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MSc by Research in Computer Science

Standard duration: Full time: 1 year

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

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

We welcome applications from qualified, enthusiastic candidates, both from the UK and overseas, to be part of our thriving research community. It is recommended that you contact a potential supervisor before applying to discuss your research options.

Research Groups

Computational Biology and Bioimaging: neuroscience; biological networks; systems biology; image processing, machine learning for biological applications.

Foundations of Computer Science: combinatorial, randomised, and approximation algorithms; game theory; parallel computation; logics and automata; formal verification and synthesis; probabilistic, real-time, hybrid systems; quantum information processing; fault tolerance, security.

Intelligent and Adaptive Systems: social and semantic web; web personalisation; adaptive hypermedia; pedagogic architectures; educational technology; agent-based systems; empirical modelling; interactive environments; data mining; history of computing.

Performance Computing and Visualisation: high-performance and scientific computing; business and internet computing; fault-tolerant and reliable systems; intelligent and distributed systems; multimedia processing and computer vision; digital forensics.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

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

PhD: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and preferably an MSc in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band A - IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844


Visit the Computer Science website and the Graduate School to find out more about funding opportunities.