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MSc Computer Science

University of Bristol
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Bristol
English
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Program description

MSc Computer Science

This MSc conversion programme is for students from a variety of academic backgrounds who have little or no previous academic computing experience. The aims of the programme are to build:

  • an understanding of the basis of computer science and its importance in software development;
  • an understanding of the underlying principles of computer systems and their applications;
  • an introduction to industrial-style methods of analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation in software development;
  • an appreciation of the current state and future directions of technological advances in computer science.

Admission requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject other than computer science, or other programmes with programming experience. Competence in mathematics must be demonstrated, with at least a good grade in GCSE Mathematics or preferably A-level Mathematics or equivalent university-level experience.

Applicants with more than ten credit points of programming experience cannot be considered for entry to this conversion programme, and should instead apply to the Data Science MSc.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile E

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Programming in C
  • Overview of Computer Architecture
  • Object-Oriented Programming with Java
  • Overview of Software Tools
  • Overview of Software Engineering
  • Summer Team Project
  • MSc Project Computer Science

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fees for 2021/22

  • UK: full-time - £14,900
  • Overseas (including EU): full-time - £25,600
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £17,440

Qualification

Awards available: MSc

Career opportunities

This programme aims to provide a sufficiently comprehensive and practical foundation to enable you to start a new career in IT, or to stand out from the crowd and enhance your employment opportunities within your existing field.

It will also provide the required background in computer science to enable you to undertake further study, leading to the specialisation needed for a research career.

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University of Bristol

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Contact info

University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
UK


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