Computer Science (Taught) Birkbeck, University of London

Awarded by: University of London

This is an advanced postgraduate degree offering a supervised research project. You also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, as well as 3 other taught modules.

By the time you have completed this programme, you will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of your chosen area of study, which you will be able to use in problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies.

  • Qualification

    Master of Research - MRes

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bloomsbury Campus

  • Start date

    October 2017

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Full-time students undertake a 1-year supervised research project, and also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, together with 3 taught modules appropriate to their chosen research area.

Part-time students undertake a supervised research project over 2 years, plus a research methods module and 3 taught modules.
Core modules:

MRes Computer Science Research Project; Research Methods .

Indicative option modules:

Advances in Data Management; Big Data Analytics using R; Cloud Computing; Component Based Software Development; Computational Intelligence; Data Warehousing and Data Mining; Information and Network Security; Information Retrieval and Organisation; Intelligent Technologies; Internet and Web Technologies; Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things; Search Engines and Web Navigation; Semantic Web .

Please note: not all modules may be offered each year. Selections are subject to approval by the programme director.

Students accepted for MPhil study may also be considered for transfer to this programme. This is allowed during the first year of studies for full-time MPhil students or within the first 2 years for part-time MPhil students. In all cases, candidates must have taken an MPhil project in an area that directly relates to the MRes modules.

Assessment method

Research project, written examinations and coursework. At the end of your period of study, you will give a seminar on your research project, in addition to submitting a written thesis.

Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree or MSc in computing or other relevant degree with a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-orientated language. You should also have completed introductory courses on computer networks and databases. Joint Honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered the prerequisite material at the appropriate level. If you do not meet the academic entry requirements but possess significant professional experience in the IT industry, your application may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8,475 Year 1
International £14,450 Year 1
England £8,475 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,475 Year 1
Scotland £8,475 Year 1
Wales £8,475 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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