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Course summary

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge of computer science to convert your first degree ready for a wide range of careers in technology. This course is designed to match the growing need for graduates who are trained in one discipline and also skilled in computer science. You’ll gain a strong foundation in programming, software development and contemporary techniques in the industry. Along with programming experience, the course gives you a broad overview of computer science, with opportunities to specialise in a number of different research areas. Course highlights

  • Study in our research-led department giving opportunities for a wide-range of specialist projects, either proposed by you or suggested by supervisors. Recent examples of project areas include:
  • Intelligent agents
  • Autonomous aircraft control
  • 3D projection
  • Smartphone addiction
  • Human motion capture
  • Access our bespoke computer laboratory.
  • We have strong links to industry in the UK and abroad helping expose you to the latest ideas and technology.
  • Experience practical software development with real-world project scenarios.
  • Be part of a supportive postgraduate community in a beautiful world heritage city.
Project examples The research expertise in the department allows for a wide-range of subjects for your final project at the end of the course. Recent examples from Computer Science students include:
  • An investigation into decoding speech and language processes from commercial EEG devices
  • An assessment of PRISM as an estimation heuristic for normative ABMs
  • How can the integration of symbolic and sub-symbolic techniques (Hybrid AI) enable explainable and transparent deep learning? - A taxonomy and roadmap
Career prospects You’ll gain the knowledge and transferable skills for a career in a range of sectors from technology to banking, or for further study at PhD or EngD level. With computer science forming an essential part of a number of key industries, our MSc graduates are highly sought after by employers. Graduates from the Department have gone on to work in companies including Amazon, JP Morgan and Tripadvisor in roles such as IT consultancy, software development, technology consultancy, Java development and back-end engineers.


Semester 1

  • Principles of programming
  • Software engineering
  • Databases
  • Foundations of computation
  • Research seminar
Semester 2
  • Research project preparation
  • Functional programming
  • Plus optional units
  • Dissertation

Assessment method


  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Coursework
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Practical work
  • Thesis
  • Written examination
- Other

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject, but you must demonstrate evidence of relevant quantitative skills (especially algebra and calculus) either through your degree study or by alternative means. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages:
Computer Science at University of Bath - UCAS