One year full-time, two years part-time
Building on the research of our Information Engineering group, this MSc focuses on the specialist skills required to develop and manage search tools for large-scale heterogeneous information repositories, such as the Web, digital libraries and interactive digital TV.
The Internet continues to grow resulting in the vast quantity of digital information of many different types produced around the world. This makes the ability to develop intelligent systems that can index, manage and search large and complex information spaces ever more important.
This programme provides advanced study in a range of modelling, evaluation and design methods used in information management research and development. You will learn about effective and efficient techniques for representing, managing, retrieving and presenting electronic information, and gain experience of their application in practice. Strong emphasis is given to the design of information management systems in increasingly complex and diverse information environments, such as the Internet, digital libraries and interactive digital TV. You will also gain experience in the development of search engines using the latest technologies and standards (for example XML and MPEG-7).
* Foundations for Information Retrieval
* Special Topics in Information Retrieval
* Research Methods (double module)
* XML and Structured Information
* Advanced Database Systems and Technologies
* MSc Project
Study options include:
* Advanced Program Design (in Java)
* Algorithms and Complexity
* Computational Genomics
* Computer Vision and Neural Networks
* Design for Human Interaction
* Distributed Systems and Security
* Entrepreneurship in Information Technology
* Interactive Systems Design
* Multimedia Systems
* Software Risk Assessment
* Specification and Verification
* Techniques in Computer Vision
* The Semantic Web
Please note that module availability is subject to change.
The Research Methods modules are assessed through coursework alone. All other taught modules are examined through a combination of coursework and written examinations taken in May/June. The MSc Project is assessed by written dissertation and an oral examination in September.