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Advanced Computer Science

University of Strathclyde

12 months
20650 GBP/year
9050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Studying a Masters in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, you'll be learning at a 5-star QS-rated university.


Computer science supports the build, development and use of computer systems and systems development is of great importance in many areas of modern life. There's a growing need across the world for skilled, advanced computer science professionals.

The Masters in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde offers you the opportunity to take a programme of advanced study through a flexible structure.

Assessment is through a combination of individual work, group work, exams and practical work in laboratories and include a dissertation.


There will be opportunities for you to meet industry employers and take part in recruitment events, in addition to taking advantage of a wealth of support offered by our award-winning careers service.

We have a dedicated careers fair for our computer science and information management students each year, with over 30 leading companies, including:

  • Amazon
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • British Telecom
  • Bridgeall
  • Kana
  • Skyscanner
  • ThinkAnalytics

As a graduate you could progress to be an analyst, architect or developer. There's a demand for advanced practitioners and researchers in the growing area of embedded systems development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues for the Information Society
  •  Personal Study
  •  Research Methods
  •  Dissertation
  •  Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
  •  Designing Usable Systems
  •  Information Retrieval and Access
  •  Software Architecture and Design
  •  Distributed Information Systems
  •  Mobile Software and Applications
  •  Big Data Technologies
  •  Machine Learning for Data Analytics
  •  Distributed Information Systems
  •  Information Systems Architecture
  •  Computer Security
  •  Business Analysis Analytics
  •  Project Management
  •  Evolutionary Computing for Finance. Computer Security
  •  Designing Usable Systems
  •  Distributed Information Systems
  •  Embedded Systems
  •  Mobile Software and Applications
Diploma and MSc students follow the same taught courses for the first two semesters. MSc students also undertake an individual research dissertation on an approved topic.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in computer science or a closely related discipline. 
  • Significant programming experience, preferably in Java or another object-oriented language, is a requirement. 
  • Other disciplines who have significant programming experience should contact us to discuss applying for this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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