science topics to provide a broad base upon which to conduct a large-scale research dissertation. Students can choose to undertake their project under the supervision of academics across a wide portfolio of research areas and interests.

Programme information

A postgraduate degree not only deepens your knowledge; it also enables you to specialise, build your research skills and gives you a qualification that can propel your career opportunities.

Our MSc programmes have been developed with input from UK and international organisations, ensuring their commercial relevance and equipping students with the practical skills sought by employers.  Indeed, our strong links with industry put us at the forefront of technological development and provide excellent employment opportunities for students.

Students will have 24-hour exclusive access to computer labs, including a designated MSc laboratory, supported by a team of systems specialists, while our research not only informs the curriculum, but also provides opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry partners.

Graduates have gone on to enjoy careers within a diverse range of organisations, including Google, Credit Suisse, Ocado, Rolls-Royce, Winton Capital and AVG Technologies.

The Quality Assurance Agency has given the Department the highest available commendation for the standard of its teaching provision.

With small group sizes and leading teaching facilities this programme will appeal to a broad range of potential students who wish to specialise in, for example, image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics and theoretical computer science.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials and computer-based self-managed materials in combination with laboratory exercises as applicable. You will work on an individual or group basis as applicable, which may be supported by written or computer based materials and communications, and you will also need to allow time for additional private study and preparation of coursework assignments.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:


Taught Modules
  • Advanced Programming
  • Building Secure Networks
  • Computer Vision and Embedded Systems
  • Cryprography and Secure Systems
  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems
  • Research Methods
  • Project Preparation
  • Wireless Networks
  • Individual Project

Student Destinations

With module content influenced by industry, and specialist equipment supporting experiential learning, the MSc Advanced Computer Science is designed to support future careers in both industry and academia.


UK/EU £6,600; International £18,950

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second class degree (2:2) in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking

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