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Postgraduate taught

Gain deeper insight into computer science theory and applied skills, with our renowned offering of postgraduate taught programmes

Our postgraduate taught qualifications advance students' knowledge of specialist areas in the fields of computing and technology. We offer a wide range of programmes, most of which last one year and lead to an MSc qualification.

Our programmes consist of coursework with other students (lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory work as appropriate), unique project work working with clients from industry on real-world problems, and for the Master's degree, independent study for a supervised dissertation or project on an elected topic. 

Graduates with an MSc from UCL Computer Science are highly sought after by employers due to the special knowledge, expertise and skills acquired.

MRes programmes
Like our MSc programmes, MRes programmes are one calender year but with more emphasis on research through a longer research project and a corresponding reduction in the number of taught modules. MRes's are therefore an excellent preparation for entering a PhD programme, indeed many Doctoral Training Centres (DTC's) such as our DTC in Financial Computing have an initial MRes training year. We will be offering a number of competitive scholarships for our PhD programmes that those taking our MRes programmes will be eligible to apply for.

We hope to have an update on whether the MRes programmes will be accepting 2021 applications, shortly. 

Other programmes

Computer Scientists may also be interested in this interdisciplinary programme offered by the UCL Interaction Centre.

Human-Computer Interaction MSc

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is concerned with the design and use of computer and mobile technology, focusing on the interfaces between people and systems. This interdisciplinary programme sits at the intersection of engineering, behavioural sciences, and design. It combines academic rigour with practical and professional skills highly valued by employers.