The MRes Computer Science programme is designed to develop your understanding of the research process.
We live in a world where technology, underpinned by computer science, touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. In the rapidly changing field of computer science, new opportunities are constantly being created for innovative professionals who can understand, analyse and harness technology to improve the way we live and work.
The MRes Computer Science programme is designed to develop your research skills while allowing you to specialise in a specific field of study in computer science discipline. Depending on your interests and career goals, you can choose to specialise in any one of a variety of emerging areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Visual Analytics, Big Data Analysis, Robotics or Virtual Reality.
The programme will prepare you for future employment in a specialised area of the IT industry or for a career in academic research or industrial research and development.
By the time you graduate from the MRes Computer Science programme, you will have:
You will complete four taught modules in the first semester, followed by a research project for a total duration of 18 months. The precise content of your research project will be discussed and decided with your project supervisor and is subject to approval.
The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.
Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for employment in positions such as research and development engineer, systems developer and project leader in IT companies. The programme also offers a solid foundation to pursue a PhD and a career in research.