Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Computer Science

This is an advanced postgraduate degree offering a supervised research project. You also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, as well as 3 other taught modules. By the time you have completed this programme, you will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of your chosen area of study, which you will be able to use in problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies.

Course modules

Full-time students undertake a 1-year supervised research project, and also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, together with 3 taught modules appropriate to their chosen research area. Part-time students undertake a supervised research project over 2 years, plus a research methods module and 3 taught modules. Core modules: MRes Computer Science Research Project; Research Methods . Indicative option modules: Advances in Data Management; Big Data Analytics using R; Cloud Computing; Component Based Software Development; Computational Intelligence; Data Warehousing and Data Mining; Information and Network Security; Information Retrieval and Organisation; Intelligent Technologies; Internet and Web Technologies; Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things; Search Engines and Web Navigation; Semantic Web . Please note: not all modules may be offered each year. Selections are subject to approval by the programme director. Students accepted for MPhil study may also be considered for transfer to this programme. This is allowed during the first year of studies for full-time MPhil students or within the first 2 years for part-time MPhil students. In all cases, candidates must have taken an MPhil project in an area that directly relates to the MRes modules.

Assessment methods

Research project, written examinations and coursework. At the end of your period of study, you will give a seminar on your research project, in addition to submitting a written thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Telephone number: 
02076316722