Department of Computer Science

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MSc programmes

 We offer the following MSc programmes:

Our Masters courses are available as a one year intensive degree. With the exception of the MSc Computer Science and MSc Data Science they all have an professional placement option which extends that to 24 months. The paid placement provides practical experience in an industrial or commercial environment where you can apply knowledge and skills gained within the MSc taught programme.

After nine months of the taught component, students undertaking placements will work on a project while in paid employment for 12 months, before returning to complete their research project. Those not taking a placement will complete a three month project at the University after completing their nine months' of taught units.

Placements cannot be guaranteed, however anyone applying for the placement option that is unsuccessful in securing an assignment with an employer can still complete the 12 month version of the programme.

The Programmes

Play the video Computer Science MSc students talk about their MSc programmes.

Employment opportunities are very wide. Many companies have employed or are interested in employing our masters students, including:

  • Web Usability Partnership
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Electronic Arts
  • Nomura
  • Goldman Sachs
  • OC Robotics
  • Nokia
  • PayPal
  • PriceWaterhouseCooper

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will encounter a variety of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem classes and project work. This is an advanced programme and it is expected that you devote a significant amount of time to self-directed learning and to evaluating facts in order to develop critical thinking. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including coursework, written examination and the research project.

Research Project

The research project is an exciting opportunity to work one-to-one with an internationally-leading academic on a research project chosen to suit your interests. This is your chance to show what you as an individual can achieve and is an exciting way to bring your study to its conclusion.