MSc/PgDip Advanced Computer Science

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Computer science underpins the construction, development and deployment of computer systems. Systems development is of central importance in more and more aspects of modern life and there is an intense and growing need, worldwide, for skilled, advanced computer science professionals.

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This course offers students the opportunity to pursue a tailored course of advanced study through a flexible structure of optional classes, organised into specialist topic pathways.

Entry Requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science or a closely related mathematical or engineering discipline.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

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Course Structure

Diploma and MSc students follow the same instructional course for the first two semesters, undertaking two compulsory classes and selecting five further optional classes from the list below. Thereafter, MSc students undertake a dissertation.

The degree also includes the following compulsory elements, designed to enhance the contextual knowledge of students in support of the practice and application of advanced computer science skills.

Compulsory classes:

Individual Project/Dissertation

The Individual Project/Dissertation is the last compulsory element and is an individual research project which allows students to pursue a specific interest in depth, giving scope for original thought, research and technical presentation of complex ideas.

Course Duration

MSc: 12 months full-time; PgDip: 9 months full-time.


Graduates of advanced computing science are variously employed as analysts, architects, and developers. In particular, there is a demand for advanced practitioners and researchers in the rapidly growing area of embedded systems development.


Dr John Levine

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for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc advanced computer science (Admission Code : CSMSC9)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to full-time PG Diploma advanced computer science (Admission Code : CSPGD9)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.


Dr John Levine

t: +44 (0)141 548 4524
f: +44 (0)141 548 4523