University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Advanced Computer Science (Semantic Technologies)

The course looks at semantic technologies which is used to describe languages, software, methodologies and models that are aimed at representing and manipulating metadata which encodes explicit meaning; by doing so, the possibility of using machine processing in order to help us search, organize and understand our data is opened up; semantic technologies are being most visibly applied in efforts to build a semantic web - an application of such technologies in a web setting and at web scale; this pathway combines intelligent reasoning technologies from the logic and automated reasoning theme, with web and ontology related topics from the advanced web technologies theme; students therefore gain insight into both topics, and how they can be used and combined fruitfully in ontology-based applications and the semantic web.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in computer science; or in a joint degree with at least 50 per cent computer science content; applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission; English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 (writing 6); internet based TOEFL 100 with 24 in writing; computer based TOEFL 250 with 5 in TWE; or Cambridge proficiency grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Semi-structured data and the web; ontology engineering for the semantic web; principles of digital biology; introduction to health informatics; data engineering; it governance; foundations of machine learning; modelling and visualization of high-dimensional data; text mining; computer vision; semi-structured data and the web; data engineering; advanced database management systems; mobile systems; mobile communications; parallel programs and their performance; designing for parallelism and future multi-core computing; automated reasoning and verification; optimization for learning, planning and problem-solving; cryptography; computer and network security; software engineering overview; component-based software development; pattern-based software development; agile and test-driven development.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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