University of Leicester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Computer Science (Taught)

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Course summary

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Make your mark at the forefront of computer science. Whether it’s to boost your professional life, or provide a step towards PhD research, this advanced degree will get you there. This MSc is designed for students who wish to supplement their education in a specific set of advanced topics and cutting-edge technologies that they require for their professional lives, or to pursue their studies further to a PhD on a specific topic. It offers a broad menu of modules from which you can construct your own pathway with the advice and assistance of a member of staff. The regular degree takes 12 months if you start in September, or 16 months if you start in January. The 'With Industry' degree takes 24 months if you start in September, or 27 months if you start in January. NB. If you start your course in January, you will take Semester 2 before Semester 1.

Course details

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment is a mix of coursework - computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects - and exams The compulsory 'Personal and Group Skills' module combines seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on selected topics, as well as a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning.


Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with a substantial element of Computing. Relevant work experience may also be considered. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3275 Whole course
Northern Ireland £3275 Whole course
Scotland £3275 Whole course
Wales £3275 Whole course
International £8330 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Advanced Computer Science at University of Leicester - UCAS