The MSc in Computer Science is for graduates from a different discipline interested in a career in computer science.
Why study computer science with us?
Computing underpins much of our professional and personal lives. There is a growing need for individuals trained in one discipline who are also skilled in computer science.
If you are a graduate with a non-computing first degree then our MSc will:
- provide you with a sound foundation in practical and theoretical aspects of computer science
- help you change career, with skills desirable to a huge number of industries
- enhance your employability with transferable skills
- prepare you for PhD study
No prior background in computer science is necessary.
What will I learn?
Semester one offers a broad overview of computer science through a series of core units.
Semester two focusses on advanced and emerging areas of computer science. You will have the opportunity to specialise in one or more areas of the discipline.
The final semester is for your dissertation. You will:
- demonstrate the knowledge, skills and reflective insights you have have gained
- apply them to the investigation and/or development of new software systems.
Visit the Department of Computer Science (http://www.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci/
) for further information on the department.
Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/graduate-school/taught-programmes/msc-computer-science/index.html
The programme covers three semesters.
In the first semester we immerse students in the practical and theoretical foundations of the discipline.
In the second semester we build upon these foundations allowing students to specialise in one or more areas of the discipline.
The third semester is dedicated to a dissertation. Students combine their acquired knowledge to produce a novel software element or conduct novel research and critique their achievements. Please visit our research pages for a an overview of our research (http://www.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci/research/
Opportunities are extensive and we expect our graduates to move into computing careers in the leading:
- computer companies
- IT consultancy firms
- educational establishments
About the department
The new Department of Computer Science began life in August 2001, emerging from the Computing Group of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. It is a research-led department with a strong record in interdisciplinary research and postgraduate teaching.
Our Masters programmes are designed to give you a wide range of knowledge so that you can build a career in the fast-moving industry of computing. The programmes are taught by recognised experts in each field, offering you, the student, a cutting-edge experience and a qualification which is both academic and commercially relevant. You will be exposed to the latest science and technology in your chosen specialist area, to complement previously-gained knowledge and skills from your undergraduate degree.
The Department supports a strategic range of computer science research at PhD level and beyond. Our main research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Visual Computing, Mathematical Foundations, and Intelligent Systems. Research is pursued both in fundamental theoretical development and a range of application areas.
EngD in Digital Media
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Digital Media is an alternative to the traditional PhD for students who want a career in industry. A four-year programme combines PhD-level research projects with taught courses, and students spend about 75% of their time working directly with a company.
Facilities and equipment
LAN and WAN, state-of-the-art HCI laboratory, audio laboratory.
International and industrial links
The Department has active collaborations with academics in leading universities in Europe, Australasia, the USA and Japan. Strong links with industry, e.g. HP labs, Airbus, Qinetiq, Westland, Toshiba and Vodafone.
High employment records for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Good links with employers
Find out more about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci/
Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/graduate-school/taught-programmes/how-to-apply/
First degree (UK 1st or 2:1 or international equivalent) in any academic discipline or a 2:2 in computer science. A level maths (or international equivalent) or one mathematics unit at Bachelor's level. Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent.