Advanced Computer Science - MSc


University of Leeds School of Computing

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School of Computing

The School of Computing at the University of Leeds has a global reputation for teaching excellence, with over 700 students from 50 countries studying with us. We are members of the Alan Turing Institute, as well as having close links to the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics, Robotics Leeds, and Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics research groups.

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Full time September MSc 12 months full time

About the course

Explore advanced topics in computer science with this wide-ranging programme, which will equip you with the understanding and practical skills to succeed in a variety of careers.

Rooted in the established research strengths of the School of Computing, the programme will introduce topics like systems programming and algorithms before allowing you to specialise through your choice of modules.

You could look at emerging approaches to human interaction with computational systems, novel architectures such as clouds, or the rigorous engineering needed to develop cutting-edge applications such as large-scale data mining and social networks.

Building on your existing knowledge of computer science, you’ll develop the theoretical and practical skills required to design and implement larger, more

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in computer science. Other Computing based degrees may be considered on a case by case basis.

We require all applicants to have studied a breadth of relevant modules including significant programming, systems development, data structures and algorithms, with strong marks across all these modules.

Relevant work experience will also be considered.


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Vivian Igenewari

What it's like to study at Leeds
I had to do a lot of background reading in the first semester. The lecturers are very understanding and agreed to extra classes, revision and personal tutorship. The combination of both the personal and professional touch made the difference for me. Now I am in my second semester and I have a better understanding of the basic concepts required hence, my studies are generally going on seamlessly.

An MSc generally requires proper time management and you can be able to add extra-curricular activities to your schedule without adversely affecting the studies. Cloud Computing is a very practical course and I have been exposed to a cloud testbed that exists in the school where I have learnt quite a lot from.

The best aspects of studying at the university
The Student support team are great, they are always ready to answer the most trivial questions. I also enjoy all of the facilities on campus, including The Edge gym, libraries and the cafe's. The Leeds University Union has got a lot of Societiesto help when you need to relax, there are even programs for student-parents and their children!

Read the full case study here - https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/computing/dir-record/student-alumni-profiles/3447/vivian-igenewari?searchDirCategoryID=10007

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University of Leeds School of Computing

School of Computing

The School of Computing at the University of Leeds has a global reputation for teaching excellence, with over 700 students from 50 countries studying with us. We are members of the Alan Turing Institute, as well as having close links to the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics, Robotics Leeds, and Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics research groups.

Our active research environment ranges from fundamental advances in algorithms and our understanding of computation, through to highly applied research into new display technologies for clinical diagnosis, energy-efficient data centres, and profound insight into data through visualisation.

We are ranked 6th in the UK for Computer Science in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Our courses

A Masters degree can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Our courses reflect our research expertise in artificial intelligence, distributed computing, data analytics and high-performance graphics. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work giving you access to our specialist facilities.

We also contribute to the Data Science and Analytics MSc. The course combines expertise from the Schools of Computing, Geography and Mathematics with that of Leeds University Business School, allowing you to benefit from a range of data science perspectives and applications.


“I have thoroughly enjoyed living and studying in Leeds, a lively city that has a lot to offer in terms of experiences, social and professional opportunities. Living in Leeds for 4 years now, I still find new places to visit and activities to take part in."

“One of the most important skills I’ve gained from my course is the ability and confidence to conduct meaningful research in order to find a fitting approach to any problem I have to solve.”

Orestis Pourgourdis

Careers

The school’s Industrial Advisory Committee ensures our courses are up to date with the modern practices and techniques that will enable you to succeed in industry. We have long-established links with industry in the UK and overseas, which is one of the many reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by employers such as Apple, Dell, Ernst & Young, HSBC, IBM, the NHS and TomTom.

Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world.

For more information about our courses please visit our website.

Apply now to join us in 2021.

University of Leeds School of Computing