2019 start
MSc

Advanced Computer Science

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Our project-based courses give you valuable hands-on experience. We teach you how to apply what you learn in business and industry, anywhere in the world.
Computer Science postgraduates using 3D computer graphics

Course description

Turn your fascination with how things work into a successful career in business or industry. We’ll give you an advanced education in the most up-to-date aspects of computer science and software engineering, informed by our wide-ranging research interests. Innovative project work will teach you how to apply your knowledge in the real world.

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Accredited by the British Computer Society

Modules

Core modules

  • Object-Oriented Programming and Software Design
  • Research Methods and Professional Issues
  • Dissertation Project
  • Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence
  • Team Software Project.

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Text Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems
  • Speech Processing
  • Theory of Distributed Systems
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Testing and Verification in Safety-Critical Systems
  • The Intelligent We
  • Software and Hardware Verification
  • Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • Speech Technology
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Performance Analysis
  • Parallel Computing with Graphical Processing Units (GPUs)
  • Cloud Computing

Teaching

We use lectures, tutorials and group work.

Assessment

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in computer science or a closely related subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

msc-compsci@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1800

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.