The demand for better products and commercial services drives the search for creative solutions using computing-based systems, and has established a critical dependence between computing and practically every industry and sector. This flexible programme offers a broad range of advanced study options, reflecting the emerging technologies in industry.

This is a multidisciplinary programme and, in addition to pure computer science modules, you may choose options where computer science intersects with other fields and builds on your first degree.

  • Allow you to personalise your programme through a wide range of employment-relevant module choices.
  • Build your links with industry and potential employers, we have excellent links with industry, working together on commercial and research projects.

Study Details:

MSc 2 years Thick Sandwich

Module Details:

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Functional Programming (15 credits)
  • Semi-Structured Data and Advanced Data Modelling (15 credits)

Select 2 from:

  • Machine Learning (15 credits)
  • Design for Human Interaction (15 credits)
  • Natural Language Processing (15 credits)
  • Big Data Processing (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (15 credits)

Semester 2

  • Security and Authentication (15 credits)
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis (15 credits)

Select 2 from:

  • Mobile Services (15 credits)
  • Business Technology Strategy (15 credits)
  • Interactive Systems Design (15 credits)
  • The Semantic Web (15 credits)
  • Information Retrieval (15 credits)
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
  • Data Analytics (15 credits)
  • Parallel Computing (15 credits)
  • Distributed Systems (15 credits)

Semester 3
(must take and pass)

  • Project (60 credits)

Year 2
(must take and pass)

  • Industrial Placement Project

Please note that elective modules are subject to availability, timetabling constraints and may be subject to change.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Student Destinations

– £37,166 – is average salary of our postgraduates on completing their course
– 400+ employees and training organisations visited the campus last year
– 325+ students placed into 45 local charities under our award-winning QProjects scheme (Guardian employability initiative of the year 2014)


Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Thick Sandwich £9,250 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Thick Sandwich £19,500

Entry Requirements

You should have a good Honours degree (first or upper-second class honours) in electronic engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of equivalent industrial experience.

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