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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Computer Science is a Masters degree course for students who have a first degree in a subject other than computing. It is designed to give you a grounding in both the fundamentals of computer science and practical software development skills, and opens the door to exciting new career opportunities in computer science and information technology. The programme is different to IT programmes, in that it is a technical degree with a significant programming component. It is designed to give you a grounding in both the fundamentals of computer science and practical software development skills with a choice of in-depth optional modules. Competency should be demonstrated in mathematics and scientific subjects, for example at 'advanced' high school level, which should allow understanding of the new Computer Science subjects.

The core components of this degree course are a software workshop, taught modules and a summer project. The software workshop involves two terms of intensive training in Java programming, including lectures, supervised laboratory work and small-group tutorials. The four summer months are spent working on your project. Projects vary from applied software engineering through to work that is linked to our research groups. The common factor is that almost all projects involve the development of a large software system. Usually, projects are selected from a list of topics proposed by the teaching staff (possibly on behalf of an external customer) or you can suggest your own project, providing it is appropriate. Students join this programme from a wide range of first degrees, from the technical and scientific to the social sciences and humanities. Graduates of this degree are highly sought after by employers due to the special knowledge, expertise and skills acquired.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,120per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    171 71%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    47th

    5

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