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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Enhance your understanding of computers with a master's in computer science at the University of Southampton.

This flexible programme allows you to choose modules from our master’s degrees in:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Science and Technology

By the end of your studies, you will have developed a set of specialised skills in several computer science disciplines. Many of our graduates become software developers, but you could also apply your talents as a consultant, project manager or technical specialist.

Computer science involves the study of computers and the design of software systems. It also informs the fundamental technologies and computing equipment of today’s connected world. At the University of Southampton, we’ve pioneered many of the most important advances in this area over the last 10 years. We’re partnered with the Alan Turing Institute, recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security by the UK government, and our researchers helped to establish the European Data Science Academy.

Our researchers create modules based on their own research, which means you’ll get the latest insights and information from the field. We’ll give you access to specialist project labs, computer workstations and online tools to support your learning in an ideal environment.


Our graduates go on to earn a competitive salary working as:

  • software developers
  • consultants
  • project managers
  • testing, support or technical specialists

These roles support a wide range of sectors including:

  • banking and finance
  • consumer electronics
  • defence
  • entertainment
  • insurance
  • telecommunications

We run a dedicated careers hub connected to over 100 organisations including:

  • IBM
  • Arm
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Google

As well as large multinationals, many graduates go on to work for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. We support aspiring entrepreneurs through a blend of networks, mentors, societies and our on-campus start-up incubator. Find out more about enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 28,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 113 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    171 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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