University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Computer Science

Computer science drives the fundamental technologies of today's connected world. Suited to candidates with significant programming experience, this umbrella programme covers the foundations of a range of specialisms as well as providing the opportunity to deepen your understanding of one or more of these areas through a range of optional modules.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree in computer science or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline (e.g. physics, engineering). You will require significant programming experience to undertake this programme. English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one: Computer Networks; Computer Vision; Designing Usable and Accessible Technologies; Evolution of Complexity; Foundations of Artificial Intelligence; Foundations of Cyber Security; Foundations of Data Science; Foundations of Web Science; Implementing Cyber Security; Intelligent Agents; Machine Learning; Robotic Systems; Software Engineering and Cyber Security; Software Modelling Tools and Techniques for Critical Systems; Software Project Management and Development; Topics in Computer Science; Web Development
Semester two: Advanced Computer Networks; Advanced Computer Vision; Advanced Databases; Advanced Intelligent Agents; Advanced Machine Learning; Automated Code Generation; Automated Software Verification; Biological Inspired Robotics; Biometrics; Computational Biology; Computational Finance; Cryptography; Data Mining; Data Visualisation; E-Business Strategy; Further Web Science; Game Design and Development; Image Processing; Open Data Innovation; Secure Systems; Semantic Web Technologies; Simulation Modelling for Computer Science; The Science of Online Social Networks. Plus three month independent research project culminating in a dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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