MSc Advanced Computing

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Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2019

Programme overview

This MSc is for students who already have a first degree in computer science or a related subject. It will help 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, including major research groups in cryptography and intelligent systems. 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 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£11,000
Overseas: full-time
£21,700
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£14,150

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

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 2019/20

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will have a wide choice of taught units, which are based around specialised themes such as intelligent systems, robotics and high-performance computing. These units are studied between September and mid-June. 

The 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.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Advance Computing.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 per cent or above (or international equivalent) in computer science or a related discipline. Good programming skills are also required. Strong performance in data structures and discrete maths is also expected.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This flexible programme allows you to cover both the theory and practical applications of the areas of the subject you are interested in. You can design the MSc to suit your future career and study plans, either for a role in industry or to pursue a PhD.

How to apply
Application deadline:

18 August 2019: UK and EU applicants
31 July 2019: International applicants (who require a Tier 4 visa)
These deadlines dates have been set to allow you time to obtain your visa and arrive to start your programme on time.

Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadlines.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Computer Science and Informatics:
  • 31% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 56% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 12% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/postgraduate http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/departments/computerscience

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