MSc Computer Science

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge of computer science to convert your first degree ready for a wide range of careers in technology.

This course is designed to match the growing need for graduates who are trained in one discipline and also skilled in computer science. You’ll gain a strong foundation in programming, software development and contemporary techniques in the industry.

Along with programming experience, the course gives you a broad overview of computer science, with opportunities to specialise in a number of different research areas.

Course highlights

  • Study in our research-led department giving opportunities for a wide-range of specialist projects, either proposed by you or suggested by supervisors. Recent examples of project areas include:
    • Intelligent agents
    • Autonomous aircraft control
    • 3D projection
    • Smartphone addiction
    • Human motion capture
  • Access our bespoke computer laboratory.
  • We have strong links to industry in the UK and abroad helping expose you to the latest ideas and technology.
  • Experience practical software development with real-world project scenarios.
  • Be part of a supportive postgraduate community in a beautiful world heritage city.

Project examples

The research expertise in the department allows for a wide-range of subjects for your final project at the end of the course. Recent examples from Computer Science students include:

  • An investigation into decoding speech and language processes from commercial EEG devices
  • An assessment of PRISM as an estimation heuristic for normative ABMs
  • How can the integration of symbolic and sub-symbolic techniques (Hybrid AI) enable explainable and transparent deep learning? - A taxonomy and roadmap

Career prospects

You’ll gain the knowledge and transferable skills for a career in a range of sectors from technology to banking, or for further study at PhD or EngD level. With computer science forming an essential part of a number of key industries, our MSc graduates are highly sought after by employers.

Graduates from the Department have gone on to work in companies including Amazon, JP Morgan and Tripadvisor in roles such as IT consultancy, software development, technology consultancy, Java development and back-end engineers.

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  • Principles of programming
  • Software engineering
  • Databases
  • Foundations of computation
  • Research seminar
  • Research project preparation
  • Functional programming
  • Dissertation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Theory of human computer interaction
  • Cryptography
  • Collaborative systems
  • Interactive communication design
  • Cybersecurity
  • Reinforcement learning
  • £28,300 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • September 2025

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time