Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Advanced Computing Technologies

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including 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. You will gain specialist knowledge of the above areas, which you can then employ in analysis of problems arising in the use of advanced computing technologies, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into, and development of, new technologies.

Course modules

Modules: Advances in Data Management; Big Data Analytics using R; Cloud Computing; Component Based Software Development; Computational Intelligence; Data Warehousing and Data Mining; Fundamentals of Concurrent Systems; Information and Network Security; Information Retrieval and Organisation; Intelligent Technologies; Internet and Web Technologies; Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things; Programming Paradigms and Languages; Search Engines and Web Navigation; Semantic Web; Software Design and Programming

Assessment methods

Coursework, written examinations and a project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc 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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Department of Computer Science and Informatics
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