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Advanced Computer Science

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On the MSc in Advanced Computer Science course you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in IT or related industries. The course is for you if you are a Computer Science graduate or if you have gained experience of computing and programming in a different first degree. Willingness to work hard and an ability to problem solve are equally important for this MSc.

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science course will develop the skills and knowledge you have gained from your first degree by broadening and deepening your knowledge of Computer Science through a variety of advanced modules and material.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (or above) in computer science or other relevant discipline. IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Course modules

Modules typically include: critical systems; IT-security: theory and practice; visual analytics; big data and data mining; data visualisation; human computer interaction; big data and machine learning; web application development; high performance computing in C/ C++; software testing; embedded system design; logic in computer science; computer vision and pattern recognition; operating systems and architectures; graphics processor programming; hardware and devices; modelling and verification techniques, and computer science project research methods.

Assessment methods

On the course you will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and a Dissertation.

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