Computing Science

In London

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This course has now closed for 2016 entry
This course provides intensive training in computer science, and is suitable for graduates of disciplines other than computing who are who are keen to acquire core computing skills or deepen their existing knowledge of computing.




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South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ


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To take into account

This course provides a year of intensive training in computer science, and is suitable for graduates of disciplines other than computing who are preparing for a career in the computer industry.

Applicants who want to add computing qualifications or to retrain as computing or IT professionals are the natural target for this programme, and the course is also a suitable preparation for PhD studies.

This MSc provides opportunities for postgraduate students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in basic and specialised topics in computing, as well as the qualities and skills needed for group co-operation and for literature search, technical presentation and report writing. You also have the chance to join in development of a large software project.

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

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What you'll learn on the course

  • IT
  • Computing
  • Programming

Course programme

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry. For more information on each module please see the Department of Computing's website.

Compulsory modules Autumn
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Introduction to C++ Programming
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming
  • Logic and AI Programming
Autumn and Spring
  • Integrated Programming Laboratory
  • C++ Programming Test
  • AI Programming Test
Spring and Summer
  • Software Engineering Practice and Group project
  • MSc Computing Science Individual Project
Optional modules

Choose four from this list:

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Logic-Based Learning
  • Graphics
  • Robotics
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Computational Finance
  • Intelligent Data and Probabilistic Inference
  • Databases
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Algorithms
Extracurricular Spring
  • Introduction to Matlab
  • Introduction to Java
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