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MSc by Research in Computer Science (2022 Entry)

About this research graduate course

Course overview

The MSc by Research program is suitable for skilled and highly-motivated students to do research at the frontiers of Computer Science in a broad range of theoretical and applied topics. The program is meant to train students for high-profile jobs in Industry.

Teaching and learning

Students are encouraged to attend Departmental seminars given by leading experts from the research community.


General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

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


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

Research themes

Artificial Intelligence and Human-Centred Computing

  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Intelligent Connected Vehicles
  • Deep Learning for Imaging Data
  • Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Health Informatics
  • Explainable AI
  • Ethics and Social Shaping of AI

Applied Computing

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Computational Pathology
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Multimedia Processing and Computer Vision

Data Science, Systems and Security

  • Data Analysis/ Science Applications
  • Data Management Systems
  • Dependable Systems and Safety
  • Transparent and Trustworthy Learning
  • High Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Security and Privacy

Theory and Foundations

  • Topics of Theoretical Computer Science
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Complexity Theory
  • Logic
  • Automation
  • Formal Verification
  • Cryptography
  • Quantum Computing

Find a supervisor

Before you make a formal application, your proposal is emailed to a potential supervisor for his or her consideration. You may not be considered for a research degree if you do not have (and we could not identify) an academic willing to supervise your research.

Explore the research interests of our academic staff.

You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees


Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

Funding routes available

Find out about the many different funding routes available for postgraduate study at Warwick.

Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

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Computer Science at Warwick

What are computers capable of? How do we use them to solve major world problems? What are their limitations?

Computer Science at Warwick offers you a community of excellence across the breadth of computer science. Join like-minded thinkers and friends who relish the challenges of shaping future technology.

You will study the theoretical foundation in established areas of the discipline. You will then apply your learning to industrially relevant problems, developing technical and transferable skills which will position you excellently for your future career.

Find out more about us on our website.


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Taught course applications

Here is our checklist on how to apply for taught postgraduate courses at Warwick.

Research course applications

Here is our checklist on how to apply for research postgraduate degrees at the University of Warwick.

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