Study Advanced Computer Science Masters / MSc


Study Advanced Computer Science Masters / MSc – Broaden your knowledge of cutting edge areas in computing. This  Advanced Computer Science Masters/MSc programme is designed for graduates with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, and a solid foundation in programming.

This programme is closed to international applicants to join in September 2020, however a January start is available which you can now apply for. UK/EU applicants may apply to join this programme either in September or January.

Drawing on the School’s international research reputation, you will have the opportunity to select from a broad range of advanced modules to reflect your own interests. You will also undertake your own software-development or summer project (which may be research-focused) to deepen your knowledge even further. It is essential preparation for a career in academic or industrial research.

In the first eight months of the course you study your choice of taught modules to a total of 120 credits, which may include a mini-project. In the final four months, you will work on your summer project and dissertation, individually supervised by a member of the research-active staff in the school.

Why study Advanced Computer Science Masters/MSc at Birmingham
Birmingham is one of the leading universities in the country for postgraduate study in computer science, and we are proud to deliver outstanding programmes that offer a range of exciting career opportunities for students from around the world.
State-of-the-art, multi-million-pound facilities include dedicated laboratories for Computer

Science students, a teaching laboratory for Robotics, and research laboratories for Security, Medical Imaging Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision
We are a partner in The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence

Our Security and Privacy Group is recognised as an EPSRC/GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and we have a strong collaboration with the Centre for Computational Biology (CCB)

Award-winning development

At the School of Computer Science we are not just renowned for teaching and research excellence. We also produce novel solutions for real-world applications, including:

Working with Jaguar Land Rover to make their vehicles more secure
Contributing to the development of the Trusted Platform Module which makes many of our computers capable of secure cryptographic operations
Deploying autonomous, intelligent robots in security and health support facilities
Developing a revolutionary, award-winning method for diagnosing skin cancer
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