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Advanced Computer Science MSc

Course Description

On the MSc in Advanced Computer Science course you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in IT or related industries. The Advanced Computer Science course is for you if you are a Computer Science graduate or if you have gained experience of computing and programming in a different first degree. Willingness to work hard and an ability to problem solve are equally important for this MSc in Advanced Computer Science. The MSc in Advanced Computer Science course will develop the skills and knowledge you have gained from your first degree by broadening and deepening your knowledge of Computer Science through a variety of advanced modules and material.The MSc in Advanced Computer Science is accredited by the British Computer Society.

As a student on the MSc in Advanced Computer Science you will study compulsory modules in Research Methodology and Computer Science Project Development in addition to optional modules, covering a wide range of topics such as:

Advanced Database Systems
Artificial Intelligence Applications
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Concepts of Programming Languages
Critical Systems
Data Visualisation
Design Patterns and Generic Programming
Distributed Object Oriented Programming
Embedded Systems
Graphics Processor Programming
High Performance Computing in C/C++
Interaction Technologies: Hardware and Devices
Interaction Technologies: Lab and Field Work
Interaction Technologies: Seminars and Readings
Interactive Systems Design
IT Security: Theory and Practice
Logic for Computer Science
Mobile Interaction Design
Modelling and Verification Techniques
Relational and Object-Oriented Database Systems
Software Team Project
Software Testing
Writing Mobile Apps
Writing Web and Web Service Applications

On top of the modules you study, a further three months is spent undertaking a substantial research project within Computer Science under the supervision of an academic in the department. Projects are related to recent developments in Computer Science or research carried out by groups within the department.

Visit the Advanced Computer Science MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

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You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the Advanced Computer Science MSc is normally a 2.2 honours degree or above in Computer Science or related subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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