Masters | Postgraduate Course - Mathematics and Computer Science MSc Course Details within University of Leeds

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UK/EU fees: £10,000 (total). International fees: £21,000 (total)
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Mathematics and Computer Science MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time

This interdisciplinary Masters degree provides you with a broad background in some mainstream and modern aspects of mathematics and computer science. You’ll be introduced to sophisticated techniques at the forefront of both disciplines.

The programme combines teaching and research from the School of Mathematics and the School of Computing. Based on the Schools’ complementary research strengths the programme follows two main strands:

- Algorithms and complexity theory
- Numerical methods and parallel computing

Module details

Optional modules

  • Machine Learning 10 credits
  • Combinatorial Optimisation 10 credits
  • Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory 10 credits
  • MSc Project 60 credits
  • Bio-Inspired Computing 15 credits
  • Algorithms 15 credits
  • Advanced Distributed Systems 15 credits
  • Parallel and Concurrent Programming 15 credits
  • Mobile Application Development 15 credits
  • Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning 15 credits

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in mathematics or computer science (with a substantial mathematics component), or equivalent.

Student Destinations

This MSc will provide you with both technical and transferrable skills. It will also offer you excellent preparation for doctoral research in mathematics or computer science or related subjects. On completion of the degree you can progress onto a wide range of opportunities including:

- PhD in Mathematics, or in Computer Science
- Careers in Computing and Industries which require algorithmic tools, such as transport infrastructure, health informatics, computational biology, artificial intelligence, Internet-related services and products (e.g. search engines).
- Many other careers (e.g. in Finance) where a mathematics background is valued.

In collaboration with both industrial and academic partners, our research has resulted in computational techniques, and software, that has been widely applied. Our industry links are extensive and include companies such as Google, Yahoo, Akamai, Microsoft, and Tracsis, as well as the NHS.