This MSc will give you specialist knowledge in the design, implementation and use of computing systems ranging from the components of a single processor to computer networks as vast as the internet.
You will gain a solid foundation in theoretical understanding and learn a wide variety of practical techniques that you could use in varied career settings.
You follow two taught semesters of lectures, tutorials, project work and written assignments, after which you will learn research methods before individual supervision for your project and dissertation.
You will choose a 'specialist area' within the programme, which will determine the choice of your optional courses. The specialist areas are:
Analytical and Scientific Databases
Computer Systems, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing
Theoretical Computer Science
Cyber Security and Privacy
Informatics Research Review
Informatics Project Proposal
Introduction to Java Programming (for students who do not already meet the programming requirements for the taught masters)
There are more than 50 optional courses to choose from, such as:
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning
Parallel Programming Languages and Systems
Software Architecture, Process and Management
Algorithmic Game Theory and its Applications
Through this programme you will develop specialist, advanced skills in the development, construction and management of advanced computer systems. You will gain practical experience and a thorough theoretical understanding of the field making you attractive to a wide range of employers or preparing you for further academic study. Recent graduates are now working in a variety of computing roles such as software or systems, developers and engineers, analysts and applications developers for companies including Cisco, Toshiba, Microsoft, Athlon, Skyscanner, Amazon, BT, Total, Honeywell and JPMorgan Chase.