This programme is an advanced computer science course that also introduces core management theories and skills to an audience of scientists and engineers who already possess a good foundation in programming. It will improve your ability to solve advanced computational problems by gaining knowledge of data structures, design quantitative analysis of algorithms and their applications and implementation.
• Unrivalled location in the heart of London giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the BCS Chartered Institute for IT, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
• Equips graduates with practical techniques and implementation skills for solving advanced computational problems.
• Develops critical awareness and appreciation of the changing role of computing in society, motivating graduates to pursue continuing professinoal development and further research.
• Access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling students to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in advanced computing and related fields.
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This programme provides students with systematic knowledge and experience of the theoretical foundations and practice of computing at an advanced level. It is built around taught core modules such as Algorithm Design and Analysis, Data Structures and their Implementation in C++, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, which are complemented by a wide range of optional modules for multimedia, optimisation, string processing and the web. The programme also prepares students to take on certain, more senior roles in industry that require specialist management knowledge and problem solving skills related to Advanced Computing. The final part of the programme is an individual project which is closely linked with the Department's research activities.
- Course purpose
For graduates in computer science, mathematics, science or engineering with good knowledge of computer programming, this MSc will enhance your ability to solve advanced computational problems and impart skills necessary for algorithm implementation within the context of software development and with core management theories. Research for your individual project will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.
- Course format and assessment
Lectures; tutorials; seminars; laboratory sessions; optional career planning workshops. Assessed through: coursework; written examinations; final project report.
Via the Department’s Careers Programme, students are able to network with top employers and obtain advice on how to enhance career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to have very successful careers in general software consultancy companies, in specialised software development companies and in IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Their jobs involve specialist programming and problem solving as well more conventional software development, maintenance and project management roles. Our graduates have also entered into academic and industrial research in software engineering, bioinformatics, algorithms and computer networks.
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Minimum requirements:Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, or a joint degree in two such subjects.Competence in a high level programming language such as Pascal, C, C++, Java, etc, to the level expected at the end of the first year of a BSc honours degree in computer science.Alternative qualifications:We may consider applicants with a lower degree classification where substantial relevant work experience can be demonstrated.Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website