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UCL (University College London): Computer Science
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The Computer Science MSc provides a balance between computer science theory and practical software engineering skills, including teamwork for industrial or research clients. Graduates complement their first degree subject with computer science knowledge, leading to interdisciplinary industrial positions and PhD research.
Students are expected to complement their learning with extra research and personal work.
You will learn fundamental aspects of how computers work by taking modules in computer architecture, databases, data structures and algorithms. You will also gain practical knowledge in areas such as human-computer interaction, application design, and software engineering. You will also develop programming skills in modern languages.
Team working, project planning and communication skills are developed by working in small groups developing software for real industrial and research clients. Optional modules allow specialisation in subjects such as functional programming, entrepreneurship, and machine learning.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five compulsory modules (75 credits), plus a research project (60 credits), with one to three optional modules (15 to 45 credits), and up to two elective modules (30 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Computer Science.
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