University of York

University of York

Advanced Computer Science

Research in computer science at York is carried out at the frontiers of knowledge in the discipline. This course gives you the chance to study a range of advanced topics in computer science, taught by researchers active in that area. This means you will be learning current research results, keeping you at the forefront of these areas. You will also learn a range of theories, principles and practical methods.

Entry requirements

Typically, you will have achieved at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent). We are willing to consider your application if you do not fit this profile, but you must satisfy us that your knowledge in computer science is appropriate for advanced study. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: Concurrent and real time programming; constraint programming; evolutionary computation; model-driven engineering; quantum computation; service-orientated architecture; natural language processing; adaptive and learning agents; advance computer vision; advanced topics in interactive technologies; formal specification; topics in privacy and security; quantum information processing; static analysis and verification; individual project in advanced computer science.

Assessment methods

These include practical exercises, reports and closed examinations. Your project assessment will be made up of a dissertation, a talk about your project, and a concise paper that you will be encouraged to publish.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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