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MSc Computer Science

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
23440 GBP
National
11090 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Engineering Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Computer Science MSc provides a balance between computer science theory and practical software engineering skills, including teamwork for industrial or research clients. Graduates find employment in the IT industry, or complement their first degree subject with computer science knowledge, leading to interdisciplinary industrial positions and PhD research.

  • UCL Computer Science is recognised as a world leader in teaching and research, and was one of the top-rated departments in the country according to the UK government's recent Research Excellence Framework.
  • Our Master's programmes have some of the highest employment rates and starting salaries, with graduates entering a wide variety of industries from entertainment to finance.
  • We take an experimental approach to our subject, enjoy the challenge and opportunity of entrepreneurial partnerships and place a high value on our extensive range of industrial collaborations.
  • Student / staff ratios › 200 staff including 120 postdocs › 650 taught students › 175 research students

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Eligibility Criteria

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a subject other than computer science or information technology, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Evidence should be included within the application to demonstrate suitable mathematical skills (to at least Mathematics A level), analytical skills and prior experience of basic computer programming.

Note that this programme is not suitable for people who have done first degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology or degrees which already contain a substantial computer science element.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is:Good

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Introductory Programming
  • Apps Design
  • Architecture and Hardware
  • Systems Infrastructure
  • Algorithmics

Options

  • Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks
  • Computer Music
  • Database Systems
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Functional Programming
  • Interaction Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Management

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent computer-based science project which culminates in a dissertation in the form of a project report.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Lectures are often supported by laboratory work with help from demonstrators. Student performance is assessed by unseen written examinations, coursework and a substantial individual project.

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How to Apply

Please read carefully the following application process guidelines, if you are considering applying to graduate taught programmes at UCL.

1. Identify the degree programme at UCL you wish to study
All graduate taught programmes offered at UCL are listed in the taught degrees section.

2. Check the entry requirements
Check that you meet the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in:

  • View academic entry requirements in the relevant programme entry of the Graduate Prospectus
  • Find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries (select your country from the map)
  • Check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements, if your previous education has not been conducted in English.
  • If you have additional questions, a contact name, telephone number and email address is given for each programme on the relevant page of the Graduate Prospectus.

3. Check application deadlines

  • Check application deadlines for your programme of interest. Please note that programmes close at 5pm London time on the date advertised.
  • In general, you should apply as soon as you can as many programmes fill up before the deadline. If the programme is full it will not appear as an option in the online application system
  • Consider funding application deadlines, if this applies to you.

4. Submit your application online

  • Apply directly to UCL for most graduate programmes
  • Apply for Teacher Training programmes
  • You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.
  • Applications must be supported by:
  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

5. Await decision
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal (log-in required).

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