University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Computer Science

Turn your fascination with how things work into a successful career in business or industry. We'll give you an advanced education in the most up-to-date aspects of computer science and software engineering, informed by our wide-ranging research interests. Innovative project work will teach you how to apply your knowledge in the real world.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in computer science or a closely related subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Object-Oriented Programming and Software Design; Research Methods and Professional Issues; Dissertation Project. Examples of optional modules: Text Processing; Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems; Speech Processing; Theory of Distributed Systems; 3D Computer Graphics; Computer Security and Forensics; Testing and Verification in Safety-critical Systems; Intelligent Web; Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence; Software and Hardware Verification; Software Development for Mobile Devices; Speech Technology; Virtual Environments and Computer Games Technology; Natural Language Processing; Java E-Commerce; Network Performance Analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 21,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Department of Computer Science
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