University of Leicester
Advanced Computer Science
This course is designed for students who wish to supplement their education in a specific set of advanced topics and cutting-edge technologies that they require for their professional lives, or to pursue their studies further to a PhD on a specific topic. It offers a broad menu of modules from which students can construct their own pathway with the advice and assistance of a member of staff.
Normally at least a good 2nd Class Honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience.
All years: Advanced system design; discrete event systems; networking and distributed computing; service orientated architectures; software reliability; algorithms for bioinformatics; c++ programming and advanced algorithm design; game theory in computer science; generative development; software process engineering; system re-engineering; applied numerical mathematics; communication and concurrency; compression methods for multimedia; financial mathematics 1; formal software specification; operations research; programming secure and distributed systems; semantics of programming languages; software measurement and quality assurance; wavelets and singal processing; web technologies.
Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework consists of a mixture of computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects. The compulsory personal and group skills module combines attendance of seminars, group discussions and collective essay writing on topics selected for the seminars, as well as attendance at a series of workshops on transferable skills and career planning.
The department awards a number of scholarships to very good international applicants.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 11,100 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 11,100 per Whole course (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 11,100 per Whole course (EU fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 4,440 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 4,440 per Whole course (EU fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 4,440 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 13,372 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,376 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,376 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leicester||Leicester||LE1 7RH||East Midlands|
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