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MSc Computer Science by Research

Course Description

(One year full-time, two years part-time)

Our MSc in Computer Science by Research involves an extended (one-year) individual research project carried out as part of one of our established research groups, combined with selected taught modules.

This programme offers you the chance to undertake an advanced masters programme through an extended research project. The programme is suitable for outstanding students who have an interest in advanced research-based study in one of our research specialisms: Computer Vision; Interaction, Media and Communication; Risk Information Management; Computer Science Theory.

The MSc by Research programme will give you solid theoretical and practical research competences in your chosen field of study and will enhance your employability. Successful completion of the programme may also provide a route to further study at doctoral level or for a research and development position in industry.
Programme outline

You will join one of our research groups, taking four selected taught modules and completing an extended research project. You will have the opportunity to develop further research and technical skills and to be able to demonstrate a level of independence that is greater than developed on a purely taught programme.

All students are required to take written examinations in May/June. The MSc requires that a satisfactory research project should be completed. A mark of 50 per cent or more must be attained in all components.

Visit the MSc Computer Science by Research page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Student Profiles

QMUL International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards - 20+ Awards

In recognition of the important investment that overseas postgraduate students are making in their education, Queen Mary is pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards for 2017 entry. These awards are for the value of £5,000 and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best postgraduate students from overseas.International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. They apply to all postgraduate taught courses offered by the following Schools:- School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
- School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Engineering and Materials Science
- School of Physics and Astronomy
- School of Mathematical Sciences (MSc Network Science only)If you are awarded the £5,000 scholarship it will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. You must be able to finance the remainder of your tuition fees and living expenses.Students who take an industrial placement year as part of a two year MSc will not receive a scholarship during this year in industry.

Value of Scholarship(s)



- You must have achieved a UK First Class Bachelor’s degree or an overseas equivalent.
- You must be eligible to pay overseas tuition fees.
- This scheme is available only to students who apply for and enrol in an eligible course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the 2017/18 academic year.
- You must not be in receipt of any other College scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source, eg Chevening.
Please visit the website for full eligibility details

Application Procedure

There is no need to complete a separate application form to be considered for an International Science and Engineering Excellence Award. Students will be considered for an award on the basis of the information they provide in their online application to Queen Mary. Successful candidates will be informed of their award via email notification from the Science and Engineering Faculty Office.

Further Information



QMUL HESPAL Scholarships - Single Award

HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has one HESPAL scholarship available across all our masters degrees, which covers tuition fees, pre-departure briefing from the British Council, arrival allowances, thesis allowances, and a monthly allowance to cover living expenses. The scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.The scholarship is limited to a period of up to 12 months and cannot be extended beyond 12 months.The priority areas of study for Palestinian universities are likely to include (but are not limited to): Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law; Management; Environmental Studies; Water Management; Nursing; TSOL; Human Resources; Economics; Literature; Linguistics; IT; Science programs; Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure; Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies; MA Energy Management; Energy Conservation; Sustainable Energy; ICT; Nanotechnologies and Energy; Educational Technology; Special Educational Needs.

Value of Scholarship(s)



- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.
- Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities.
- Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK).
- Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year.
- Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
For full eligibility details, please visit the website

Application Procedure

The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 Janurary 2017. Please visit the website for full application information

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You should possess a good honours degree (minimum upper second class) in a relevant subject. In your application you should identify the relevant research group. Offers are subject to the agreement of a suitable research proposal. For international students we require English language qualifications IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 92 (internet based).

Last Updated

01 August 2017

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