Advanced Computer Science at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Computer Science (Taught)

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Course summary

Featuring an innovative blend of theory, practical skills development, real-world problem solving and industry experience, our MSc in Advanced Computer Science is designed for existing Computing graduates who are looking to pursue more senior roles in IT, in industry, teaching or research. Why study this course?

  • Internationally recognised expertise in computational neuroscience, evolutionary systems, machine learning and AI, software and systems engineering
  • Develop your professional and technical skills by solving a real-world problem on an industrial placement or MSc Project
  • Access to specialist equipment, including over 100 PCs with relevant hardware and software, gaming lab, high-performance computing infrastructure and Makerspace
  • Continuous investment in facilities: the new Digital Society Institute will host a state-of-the-art £330k high-performance computing cluster for data-driven research, and VR/Interaction Lab
  • Our high staff-to-student ratio is enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
In today’s hi-tech world, as organisations seek to streamline processes and increase efficiency, there is a growing demand for highly-skilled professionals who can harness the power of accelerating digital transformation in everything from intelligent automation to cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data. This MSc in Advanced Computer Science is intended for graduates who studied Computing, Computer Science or a closely-related subject at undergraduate level and are looking to develop a higher level of understanding and advanced skills which reflect cutting-edge developments and technologies within the field. The course covers a wide range of practical skills and theory, from a fast-track programming and systems design course through to advanced data analysis and the use of cloud computing infrastructure. Taught by our experienced lecturers, with opportunities for hands-on experience using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, you’ll learn a wide range of in-demand skills and techniques, including manipulating large amounts of data, designing and building complex applications, leveraging and provisioning cloud services and developing autonomous systems. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) is required for consideration for this course. We will also consider students with equivalent industrial work experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
Advanced Computer Science at Keele University - UCAS