Drawing on the School’s international research reputation, you will have the opportunity to select from a broad range of advanced modules to reflect your own interests. You will also undertake your own software-development or summer project (which may be research-focused) to deepen your knowledge even further within the Advanced Computer Science programme offered at University of Birmingham. It is essential preparation for a career in academic or industrial research.
In the first eight months of the course you study your choice of taught modules to a total of 120 credits, which may include a mini-project. In the final four months, you will work on your summer project and dissertation, individually supervised by a member of the research-active staff in the school.
In previous years, students have surprised themselves by their achievement, regularly producing project work at the level expected of a very good first year research student. Your project supervisors are able to draw on their research experience to help you develop your ability to work confidently on difficult tasks.
The importance of project work, together with a very wide range of options, makes this MSc unusually suited as a preparation for a research career in computer science.
Students graduating from this programme have usually developed a taste for working on difficult problems and look for a career where they will be able to apply their enhanced analytical and technical skills.
Some students go on to a PhD, either at Birmingham, elsewhere in the UK or abroad. Other graduates move into industry, typically taking technically demanding jobs.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Advanced Aspects of Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation (Extended)
- Advanced Human Computer Interaction
- Advanced Topics in Functional Programming (Extended)
- Compilers and Languages (Extended)
- Computer-Aided Verification (Extended)
- Distributed and Parallel Computing (Extended)
- Evaluation Methods and Statistics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data Web Technologies & Cloud Computing View 180 other Masters in Web Technologies & Cloud Computing in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject (eg, Computing or a closely related discipline); plus a solid foundation in programming.
- Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test.
International24120 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24120 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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