Lancaster University

Lancaster University

International Innovation (Computer Science)

Students study a range of general and specialist modules in contemporary computer science areas such as cloud computing, the semantic web, big data analysis, enterprise systems and interaction design. Students also have Chinese language, cultural and business seminars allowing them to benefit from a rich and distinctive learning experience. Students also work on collaborative projects with SMEs in the UK and in Guangdong Province, China. Our supportive learning environment will help students to acquire a deep understanding of advanced technical skills in computer science coupled with the processes and techniques needed to apply innovation globally. Alternative pathways of design, engineering, entrepreneurship, environmental science and telecommunications are also available.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent in computer science, electronic or electrical engineering, physics or mathematics from a recognised university or equivalent professional qualification. Work experience preferred, not essential. Where English is not the native language/language of instruction: IELTS: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent TOEFL.

Course modules

Core modules include: Data mining; elements of distributed systems; advanced human-computer interaction; applied data mining; systems architecture and integration; advanced human-computer interaction 2; organised industry placement (UK); organised industry placement (China). Plus interdisciplinary modules: Corporate entrepreneurship; design driven innovation; Chinese language and culture (or equivalent for Chinese speakers).

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a combination of coursework and/or examination, project work and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 24 months

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