This MSc course provides a thorough introduction to advanced topics in Computer Science, including emerging approaches to human interaction with computational systems, novel architectures such as clouds and the rigourous engineering needed to develop cutting-edge applications such as large-scale data mining and social networks.
The course is rooted in the established research strengths of the School and will offer you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of an area of specialisation during the main project where you will work as integral members of our research groups. You will apply your knowledge and skills to tackle a significant problem which will prepare you for a graduate career in the IT industry or for further study.
Building on your existing knowledge of computer science you will develop the theoretical and practical skills required to design and implement larger more complex systems using state of the art technologies.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.
* Research Project
* Systems Programming
Optional modules (choose six)
* Bio-Inspired Computing
* Advanced Distributed Systems
* Mobile Application Development
* Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning
* Data Mining and Text Analytics
* Cloud Computing
* Semantic Technologies and Applications
* Image Analysis
* Scientific Visualization
* Scientific Computation
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.