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Advanced Computer Science

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
24120 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Broaden your knowledge of cutting-edge areas in computing. The Advanced Computer Science programme from University of Birmingham is designed for graduates with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, and a solid foundation in programming. 

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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) 
  • Cryptography
  • Distributed and Parallel Computing (Extended) 
  • Evaluation Methods and Statistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24120 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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