This MSc is for students who already have a first degree in computer science or a related subject. It will help you to gain expertise with more advanced material in a range of specialist areas and covers both theory and practical application. It is suitable preparation for either a career in industry or a PhD. 

The Department of Computer Science is very active in research, including major research groups in cryptography and intelligent systems. Staff have good links with leading researchers and industrial partners internationally.

Skilled professionals and researchers, who are able to apply these technologies to current problems and thereby push the limits of what computers can effectively do, are in high demand in today’s job market.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

You will have a wide choice of taught units, which are based around specialised themes such as intelligent systems, robotics and high-performance computing. These units are studied between September and mid-June. 

The flexible structure allows you to shape the programme to suit your interests and career aspirations. You will decide which units to take in consultation with the programme director, informed by your previous experience. Please note that unit combinations will be subject to timetabling constraints.

After completing the taught units, you will work on a project between mid-June and late September. The project consists of researching, planning and implementing a major piece of work. The project must contain a significant scientific or technical component and will usually involve software development.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Advance Computing.

Student Destinations

This flexible programme allows you to cover both the theory and practical applications of the areas of the subject you are interested in. You can design the MSc to suit your future career and study plans, either for a role in industry or to pursue a PhD.


We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time£11,000 Overseas: full-time £21,700 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £14,150

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 per cent or above (or international equivalent) in computer science or a related discipline. Good programming skills are also required. Strong performance in data structures and discrete maths is also expected.

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