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Advanced Computer Science
MSc or PGDip or PGCert
Our Advanced Computer Science course has been designed in response to the growing need from industry for graduates that are equipped with the skills to manage and solve complex projects.
This course is for recent graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry. You will gain a qualification which develops your expertise and prepares you for career advancement. Our modules are designed to introduce you to important evolving trends in Advanced Computer Science, such as:
- Distributed Computing,
- Cyber Security
- and Machine Learning.
By studying this course at Oxford Brookes, you will be part of a diverse and truly international postgraduate community.
The course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will have maximum flexibility and choice in your studies with our modular course-unit design.
You can update your skills as a computing industry professional with our Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Advanced Computer Science. You will concentrate on the taught element of our degree.
There is also the option of completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Computer Science research project.
We have a vibrant and growing research community with a wide range of activities:
- model-driven system design
- empirical software engineering
- web technologies
- cloud computing and big data
- digital forensics
- computer vision.
Staff and students collaborate on projects supported by the EPSRC, the EU, the DTI, and several major UK companies. Our course design is informed by state-of-the-art research undertaken in the school.
Research areas and clusters
- artificial intelligence and vision research group
- communications, media and electronic technologies group (COMET)
- cognitive robotics group
- applied formal methods
- applied software engineering
- advanced reliable computer systems group (ARCoS)
- cyber security.
After you graduate
Graduates of this course are employed across a whole range of careers from development roles in small software houses, to the activities of IT departments in large, multinational corporations, to more specialist roles for providers of IT and telecommunications services.
- technical roles, including software design and development
- specialist product support
- infrastructure and security management roles.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.