University of East Anglia UEA: Computing Science

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Computing Sciences
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught


**About This Course**

If you are a graduate from any non-computing subject and are interested in computers, this Masters course is designed for you to broaden your existing knowledge to the sensational computing fields.

It does not require any previous knowledge and experience in computing as it starts by teaching very fundamental computing knowledge, such as Application Programming, Internet technology, Databases. It then offers plenty of options to steer your learning towards your own aspirations in some more advanced specialised areas, e.g. machine learning, data mining, computer vision, and modern embedded technology, and more.

Upon graduation you’ll be professionally competitive and also highly flexible to take a career in a challenging and changing employment environment. Over the years, our graduates found their employment in various companies, such as Microsoft, BT, Aviva, WorldPay, PwC, China Mobile, public sectors, e.g. National Statistics, and Research Institutes etc.


Our MSc Computing Science is specially designed for graduates of non-computing subjects to study computer technologies and skills to broaden their knowledge and create new career prospects. It is a one-year full-time course but you can also take it part time over two-years.

In this course, you’ll not only learn essential and advanced computing knowledge and skills but also develop (in Research Techniques Module) your generic, transferable skills for communication, critical thinking and reasoning, problem solving, technical writing, independent and team working and project management. In addition, you learn proper computing professionalism and ethics.

Firstly you will take three fundamental modules: Applications Programming, Database Manipulation, and Internet and Multimedia Techniques. They will teach you essential knowledge and skills in three main and important areas in Computing: Programming, Database and Internet. These modules lay some solid foundations for you to move onto more advanced and/or specialised fields, by choosing some optional modules in advanced and/or specialised areas/themes, such as Machine Learning and Data Mining, Software Engineering and System Development, Computer Graphics and Vision, Distributed and Cloud Computing, Embedded Technologies, etc. If you are not sure what to choose, your adviser will help you.

You also need to do a dissertation project (60 credits) from January to late August, which gives you the chance to specialise in a specific topic and work closely with our world-leading academics. You can choose a project from a list of many proposals made by our faculty members and/or industrial collaborators. Or you may propose your own if you have a good idea. You will be supervised by a supervisor from the School for doing your dissertation, which may result in a publication, and/or some systems that have a potential to be used in research, industries or businesses.


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