Masters | Postgraduate Course - Computer Science MSc Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £9,250 Part time £4,650 International students 2018/19 Academic Year<br /> Full time £19,500 Part time £9,750
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Computer Science MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

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.

You will be able to shape your programme to match your interests and career ambitions, choosing modules from a range of areas, including the development of human– computer communications (dialogue systems), ubiquitous computing, applying interactive digital multimedia techniques, security and surveillance, and building decision-support tools for uncertain problems in various contexts (eg legal, medical, safety). 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.

This programme will:

  • 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.

Module details

 Semester 1

  •  Functional Programming
  •  Semi-Structured Data and Advanced Data Modelling

Select at least 2 from:

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

Semester 2

  •  Security and Authentication 
  •  Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis  

Select at least 2 from:

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

Semester 3

  •  Project

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

Entry Requirements

An upper second class degree is normally required, usually in electronic engineering, computer science, maths or a related discipline. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of equivalent industrial experience.

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

Queen Mary's Computer Science postgraduates go on to work in a wide variety of careers, mostly within IT and information services.

- £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)