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MSc Advanced Computer Science

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Join the next generation of data scientists and meet the challenges of the Information Age with our MSc Advanced Computer Science.

On this course, you’ll work with experts from the Department of Computer Science to develop in-depth knowledge of:

  • data analysis and data-driven knowledge discovery
  • cloud computing
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence

This knowledge is vital. Computer science is driving our digital transformation; it is at the forefront of scientific discovery and the heart of economic growth. Utilising society’s wealth of data requires people who can blend research, technology and ingenuity.

Aimed at aspiring data scientists - the sought-after, high-ranking professionals of big data - this course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT. The degree has been designed for graduates of computer science and its related disciplines, as well as IT professionals and data analysts.

Your studies will be supported by access to dedicated facilities, which include:

  • 200 workstations with remote access to a secure, virtual private network
  • a walk-in, immersive virtual reality system
  • a big data computing cluster.

Additionally, Reading has the highest density of digital tech businesses of any UK town or city. Take advantage of this by making connections with like-minded industry people at local tech and developer meet-ups. You can raise your own professional profile while solving real-world problems and talking through the latest cutting-edge discoveries and innovations.


Careers for MSc Advanced Computer Science graduates

The MSc Advanced Computer Science course offers strong career prospects in a world where digital information penetrates almost every aspect of society.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire are relevant to the IT and high-tech industries, as well as the majority of industrial and scientific domains.

Benefit from our close links with industry neighbours, and our location at the centre of a major high-technology hub. The headquarters of companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Intel are all within a few miles of our main campus. Local tech employers also visit our Department to deliver guest lectures and attend job fairs.

Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of sectors, including finance and government. Some have gone on to work for consultancies or multinational companies, while others have furthered their research at Reading or other institutions.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,715per 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 Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    128 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.64 73%



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