Loughborough University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Computer Science (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MSc Advanced Computer Science has been developed with input from UK and international organisations to equip you with the cutting-edge practical skills sought by employers. The fast-paced field of computer science (and the needs of industries and organisations driven by technological development) creates a demand for highly skilled individuals possessing advanced skills and knowledge. Loughborough’s MSc in Advanced Computer Science ensures commercial relevance by drawing on the Department’s established industry connections and research strengths to deliver a programme that will appeal to students seeking to build on a first degree in Computer Science (or comparable discipline involving programming and networking). This master's degree in computer science offers wide-ranging modules that reflect the expertise of our academic staff. Throughout the programme you will be able to develop your professional skills and specialise in such areas as image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics, and theoretical computer science. Your studies will be enhanced by specialist labs for hardware and robotics work as well as the state-of-the-art equipment housed within the £5 million refurbished Haslegrave Building, including a virtual reality system. As a student of the Department of Computer Science you will enjoy 24-hour exclusive access to computer labs including a designated MSc computer science laboratory supported by a team of systems specialists. You will also gain insights from the cutting-edge research of our academic staff and become part of a rich community that is research active and attracts staff, students and visitors from around the world. Our strong links with industry put Loughborough at the forefront of technological development and can open up excellent employment opportunities for our students. Cutting-edge research not only informs the curriculum, but also provides opportunities for you to work on collaborative projects with industry partners. If you are looking to build on your first degree with the deeper knowledge and specialist skills that can help you distinguish yourself in the competitive market for technical sector careers, MSc Advanced Computer Science at Loughborough offers the excellent combination of stimulating programme content, superb facilities and learning resources, and high-quality teaching that has seen the Department receive the highest available commendation from the Quality Assurance Agency. Who should study this programme? Our MSc Advanced Computer Science is for students who want to build on a first degree in the subject by developing the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective specialist professional within the computing industries. We will provide you with specialised areas of study so you can understand and apply the theory and practice of a range of advanced computing topics, including image processing, artificial intelligence, robotics and theoretical computer science.

Course details


Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in computer science or a related discipline which includes basic programming and networking.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11400 Year 1
Scotland £11400 Year 1
Wales £11400 Year 1
International £25450 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.
Advanced Computer Science at Loughborough University - UCAS