Our Advanced Computer Science MSc programme has been developed with input from the UK and international organisations to equip students with the cutting-edge practical skills sought by employers.
The fast-paced field of computer science - and the needs of industries and organisations that are driven by technological development - creates a demand for highly-skilled individuals possessing the advanced skills and knowledge with which our MSc programme is designed to equip you.
Developed with input from the UK and international organisations, ensuring commercial relevance, and drawing on the Department's research strengths, the Advanced Computer Science MSc will appeal to students seeking to build on the first degree in Computer Science (or a comparable discipline involving programming and networking).
Wide-ranging modules, reflecting the expertise of our academic staff, will enable you to develop your professional skills and specialise in such areas as image processing, multimedia, artificial intelligence, robotics, and theoretical computer science.
As a student of the Department of Computer Science, you will have 24-hour exclusive access to computer labs, including a designated MSc laboratory, supported by a team of systems specialists. Based in the £5 million refurbished Haslegrave Building, your studies will benefit from specialist labs for hardware and robotics work and the latest state-of-the-art equipment, including a Virtual Reality system.
Our strong links with industry put us at the forefront of technological development and provide excellent employment opportunities for students. Our research not only informs the curriculum but also provides opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry partners.
The Quality Assurance Agency has given the Department the highest available commendation for the standard of its teaching provision.
What makes this programme different?
- Developed with input from the UK and international organisations
- Become a specialist in a range of fascinating topics
- Opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry partners
- Based in the £5 million refurbished Haslegrave Building
Who should study this programme?
Our Advanced Computer Science MSc programme is for you if you are looking to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective specialist professional within the computing industries. We aim to provide you with specialised areas of study so that you can understand and apply the theory and practice of a range of advanced computing topics.
An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in Computer Science or an allied discipline which includes programming and networking.
English Language requirements
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in the English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more.
IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.
What you'll study
Our Advanced Computer Science MSc is designed to provide you with specialised areas of study so that you can understand and apply the theory and practice of a range of advanced computing topics
Our Advanced Computer Science MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.
- Advanced Programming (15 credits)
- Building Secure Networks (15 credits)
- Computer Vision and Embedded Systems (15 credits)
- Cryptography and Secure Systems (15 credits)
- Robotics and Intelligent Systems (15 credits)
- Wireless Networks (15 credits)
- Research Methods (10 credits)
- Project Preparation (30 credits)
- Research Project (50 credits)
Future career prospects
With module content influenced by industry, and specialist equipment supporting experiential learning, the MSc Advanced Computer Science is designed to support future careers in both industry and academia.
About the School
Welcome to Loughborough University's School of Science, home to the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and the Mathematics Education Centre.