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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Advanced Computing

Study a range of advanced computing concepts and technologies alongside experts in the field.

Study a range of advanced computing concepts and technologies alongside experts in the field

Build your awareness of emerging trends in computing and how these techniques can be adapted in industrial applications

Improve your programming and software development skills for a future career in computing

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £22,250 Home

    • £41,750 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First class Honours in a subject with a substantial computing component

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Study advanced computing concepts and technologies and build on your background in computing on this Master's course.

You'll enhance your skillbase alongside dedicated experts in a world-leading learning environment. The varied programme is designed to prepare you for further research, or for a career orientated towards development and applications in industry.

During your studies, you'll explore up-to-date techniques in computing and software engineering and emerging trends in the industry.

You'll also enhance your practical programming skills and produce an element of original research on an individual project.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll choose nine optional modules from the following module list:

Optional modules

Demonstrate independence and originality on a substantial and individual project culminating in a dissertation.

Over the final 5 months of your degree you will put into practice some of the techniques that you have learned throughout the course.

The idea for your project may be a proposal from a member of staff or your own, or a combination of the two.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical work
  • A person studying independently
    Private study
  • Presentations
  • Lab work
  • Individual project work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • Laboratory assignments
  • Person making a presentation
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams

Entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for a computing career.

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Consider this course if you're pursuing a career in industry, or if you're interested in a research career in academia or industry.

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With an Imperial Computing degree, you'll be able to explore a variety of career opportunities.

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Graduates are sought after in roles such as application/web development, networking, AI, media, finance, robotics, and computer games.

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Other potential career paths include chip design, cyber security, data management, bio-medical systems and transport

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications