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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.
How to apply
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Questions about fees?
The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org. For approximate fee levels of the placement year see the placement fee above.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
|Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.||Typically £0-200|
Library fines (for late returns or lost books)
|£1-35 per book|
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All 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.
Students on this course can be involved with research in the following research groups:
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.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.