MSc Advanced ComputingFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||September 2017|
This MSc is for students who already have a first degree in computer science or a related subject. It allows you to gain expertise with more advanced material in a range of specialist areas and covers both theory and practical application. It is suitable preparation for either a career in industry or a PhD.
The Department of Computer Science is very active in research and, for example, has the largest cryptography group in the world and one of the largest intelligent systems groups in the UK. Staff have good links with leading researchers and industrial partners internationally.
Skilled professionals and researchers who are able to apply these technologies to current problems, and thereby push the limits of what computers can effectively do, are in high demand in today's job market.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
This MSc offers taught units, studied between September and mid-June. These are based around specialised themes such as:
- Intelligent Systems
- High-Performance Computing
- Creative Technologies
This flexible structure allows you to shape the programme to suit your interests and career aspirations. You will decide which units to take in consultation with the programme director, informed by your previous experience. Please note that unit combinations will be subject to timetabling constraints.
After completing the taught units, you will work on a project between mid-June and late September. The project consists of researching, planning and implementing a major piece of work. The project must contain a significant scientific or technical component and will usually involve software development.
Find out more about the programme structure and units available for MSc Advanced Computing
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in computer science or a related discipline. Good programming skills are essential.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
This flexible programme allows you to cover both theory and practical applications of areas suited to your interests. It also allows you to design the MSc to suit your future plans either for a role in industry or to pursue a PhD.
Due to the high volume of applications received, this programme is now closed to applicants from the UK and EU.
In the interests of selecting a balanced international student cohort, the Faculty of Engineering will continue to welcome applications from international students that fulfil our admissions criteria. The application deadline for international students is 18 August 2017. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 31% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 56% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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