The MSc in Computing (Security and Reliability) is a taught postgraduate course aimed at students with a good academic degree who may not have studied computing exclusively but who have studied a considerable amount of computing already. 

Applicants who want to become a specialist in a particular area of computing and who want to take a first crucial training step towards that goal are the natural target for this course. The expectation of graduates is that this course enables them to have rewarding careers as a specialist in an area of computing.

Each specialism has a flexible mix of breadth and depth, consisting of two or three compulsory modules as well as choices from a selection of core and optional modules. 

This course is also a suitable preparation for PhD studies.

We normally expect applicants for this course to possess the equivalent of a first-class UK degree, and to have taken computing courses that equate to two years of a computer science undergraduate programme. All applicants (UK, EU, Overseas) must provide Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning, for further details please see our FAQs.

Deadline for applications

Applications for 2018 entry are now open and have a deadline of 31 July 2018; however, please be advised that we reserve the right to close applications before this date. As such, we recommend applying sooner rather than later. 

Course 496 Mathematics for Machine Learning must be taken if you are taking any of the following courses: 424H Reinforcement Learning, 433 Advanced Robotics, 493 Data Analysis and Probabilistic Inference, 495 Advanced Statistical Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition.