Computer generated artwork by Simon Colton

The MSc in Computing Science is a taught postgraduate course aimed at excellent students who may not have studied computing so far but who are keen to acquire core computing skills or deepen their existing knowledge of computing.

Applicants who want to add computing qualifications or who want to retrain as computing or IT professionals are the natural target for this course. The expectation of graduates is that this course enables them to take on employment that requires computing skills as part of their job description.

This course is also a suitable preparation for PhD studies.

The programme provides opportunities for postgraduate students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in basic and specialised topics in computing, to develop and demonstrate the qualities and skills needed for group co-operation as well as for literature search, technical presentation and report writing, and to join in development of a large software project.

We normally expect applicants for this course to possess the equivalent of a good upper second-class UK degree.