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MSc Advanced Computer Science


Course Description

This is a high quality course aimed at imparting advanced knowledge across a broad range of Computer Science and offering training in advanced skills. It is suitable for those who wish to enhance their computing skills in order to improve their contribution to IT-related industry or to pursue R&D in academia or industry. There are two entry routes into this course: (1) for those who have studied a substantial amount of Computer Science and (2) a foundation route for others with a good degree in Science or Engineering. See 'Entry Requirements' for further details.

A student following the Advanced Computer Science course chooses two from about a dozen themes, each of which combines two related course units that build on top of each other. Certain combinations are integrated into specialised 'pathways' . A student who opts to follow the pathways will have the pathway specialism included in their degree certificate.

Pathways available

Advanced Web Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Systems Engineering
Data and Knowledge Management
Information Management
Multi-core Computing
Digital Biology
Semantic Technologies
Software Engineering

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Kilburn Scholarship - 5 Awards

The Kilburn Scholarships are in memory of Tom Kilburn, who in 1948 designed and built the world's first stored program computer here in Manchester. They are awarded on academic merit to home/EU or international students who we believe have the skills and aptitude to help the help the School build on Kilburn’s legacy of achievement and innovation.The award is available to self funded students, and to partially funded students where the sponsorship is insufficient to cover the total academic tuition fee. The award is in the form of a remission of fees up to the value of £2,000. Should students leave prior to the completion of the programme they will be required to refund the award in full.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

The School of Computer Science has 5 Postgraduate Kilburn Scholarships available to students studying on a full time MSc taught programme in the School of Computer Science.

Application Procedure

Students who apply to the School of Computer Science are automatically considered for a Kilburn Scholarship based on their academic performance. There is no additional application process.

Further Information

http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding/



Entry Requirements

We require a First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content. Applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission. All students are required to be proficient in spoken and written English. See website for accepted qualifications.

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