Advanced Computer Science (Taught)

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

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Course summary

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The Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth has a strong research focus on techniques and applications of intelligent systems, working with many major companies. Our taught Masters degrees draw on this focus, and link to the expertise and interests of the Department. They are designed to meet the needs of both students wanting a foundation for a career in research, and those wanting to expand on their skills to accelerate their industrial career. Contemporary software is frequently developed to function in distributed systems. Applications are deployed across multiple computers, interacting to provide services and to solve problems in a distributed way. This Masters course is suitable for students intending to pursue a career in the software industry, and is a qualifying Masters Degree for Chartered Engineer status. It can also lead to a career in research. Overview This degree is ideal for anyone with a first degree in any Computing subject who wishes to accelerate their career as a software engineer. It broadens your experience of the tools, methods and techniques used by professional software engineers, and focuses on the application of advanced software engineering, preparing you for responsible positions in the software industry. It is available as a one year intensive course, or as a two year course, where the student spends a year gaining valuable experience in the software industry after the taught part of the degree, and can apply that experience to their final dissertation project. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment found that 100% of the impact research the department of Computer Science undertakes is world-leading or internationally excellent.

Course details


Assessment method

The taught part of the course is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. The subsequent successful submission of your research dissertation leads to the award of an MSc.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Good Bachelors degree (min. 2ii Hons) in computer science or a closely related discipline. Object Orientated Programming (Java, C++ or C#)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7800 Whole course
England £7800 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7800 Whole course
Scotland £7800 Whole course
Wales £7800 Whole course
Channel Islands £7800 Whole course
International £15850 Whole course

Additional fee information

N.B. The above fees for full-time study in 2020-2021 only. If the course is studied on a part-time basis, the tuition fees are half of the full-time fee in the first year. The tuition fee for the second year of the course will be subject to a slight increase in line with the fees for that academic session. Similarly if the course is interrupted for any reason. Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences: MRes programmes: Students are required to attend a conference relevant to their field of research. This will often be cost-free to the student as Learned Societies often cover costs for postgraduate members who attend their meetings. Where this is not the case, IBERS funds according to the formula: First £200 paid by IBERS, then half of anything (reasonable) above this. The conference choice is decided in consultation with the supervisor and there will usually be one available that is free or no more than £100 payable by the student. MSc Environmental Change, Impact & Adaptation This course consists of a compulsory UK-based field trip which takes place in October. This usually costs no more that £100 to the student. MSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) with Integrated Industrial Placement Please note that a tuition fee for industrial placement year is payable. However, this will be a a lower rate that the full-time tuition fee.
Advanced Computer Science at Aberystwyth University - UCAS