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 three 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. **HIGHLIGHTS** - This course will give you the research knowledge and skills you need to continue on to MPhil/PhD research. - You will have the opportunity to undertake your research within an ongoing research project in the Department. - The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students. - The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work. - 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. - 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

Master of Research - MRes: A good first degree or MSc in computing or other relevant degree with a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-orientated language. You should also have completed introductory courses on computer networks and databases. Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered the prerequisite material at the appropriate level. If you do not meet the academic entry requirements but possess significant professional experience in the IT industry, your application may be considered.

Course modules

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

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 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 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