Computer science has permeated every aspect of our lives. Our innovative MSc course is driven by our cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, which puts our students at the forefront of the discipline.
The course enables you to develop the skills needed by professionals in many areas of applied computer science, from bioinformatics and adaptive systems to multimedia and high performance computing. In addition to studying a core curriculum, you can choose from a range of optional modules to suit your interests.
Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from our ever-growing partnership with national and international industry. You’ll learn from industry experts’ first-hand experience, broadening your career-based skillset and enhancing your employability. Recent graduates have secured prestigious employment in areas such as the growing industrial and financial HPC market, but the course also provides a strong foundation for further research.
As one of the most established departments in the UK, our focus is on the principles and underpinnings of computer science, an understanding of which will ensure you are able to adapt to change and new developments throughout your career. This long-term view is a key reason why our courses enjoy enduring success with many of the world's foremost employers.
The course has two components - a taught component and a dissertation. The taught component will allow you to acquire expertise and industrially relevant technical skills in cutting edge areas of computer science, including agent based systems, high performance systems, game theory and bioinformatics, as well as experience of project management, academic writing and scientific method.
The taught component is complemented by a dissertation project, undertaken primarily in the second half of your course, which offers the opportunity to specialise and explore areas of interest in greater depth. Your dissertation may be entirely research focussed or directed towards the application of advanced topics. Crucially, there is always scope for commercial support from a wide range of industrial partners, giving you the chance to establish industrial links during your course.