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Advanced Computer Science (MSc)

Course Description

This programme includes taught modules on core Computer Science topics to provide a broad base upon which to conduct a large-scale research dissertation. Students can choose to undertake their project under the supervision of academics across a wide portfolio of research areas and interests.

With small group sizes and leading teaching facilities this programme will appeal to a broad range of potential students who wish to specialise in, for example, image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics and theoretical computer science.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/computer-science/advanced-computer-science/

Programme modules

Taught Modules:
- Advanced Programming
- Building Secure Networks
- Computer Vision and Embedded Systems
- Cryprography and Secure Systems
- Robotics and Intelligent Systems
- Research Methods
- Project Preparation
- Wireless Networks
- Individual Project

Module delivery

Full-time MSc programmes are of 12 months duration. Modules are based over two 15 week semesters with the rest of the 12 months spent on a guided personal research project. Many of our students undertake industry-oriented projects.

The intensive 2-3 week module teaching structure may appeal to those in employment who wish to study on a part-time basis. To maintain the relevance of previous study, part-time students are recommended to complete the programme in as short a time as possible, although up to seven years is permitted for the MSc.

Modules listed are correct at the time of publication, however, we continually review content, so modules may change.


Taught modules, with a total modular weight of 120 credits, assessed by coursework and in-class tests.
Dissertation Project: 60 credits.

Careers and further study

With module content influenced by industry, and specialist equipment supporting experiential learning, the MSc Advanced Computer Science is designed to support future careers in both industry and academia.

Sponsorships, Scholarships and Bursaries

The Department awards University Scholarships and Department Bursaries to a number of highly qualified students. External funding may also be available.

Why choose computer science at Loughborough?

We form a lively community within a stimulating learning and working environment, and regularly welcome visiting lecturers and researchers who contribute to the intellectual and social life of the Department, now housed in the multi-million pound refurbished Haslegrave Building.

The Quality Assurance Agency has given the Department the highest available commendation for the standard of its teaching provision.

- Facilities
Our departmental facilities and student support services offer the best all-round experience for learning, enhancing employability and expanding skills desirable outside University life.
Students have 24-hour exclusive access to computer laboratories, including a dedicated MSc laboratory, supported by a team of systems specialists, and our virtual learning environment provides online access to lectures and other material.

- Research
Our research not only helps to keep the curriculum up to date, but also gives students the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with industry partners.

- Career Prospects
Our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers within a diverse range of organisations, including Google, Credit Suisse, Ocado, Rolls-Royce, Winton Capital and AVG Technologies.

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/computer-science/advanced-computer-science/

Visit the Advanced Computer Science (MSc) page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Anthony Adole

A fascinating part of my course was building an embedded system in the Computer Vision, robotics and wireless sensor modules.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second class degree (2:2) in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking

Course Fees

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