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  • Objectives
    This is an advanced postgraduate degree offering a supervised research project. Students also follow a module on research methodologies in computer science and information systems, as well as three other taught modules. By the time you have completed this degree, 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. You will also have gained the necessary foundations for continuing onto an MPhil/PhD degree.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A good first degree or MSc in computer science. Joint honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered the prerequisite material at the appropriate level.
  • Academic Title
    Computer Science (MRes)
  • Course description
    Full-time students undertake a one-year supervised research project, and also take a module on research methodologies in computer science and information systems, together with three taught modules focusing on: information management; information systems development; and advanced computing techniques.

    Part-time students undertake a supervised research project over two years, plus a research methodologies module and three taught modules.

    Students select modules appropriate to their chosen research area from:

    -Advances in Data Management
    -Data Warehousing and Data Mining
    -Developing Internet Applications
    -Component-Based Software Development
    -Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
    -Semantic Web
    -World Wide Web Technologies
    -Advanced Applications
    -Computational Intelligence and Visualisation
    -Image-Based Information Processing
    -Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.


    Please note: not all of the above modules may be offered each year.

    Teaching
    Lectures, laboratory sessions and coursework completed in your own time. Supervised research project. Several of the taught modules include guided study of the research literature, including seminars and tutorial discussions.

    Assessment
    Research project, written examinations and coursework. At the end of your period of study, you will give a seminar on your research project, in addition to submitting a written thesis.

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