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MSc Advanced Computing Science

Course Description

The rapid development of computing is prompting graduates to further their knowledge by pursuing a Master of Science course. An increasing amount of practitioners are also seeking to expand their expertise and strengthen their skills in current research. This is a perfect degree for those aspirations.


This flexible programme covers a broad spectrum of computing, reflecting the research interests and specialist knowledge of the School of Computing Science at UEA.


The course offers greater flexibility than our other more specialised MSc courses, allowing you to focus on your chosen area of research within the School of Computing Science. Other modules are designed to complement your specialty and widen your knowledge. You will also develop enhanced technical and analytical skills in your chosen area of specialisation. Some project work may be undertaken with companies, which could involve paid placement.


The School of Computing Science at UEA maintains close ties with industry professionals, with many of the student assignments directly seeking solutions to real world problems. The School utilises its internationally recognised research commercially, and graduates of this course often use taught technical and entrepreneurial skills to fulfil influential roles within the local and international community.


The programme will prepare you for further education, such as a PhD, to pursue a career in industrial or academic research. Your job prospects as a graduate will depend on your specialist subject but can include opportunities in consultancy, software development, project management, web services designer or programmer. Computer scientists are highly sought after, well paid and work in extremely diverse environments. Your professional future may be within international businesses, government agencies and research institutions.

Visit the MSc Advanced Computing Science page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Faculty of Science Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Faculty of Science Scholarships are offered to students studying in the following subject areas:Biological Sciences
Computing Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies depending on award


On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Application Procedure

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.To find the Faculty of Science scholarships and funding opportunities that concern you in greater detail, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to students with a good first degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in Computer Science or similar subject, or those with equivalent qualifications and experience.

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