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Advanced Computer Science
PGDip or PGCert or MSc
Our Advanced Computer Science MSc / PGDip / PGCert will help you to develop a diverse range of skills to produce solutions in the complex projects increasingly widespread in industry. These projects include:
- web technology combining networking, human computer interface and intelligent systems
- high speed networks using concepts from artificial intelligence requiring intelligent front ends.
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 you'll have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice by taking an optional, one year placement.
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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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will have maximum flexibility and choice in your studies with our modular course-unit design.
You have the option of working in industry for a year in the middle of your course to gain valuable workplace experience.
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.