Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Advanced Computing Technologies

If you already work in the IT sector, or you intend to pursue a career in IT or a research degree, this specialised programme is designed to advance your knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics. It will provide you with the skills to analyse problems in the evaluation and application of technologies, and in research into, and development of, new technologies. The programme focuses on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and covers state-of-the-art techniques in, for example, the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Significant coverage of emerging technologies and research developments in areas of growing importance in the IT industry. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. - The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Entry requirements

MSc: A good 1st degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint Honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the information technology industry. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Coursework, written examinations and a project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 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 Informatics
Telephone number: 
02076316722