Advanced Computing Science at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Program your future, just the way you want it. Whether you’re an aspiring programmer, software engineer, data or computer scientist, this Master’s in Advanced Computing Science is the ideal opportunity to set yourself apart from other graduates. Starting from your BSc degree in computing science (or equivalent), you’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge to an advanced level in research-led subjects such as programming language paradigms, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data science, computer vision and more. Your studies will culminate in an MSc research project on a suitable topic of your choice – giving you the chance to showcase everything you’ve learned and demonstrate your research abilities. The emphasis on research is a perfect preparation for the job market once you graduate or alternatively, to do further research studies. About This Course From day one, you’ll be immersed in the expertise of our world-leading research team who work at the cutting edge of computing science. You’ll study key core subjects including our flagship module Advanced Programming. This will cover historical, established and upcoming programming languages, compilers and interpreters, functional languages, assembly and intermediate languages, code optimisation, high performance computing and software testing. The assessment of this module is based on a project that requires you to develop a compiler or interpreter in a general-purpose language (GPL) of your choice, and a course test that includes a programming element and tests your knowledge of the curriculum. We also have specialist MSc lab with humanoid robots, haptic feedback devices, optical motion capture and highres video cameras and mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) hardware. Thanks to our strong ties with the IT and computing industries, we're able to shape our course content and coursework projects based on current trends and real-world problems. This ensures that your experience is aligned with the industries that you may well be moving into after your course. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry requirements

Degree classification: Honours degree - 2.1 or equivalent. Degree subject: Computer science or a related subject. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: It is essential that applicants can demonstrate industry standard programming experience. This means that they have successfully completed at least one Computing or IT project where a general-purpose language like C, C++, C#, Java or Python was used and its development resulted in writing several thousands of lines of code (LOC).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with 6.0 in all components

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):   Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £1100 Whole course
England £1100 Whole course
Northern Ireland £1100 Whole course
Scotland £1100 Whole course
Wales £1100 Whole course
International £22900 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships for International students of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.

Advanced Computing Science at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS