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Advanced Computer Science, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Advanced Computer Science degree offered at Aberystwyth University  has a strong research focus on techniques and applications of intelligent systems, working with many major companies.

Overview

Advanced Computer Science degree offered at Aberystwyth University is designed to meet the needs of both students wanting a foundation for a career in research, and those wanting to expand on their skills to accelerate their industrial career.

Contemporary software is frequently developed to function in distributed systems.  Applications are deployed across multiple computers, interacting to provide services and to solve problems in a distributed way.  This Masters course is suitable for students intending to pursue a career in the software industry, and is a qualifying Masters Degree for Chartered Engineer status.  It can also lead to a career in research.

Assessment:

The taught part of the course is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. The subsequent successful submission of your research dissertation leads to the award of an MSc.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Advanced Software Engineering 
  • Agile Software Development Project 
  • Fundamentals Of Intelligent Systems 
  • Internet Technologies 
  • Modelling, Managing And Securing Data 
  • MSC Project 
  • Statistical Concepts, Methods And Tools 
  • The Object Oriented Programming Paradigm 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this MSc is a second class honours in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related subject.  

This should include programming in a language like Java, C or C++.  Sometimes it may be possible to substitute industrial experience (supplemented by preliminary study) for these academic qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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