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Computer Science - MSc (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our course is designed for technically minded graduates with a background in computer science, mathematics or the physical sciences.

The course provides a comprehensive preparation for the use of cutting-edge techniques in industry, though its research focus also makes it an excellent starting point for research, through PhD study or in a commercial setting.

Core Modules:

  • Dissertation Project
  • Research Methods
  • Foundations of Computing

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

Optional modules to be taught in 2017-18 include:

  • High Performance Computing
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Formal Systems Development
  • Image and Video Analysis
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Mining
  • Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Sensor Networks and Mobile Data Comms
  • Advanced Computer Security
  • Social Informatics
  • Natural Language Processing

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

The course has two components - a taught component and a dissertation. The taught component will allow you to acquire expertise and industrially relevant technical skills in cutting edge areas of computer science, including agent based systems, high performance systems, game theory and bioinformatics, as well as experience of project management, academic writing and scientific method.

The taught component is complemented by a dissertation project, undertaken primarily in the second half of your course, which offers the opportunity to specialise and explore areas of interest in greater depth. Your dissertation may be entirely research focused or directed towards the application of advanced topics. Crucially, there is always scope for commercial support from a wide range of industrial partners, giving you the chance to establish industrial links during your course.

Programmes within the department are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.

Graduation Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Barclays Investment Bank and CRF Health.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Software Developer and Business Analyst.

Work Experience Opportunities:

All students are supported in seeking employment on graduation by our dedicated Industrial Liaison and Careers and Skills Link Officer.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

Computer Science

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.