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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 course 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 graphics and vision. 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, software testing and modern software frameworks. The final deliverable of this module will see you produce a prototype of a professional standard software product to tackle a real-world problem. You’ll develop this in groups or individually, following industrial software engineering practice and guidelines. Your compulsory Research Techniques module will help you master crucial skills such as writing scientific reports and analysing and critically reviewing scientific publications. You will also develop your ability to analyse and process big data resources using basic and advanced statistical methods. It’s all brought to life in our 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:


Core modules: advanced programming concepts and techniques; dissertation; research techniques. Optional modules: artificial intelligence; computer games laboratory; computer graphics; data mining; distributed computing; human computer interaction; applied statistics; artificial intelligence; audio and visual processing; computer games laboratory; computer graphics; computer vision; data mining; distributed computing; human computer interaction; information visualisation; internet and multimedia techniques; systems engineering issues.

Assessment method


Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2.1 Honours degree in computer science or a related subject. Important Note: 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). All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in two components only, with 6.0 in the other two.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
International £22100 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

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