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University of York, MSc, Advanced Computer Science

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time n/a months: 12 £17650 Academic year n/a

Research in Computer Science at York is carried out at the frontiers of knowledge in the discipline. This course gives you the chance to study a range of advanced topics in Computer Science, taught by researchers active in that area. This means you will be learning current research results, keeping you at the forefront of these areas. You will also learn a range of theories, principles and practical methods.

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science is a full time, one year taught course, intended for students who already have a good first degree in Computer Science, and would like to develop a level of understanding and technical skill at the leading edge of Computer Science.

Course aims

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of topics on the frontiers of Computer Science in order to engage in research or development and application of leading-edge research findings.
By undertaking an individual project, you will become a specialist in your selected area. You will be encouraged to produce research results of your own. This will prepare you to undertake a PhD in Computer Science should you wish to continue studying within the subject.

Learning outcomes

  • A knowledge of several difference topics in Computer Science at an advanced level.
  • An understanding of a body of research literature in Computer Science in your chosen topic, and the underlying principles and techniques of research in this area.
  • An ability to engage in independent study at an advanced level, and develop skills in self-motivation and organisation.

Here's what some of the MSc students say about the course:

"Computer labs are plentiful, staff are pleasant and helpful, and the building and grounds are a great place to work and spend your day.‌"
Alex Vaughan

"Teaching quality is excellent - it isn't text book oriented and it always encourages you to develop your understanding on a topic by reading journals and research articles."
Savitri Pandey

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