University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Advanced Computer Science

This course is designed to equip computing graduates and practitioners with the advanced knowledge and skills to analyse, model, design, develop, implement and evaluate computer-based systems in a wide range of application environments, to an equally advanced, professional standard, and underpinned by rigorous approaches and methods to systems development. Students have the opportunity to participate in real-world projects and case-studies often within multidisciplinary teams prior to the individual project and dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.2) or equivalent in a business computing/IS/ICT related subject. Other qualifications and or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at an Honours degree level. Substantial (5 years) relevant industry experience in a management role. An appropriate IELTS (minimum 6.0) qualification is normally required for candidates with overseas status.

Course modules

All modules must be completed in order to progress onto the individual project. The course includes the following modules: Effective research and professional practice; advanced software development; network security and management; web and network services; integrative project; parallel computer architectures computer clusters; change and project management; individual project. Students will undertake a Major Research Project, supervised by a member of staff. The project will focus on a software systems and design and development problem.

Assessment methods

Examinations, assignment, project work and research/laboratory activities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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01484 473116