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Computer Science (MSc) (2021 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-G5PD
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


The Computer Science MSc is for technically minded graduates, with experience in computer science, mathematics or physical sciences. Study in Warwick's Computer Science Department, ranked 2nd in the UK (REF 2014), and train in using cutting-edge techniques in industry and relevant technical skills.


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

Previously, a selection of the following options has been offered:

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

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

English Language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence; Barclays; Brainlabs; Dell EMC; Huawei Technologies Co Ltd; JPMorgan; KPMG; Play Station and UBS. They have pursued roles such as: business and related associate professionals; finance and investment analysts and advisers; IT business analysts, architects and systems designers; management consultants and business analysts; programmers and software development professionals.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Computing Your Career
  • Technology in Professional Services
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Working in the Computer Games industry
  • Computer Science Alumni Event

There are several different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all these opportunities, visit us Postgraduate Visits page.