Masters | Postgraduate Course - Computer Science MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,500 full-time; £5,250 part-time International: £23,700 full-time
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Computer Science MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The MSc Computer Science is an advanced programme for graduates and professionals. It focuses on the latest techniques and technologies, teaching you how to apply these to complex contemporary problems across the breadth of society.

You will be able to engage with the latest developments from a range of Computer Science topics with leading academics in the field. Course content draws directly upon our particular research strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performance computing and networks, and cyber-security.

This MSc is career-focused, with an emphasis on postgraduate training. You will develop a wide range of important skills such as team-working, coding, independent research and problem solving. This course is particularly suited to those looking to continue in academia or use their expertise commercially in any sector.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ECMM427 Group Development Project 30
  • ECMM453 Computer Science Research Project 60

Optional modules
Select 90 credits:

  • ECMM408 Logic, Ontology, and Knowledge Representation 15
  • ECMM409 Nature-Inspired Computation 15
  • ECMM410 Research Methodology 15
  • ECMM423 Evolutionary Computation & Optimisation 15
  • ECMM424 Computer Modelling and Simulation 15
  • ECMM426 Computer Vision 15
  • ECMM434 Machine Learning and Statistical Modelling 15
  • ECMM439 Social Networks and Text Analysis 15
  • ECMM440 High Performance Computing and Data Architectures 15
  • ECMM445 Learning from Data 15
  • ECMM7XX M-level modules in Mathematics 15
  • ECM34XX ECM34xx modules in Computer Science upto 30 credits 30
  • BEMM129 Digital Business Models 15

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be required to have at least a 2:1 degree in a numerate subject, and must be able to show evidence of good programming ability in recognised modern computer languages.

Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. 

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Computer Science is at the forefront of technology and innovation. With connectivity at the heart of society, there is an increasing need for graduates who are able to understand the latest techniques and technology to negotiate problems. Huge opportunities exist for the businesses and individuals who can solve these problems using the latest technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performing computing and cyber security.