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Course summary

This four-year degree with integrated masters can help prepare you for a career in research and development. You will study topics of your choice at an in-depth and advanced level. Your fourth year is almost entirely tailored to your own interests allowing you to choose what you study. You can choose to study user experience design, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. This gives you the opportunity to specialise in an area that you'd like to pursue as a career. Our teaching and modules are linked to our own specialised research groups, giving you a wide range of optional modules to choose from. This also means you will be taught by experts in their field who use their own active research to support their teaching. You may recognise some of our tutors from the Computerphile YouTube series. To help support our students, we offer an Excellence in Computer Science scholarship which ranges from 10-50% off your tuition fees. This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. You will have the flexibility to transfer between computer science courses after your first year. This includes courses with an international year or a year in industry.


This MSci course will allow you to study key areas of computer science at an advanced and in-depth level. Your fourth year consists of an extensive range of optional modules for your to specialise in an area of your choice. This can be to help prepare you for a specific career or research role. In the first year, you will learn the foundations of computer science. You will be introduced to programming languages such as C, Java and Haskell. We don't expect you to have programmed before so you don't need to worry if you have no experience. You will also be introduced to fundamentals in artificial intelligence, algorithms, and data bases. In year two you will complete a group project. This will be focused on software engineering where you will design and program a computer application. You'll also study core modules in areas such as operating systems, algorithm efficiency, and language and computation. Optional modules are also available for you to study topics that particularly interest you. Year three offers a wide range of flexibility. We offer lots of optional modules so you can choose what you study and tailor your degree to your own interests. These can be in the field of machine learning, advanced algorithms, mobile device programming, or autonomous robotic systems.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements - Mathematics grade 5 (B) and English grade 4 (C)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £25000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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