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Department of Computer Science Programme Catalogue 2022/23

TSCM-AFM39: MSc Computer Science

Leading to the award of:

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

[Page last updated: 03 October 2022]

Assessment Regulations
Applicable assessment regulations:
Applicable NFAAR appendices:
Appendix 11
Approved exemptions:
DAPS and exit awards:
TSCM-AFL39: PG Dip Computer Science
TSCM-AFC39: PG Cert Computer Science
Programme progression requirement:
Total taught and dissertation/project credits:
Taught credits: 60; Project credits: 30

Please consult your programme handbook or contact your Director of Studies for further information on assessment regulations

Year 1

Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
CM50258 Principles of programming 6 Credits
Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
CM50109 Software engineering 12 Credits
CM50259 Databases 3 Credits
CM50260 Foundations of computation 6 Credits
CM50261 Research seminar 3 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
CM50175 Research project preparation 6 Credits
CM50262 Functional programming 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 3 units from the following list:
Options should be chosen in consultation with the Director of Studies
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 6 Credits
CM50200 Mobile and pervasive systems 6 Credits
CM50205 Theory of human computer interaction 6 Credits
CM50210 Cryptography 6 Credits
CM50263 Artificial intelligence 6 Credits
CM50270 Reinforcement learning 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
CM50170 Dissertation 30 Credits


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  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
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