Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is an advanced postgraduate degree offering a supervised research project. You also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, as well as 3 other taught modules. By the time you have completed this programme, you will have gained an in'depth theoretical and practical knowledge of your chosen area of study, which you will be able to use in problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies.

Course Modules

Core modules may include: Research project; research methods. Indicative option modules: Advances in data management; big data analytics using r cloud computing; component based software development; computational intelligence; data warehousing and data mining; information and network security; information retrieval and organisation; intelligent technologies; internet and web technologies; mobile and ubiquitous computing; search engines and web navigation; semantic web.

Course Additional Entry

A good 1st degree or MSc in computing or other relevant degree with a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object'orientated language. You should also have completed introductory courses on computer networks and databases. Joint Honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered the prerequisite material at the appropriate level. If you do not meet the academic entry requirements but possess significant professional experience in the IT industry, your application may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MRes £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MRes £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees