Computer Science Masters by Research

Bangor University
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

January 2024

September 2024

January 2025

About this program

Computer Science Masters by Research

The Computer Science Masters by Research Program is an advanced postgraduate research degree that emphasizes independent study of practice-led research. Working with a supervisor and on a specific subject area the Program allows students to focus on research. The degree exists to train researchers, which can lead onto professional work or used in preparation for a PhD. It can provide useful experience of what a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is like. The Program will follow typical research strategies of the topic of study, including related research, consider ethical viewpoints, look at alternative designs, development and implementation of suitable solutions, and evaluation of the work. As part of the Program, students will be encouraged to write appropriate research papers, publish the results of their research, promote and communicate their research publicly with presentations and conferences.

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Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree, in an appropriate and suitable area for the topic proposed - normally 2:1 and above.
  • IELTS 6.5

As part of the application, students will usually need to submit a research proposal. This will demonstrate your existing knowledge, and will outline the aims and objectives, and potential outcomes of the research.

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Program content

For successful completion of the Computer Science MScRes, you will complete a written thesis, which is evaluated with an oral viva voce examination.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Career paths

Practice-led research provides opportunities for a wider range of job opportunities. It is highly regarded by employees, because the qualification demands you demonstrate critical thought, analysis, independent research and a deep dive into a particular topic, it will open up opportunities in the job market. It can lead to a particular profession, high-tech start-up, engineering, consultancies, technology companies, financial and business sectors, and other sectors including computer programming, computer games, human computer interaction, web development, interface design, electronics, automotive, electronic manufacturing. The research provides experience to continue to further research study in a MPhil or PhD.

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Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...

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Why study at Bangor University

A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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